On at least a dozen occasions during its natural history, life on Earth has nearly been wiped out -- by falling rocks, by exploding mountains, by the collision of continents, by excessive heat and cold, by bacteria and viruses -- and almost had
One of the most important lessons that economics teaches is that incentives matter. Economics is not a field that is normally associated with the environmental movement, but the recognition of the importance of incentives has led to a schism in the m
There exists somewhere, ‘out there’ in the public realm, the notion that philosophical libertarianism allows for, even encourages, the wanton destruction of our common environment, just so a few of those evil capitalists can get rich in their damnabl
My hope is that we embrace a new beginning and live up to the promises we have made to others and to ourselves.
Present U.S. population: 315 million. Projected in 38 years by 2050: 438 million. Environmental, quality of life and standard of living expected in 2050: degraded, dismal, and unfortunate for countless millions of Americans.
A second worker at Lamar Advertising, one of the nation's largest provider of outdoor media, has admitted poisoning and chopping down trees that block its billboards
A new study by Clinical Epigenetics, a peer-reviewed journal that focuses largely on diseases, has found that the rise in autism in the United States could be linked to the industrial food system, specifically the prevalence of high-fructose corn syr
Audi’s 2010 ‘Green Police’ spoof commercial may not be far off becoming reality with the announcement that the Department of Homeland Security is creating new “environmental justice”
Scientists who watch for earthquakes have discovered a big increase in the number of small quakes in the middle of the country. It's an area that's usually pretty quiet geologically.
The Environmental Protection Agency has refused a petition that aimed to ban the sale of a powerful pesticide linked with cancer
A lawsuit filed this week claims that the Monsanto corporation, "motivated by a desire for unwarranted economic gain,” knowingly poisoned farmers that were pressured to use the company’s chemicals.
The green revolution won a temporary success in man's war against hunger and deprivation;it gave breathing space.But the frightening power of human reproduction must also be curbed;otherwise the success of the green revolution will be ephemeral only.
"If we stay silent, special interests will win; if we speak out together we have a chance."
Nuclear power is no longer an economically viable source of new energy in the United States, the freshly-retired CEO of Exelon, America’s largest producer of nuclear power [who also served on the president’s Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclea
Diatomacious Earth (often referred to as "DE") is an off white talc-like powder that is the fossilized remains of marine phytoplankton.
Let me rephrase that. GROW A GARDEN.
Monsanto’s Roundup, which is the most popular herbicide used today, has been found to ignite morphological changes in amphibians.
Fukushima will start burning radioactive debris containing up to 100,000 becquerels of radioactive cesium per kilogram.
Will 5 billion people perish from the earth in the coming century? That’s what the controversial elitist think tank, the Club of Rome, predicted back in 1972.
Early last year, leaked documents obtained by a Colorado beekeeper exposed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) illegitimate approval of clothianidin
Early last year, leaked documents obtained by a Colorado beekeeper exposed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) illegitimate approval of clothianidin.
Four environmental organizers and researchers examine the ‘green jobs’ buzz.
Earth is clingy when it comes to copper.
Across the country, more than 7,700 daily temperature records were broken last month, on the heels of the fourth warmest winter on record.
The world’s most popular weed killer, Roundup, can cause amphibians to change shape, according to research published today in Ecological Applications.
A technique that monitors whales through the sounds they emit has answered a key issue raised by the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico two years ago this month.
Governments promise to search for sustainable use of Amazon region.
New England is expected to experience a "moderate" regional "red tide" this spring and summer, report NOAA-funded scientists working in the Gulf of Maine to study the toxic algae that causes the bloom.
A few news reports (in Icelandic) have been talking about the crater lake on Askja caldera having mysteriously become ice-free over the last month while lakes around it (that aren’t on volcanoes) and at lower elevations are still ice-covered
A controversial new study of honeybee deaths has deepened a bitter dispute over whether the developed world’s most popular pesticides are causing an ecological catastrophe.