Dr. Joe Angley

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Fracking water use rose by up to 770% over a few years

The amount of water that hydraulic fracturing uses per well surged by up to 770 percent between 2011 and 2016 in all major US shale gas and oil …

Natural Gas

Scientists Just Found a Brilliant Way to Pull Carbon From the Atmosphere

<b>Why Global Citizens Should Care</b><i>Greenhouse gas emissions show no signs of slowing down globally, causing the effects of climate change to get worse</i> …

Activism

6 climate tipping points: How worried should we be?

One of the biggest fears about climate change is that it may be triggering events that would dramatically alter Earth as we know it.<p>Known to …

Global Warming

What YOU Can Do to Fight Climate Change | Conservation Law Foundation

With Trump pulling out of the Paris accords just as other world leaders are discussing how to save the planet, what is a concerned person to do? The …

Climate

Weed killer in your Cheerios?

A scary new report from the non-profit Environmental Working Group found trace amounts of a weed-killing chemical called glyphosate in some oat-based …

A Newspaper From 1912 Predicted The Future Consequences of Burning Coal

Way ahead of the curve.<p>During this week 106 years ago, New Zealand was talking about the future of our planet. The predictions weren't uplifting.<p>On …

New Zealand

A filter that turns saltwater into freshwater just got an upgrade

Smoothing out the rough patches of a material widely used to filter saltwater could make producing freshwater more affordable, researchers report in …

Particles

Trump Fails At Everything. So Why Does He Always End Up On Top?

Until recently casinos were illegal in almost every state because it was considered unfair to run an institution that parted people with their money so easily. But when Donald Trump launched one of his own he somehow managed to run it into the ground. Yet in his campaign for president one of his …

Donald Trump

Trees are migrating west to escape climate change

Go west, young sapling.<p>An individual tree has roots and, of course, it doesn’t move. But trees, as a species, do move over time. They migrate in response to environmental challenges, especially climate change. Surprisingly, they don’t all go to the Poles, where it is cooler. As it turns out, more …

Ecology

Ryan Zinke says human role in climate change is unknown

During an appearance on Fox Business on Thursday morning, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke broke sharply with the scientific consensus regarding …

Climate Change

The great African regreening: millions of 'magical' new trees bring renewal

Rain had come to nearby villages, but not yet to Droum in south-east Niger. The sand under its stately trees looked completely barren, but Souley Cheibou, a farmer in his 60s, was not worried. He crooked a finger, fished in the sand, and brought out a millet seed. In a week or two, this seed would …

Africa

Montana judge orders environmental review of Keystone XL pipeline

A federal judge in Montana has ordered the US State Department to do a full environmental review of a revised route for the Keystone XL crude oil …

Florida's toxic algae problem and your health: 'Red tide' and 'green slime'

<b>(CNN) —</b> When Marcy Cornell's toddler son "couldn't breathe" on the first day of their recent Florida vacation, she took him straight to the emergency room.<p>"Before they even asked me anything else ... they said, 'Did you go to the beach today?' " she recalled.<p>Doctors said her son had upper airway …

Toxins

Demand of water could drain much of Lake Mead

For many western states, it's been a rough couple of years in regards to the drought. Some states, like Nevada and California, have even had to face …

Water

A Last Ditch Strategy to Fight for Human Survival

There is almost unanimous agreement among climate scientists and organizations – that is, 97% of over 10,000 climate scientists and the various …

Climate Change

The Trump-Russia Facts Lead To Only One Reasonable Conclusion

This fact is incontrovertible: By word and deed, on the world stage Donald Trump has become an invaluable asset to Russia.<p>The question is whether America’s president is also a Russian asset — specifically, whether Trump’s bewildering affinity for President Vladimir Putin is simply a matter of ego …

