Blog Posts (6)
May 12, 2016
By Christopher S. Kovel, M.A. Today’s society is built and shaped by technology and scientific discovery but, surprisingly, pervading scientific denial lingers. Irrational skepticism and flat-out denial of uncontroversial theories is not just a rebuke of the facts of science … Continue reading →
July 29, 2015
by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.
In James Patterson’s book (and now TV miniseries) Zoo, the animals have acquired an intelligence that removes their fear of humans.…
February 18, 2014
This is amazing.
October 10, 2013
by Craig Klugman, PhD.
It’s week 2 of the government shutdown with no end in sight. In fact, some people are saying this is a good thing because it achieves their aim of shrinking government.…
May 14, 2013
Craig Klugman, Ph.D.
On May 9, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography independently reported measurements of mean concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide levels of nearly 400 parts per million (it was actually 399.89 ppm). …
April 19, 2013
Jennifer Chevinsky, B.S.
A recent study led by a University of Washington research team has found that air pollution is among the top five threats to the health of people living in China. …
September 30, 2015 2:25 pm
U.S. oil refineries will face tighter standards in coming years on toxic emissions that cause lung problems and increase cancer risks, environmental regulators said on Tuesday.
September 8, 2015 5:41 pm
Beneath the swelling blue surf, ocean life is on the move. Marine species are swimming into new new communities and forcing others out. By the end of the century, the ecosystems that cover 70% of our planet’s surface will look completely different.
April 29, 2015 2:03 pm
California Governor Jerry Brown issued an executive order on Wednesday to cut greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent by 2030, a move he said was necessary to combat the growing threat of climate change.
April 20, 2015 4:32 pm
U.S. regulators may start testing food products for residues of the world’s most widely used herbicide, the Environmental Protection Agency told Reuters on Friday, as public concern rises over possible links to disease.
April 10, 2015 1:32 pm
U.S. consumer groups, scientists and food companies are testing substances ranging from breakfast cereal to breast milk for residues of the world’s most widely used herbicide on rising concerns over its possible links to disease.
March 31, 2015 9:05 pm
California is suffering from “second-hand smog” drifting in from Asia and other places, researchers said on Tuesday, even as the state’s prolonged drought has made air quality worse.
March 25, 2015 1:50 pm
Air pollution may take a toll not only on physical health, but mental well-being as well, two new studies suggest.
March 16, 2015 2:18 pm
Plagued by prolonged drought, California now has only enough water to get it through the next year, according to NASA.
March 12, 2015 6:38 pm
The first round-the-world solar-powered flight landed in India on Wednesday, the second leg of a 35,000 km (22,000 mile) journey seeking to demonstrate that flying long distances fueled by renewable energy is possible.
March 3, 2015 2:41 pm
Satellite images suggest tropical forests from the Amazon to the Philippines are disappearing at a far more rapid pace than previously thought, a University of Maryland team of forest researchers say.
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