Environmentalism

A giant insect ecosystem is collapsing due to humans. It's a catastrophe

Insects have triumphed for hundreds of millions of years in every habitat but the ocean. Their success is unparalleled, which makes their disappearance all the more alarming<p>Thirty-five years ago an American biologist Terry Erwin conducted an experiment to count insect species. Using an insecticide …

Environment

'Impossible To Save': Scientists Are Watching China's Glaciers Disappear

At the end of every summer, scientist Li Zhongqin takes his seasonal hike near the top of a glacier in the Tianshan mountains in China's far northwestern region of Xinjiang.<p>Li scrambles over a frozen ridge and heads toward a lone red pole wedged in the ice. Clouds emerge from a peak above and …

Climate Change

Forecasters Say the East Coast Is Going to Have Another Warm Winter

A big chunk of the United States is likely in for another weirdly warm winter.The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) just …

Climate Change

Why going after this act of Congress could wreck America’s national parks

The Antiquities Act has been used to preserve some of America’s most beloved wild lands and historic landmarks and is facing assault from Trump and Congress<p>One-hundred-eleven years and a few months ago, Theodore Roosevelt signed the landmark law that helped cement his place as America’s …

National Parks

The Little Secrets Behind Apple’s Green Data Centers - MIT Technology Review

Apple this week said that all of its data centers are powered by renewable energy. How Apple achieved that impressive goal reflects the complexity of …

Renewable Energy

Here's What You Can Expect This Winter Across the United States

Winter typically puts a sudden end to all of the outdoorsy fun associated with fall foliage, but it turns out you might not need to spend the …

Weather

Michael Rapaport Skewers Trump on Global Warming, Dubs Him 'Dumb Donald' (Video)

“Look at your ice skating rink, you f—cking dummy,” blasts actor<p>The verdict is in: actor Michael Rapaport and President Donald Trump are on opposite …

Entertainment

This is the law on having a bonfire and the nuisance it causes

Bonfire night is around the corner - and it's only natural for you to head out into the garden with a crate of lager and a sparkler or two.<p>You may …

Environment

Renewable Energy This Week: What You Need to Know

A Fox News host puts his weight behind solar energy and Jeff Bezos hangs out on a wind turbine this week in renewable energy.<p>Last week was another …

Renewable Energy

CO₂ benefits of regrowing forests nothing to shake a stick at | Ars Technica

Land use shifts could provide over a third of our needed emissions cuts.<p>It’s a common suggestion that we should just plant trees to suck CO2 out of …

Sustainability

How Marine Algae Could Help Feed the World

By William Moomaw and Asaf Tzachor<p>Our planet faces a growing food crisis. According to the United Nations, more than 800 million people are regularly …

Nutrition

Nigeria: Oil spills lead to increased newborn mortality in the Niger Delta

Researchers from the University of Sankt Gallen have found that neonatal mortality rises if a child's mother lives close to an oil spill before …

World News

Robben Island inaugurates R25m microgrid

Robben Island, a World Heritage Site has gone green with the installation of a R25-million solar energy, lithium-ion battery storage microgrid that …

South Africa

The E.P.A.’s Top 10 Toxic Threats, and Industry’s Pushback

<i>T</i><i>he Environmental Protection Agency has published a list of 10</i> <i>toxic threats it will evaluate first under a</i> <i>law passed last year intended to crack down on hazardous chemicals</i><i>. They are among 90 chemicals</i> <i>identified by the agency that may harm children, damage nerve tissue, cause cancer, contaminate</i> …

News (U.S.)

Feds OK plan to leave slick of polluted coal tar in SC river

Federal authorities have approved a plan to allow S.C. Electric and Gas to leave a slick of polluted coal tar in the Congaree River rather than …

Business

Why Cape Town’s drought was so hard to forecast

Image Credits:<p>Cape Town’s drought and associated water shortage has officially escalated to the level of a disaster. The hope for a natural solution …

Climate Change

Toxic tensions in the heart of 'Cancer Alley'

JUST WATCHED<p>EPA: Plant emits 99% of US chloroprene pollution<p>Replay<p>More Videos ...<p>MUST WATCH<p><b>LaPlace, Louisiana (CNN) —</b> Geraldine Watkins sits at the kitchen table in her ranch home, rattling off the names of friends and relatives in her small Louisiana town who've died of cancer over the last 40 …

Health

Kea or Kākāriki? Bird of the Year contest gets New Zealand in a flap

Country’s treasured avian species puff up their plumage as nation votes on who rules the roost<p>Bird of the Year leaderboard – check the pecking order<p>First there was the “Jacinda effect” and a government to cobble together. Then came the mania for the jade Kākāriki, the shining cuckoo and the stern …

Environment

Solar Panels: 10 Midwestern Cities With the Most Potential

The adoption of solar panels is expanding throughout the U.S., and the popularity is increasing even among unlikely regions such as the …

Business

NASA Satellites Captured Rapid Intensification of 4 Recent Hurricanes

NASA satellites captured views of Hurricane Maria, Irma, Harvey and Jose as they rapidly intensified and barreled toward the Caribbean islands and …

Climate Change

France's Solar Market Dominated by Total and SunPower

SunPower and Total may be creating a new model in renewable energy in a surprising location: France.<p>As the U.S. solar market comes under attack from …

Renewable Energy

Intelligentsia urges to engage local communities in protecting heritage

LAHORE: The intelligentsia from United Kingdom and Pakistan urged concerned authorities to engage the local communities in executing heritage …

Paper Craft

6 Best Hoop Houses And Greenhouses For Growing Your Own Food Year Round

These hoop houses are sturdy and sustainable.<p>A greenhouse makes <b>growing food</b> possible year-round and in any region. Small, easy-to-build passive hoop …

Lifestyle

Storm Brian clobbers Ireland and British coastal towns, buildings damaged

TENBY, Wales (Reuters) - Storm Brian battered towns in Ireland and along the western coast of England and Wales on Saturday, with gusts and high seas causing heavy damage to buildings.<p>Less than a week after Tropical Storm Ophelia killed three people, Ireland's weather office issued an warning that …

Weather

Supermarket sneak: bruised strawberries placed in punnets in war against food waste

Asda has started sneaking bruised and wonky strawberries into standard punnets in a war against food waste.<p>For the past 20 weeks its packs of strawberries have contained a mix of "class 1" and "class 2" fruit instead of purely class 1. The supermarket said shoppers haven't noticed and that the …

Food Waste

New Research Proves Just How Deadly Pollution Really Is

Scientists are constantly doing their best to spread the word regarding the dangers of pollution and the damage it causes to the environment. …

Pollution

Loosening offshore drilling rules is a risky proposal

Arctic oil spill could cause major damage due to lack of resources for cleanup<p>The Trump administration is proposing a bill to roll back restrictions …

Deepwater Horizon

University of New Hampshire gets top "green campus" status

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Methane gas coming from a nearby landfill provides the University of New Hampshire with almost all of its campus energy and the school composts tens of thousands of food waste each month. It also is home to the country's first organic dairy research farm.<p>These are just a few of …

Education

T-Charge London Map, Start Date And Everything Else You Need To Know As New Tax Comes In

It's part of efforts to try to clean up London's toxic air.<p>As part of the mayor of London’s bid to tackle the city’s toxic air crisis, the new …

Electric Vehicles

Trump’s pick for Puerto Rico’s environmental cleanup might actually do the right thing

Meredith Dake/CQ Roll Call/AP<p><i>This story was originally published by</i> New Republic <i></i><i>and appears here as part of the</i> Climate Desk <i>collaboration</i>.<p>President …

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