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Who created the idea of litter – and why? Play this month's Throughline history quiz.

Where did the idea come from that individuals, rather than corporations, should keep the world litter-free? What history is hidden in the trash? Find out here.(Image credit: Tim Boyle)

Fri Apr 19, 2024 10:16
Lethal heat in West Africa is driven by human-caused climate change

The recent deadly heat in West Africa is driven by human activities, including the burning of fossil fuels, particularly in the wealthy Northern Hemisphere, according to an international report.(Image credit: John Wessels)

Thu Apr 18, 2024 19:01
Wildfire smoke contributes to thousands of deaths each year in the U.S.

Two new studies show the unseen toll smoke is taking on people across the country. Climate change is likely to make the problem even bigger.(Image credit: David Dee Delgado)

Thu Apr 18, 2024 12:50
Damage at Glen Canyon Dam has Colorado River users concerned

Newly discovered damage to part of the dam holding back America's second-largest reservoir has people who rely on the Colorado River worried about their ability to get the water they need.(Image credit: Alex Hager)

Wed Apr 17, 2024 20:59
Coral reefs can't keep up with climate change. So scientists are speeding up evolution

Climate change is heating oceans faster than the world's coral reefs can handle. So scientists are breeding corals that can withstand hotter temperatures – but only to a point.(Image credit: Veronique Mocellin)

Wed Apr 17, 2024 12:12
After catch and release, here's how to make sure reef fish survive

People who fish in Florida and in federal waters are required to have special gear on board to help ensure groupers, snappers and other reef fish survive when they're returned to the water.(Image credit: Greg Allen)

Wed Apr 17, 2024 12:12

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