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The National Park Service Quietly Released A Report That Got Super Real About Climate Change

After nearly a year of delays, the U.S. National Park Service released an uncensored report about climate change's role with regards to changing sea …

Climate Change

Trump Kills NASA Carbon Monitoring Program as CO2 Levels Soar Past 'Troubling' 410 ppm Threshold

By Jessica Corbett<p>As the Trump administration charges forward with its war on science by canceling a "crucial" carbon monitoring system at NASA, …

Climate Change

The 14 most polluted cities in the world are all in one country

The 14 most polluted cities in the world are all in India, according to a recent report from the World Health Organization.<p>The northern town of Kanpur topped the list, which measured cities by their level of fine particulate matter in the air, known as PM 2.5. Over the period from 2010 to 2016, …

Pollution

Drug companies bought doctors fancy meals — and then those doctors prescribed more opioids

A new study reveals a correlation between drug companies’ payments to doctors and opioid prescriptions.<p>Doctors who had just one extra meal paid for by an opioid company were more likely to prescribe opioids than doctors who got fewer free meals, according to a new research letter published in <i>JAMA</i> …

Medicine

Donald Trump May Face Impeachment After Mysterious Deal To Help Chinese Company Connected To His Own Business

Trump may have broken laws with latest deal.<p>Donald Trump may be facing a threat of impeachment after a mysterious deal to save a Chinese …

Donald Trump

Trump Wants to Expand Oil Drilling to 90 Percent of Our Seas. We’re Marching on June 9 to Stop Him.

Summer beckons—and with it, the season’s first trip to the beach, which remains the number-one outdoor recreational activity for Americans of all …

Wind Power

Could Worms and Bacteria Offer a Solution to Plastic Pollution?

Research suggest that plastic-eating caterpillars and mutant enzymes could help break down trash<p>Each year, the world produces 300 million tons of …

Pollution

White House, EPA headed off chemical pollution study

The intervention by Scott Pruitt’s aides came after one White House official warned the findings would cause a ‘public relations nightmare.'<p>Scott Pruitt’s EPA and the White House sought to block publication of a federal health study on a nationwide water-contamination crisis, after one Trump …

Obama Administration

These foods will lower your risk of heart disease

Low-fat or low-carb? Butter or margarine? Avocado oil or coconut oil? Bombarded with contradictory media reports on the ever-changing landscape of nutrition research, it’s difficult for anyone to know which fats and other foods they should eat, and in what quantities.<p>We know that cardiovascular …

Nutrition

A Year of Climate Change, as (Not) Presented by the EPA

By Jeff Turrentine<p>"This page is being updated." So begins the message that has greeted visitors to the climate change page on the U.S. Environmental …

Climate Change

How to Store Avocados 4 Ways to Prevent Them From Turning Brown

Never shave off the brown bits again.<p>This happens often to all of us: we slice an avocado in half, only eat one half of it, and store the other half …

Food

Climate change fueled Hurricane Harvey’s destruction last year. This year could be worse.

Areas like Puerto Rico still haven't recovered from the last hurricane season.<p>Record-breaking ocean heat and other factors linked to climate change …

Climate Change

Renewable Energy Use In Europe Didn’t Stop Carbon Emissions From Rising

The proliferation of renewable energy in the European Union in 2017 did not stop the majority of member states from increasing their carbon footprint.<p>…

Renewable Energy

Rattlesnake bites are on the rise in California. Here’s what to do if you get bit

Watch your step.<p>Calls for help for people bit by dangerous, venomous snakes are on the rise, with the California Poison Control System recently …

Zoology

Team discovers roughly 100 potential cancer culprits - Futurity

Scientists have uncovered about 100 proteins that could play a critical role propagating signals within cells that can lead to uncontrolled cell …

Protein

Can Bringing Back Mammoths Help Stop Climate Change?

If you managed to time travel back to Ice-Age Europe, you might be forgiven for thinking you had instead crash-landed in some desolate part of the …

Ice Age

Renewable energy employment soars to 10.3 million globally as Trump cedes jobs to China

The U.S. invented the solar cell, but China has 9 times as many solar jobs as we do.<p>Total global employment in renewables surpassed 10 million jobs …

Renewable Energy

A small straw's big environmental impact

The last time you ordered a drink at a restaurant, did it come with a plastic straw? According to the Trash Free Seas Alliance, the average American …

Pollution

Forests are growing again where human well-being is increasing, finds new study

Countries with high levels of human well-being are more likely to show increasing forest growth. That’s the finding of a new study by a group of …

Forests

EPA hides Scott Pruitt’s appearance at mining industry group meeting

Staff members work hard to keep the press and the public away from EPA chief.<p>Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt gave a …

Scott Pruitt

Turkey's president blames US for returning world to 'dark days'

US has chosen to be part of problem not solution, says Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in London speech<p>The Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has said the world is living in dark times reminiscent of the years leading up to the second world war as he lambasted decisions by Donald Trump to pull out of …

Middle East

Vanuatu Soon to Outlaw Plastic Bags, Drinking Straws, Foam Containers

In less than two months, one of the toughest bans on single-use plastics in the Pacific will take effect.<p>Vanuatu Prime Minister Charlot Salwai …

Pollution

Trump’s drug price retreat adds to list of abandoned populist promises

President Trump’s announcement that he would not force drug companies to lower prices for older Americans marked at least the fourth populist economic promise he has abandoned since taking office.<p>Instead, his changes have frequently pivoted toward policies pursued by big companies and the …

Donald Trump

Automakers and Legislators Consider Making Premium Gas the New Standard

Premium could become the new regular in the name of improved fuel economy.<p>Francis Dean—Corbis via Getty Images<p>Despite gas prices being on the rise as …

Fuel Efficiency

The American recycling system is on the verge of breaking down, and it could mean higher costs for homeowners

You're soon going to have to pay a lot more to recycle, and the reason is simple supply-and-demand economics, with a healthy dash of international trade policy. It's also because you probably don't recycle properly.<p>"Recycling as we know it isn't working," James Warner, chief executive of the Solid …

Sustainability

Rise and fall of ancient civilisations revealed by lead pollution in Arctic

The rise of the Greek and Roman empires left a permanent mark on the history of Europe, but their effects rippled out even further afield – all the …

Climate Change

The military paid for a study on sea level rise. The results were scary.

<i>This story has been updated.</i><p>More than a thousand low-lying tropical islands risk becoming “uninhabitable” by the middle of the century — or possibly sooner — because of rising sea levels, upending the populations of some island nations and endangering key U.S. military assets, according to new …

Climate Change

Six states join battle over the largest proposed coal export terminal in the U.S.

Washington state regulators denied two crucial permits for the project last year.<p>The largest proposed coal export terminal in the United States is …

Fossil Fuels

Five Migrating Birds That May Stop in Your Yard

By Jane Kirchner<p>Right now, more than a 150 species of birds are on their way northward from tropical wintering grounds to take advantage of emerging …

Birds

There's Probably Plastic In Your Beer

Plastic pollution, so refereshing<p>It’s no grand secret that the world’s waterways are choked with plastic. Tiny particles found in everything from …

Pollution