Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Clean energy produces billions in health benefits, study finds

"This research shows that renewables pay for themselves through health benefits alone."

How to counter Trump’s disastrous attack on our public lands

Fossil fuel leasing on public lands is worsening the climate crisis. But there's hope.

Looking backwards: 2020-1944

Perhaps you’ll recognize the reference in the title to this article to a novel published in 1888.  It was the third most...

EPA reverses approval of poison traps used to kill wildlife

Last week, Trump’s EPA had made the decision to reauthorize the use of deadly cyanide traps to kill the wild animals that...

A chance to save the ‘rhinos of the sea’

Many scientists wait for their whole careers to see their predictions proven correct — and if that happens, it often causes for...

World’s forest animal population drops 53% since 1970: WWF report

The global population of forest-dwelling vertebrates has plummeted in the period between 1970 and 2014, according to a study published Tuesday by...

Why Mauna Kea needs your protection

I was born on the island of O'ahu, 98 years after the U.S. supported an illegal coup in my hometown of Honolulu to overthrow...

Fracking and shale drilling caused spike in climate-warming methane pollution, says new study

Climate-changing pollution reached unprecedented levels in 2018. That's both judged against the last 60 years of modern measurements and against 800,000 years...

Fighting back: Six states sue the EPA over its approval of pesticide linked to...

“The EPA is egregiously sacrificing our children’s health by refusing to make a determination on this dangerous pesticide.”

We ignore thousands of threatened plant species at our own peril

Kokia drynarioides is a small but significant flowering tree endemic to Hawaii’s dry forests. Native Hawaiians used its large, scarlet flowers to...