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Earth Day 2022: 10 CNET Stories About the State of Our Planet

It's the perfect moment to read and reflect on our relationship with the planet we call home.

Katie Collins Senior European Correspondent
Katie a UK-based news reporter and features writer. Officially, she is CNET's European correspondent, covering tech policy and Big Tech in the EU and UK. Unofficially, she serves as CNET's Taylor Swift correspondent. You can also find her writing about tech for good, ethics and human rights, the climate crisis, robots, travel and digital culture. She was once described a "living synth" by London's Evening Standard for having a microchip injected into her hand.
Katie Collins
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Felt hand holds Earth

Our planet is struggling, but many are fighting to save it.

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At CNET, we seek to bring you the best advice about how to navigate our changing world, including how we can minimize our environmental impact at home and in our daily lives and how to deal with our anxiety about the climate crisis.

We also speak with experts who spend their lives fighting for our planet. We want to understand not just what our planet is up against, but what's being done about its problems.

Earth Day presents us with a unique opportunity to spend a little more time than usual reflecting on the world outside our windows. Make some time for yourself today to delve into some of our favorite stories from the past few years that explore nature, science and our relationship with this precious planet.

The mystery of America's dying songbirds

Common birds, like the blue jay, are turning up sick or dead across the eastern US. What's killing them?

Faced with climate change, Arctic communities try to keep tradition alive

The livelihoods, lands and customs of Indigenous communities in the Arctic are threatened. Here's how they're fighting to preserve their culture.

Mapping a wildfire's path is getting easier

Fire seasons are getting longer and more destructive. Fire-predicting software can project how a fire can spread, even while it's still burning.

Venice's 50-year battle against floods

After a gargantuan flood ravaged the iconic city in 1966, officials began working on a defense system.

Climate crisis ravages Bangladesh as rich nations look away

Natural disasters are growing in severity, but wealthy countries still haven't delivered on their $100 billion promise of climate aid to poor nations.

These machines can suck CO2 out of the air

Carbon capture technology is often touted as the hail-mary solution when it comes to tackling the climate crisis. 

The quest to save redwoods

A California conservation group is using technology to protect the giant trees.

Next-gen satellites transform how we see climate change

Maps that show change over time provide a crucial bridge to understanding what's really happening.

Why you should eat the whole animal

Animals are big producers of greenhouse gases. One solution is to leave less behind.

Climate crisis spurs push for compensation

Amid the ravages of climate change, hard-hit lands are struggling with loss and damage and are looking to wealthy nations for funds.