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By Steven Natiello | A magazine dedicated to the world that we all call home, no matter our background. With articles ranging from sustainability and clean technology to conservation and wildlife preservation, this magazine features must-read articles for anyone with a vested interest in Planet Earth.

Drones are Saving Lives as Next Advancement in Public Safety Technology

Drones

Government says it won't publish air pollution plan because it would drop 'controversial bomb' on election

Publishing the Government’s latest plan to bring air quality within safe limits would drop a “controversial bomb” into the general election campaign, …

Pollution

Why Trump's Executive Order Is Targeting the Environment

Areas of ecological value will be affected.<p>On Wednesday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order at the Department of the Interior for a review of land protected under the Antiquities Act of 1906, which gives national monument designation to specific terrains. The goal is to determine …

Conservation

Donald Trump’s environmental agenda at 100 days: lazy and plutocratic

No serious accomplishments or coherent philosophy, just favors for fossil fuels.<p>Donald Trump has been in office long enough now to make his leadership style clear. There’s the chaos and daily mini scandals, the rumors and intrigues, the bewildering fire hose of clickbait, yes. But in terms of …

Climate

Through the lens

Marching protesters, marching crabs, plastic eating moths and fake clouds. Join us as we take a look through the lens at some green events from around the world over the past week.<p>The March for Science was everywhere this past week. Literally. More than 600 cities across the world participated, …

Science

Teddy Roosevelt Is Rolling Over in His Grave

No president has ever reversed another president’s designation of an American national monument. But Trump is threatening to do just that.<p>For more than a century, U.S. presidents—both Republican and Democrat—have respected the authority of the presidents before them to protect the nation’s most …

Conservation
Climate Change

British Columbia has a plan to counter Trump’s tariffs with a blow to American coal

A worthwhile Canadian initiative.<p>British Columbia’s premier, Christy Clark, has an idea for Canada to hit back at President Trump’s new softwood lumber tariffs in a way that microtargets his political base — banning thermal coal exports from her province’s ports.<p>The ports themselves are under …

Clean Energy

Tweaked titanium turns C02 into solar fuel

An ability to convert carbon dioxide into energy using only the power of the sun, as plants do through photosynthesis, would be a monumental …

Engineering

The Arctic is melting and it has serious consequences

The Arctic's quickening thaw is melting the permafrost under buildings and roads from Siberia to Alaska, raising world sea levels and disrupting …

Global Warming

Donald Trump just completely deleted one of the government's most important websites

Donald Trump is to shut down one of the government's most important data services.<p>The Environmental Protection Agency's Open Data Web service – which …

Donald Trump

Scientists are armed with the truth. But to win this culture war, they’ll need more than that

We all love science when it’s making life better, longer and easier. It’s a much harder sell when it points to inconvenient truths about our way of life<p>There is an old joke about being able to tell an extroverted scientist: instead of staring at their shoes when they talk to you, they stare at …

March for Science

March for Science Demonstrators Say They’re the Real Patriots

It's not often that bugs get whoops and cheers.<p>Lovers of science got their day in the rain Saturday as they rallied around their passions, delivering applause for the technology that brought their smart phones to the obvious theme of climate change on Earth Day.<p>And while the March for Science was …

March for Science

Donald Trump left one massive thing out of his Earth Day statement

Donald Trump has drawn criticism for failing to mention climate change in his Earth Day statement.<p>Despite the fact the 47th global annual event urges …

Donald Trump's Earth Day Statement Is Shameful

The president has moved swiftly to dismantle a wide range of protections for the environment.<p>President Donald Trump released an Earth Day statement touting his commitment to protecting the environment, despite doing the exact opposite in the first few months of his administration.<p>“Our Nation is …

Sea Level

New Yorkers take a stand for science

Throngs of New Yorkers took to the streets of Manhattan Saturday, creative signs in tow, for what is being called an unprecedented protest in the …

Science

Scientists, Feeling Under Siege, March Against Trump Policies

WASHINGTON — Thousands of scientists and their supporters, feeling increasingly threatened by the policies of President Trump, gathered Saturday in Washington under rainy skies for what they called the March for Science, abandoning a tradition of keeping the sciences out of politics and calling on …

Science
Science

Treasury refuses to give Exxon Mobil special waiver to drill in sanctioned Russia

The Trump administration will not grant special permission to U.S. companies, including Exxon Mobil, to carry out oil and gas drilling in Russia …

Russia

Google Earth’s New Voyager Tool Aims to Feed Our Wanderlust

Google has launched a cool new internet thing. And be warned: Your productivity may be about to take a tumble.<p>Assuming you don’t mind descending down a rabbit hole, you may want to check out Voyager — a “showcase of interactive tours” meant to enhance the latest version of Google Earth.<p>Voyager, …

Google

British power generation achieves first ever coal-free day

National Grid hails milestone as other sources like gas, nuclear, wind and solar allow UK to keep lights on with all coal-fired powerplants offline<p>Friday was Britain’s first ever working day without coal power since the Industrial Revolution, according to the National Grid.<p>The control room tweeted …

Clean Energy

Neil deGrasse Tyson says this new video may contain the 'most important words' he's ever spoken

The astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has released a video urging Americans to change how they relate to science.<p>Tyson posted the video on his Facebook page alongside this note:<p>"Dear Facebook Universe,<p>"I offer this four-minute video on 'Science in America' containing what may be the most important …

Surgery

BP oil spill did $17.2 billion in damage to natural resources, scientists find in first-ever financial evaluation of spill’s impact

The 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill did $17.2 billion in damage to the natural resources in the Gulf of Mexico, a team of scientists recently …

Oil

Clean Energy Isn’t Just the Future—It’s the Present - Bloomberg

Solar panels on the roof of Toyota Motor Corp.'s new Prius plug-in hybrid vehicles, known as Prius Prime in the U.S., at its sales launch at the …

Clean Energy

Dow Chemical Donates $1 Million to Trump, Asks Administration to Ignore Pesticide Study

The fact that C.E.O. Andrew Liveris is a close adviser to Donald Trump can’t hurt.<p>Chlorpyrifos, diazinon, and malathion are a group of pesticides that are a big money-maker for Dow Chemical, with the company selling approximately 5 million pounds of chlorpyrifos in the U.S. each year, according to …

Donald Trump

Scientists find giant, elusive clam known as ‘the unicorn of mollusks’

For hundreds of years, biologists knew of the giant shipworm only from shell fragments and a handful of dead specimens. Those specimens, despite …

Nature

'Phenomenal' progress in fighting tropical diseases

Health correspondent, BBC News<p><b>There has been a record-breaking achievement in distributing tablets to fight neglected tropical diseases, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation says.</b><p>The effort has ramped up since a key meeting in London five years ago.<p>In 2015, one billion people worldwide were …

Philanthropy

Google's Greatest Time-Sucking Invention Just Got a Lot Better

Google Earth is one of the purest, most beautiful gifts the company has ever given us. Today, the globe-trotting software received a major overhaul …

Google

Receding glacier causes immense Canadian river to vanish in four days

First ever observed case of ‘river piracy’ saw the Slims river disappear as intense glacier melt suddenly diverted its flow into another watercourse<p>An immense river that flowed from one of Canada’s largest glaciers vanished over the course of four days last year, scientists have reported, in an …

Global Warming