Reading Time: 4 minutes The dire state of the environment is humanity’s greatest challenge. Yet most of us do nothing as plastic-filled oceans are rising and the world is literally burning around us. Here are some of our 2019 environmental stories you may have missed.
Reading Time: 3 minutes New study says global warming could trigger potentially calamitous increase in arsenic levels while reducing rice crop yields.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Would an adjustment to their life expectancy get people to do something about climate change?
Reading Time: 11 minutes Sharon Wilson, a fifth-generation Texan, was ready to settle down in the rural paradise she had dreamed of for years. That was before fracking came to town.
Reading Time: 6 minutes The US lags far behind Europe in implementing cycling-friendly policies that benefit the environment and ease urban congestion. To catch up, it has to do more than build a few bike lanes.
Reading Time: 10 minutes Climate change is not just a scientific concept. It is all around us, threatening to mutate the world we live in for good. Read how it is already having a profound effect on everyday lives.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Are you already feeling the effects of the greatest threat facing our planet? Tell us about it!
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Reading Time: 7 minutes Progress report on how renewable, clean energy is becoming the new normal for many Americans and the potential challenges ahead.
Reading Time: 4 minutes President Donald Trump wants to cut the number of federal advisory panels by one-third. Critics say this will make it much harder for agencies to rely on objective facts to do their job protecting the environment as well as public health and safety.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Half a century ago, a former industry tycoon rolled up his sleeves and began to convert a large plot of barren land in Texas into a biodiverse habitat. His efforts now serve as an example of what individuals can do to make a difference
Reading Time: 3 minutes Chevron is part of a $65M financing deal for a CO2 capture tech firm. Is Big Oil turning over a new leaf, or is their interest more sinister?
Reading Time: 15 minutes Contrary to popular and long held assumptions, global population is declining. The environmental consequences are good, the economic consequences are bad, says this podcast guest.
Reading Time: 3 minutes This financial boon for oil, fossil fuel, and chemical companies is also killing people, critics say.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Cows that have a little seaweed in their diets burp less, which means less greenhouse emissions. And it’s good for their tummies, too.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Tech giants are leveraging new technologies that aid oil extraction, hiding behind philanthropy but reaping profits while hastening ecological collapse.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Engineers have created a man-made coastline to catch the junk we’ve thrown into the Pacific.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Seattle has become dangerous this week — along with a lot of the western United States — as smoke particles block out the sun and block up lungs.
Reading Time: 2 minutes A British diver found himself swimming amid a cluster of trash so dense it could be mistaken for a seaweed colony.
Reading Time: < 1 minute About half the fruits and vegetables grown in America are not pretty enough to fetch a good price, so they end up in landfills where they rot — releasing large amounts of greenhouse gases. In the meantime, millions starve. This video examines the causes, and offers solutions.