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‘Absolutely Magical’: Southern California Sees Largest Painted Lady Migration Since 2005

Southern California is in the midst of a “magical” surprise: unusually large swarms of Painted Lady butterflies filling the skies from San Diego to Pasadena.

New Wind and Solar Power Is Cheaper Than Existing Coal in Much of the U.S., Analysis Finds

Coal-fired power plants in the Southeast and Ohio Valley stand out. In all, 74% of coal plants cost more to run than building new wind or solar, analysts found.

Why Should We Care About Robins?

This winter, when it was often cold and rainy, I watched with delight as robins hopped and jumped and dangled from the small branches of my backyard holly tree to get to and gobble its small clusters of bright red-orange berries.

Facing Pushback, Markey Makes the Case for the Green New Deal

Senator Ed Markey has heard the criticism of the Green New Deal as overly broad and unrealistic. But in an e360 interview, Markey, who co-introduced the proposal in Congress, explains why he believes it will spark a much-needed debate about how to confront the climate crisis.

What the Northward March of Mangroves Means for Fishing, Flooding and Carbon

Ranges of mangroves have naturally waxed and waned over the years, influenced by the weather, but with climate change has come a crucial reduction in crop- and tree-killing freeze events.

Is Recycling Enough?

Knowing recycling statistics didn’t prepare me for the sheer volume of materials coming in from affluent Montgomery County.