Belinda Waymouth

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Want to help animals? Don't forget the chickens

Summertime is “kitten season” – unspayed female cats go into heat and give birth to more adorable kittens than animal shelters can give away.<p>That’s …

Chickens

To slow climate change, India joins the renewable energy revolution

On June 3, two days after President Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from the Paris climate accord, Indian Prime Minister …

Renewable Energy

Liberals have a responsibility too: make climate change a top issue

For too long, liberals have been treating climate change as a third or fourth tier issue. As the US exits the Paris Climate Accord, it’s time for liberals to re-evaluate an issue that subsumes all others.<p>On Thursday when the announcement hit that Trump was taking America out of the Paris Climate …

The world's smallest porpoise has caused a big battle in Baja California

The small porpoise that swims off the coast of Baja California may be the loneliest creature in the sea.<p>Two decades ago, 600 vaquita marina splashed in these turquoise waves.<p>Today, fewer than 30 remain, the only ones left on Earth.<p>The vaquita — whose chubby frame, wide grin and black-ringed eyes …

Can ocean science bring Cuba and the United States together?

Cuba is the ecological crown jewel of the Caribbean. It harbors thousands of the region’s endemic species and about half of its coastal ecosystems. …

Cuba

Oroville Dam in Miniature: Scale Model Helps Repair Damaged Spillway

When it comes to repairing the tallest dam in America, sometimes it helps to shrink the problem to a more manageable size. That’s why California …

Human activity has polluted European air for 2000 years, study finds

Photo of the Colle Gnifetti glacier on the Swiss-Italian border where the ice core used in the study was taken. In the bottom right corner the coring …

Two proposals to clean up our oceans of garbage: Will either work?

By now, most everyone knows this dirty truth about our oceans: Tons and tons of plastic waste in the form of bottles, bags, fishing nets, Styrofoam, and a myriad other containers are routinely discarded into the sea. Marine scientists estimate that <i>over 5 trillion pieces of plastic currently litter</i> …

Endorsing the Paris Agreement is Trump’s best opportunity for a big win | Joseph Robertson

A 21st-century American infrastructure agenda depends on the Paris Agreement<p>There is only one part of President Trump’s agenda with real opportunity for a big win, right now, and that is infrastructure. And the Paris Agreement—the strongest ever signal pointing toward transformational …

Growth is dying as the silver bullet for success. Why this may be good thing

The idea that the economic “pie” can grow indefinitely is alluring. It means everybody can have a share without limiting anybody’s greed. Rampant …

Economics

Antibiotic resistant genes lurk in city parks

Antibiotic-resistant superbugs have health experts on high alert, and for good reason.<p>They currently kill 23,000 people each year in the United …

Australian farmers are adapting to climate change

2016-17 has been a great year for Australian farmers, with record production, exports and profits. These records have been driven largely by good …

Climate Change

How do we know the millennial generation exists? Look at the data

Cultures change, and new generations are born out of those changes. For many, this might sound obvious.<p>All you have to do is think about transporting …

Demographics

With a tight federal budget, here's where to focus clean energy research funding

The U.S. Department of Energy spends US$3-$4 billion per year on applied energy research. These programs seek to provide clean and reliable energy …

Energy

Most California farm-water suppliers are breaking this law. Why doesn’t the state act?

During California’s epic five-year drought, most of the state’s irrigation districts didn’t comply with a 2007 law that requires them to account for …

Water

Researchers propose new type of planetary object

WASHINGTON, DC — Scientists suggest in a new study the existence of a planetary object called a “synestia,” a huge, spinning, donut-shaped mass of …

Arctic stronghold of world’s seeds flooded after permafrost melts

No seeds were lost but the ability of the rock vault to provide failsafe protection against all disasters is now threatened by climate change<p>It was designed as an impregnable deep-freeze to protect the world’s most precious seeds from any global disaster and ensure humanity’s food supply forever. …

Global Warming

Child anxiety and parenting in the Trump era

“Lucy,” a shy, intelligent six-year-old, missed three days of school because she had stomachaches. The symptoms started the day after Lucy witnessed …

Parenting

When some US firms move production overseas, they also offshore their pollution

On April 22, as protesters swelled Earth Day rallies in U.S. cities and around the world, President Trump tweeted that he was “committed to keeping …

EPA

Toxin-tolerant plants take root in colliery's spoil tips

<b>Middlehope Moor, Weardale</b> Miners who left waste rock beside the burn created a perfect habitat for the spring sandwort<p>On a grey day in a tree-less landscape, buffeted by a bone-chilling north-easterly wind, only the calls of curlews and oystercatchers that had returned here to breed suggested this …

Water efficiency in rural areas getting worse, despite urban improvements

WASHINGTON, DC — A nationwide analysis of water use over the past 30 years finds that there is a disconnect between rural and urban areas, with most …

Inoculation theory: Using misinformation to fight misinformation

As a psychologist researching misinformation, I focus on reducing its influence. Essentially, my goal is to put myself out of a job.<p>Recent …

Critical Thinking

Cities need 'hedges as well as trees' for environment

<b>Hedges are often better than trees at soaking up air pollution among tall buildings, research has suggested.</b><p>A paper in the journal Atmospheric Environment says tall trees are good at absorbing pollution in more open areas.<p>But hedges can trap toxins at exhaust pipe level, so reduce people's direct …

Pollution

UCLA helps L.A. pitch greenest Olympics ever - UCLA IoES

Los Angeles’ Olympic organizing committee—L.A. 2024—has bold plans to hold the first energy-positive, zero-waste games while providing long-term …

Trout, salmon and steelhead: A massive die-off coming for these California fish?

Researchers have issued a dire warning for California’s native trout and salmon: Three-quarters of them will be extinct in the next 100 years unless …

Pesticide that Trump's EPA refused to ban blamed for sickening farm workers

Nearly 50 farm workers experienced nausea and vomiting apparently caused by a pesticide whose scheduled ban was overturned by the Trump administration<p>A pesticide that was set to be banned before the Trump administration reversed course has been blamed for causing sickness to nearly 50 farm workers …

Should the US stay in the Paris Agreement? A majority of Democrats and Republicans think so

In December 2015, officials from nearly every country in the world met in Paris to negotiate a global agreement to limit global warming. Last April, …

Donald Trump

Mining the moon for rocket fuel to get us to Mars

Forty-five years have passed since humans last set foot on an extraterrestrial body. Now, the moon is back at the center of efforts not only to …

Space Exploration

Are solar and wind really killing coal, nuclear and grid reliability?

U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry in April requested a study to assess the effect of renewable energy policies on nuclear and coal-fired power …

Natural Gas

Global warming could accelerate towards 1.5℃ if the Pacific gets cranky

Global warming is rapidly approaching 1.5℃, but according to our new research, conditions in the Pacific Ocean over the coming decades will determine …

Climate Change