How Much Can Dietary Changes and Food Production Practices Help Mitigate Climate Change?
Food policy experts weigh in on the possibilities of individual diet choices and sustainable production methods.
Timber Companies Have the Opportunity to Protect Forests Long Term
The majority of logging companies, however, fail to protect their lands from unsustainable clear-felling practices and even fewer have systems to monitor and ensure such policies.
New Documents Reveal More About Alleged Ethics Violations at the Department of the Interior
Public records reveal additional details about top political appointee Timothy Williams' meeting with his former employer, the Koch-backed group Americans for Prosperity.
Electric Vehicles May Not Be Able to Avoid Road Maintenance Taxes for Much Longer
The federal government's purse for road maintenance depends on the 18 cents per gallon gasoline tax that the growing population of EVs has been evading.
Expanding Oil Exploration Threatens One of the Sahara's Largest Nature Reserves
The Termit and Tin Toumma National Nature Reserve covers an area three times the size of Belgium and contains numerous endangered species.
How a Simple Amoeba Can Become a Deadly Brain-Eating Infection
Infections with Naegleria fowleri, the so-called brain-eating amoeba, are extremely rare, but also extremely deadly.
Climate Disaster Won't Be Avoided With Andrew Yang's Universal Basic Income and Relocation
In the second round of the Democratic debates, Andrew Yang said his platform would provide Americans with the resources they need to adapt to climate change.
How Gender Stereotypes Affect Pro-Environment Behavior
New research finds certain green behaviors are linked with masculine and feminine stereotypes.
The Largest Dam Ever Built in India Could Cause More Harm Than Good
The government-backed project is aimed at preventing flooding in downstream areas but the possible environmental impact on local communities could outweigh the dam's benefits.
Investigating the Development of the Modern-Day Zoo
Zoo scholar Natascha Meuser reflects on the connection between zoo architecture and the natural environment, the balance between science and slick branding, and the zoo building's hybrid role as a prison, theater, and museum.
Papua New Guinea's Road Expansion Plan Would Escalate Deforestation
In a new paper, a team of scientists cautions that plans to add more than 3,700 miles of roads in the next few years could seriously endanger biological wealth.
What Can Texas Learn From the Netherlands About Flood Prevention?
A worst-case scenario hurricane could threaten large swaths of southern Texas. Flood experts from the Netherlands are attempting to mitigate the damage.
The Odds of a Major Flood in Washington, D.C., Will Quadruple by 2050
The one-in-100-year storm that hit our nation's capital last week is expected to become a one-in-25-year event by mid-century, according to D.C.'s own analysis.
How Much Has California's War on Air Pollution Reduced Asthma Rates?
Los Angeles used to be one of the most polluted cities on the planet. After decades of improvements, pollution levels are ticking up again.
Groundwater Depletion May Cause Domestic Wells to Dry Out
Well depths are increasing across much of the United States, but advocates worry drilling deeper isn't the solution.
New Research Shows the Deadly Effect of Neurons on Cancerous Tumors
It appears that tumors can co-opt the signals neurons produce in order to grow, indicating that neurons and cancer cells together might be a dangerous duo.
The U.S. Virgin Islands Becomes the First American Jurisdiction to Ban Common Chemical Sunscreens
The new law, passed unanimously in the U.S. Virgin Islands’ legislature on June 25th, targets three UV-blocking chemicals found in most mainstream commercial sunscreen products.
Inside Texas' Revamped Statewide Flood Mitigation Plan
It's a wishlist of projects with an overarching goal of mitigating flooding across the most disaster-prone state in the nation.
Deforestation in Colombia Finally Dips Three Years After FARC Peace Deal
The country's historic 2016 peace deal with former FARC guerrillas closed a chapter on a half-century of armed conflict but also caused rapidly accelerating forest loss in remote regions of the country.
A Top DOI Official Allegedly Violated Federal Ethics Rules. New FOIA Documents Shed Light on His Apparent Misdeeds.
Douglas Domenech's communications with his former employer, the Koch-backed Texas Public Policy Foundation, are more extensive than previously known.
Paraben Preservatives Aren't as Toxic as Consumers Think
In fact, preservative-free cosmetic products marketed as "natural" could actually be more dangerous than products containing synthetic preservatives.