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10 Possible Causes of Colony Collapse Disorder

In the fall of 2006, beekeepers in North America began reporting the disappearances of entire colonies of bees, seemingly overnight. In the U.S. …

Artificial food: Incredible or inedible?

After the first lab-grown burger, what else might we be making a meal of decades from now? Science fiction offers some clues – some bland, others grisly.<p>Pass the salt. And the pepper. And while you’re at it, the ketchup too.<p>They said it politely, but these were among the reactions of the two expert …

Star Trek

Your meat addiction is destroying the planet

<i>“Jesus,” Molly said, her own plate empty, “gimme that. You know what this costs?” She took his plate. “They gotta raise a whole animal for years and then they kill it. This isn’t vat stuff.” She forked a mouthful up and chewed.” – William Gibson</i>, Neuromancer <i>(1984)</i><p>On Monday, August 5th, 2013, at a …

Greenpeace USA

Our Oceans Can't Wait. Join Greenpeace today!<p>Home hero<br>http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/penguins-hero-match.jpg, Our Oceans …

Heck No Or Let's Go? Your Thoughts On Lab-Grown Meat

Would you taste or buy a lab-grown hamburger if you could? That's the question we posed Monday at the end of our report on the world's first in vitro burger, launched this week at a tasting event in London that was streamed via the Internet.<p>Making that burger a reality required significant …

McCarthy: Climate is economic issue

Climate change isn’t an environmental problem — it’s an economic problem, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said Tuesday.<p>McCarthy doubled down on President Barack Obama’s call for broad climate regulations in tandem with economic growth, making that the theme of her first speech since she was …

What Nasa and Mary Shelley can tell us about green politics

The green movement has been taking scientific knowledge and giving it cultural and political life for decades. Where next?<p>Among the big questions raised by the difficult new knowledge associated with human-caused global environmental change is "how do we take care of things?" The fact that it is a …

Environment: News & features

Scientists discover what’s killing the bees and it’s worse than you thought

As we’ve written before, the mysterious mass die-off of honey bees that pollinate $30 billion worth of crops in the US has so decimated America’s <i>apis mellifera</i> population that one bad winter could leave fields fallow. Now, a new study has pinpointed some of the probable causes of bee deaths and the …

Insects

New Big-Nosed Horned Dinosaur Found in Utah

Nasutoceratops titusi is a distant relative of Triceratops, study says.<p><b>Paleontologists have discovered a new dinosaur, a Triceratops relative with a supersize schnoz that once roamed present-day Utah.</b><p><i>Nasutoceratops titusi</i> belonged to a group of horned dinosaurs called ceratopsids, large four-legged …

Climate change is happening too quickly for species to adapt

Among the many strange mantras repeated by climate change deniers is the claim that even in an overheated, climate-altered planet, animals and plants …

Greening of the Earth pushed way back in time

A new study has presented evidence for life on land that dates back 2.2 billion years and almost half way back to the inception of the …

Due to Global Warming, End Is Virtually Certain for NYC, Boston, Miami, Holland

A new article in the prestigious Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), is headlined "The Multimillennial Sea-Level Commitment of Global Warming," and it reports that because of carbon emissions that are virtually certain, on the basis of the lack of policy-response to global …