Michael Marchand

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Nations agree to ban fishing in Arctic Ocean for at least 16 years

Nine nations and the European Union have reached a deal to place the central Arctic Ocean (CAO) off-limits to commercial fishers for at least the …

European Union

The new economy of excrement

Entrepreneurs are finding profits turning human waste into fertiliser, fuel and even food.<p>On the outskirts of Kigali, Rwanda, septic trucks full of …

Sustainability

Found: Rare Seahorses Living in the River Thames

A recent spike in seahorse sightings is more evidence of a river revival.<p>The River Thames runs 215 miles, from Gloucestershire through London to the …

Deep in The Ocean, There's a 'Shadow Zone' Where The Water Is 2,000 Years Old

An airless, mysterious abyss.<p>The oldest water in the ocean didn't reach its advanced years by accident.<p>Deep in the North Pacific, a vast stretch of …

The More Education Republicans Have, the Less They Tend to Believe in Climate Change

Education’s effect is the opposite for Democrats. Exploring a partisan paradox.

The benefits of public wildlands, explained - Vox

It’s not just good for the economy to keep public wildlands protected — see why it’s never been more important to preserve these spaces.<p>We've all seen the Instagram pictures of hikers clad in brand-name outdoor gear relaxing in front of picturesque mountain lakes or perching on impossibly angled …

Forests

The seven megatrends that could beat global warming: 'There is reason for hope'

Until recently the battle to avert catastrophic climate change – floods, droughts, famine, mass migrations – seemed to be lost. But with the tipping point just years away, the tide is finally turning, thanks to innovations ranging from cheap renewables to lab-grown meat and electric …

Climate Change

Republicans accused of obstructing satellite research into climate change

The Republican majority in the US Congress has been accused of deliberately obstructing research on global warming after it emerged that a critically important technique for investigating sea-ice cover at the poles faces being blocked.<p>The row has erupted after a key polar satellite broke down a few …

Global Warming

Science confirms you should stop and smell the roses

Short nature intervention can bring out the best in peopleIs it any wonder that most happiness idioms are associated with nature? Happy as a pig in …

Chimpanzees among 33 species selected for special protection

<b>A UN-backed wildlife conference held in the Philippines has voted for additional protections for a list of 33 endangered species including chimpanzees, leopards and giraffes.</b><p>Whale sharks, the world's largest fish, were also included on the list.<p>The six-day long Convention of Migratory Species (CMS) …

Endangered Species

The GOP needs to embrace environmental issues and free-market solutions

For far too long, environmentalism has been dominated by negativity, partisan politics, bickering, and divisive policies. It has been driven through …

The Interior Department, like the EPA, is scrubbing climate change from its five-year strategic plan

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It’s Time to Let Certain Animals Go Extinct

The Hawaiian monk seal is a loveable creature. The 600-pound warm-water mammal spends most of its time flopping in the shore break, roughhousing with mates, and lazing about in the sun. Blogs like MonkSealMania are repositories of photos of the endangered animals sleeping in improbable positions. …

“Environmental justice” is the goal of a bill from Rep. Raul Ruiz and Sen. Cory Booker

Citing the health problems of people living near the Salton Sea and those toiling as farmworkers, an Inland congressman is sponsoring a bill to …

Ocean acidification is deadly threat to marine life, finds eight-year study

Plastic pollution, overfishing, global warming and increased acidification from burning fossil fuels means oceans are increasingly hostile to marine life<p>If the outlook for marine life was already looking bleak – torrents of plastic that can suffocate and starve fish, overfishing, diverse forms of …

Pollution

EPA says 3 scientists won’t discuss climate change at R.I. conference

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency has canceled the speaking appearance of three agency scientists who were scheduled to discuss …

After a Half-Century, Tigers May Return to Kazakhstan

Wild tigers may be on their way back to Kazakhstan.<p>This news is surprising for a few reasons. First, most people associate tigers with the jungles of …

Wildlife

These 5 U.S. Towns Are Powered Entirely By Renewable Energy

“For too long, dirty fuels have jeopardized the health of our communities and put our children’s future at risk."<p>As President Donald Trump stands his ground on fossil fuels and works to roll back America’s climate and clean energy policies, cities around the country are committing to renewable …

This is the most valuable wild salmon fishery in the world

<b>(CNN) —</b> This year, 56 million sockeye salmon swam hundreds of miles from the ocean toward the rivers and streams of the Bristol Bay watershed in southwest Alaska.<p>Many that escaped fishermen and bears leapt over waterfalls and used a mysterious combination of the Earth's magnetic field and their own …

University of Washington

World’s Deepest Lake Is Now In Crisis

Lake Baikal, the world’s deepest lake, located in eastern Siberia in Russia, is now under significant stress, according to UNESCO. The lake, which is …

The Boomtown That Shouldn’t Exist

Cape Coral, Florida, was built on total lies. One big storm could wipe it off the map. Oh, and it’s also the fastest-growing city in the United States.<p>CAPE CORAL, Florida — The ads promised paradise, “Legendary Lazy Living” in a “Waterfront Wonderland.” The brochures sold the Florida dream, “an …

Study: Pollution kills 9 million a year, costs $4.6 trillion

NEW DELHI (AP) — Environmental pollution — from filthy air to contaminated water — is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined.<p>One out of every six premature deaths in the …

How Climate Change Could Jam The World's Ocean Circulation

<i>Scientists are closely monitoring a key current in the North Atlantic to see if rising sea temperatures and increased freshwater from melting ice are</i> …

Global Warming

Why Norway is teaching travellers to travel

Trolltunga is one of Norway’s most famous geological sites – and one of its most controversial.<p>We reached Trolltunga after seven hours, 13.5km and 1,000m of elevation gain. The fog rolled in as a line of 35 people waited to take their picture on the iconic cliff. Translating to ‘Troll’s Tongue’, …

European Travel

A Science Educator Busts Myths About Climate Change

Alexandra Moore took action in response to a right-wing think tank<p>Last spring, the Heartland Institute, a right-wing think tank, mailed its …

Climate Change

With OK From EPA, Use Of Controversial Weedkiller Is Expected To Double

The Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday that it will let farmers keep spraying the weedkilling chemical dicamba on Monsanto's new dicamba-tolerant soybeans and cotton. The decision is a victory for the biotech giant and the farmers who want to use the company's newest weedkilling …

How Earthworms Discovered America

Columbus wasn't the only one on the move during the Age of Exploration.<p>Shortly after 1492, earthworms discovered America. Not in any heroic sense, of course -- but once those European worms arrived, they set to work reshaping the structure of American soil and devouring leaf litter that had been a …

Ecological Restoration: A Landscape Architect’s Perspective

by Anne Penniman‘Habitat loss is the leading cause of both species extinctions and ecosystem service decline. The two ways to reverse this trend of …

25 species, including Pacific walrus, denied endangered protection by Trump administration

From walruses to turtles and woodpeckers to toads, the Trump administration Wednesday declined to list 25 species as endangered, noting that extra protection “is not warranted at this time.”<p>Of particular concern to environmental groups is the Pacific walrus, which had been considered a candidate …

Heating Dirt Could Cause a Runaway Rise in Carbon Emissions

Tucked into the apple-growing hills of Western Massachusetts is the Harvard Forest, a 3,700-acre wooded preserve that hosts school kids on field …