Environmentalists are urging the USDA to reject this genetically engineered eucalyptus tree


A genetically engineered, freeze-tolerant eucalyptus tree is moving closer to receiving approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, amid concerns about the tree’s possible negative effects on the environment. The USDA has proposed lifting restrictions on commercial production of the trees, based on a draft environmental impact statement More...

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By admin On Monday, August 7th, 2017

The Arctic’s fabled passage is opening up. This is what it looks like

THE NORTHWEST PASSAGE – The Canadian icebreaker — a ship about as long as a football field — shudders as it makes contact, and then crashes through what appears to be more than five-feet of ice, bound More...

By admin On Monday, August 7th, 2017

Trump’s border wall would slice through wildlife refuges and cut off U.S. territory in Texas

On dusty land in Mission, Tex., near the Mexican border, Marianna Trevino Wright recently took a walk with a contractor. She was showing off her effort to turn the earth surrounding the National Butterfly More...

By admin On Friday, August 4th, 2017

The Gulf of Mexico dead zone is larger than ever. Here’s what to do about it.

Scientists just measured the largest dead zone ever recorded for the Gulf of Mexico, a whopping 8,776 square miles, massive enough to cover all of New Jersey. And only dramatic shifts in farming practices More...

By admin On Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

Reversing course, Trump administration will not delay an Obama ozone rule

One day after 16 states sued, the Trump administration reversed its effort to delay Obama administration regulations to curb air pollution that forms smog. With no mention of the challenges from states such More...

By admin On Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

Unchecked climate change could bring extremely dangerous heat to South Asia, scientists warn

Extreme temperatures in South Asia could reach dangerous thresholds by the end of the century if we don’t curb our greenhouse gas emissions, according to an alarming new study. This means millions of More...

By admin On Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

How Trump is fueling Jerry Brown’s climate change push in California

When President Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris climate agreement, it stunned the world. But it also had a less predictable effect: turning California’s Governor Jerry Brown (D) into Trump’s More...

By admin On Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

This strange spot over the Atlantic isn’t getting warmer. Scientists think they may know why.

A mysterious “warming hole” in the North Atlantic Ocean, an anomalous zone of cooling temperatures which has fascinated and puzzled scientists for the past few years, may be evidence of more troubling processes More...

By admin On Monday, July 31st, 2017

We only have a 5 percent chance of avoiding ‘dangerous’ global warming, a study finds

In recent years, it has become increasingly common to frame the climate change problem as a kind of countdown — each year we emit more carbon dioxide, narrowing the window for fixing the problem, but not quite More...

By admin On Thursday, July 27th, 2017

This massive new wind farm is proof clean energy is doing fine under Trump

One of the U.S.’s largest power companies, American Electric Power, announced plans on Wednesday  to build the biggest U.S. wind farm in the state of Oklahoma, in a strong signal of continued growth More...