environment

scorched earth

Planet at Risk of Heading Towards Apocalyptic, Irreversible ‘Hothouse Earth’ State

We only have 10-20 years to fix this.
Stephen Leahy
8.6.18
environment

Deformed Fish, Rabbits With Two Genitals: Canada’s Largest National Park Is Falling Apart

A federal study found that out of 17 environmental indicators at Wood Buffalo National Park—the second-largest national park in the world—15 are declining.
Jordan Pearson
7.17.18
environment

The Baltic Sea’s Oxygen Levels Are At a 1,500-Year Low

And climate change is halting recovery efforts.
Jordan Pearson
7.5.18
Conservation

We’ve Saved One of the Coral Reefs by Simply Bothering to Do Something

Coral doesn’t have to be doomed, we just have to actually try to save it.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.28.18
Greenhouse Gases

Feeding Cows Space Food Could Reduce Greenhouse Gases

Scientists want to bring back an environmentally friendly food source NASA tested on its astronauts in the 1960s: bacteria. Germs never tasted so good.
Mirjam Guesgen
6.27.18
environment

Doug Ford, Canada’s Version of Trump, Is Waging His Own War on the Environment

Doug Ford is already cutting the GreenON fund, and said that the cap-and-trade program will be his first priority as premier of Ontario.
Farnia Fekri
6.22.18
tuna sushi

Scientists Are Taming Endangered Atlantic Bluefin Tuna for Our Sushi

Scientists at the Spanish Institute of Oceanography have spent 15 years trying to domesticate Atlantic bluefin tuna, one of the ocean’s greatest apex predators.
Mark Mann
6.14.18
Survivor

What I Learned About Our Planet By Watching 540 Hours of ‘Survivor’

CBS's 'Survivor' reaches more people than most nature documentaries and uses animals to comment on the human condition.
Melissa Cronin
5.23.18
environment

Most of the Mammals On Earth Are Cows Because We're Addicted to Meat

A new study of all the biomass on the planet found that 60 percent of all mammals are livestock.
Kaleigh Rogers
5.23.18
Bitcoin Energy

Nobody Knows Exactly How Much Energy Bitcoin Is Using

New research suggests that Bitcoin will account for 0.5 percent of the world’s electricity demand by the end of this year. But one researcher says he still isn't getting the whole picture.
Daniel Oberhaus
5.16.18
climate change

Climate Impacts of the Kinder Morgan Pipeline Could Cost Up to $8.7 Billion

There are real costs associated with releasing more CO2 into the atmosphere. Here, we crunched some numbers.
Stephen Leahy
5.3.18
water

Cape Town Residents Tell Us What It's Like Living in the Shadow of 'Day Zero'

Facing a water shortage, residents can no longer wash their cars with municipal water. And bars are cutting frozen margaritas from the menu.
Jay Fleming
4.30.18