Agency Says Lake Mead Could Drop Below Critical Threshold

Decline could trigger shortage declaration on Colorado River, harm Southwest economy<p>Nevada’s Lake Mead, the biggest reservoir in the West, is on track to fall below a critical threshold in 2020, according to a new forecast by the Bureau of Reclamation.<p>In a prediction released Wednesday, the Bureau …

Colorado River

Red tide algae’s deadly trail of marine animals has triggered a state of emergency in Florida

Florida’s governor this week made official what residents of southwest Florida already knew: The bloom of toxic algae that has darkened gulf waters is an emergency. The red tide has made breathing difficult for locals, scared away tourists, and strewn popular beaches with the stinking carcasses of …

Florida

What Scientific Failure Teaches Us About How To Detect Pseudoscience

Physics-y social media is abuzz this week about this Twitter thread from Brian Skinner, a postdoc in condensed matter theory at MIT. This is, as many have noted, a wild ride:<p>The short version, for those who can’t be bothered to click through and read thirty-odd tweets, is that Skinner noticed …

Physics

A 1912 Newspaper Article About Coal Has a Prescient Climate Change Warning

Two billion tons of coal was burning back then and it only would go up.<p>A post that reached the top of Reddit on Thursday today offers a glimpse of …

Climate Change

The Unexpectedly Large Impacts Of Small Hydropower

In 2008, Switzerland introduced a feed-in tariff to promote the expansion of renewable energy sources. While the law incentivized sources such as wind and solar, the developers of small hydropower projects were the biggest beneficiaries: following passage of the feed-in tariff, 116 small hydropower …

Hydroelectric Power

Global warming increases risk of frost damage to trees

Climate change is bringing with it not only drier summers, but warmer springs too. This causes trees and shrubs to bud earlier, making them …

Ecology

Tick- and Mosquito-Borne Diseases Are Increasing Dramatically

Climate change is one significant reason

Public Health

This Amazing Map Shows How California 'Breathes' Water Throughout the Year

Researchers at the California Institute of Technology compiled hundreds of satellite images collected between 1992 and 2011 to measure how the ground …

Jerry Brown

How Solar Is Conquering the Grid

A new report by the Energy Information Administration shows how much cheaper solar panels got in just a few years.<p>We’ve known for a few years now that solar power is surging in the U.S. and the rest of the world: costs have been falling for a while and countries like the United States, China, and …

Renewable Energy

Glaucoma may be a curable autoimmune disease, say scientists

Glaucoma, the blinding condition which affects nearly 500,000 people in Britain, may be an autoimmune disease which could be cured, scientists believe.<p>The common eye problem was thought to occur when fluid builds up in the eye, crushing the optic nerve and causing irreversible damage to the …

Medical Research

Texture Matters: Why Expensive Pasta Tastes Better Than The Cheap Stuff

It's all about texture, and the type of extruders used to make cheap and expensive pasta produce different results.<p>It rarely gets the attention it deserves, but food’s texture is just as important as its flavor. Bubble tea, fried tortilla chips and salsa, panna cotta, Greek salad and a perfect egg …

Ice Cream

Why the Wildfires of 2018 Have Been So Ferocious

It’s the heat, not the humidity.<p><i>Updated on August 10 at 10:06 p.m. ET</i><p>How bad is California’s current fire season?<p>Numbers don’t seem to capture it. The Mendocino Complex Fire is the largest wildfire in the state’s history, with nearly 500 square miles burned. The Holy Fire has forced 20,000 people …

Climate Change

Psychologists surveyed hundreds of alt-right supporters. The results are unsettling.

The white supremacists marching at the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last year were not ashamed when they shouted, “Jews will not replace us.” They were not ashamed to wear Nazi symbols, to carry torches, to harass and beat counterprotesters. They wanted their beliefs on …

Psychology

What is causing Florida's algae crisis? 5 questions answered

<i>Editor’s note: Two large-scale algae outbreaks in Florida are killing fish and threatening public health. Along the southwest coast, one of the</i> …

Pollution