Georgia Tech's Judith Curry has authored an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal claiming that "there is less urgency to phase out greenhouse gas emissions now" than in the past. This could not be further from the truth.
Going undercover to plant GPS trackers on truck shipments sounds like a plotline from the TV drama 24, or a James Bond movie. But that's just what Greenpeace did to track shipments of illegally-logged timber from the Amazon rainforest in Brazil to sawmills and eventually overseas.
It is pretty obvious that we wouldn't do well without the benefits provided by a healthy ocean. In fact, we most likely would not survive. The good news is that many people are realizing what is at stake; even global and national leaders are catching on.
This decision doesn't just disappoint. It is truly frightening for it vividly demonstrates the powerful grip that a handful of major chemical/biotech companies hold over our regulatory process.
Sheen joins Brigitte Bardot, Bob Barker, Steve Irwin and Sam Simon in an elite class of Hollywood stars, conservationists and television executives who support Sea Shepherd and have vessels named in their honor
So, let me present the who's who of climate pollution, as if the offenders were characters on a certain beloved TV show from the 80s (and blockbuster movie from a few years ago).
The Ohio state senate packed known opponents of renewable energy onto the review panel mandated to determine whether to make the current freeze permanent. The latest move makes a bad situation worse -- reducing the chance that Ohioans will get the fair evidence-based hearing they deserve about their energy future.
After removing overstepping authority on recreational, relatively harmless psychoactive drugs, the "in" crowd immediately does an about-face and asks the state to regulate its food. You cannot, if you love freedom and trust the individual, have it both ways.
Power plants are our nation's largest source of carbon pollution -- which comes bundled with other toxic pollutants like nitrogen oxide and sulfur dioxide that cause respiratory problems, especially among children. Although the U.S. already limits power plant pollutants like mercury and arsenic, there are currently no limits on carbon pollution.
For decades, the standard practice for community cats -- also known as feral or outdoor cats -- was simply to round them up and kill them in shelters. This cruel policy failed to stabilize community cat populations. Trap-neuter-return has revolutionized community cat care by creating policies that protect cats -- who can then live out their lives without reproducing.
Sudarshan Rajak disappeared under suspicious circumstances after protesting the relocation of families for Reliance Power's 4,000-megawatt Sasan coal project in Singrauli, India.
No one appreciates fish next day from the water more than we do, but the ability to enjoy wild salmon and wild shrimp all year long is a blessing, one that sustains family fisheries and your family's health.
If constructed, the facility could see some six to eight million tons of coal and refinery waste exported overseas every year (that's about six coal-fired power plants worth of coal).
To me, living a beautiful life is actually about respect - for oneself, for others and I maintain, for the environment. Taking the time to notice what's beautiful and to savor it, and when necessary, to protect it.
Being a smallholder farmer shouldn't mean producing the world's food while continuing to live in poverty, even if it's not "extreme" poverty.
There are many factors we could cite, but to discover the biggest reason, follow the big money.
Many people have a need to be remembered well, even if that motivation is hidden, so sparking it can shift the focus to future others. Public policies that encourage futuristic contemplation might be one tool for stemming the ravages of climate change before it's too late.
The collapse of soaring oil prices signaled the beginning of the 2008 Great Recession. This milder repeat performance is not so confusing if we look at the basics -- and remember that what counts about oil is not where it is produced, or exactly how much we need, but its price.
The vast majority of the oceans' surface is polluted with plastic particles, 80 percent of which was trash on land that washed out to sea. These plastics may get broken down into tiny pieces, incorporated into glaciers, or swallowed up by animals, but they never really disappear.