Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY

Elizabeth Weise


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Recent articles by Elizabeth:

Climate change: If you worry about global warming, the next car you buy should be electric

If you're concerned about climate change, the next car you buy should be electric so the shift from fossil fuels can to be well underway by 2030. → Read More

No more fire in the kitchen: Cities are banning natural gas in homes to save the planet

Thirteen cities and one county in California have passed building codes encouraging — or requiring — all-electric appliances in new homes. → Read More

'How dare you?' Read Greta Thunberg's emotional climate change speech to UN and world leaders

Swedish activist Greta Thunberg gave an angry and emotional speech to hundreds of world leaders at the United Nations in New York City on Monday. → Read More

'It's our future that's at stake': US students plan to skip school Friday to fight climate 'emergency'

Tens of thousands of high school students in cities nationwide plan to skip class Friday to attend Global Climate Strike marches. → Read More

Ocean heatwave known as 'the blob' warms up sea off West Coast, threatening animals

The so-called blob covers an area of 4 million square miles, or three times the size of Alaska. → Read More

As Earth faces climate catastrophe, US set to open nearly 200 power plants

There are as many as 177 natural gas power plants currently planned, under construction or announced in the United States. → Read More

Jeffrey Epstein is 'gone, but justice still must be served': Accusers say they feel robbed

After the apparent suicide of Jeffrey Epstein, women who say he raped them are angry and want authorities to continue the investigation. → Read More

Gunman who killed 3 at Gilroy Garlic Festival identified as Santino William Legan, 19

Authorities in California identify the gunman whose rampage at the Gilroy Garlic Festival left three people dead and at least a dozen injured. → Read More

Global warming could mean fewer fish for sport fishing, more die-offs across US

Scientists and sport fishing officials across the U.S. warn global warming could have consequences for ecosystems, as well as sport fishing industries. → Read More

Secret Border Patrol Facebook group was awful, not unexpected, say experts

A secret Border Patrol Facebook group that came to light Monday was full of racist, sexist and violent memes. But nothing's truly private online. → Read More

More dogs are getting sick as climate changes pushes diseases into new parts of the US

SAN FRANCISCO — As if this year's storms, floods and heat... → Read More

Turns out there's more plastic pollution in the deep ocean than the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

The problem of plastic in the ocean is worse than feared. There’s actually more microplastic 1,000 feet down than there is in the Great Pacific Garbage. → Read More

End of civilization: climate change apocalypse could start by 2050 if we don't act, report warns

A chilling Australian paper outlines a Doomsday scenario for humans if we don’t deal with climate change. Experts say it's actually quite rational. → Read More

Solving for climate change: Everything you know about energy in the US might be wrong

The energy landscape changes so fast, even experts have trouble keeping up. → Read More

Gray whale deaths could reach record levels this year, NOAA opens investigation

At least 70 dead or dying gray whales have stranded on the West Coast this year, prompting federal officials to launch a scientific investigation. → Read More

First American Financial exposed data in millions of mortgage documents, report says

An estimated 885 million digitized documents from mortgage deals dating back to 2003 have been exposed by First American Financial Corp, a report says. → Read More

Dozens of gray whales are dying on the West Coast as they make their epic Alaskan migration

At least 53 gray whales have washed up emaciated and dead in recent months along West Coast beaches. → Read More

Climate change the new Vietnam War? Generation Z poised to change US politics with activism

Young climate change activists could signal the emergence of a generation of politically involved youth not seen since the 1960s. → Read More

Historic Mississippi River flooding could extend into June, experts warn

Flooding along the Mississippi river could persist through the end of the month and even into June as relentless rains continue to saturate the Midwest, forecasters say. → Read More

One dead in massive Illinois plant explosion, 2 still missing

One person was killed and four people were injured after a massive explosion in Waukegan, Illinois at the AB Specialty Silicones factory. → Read More