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More Americans were killed in Christmas weekend storms this year than in Islamic extremist attacks since 9/11

Extreme and deadly weather over Christmas weekend shows Sanders is right: Climate change is the gravest threat<p>When asked in the first Democratic presidential debate what he considers to be the greatest threat to national security, Sen. Bernie Sanders insisted it is climate change.<p>"The scientific …

Why Engineers Can’t Stop Los Angeles' Enormous Methane Leak

A river of harmful gas is spewing into the air around Los Angeles, and won’t be stopping any time soon.<p>One of the biggest environmental disasters in US history is happening right now, and you've probably never heard of it.<p>An enormous amount of harmful methane gas is currently erupting from an …

See Before-and-After Photos of the Changing Environment

Side-by-side comparisons reveal just how much glaciers, lakes, and snowpacks have been altered by nature and humans.<p>From the ice sheets of Greenland to the deserts of Arizona, many of the world’s landscapes have been dramatically transformed as their climate grows warmer and drier. At the same …

Global Warming

This Californian Urban Farm Is A Glimpse Into The Future Of Agriculture

Experimenting with aquaponics and low-water plants, Growing Experience is an example of how future farmers can hack together a better, more local food system.<p>“Over here we have some mint, romaine lettuce, there’s basil in the back there, chives are coming, flat-leaf parsley…”<p>Jimmy Ng, program …

Even the charts used by climate-change deniers show that temperatures are getting warmer

Those of us in London and New York who are wearing T-shirts while we do our Christmas shopping will not be surprised that 2015 is "virtually certain" to go down as the warmest year on record, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which tracks climate data.<p>In fact, it is …

Energy Envy: Securing The National Energy Grid

Safeguarding and protecting the country’s integrated power grid requires vigilance. Americans rely upon electricity to conduct nearly every aspect of daily life.<p>In today’s modern world, constantly evolving threats of both nature and man, necessitates increased investment in modernizing and …

Major Wind Acquisition Makes SunEdison World's Largest Renewable Energy Developer

SunEdison, the St. Louis, MO-based solar power juggernaut, said today that it would acquire First Wind, one of the largest wind power developers in the United States, for $2.4 billion.<p>The acquisition of First Wind, which is based in Boston, MA, will make SunEdison the leading renewable energy …

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We’ve been watching big black piles stacking up along the Calumet River since taking a tour with the Southeast Environmental Task Force earlier this …

To Fix Climate Change, Scientists Turn To Hacking The Earth

In the summer of 2012, a small group of the Haida people, a native community in Canada, had a problem. The salmon they rely on were disappearing. So the Haida took matters into their own hands.<p>They partnered with an American businessman, drew up plans and then took a boat full of iron dust into the …

Is 4-H trying to hook African farmers on costly seeds?

When Kiera Butler went to Ghana to research what the farm education program 4-H was doing there, she found that it was working with the American seed …

4-H

California Plan Could Force Organic Farmers to Use Pesticides

The document argues that the nation’s largest organic farming industry wouldn’t be economically harmed by having to use pesticides because they could …

Hungry Planet: Can Big Data Help Feed 9 Billion Humans?

With a population set to hit 9 billion human beings by 2050, the world needs to grow more food —without cutting down forests and jungles, which are the climate's huge lungs.<p>The solution, according to one soil management scientist, is Big Data.<p>Kenneth Cassman, an agronomist at the University of …

Family Farmers Hold Keys to Agriculture in a Warming World

Half a billion small-scale farmers are helping pioneer sustainable techniques.<p><b>This story is part of National Geographic's special eight-month Future of Food series. To learn more about it, join our Food: A Forum live-streaming event on May 2 at 2 p.m. EST.</b><p><b>The challenge is huge but the solution may</b> …

Minnesota becomes first state to set ‘value of solar’ tariff

Subscribe to our newsletter<p>Don't miss the latest headlines. Sign up for our Daily Digests.<p>Minnesota utility regulators on Wednesday approved the …

Turning Food Waste Into Fuel Takes Gumption And Trillions Of Bacteria

Every year, Americans send millions of tons of food to the landfill. What if you could use all of those pizza crusts and rotten vegetables to heat your home? That's already happening in one unlikely laboratory: the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant in Brooklyn.<p>The plant's longtime …

Preserving Nature Isn't About Aesthetics. It's About Necessity.

January 15, 2014 — The term <i>Anthropocene</i> — popularized by Nobel prize–winning chemist Paul Crutzen — refers to a new epoch of Earth’s history in which …

Ecology

A hunger expert explains what happens now that food stamps are cut

<i>Joel Berg is the executive director of the New York City Coalition Against Hunger, and a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress. Before taking the former position, he served in senior positions in the Clinton Agriculture Department for eight years. He is the author of "All You Can Eat:</i> …

The Land Institute and the 50-Year Farm Bill

By<p>Anne Buchanan<p>Agriculture is a major, if not the major contributor to loss of biodiversity, unclean water and ecosystem destruction, with ominous …

Minnesota’s Day in the Sun for Determining the Value of Solar

Karl Rábago could be called the grandfather of the value-of-solar tariff, but the concept is so new that “young parent” might be a more apt …

Solar Power

Xcel: PUC ruling hinders Boulder's municipal utility plans

To serve county customers with a future municipal electric utility, Boulder will have to show that Xcel Energy is unable or unwilling to serve those …

Boulder

CHARTS: The hidden benefits of food stamps

Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>Research shows the much-maligned aid to the poor buys broad economic and public …

For energy efficiency, Americans deserve a big thumbs-up

America’s population and economy are both growing, yet its energy appetite is falling. That’s because of substantial energy-efficiency gains made in …

Republican States Cut 'Food Stamps' As Feds Promise Not To

Unemployed and low-income people in several states will begin to see changes in access to their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) …

I Flew 75,000 Miles Last Year—and I'm Never Flying Again

It's just not worth the cost to our planet.<p>Last week, when a panel of the world’s best scientists issued a new report on climate change (pdf), I did my best to read it like a meteorologist. The facts led to a simple conclusion: Humans cause global warming. And without an immediate and dramatic cut …