Researchers behind ‘Anthropocene equation’ say impact of people’s intense activity on Earth far exceeds that of natural events spread across millennia By Melissa Davey For the first time, researchers have developed a mathematical equation to describe the impact of human… Read More ›
BEIJING —Heavy smog in northern China on Sunday caused hundreds of flights to be canceled and highways to shut, disrupting the first day of the new year holiday. Large parts of the north were hit by hazardous smog in mid-December,… Read More ›
Setting an unprecedented precedent By Mary Beth Griggs What Happened In Louisiana? Barry Keim, Louisiana State Climatologist and a professor of climatology, can trace the storm back to August 3, when it formed just off the coast of Florida, a… Read More ›
The bill will mainly protect corporations who are polluting our water, land, and air quality.
by Bill McKibben Like all proper scandals, the #Exxonknew revelations have begun to spin off new dramas and lines of inquiry. Presidential candidates have begun to call for Department of Justice investigations, and company spokesmen have begun to dig themselves deeper… Read More ›
A global oil glut has tanked prices and cut profits—so why won’t Shell give up on the north? Surprise lurks in the Chukchi, whose frigid waters north of the Bering Strait span from Alaska to Siberia. Logistical and legal obstacles… Read More ›
Average Number of Days above 95 degrees Along the coast, rising sea-levels will likely put billions of dollars of property and infrastructure at risk. Further inland, increasingly warm and dry conditions threaten the productivity of one of the richest agricultural… Read More ›