Scientists say it’s time to act to protect avian species In 1962, Rachel Carlson warned about the dangers of the pesticide DDT in the classic Silent Spring. The book helped launch an environmental movement
The air is crackling with energy and anticipation as we approach the global climate strike set for Friday, September 20. Millions around the world are expected to join the protest and demand immediate
This could lead to more greenhouse gas emissions and worse air quality. The Trump administration plans to curb California’s ability to set its own air pollution standards, a move that could stall the ability
Not all countries can make a difference by cutting down red meat. Millions of people eat foods that are bad for them and the planet. Fixing those diets could save lives and cut down on greenhouse gases,
The climate is changing, but it's not too late to secure yourself some prime future-proof real estate Season after season, extreme weather bombards the continental United States. Over the next 83 years,
By diving into archives, scientists confirmed that floes are melting faster than ever before. When retired Canadian meteorologist Michael Purves transcribes the handwritten notes from an ancient ship’s
Why adults no longer have the right to object to their children taking radical action. A worldwide wave of school climate strikes, begun by the remarkable Greta Thunberg, has reached the UK. Some critics
Studies in Puerto Rico show that native-fish populations thrived after Maria, while exotic ones sank. Hurricanes like Dorian and Maria may be disastrous for humans and their property, but some fish have
The vast majority of the 10,000 cases of Valley fever diagnosed in the United States each year occur in Arizona and California. In those two states, the environment and weather—a dry desert with rainy
Given another huge extinction event on the horizon, it's crucial that we figure out how they work sooner rather than later. In the past half-billion years, Earth has been hit again and again by mass extinctions,
Rights of Nature laws generally are designed to encourage people to rethink their relationship to the environment. August and September are peak months for harmful blooms of algae in western Lake Erie.
Climate change in the Arctic Circle is impacting both mankind and wildlife, as buildings built on thawing permafrost become damaged and polar bears move into human territory. It’s also having a military
The Trump Administration just announced yet another blow to the country's environmental protections. On Thursday, officials from the EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers repealed an Obama administration
Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center (NHC) issued a Tropical Storm warning for residents of the Bahamas and the southeastern US on Thursday evening. Within the next 36 hours, this disturbance expected
The Environmental Protection Agency has made moves to shrink national water protections for two years. In July 2017, the EPA and Army Corps formally proposed rescinding the Clean Water Rule; a proposal
Indulge in the top picks from the London Natural History Museum's annual photography exhibit. There are millions and millions of species on our planet and just as many opportunities to photograph them.
What if we stopped pretending the New Yorker's essay makes sense? On Sunday, the New Yorker published an essay titled "What If We Stopped Pretending," by Jonathan Franzen. The subtitle reads: "The climate
The world faces an “imminent crisis” in the supply of phosphate, a critical fertiliser that underpins the world’s food supply, scientists have warned. Phosphate is an essential mineral for all life on
It takes a whole team of experts to make those squiggly cones. As hurricane Dorian battered the Bahamas before moving on to drench the coast of the Carolinas this week, President Trump frustrated and meteorologists
The Trump administration is rolling back regulations on the natural gas. Last week, the Trump administration announced its plan to roll back regulations on methane, a potent greenhouse gas. The changes
Instead of cutting costs, chains should invest in fighting carbon emissions and climate change. InterContinental Hotels Group will replace mini-shampoos and conditioners with bulk products by the year
The planet is pretty much ready to go 100 percent renewable by 2050. The country's energy mix is under scrutiny. A report commissioned by Energy Secretary Rick Perry acknowledges that low natural gas renewables—are
The iconic succulent's 60-year reign over Chicago is coming to a bittersweet end. On the west side of Chicago sits Garfield Park Conservatory, a venerable crystal palace rising from acres of lush gardens.