As the FOIA approaches its 50th year, it faces a disturbing backlash from scientists tied to the agrichemical company Monsanto and its allies.
They can try to dress up their kills in the language of tradition or sport, and claim that their license fees pay for conservation, but it's all a smokescreen and a series of self-serving rationalizations.
A recent study by Sondre Båtstrand shows what an extreme outlier the modern Republican party is when compared with the conservative parties in nine other democracies with respect to their attitudes about climate change.
One part of the adoption process needs to be educating people- on the specific animal they want to adopt, on what kind of medical care will be needed, on keeping the dog safe, on the importance of basic obedience training, and the list goes on.
What you don't realize when you adopt your first pit bull are all of the things that come as part of that package deal. Sure, you've got your normal puppy things, i.e. house breaking, training, the occasional potty accident to clean, etc. You also get a fair amount of ignorance, and hate.
As the World Bank again invests in large dam schemes with the promise of "sustainable hydropower," it has unfortunately failed to learn from its past mistakes.
Historically there has been some contention between China and the US whenever the ghost of emissions past has raised its head. As China's economy has grown in recent years and its emissions consequently risen in tandem, the US had insisted that they be responsible for the greatest cuts.
It is time American and global environmentalism advocate for the human cause with the same ferocity they have advocated for nature's cause. It is not only morally right, it is the only path available to cut the common roots of injustice that harm equally people and the environment.
Workers on both tea plantations and small farms often face sexual harassment and other human-rights abuses, cripplingly low wages, and health issues caused by the backbreaking work of picking and pesticide exposure.
Research has shown that many people won't internalize or act on an issue unless it has a direct impact on their life or within their community. The aim of our piece is to bridge the knowledge gap and show in measurable and relatable ways how climate change will affect the average American.
There are many challenges and many benefits of growing food on Mars. For a long-term mission, it isn't cost effective to haul food to Mars if we can grow it there. And with the reports of Martian salt water this week, we can start a biological life support system by filtering the salt out of the water that is already there.
Shell's failure in the Arctic should become a transformational moment for Obama and our addiction to deadly fossil fuels. While he's at it, he should pledge to end all new fossil fuel leasing on public lands and oceans, which would keep 450 billion tons of greenhouse pollution out of the atmosphere.
If VW can't get the cars to comply with US fuel efficiency standards without compromising performance and fuel efficiency, they should buy them back from consumers.
For the first time, TNC trustees from all 50 states and both political parties will visit Capitol Hill on Tuesday to tell their legislators that they need to fix this mistake as soon as possible.
Many islanders believe that the plan to install concrete piers for easy cruise ship guest access is short sighted and the loss of corals will actually hurt not only the marine ecosystem, but also an important part of island income, tourism.
AP editors are right to advise against labeling the anti-science crowd skeptics. But they have done the journalistic world a disservice by giving those who reject mainstream science the "benefit of the doubt" (pun intended). We're sticking with deniers and we urge accuracy-minded editors to do the same.