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Yellowstone Earthquakes Reveal a Volcanic System Six Times Bigger Than We Thought

I’ve been underestimated for too long. (alh1/flickr, CC BY-ND 4.0)
I’ve been underestimated for too long. (alh1/flickr, CC BY-ND 4.0)

Seismologists have discovered a massive magma reservoir beneath the Yellowstone supervolcano in Wyoming, US, that suggests its volcanic system could be more than 5.6 times...




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    More Money Means More Trees in US Cities

    By Brian Bienkowski, Environmental Health News Ray Tretheway has been in the tree business for more than three decades in Sacramento – a city notorious... Read more

  • Farmer waters his vegetables on a two acre parcel at Ogonowski Farm in Dracut, Mass., shortly after sunrise, Wednesday July 7, 2010. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Is Land Fertilized With Sewage Sludge Harmful?

    Did you know that some American farms use sewage sludge to fertilize their crops? According to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), about half of the... Read more

  • Discarded remains of an immature crowned eagle (Stephanoaetus coronatus) found in a hunting camp in the Ebo forest. Photo credit: Robin Whytock / ZSSD

    Commercial Bushmeat Hunting Pressuring Birds in Africa

    While conducting a bird survey in the Ebo Forest Reserve of Cameroon, Scottish ornithologist Robin Whytock noted two uncommon forest raptors in a camp regularly... Read more

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    Grow Bigger, Better Carrots: Soil Prep, Planting & Harvesting

    If you live anywhere in North America with hard clay soil, you may have given up growing carrots in your garden. The tops may have grown... Read more

  • In this file photo, around 310,000 attendees were at the People's Climate March in Manhattan, New York, Sept. 21, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Why Do Major US Corporations Want to Address Climate Change?

    Environmentalists aren’t the only ones who want the Earth to be a greener place. On Wednesday, a group of representatives from major U.S. corporations lobbied... Read more

  • Fields of carrots are watered near where the California Aqueduct flows through Kern County, the nation's number 2 crop county, some twenty five miles south of Bakersfield, California on March 29, 2015 (FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

    California’s Water Problems Aren’t Just About Drought

    As California’s drought pushes through its fourth year, the solutions being pitched for the state’s water shortage problem have become progressively more radical. In San... Read more

  • Like a lot of people, I think of Earth Day as Earth’s Birthday. (Utomo Hendra Saputra/Unsplash, CC BY 1.0)

    Let’s Make Earth Day About Earth, Not Us

    Today is Earth Day, but it’s one of the most confused and misguided celebratory days of the year. The UN refers to this day as... Read more

  • Rabbits tagged by the USGS, in an effort to determine if pythons are responsible for dwindling numbers. Within days, all the tagged rabbits were found in python stomachs. (USGS)

    Burmese Pythons in the Everglades: How Serious Is the Threat?

    Scientists and wildlife managers face daunting challenges with how to handle an invasive reptile in the Everglades National Park, Florida. Believed to number up to... Read more

  • "Projections of more wildfires in the West mean that we need to account for this source of carbon emissions. Meeting the state greenhouse gas targets for 2020 might require a reconsideration of wildland management policies," says John Battles. (US Department of Agriculture/CC BY 2.0)

    Wildfires in California Spew Greenhouse Gas

    Wildfires in California emit more greenhouse gas than previously believed, according to a new study that quantifies the amount of carbon stored and released through... Read more

  • In this Aug. 2, 2003 file photo, a bumblebee sits atop a gray-headed coneflower in Dauphin, Pa. A common pesticide is dramatically harming wild bees, according to a new in-the-field study that outside experts say may shift the way the U.S. government looks at a controversial class of chemicals. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

    Common Pesticide Widely Killing Wild Bees, Study Shows

    WASHINGTON—A common type of pesticide is dramatically harming wild bees, according to a new in-the-field study that outside experts say may help shift the way... Read more

  • Leaping Polar Bear in Svalbard, Norway, 2008. (Cyril Christo and Marie Wilkinson)

    The Last Polar Bears

    We first went to Churchill in Manitoba, Canada, to see its famous polar bears, whose lives were being threatened by the vagaries of a civilization,... Read more

  • Wooden fishing rigs off Java's coast. Photo: Rhett A. Butler

    Indonesia Asked to Give Fisherman Help with Net Transition

    On Sunday, the Indonesian ombudsman asked the maritime affairs minister to help fishermen adapt to the government ban on seine and trawl fishing implemented in January.  “We... Read more

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    The Low Carb Collection by Reformation

    Like any Californian cool girls, the women behind the eco-friendly fashion brand Reformation count their carbs religiously. But not the kinds of carbs you’d imagine. These freewheelin’... Read more

  • A tree tagged "DEAD TREE" in the Sheepshead Bay neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, on April 15, 2015. The city is still dealing with dead tree removal three years since Superstorm Sandy. (Christine Lin/ Epoch Times)

    Why Some New Yorkers Won’t See Green Trees This Spring

    It’s mid-April and the trees should have sprouted green buds by now, but in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, spring looks apocalyptic. Three years ago, Superstorm Sandy... Read more

  • Surging demand for natural rubber is decimating some of the world's most endangered forests, putting wildlife and critical ecosystem services at risk, warn scientists writing in the journal Conservation Letters.

    Deforestation Driven by Demand for Natural Rubber

    Surging demand for natural rubber is decimating some of the world’s most endangered forests, putting wildlife and critical ecosystem services at risk, warn scientists writing... Read more

  • Andean community leaders show hydrologists and project developers from Lima damaged amunas. These pre-Incan canals collect excess river water in the wet season so it can recharge pools and groundwater supplies for use in the dry season. Credit: Gena Gammie.

    Lima to Restore Pre-Incan Aqueducts to Alleviate Water Crisis

    To tackle a looming water crisis, the city of Lima, Peru, is planning a series of green infrastructure projects, including the restoration of an ancient... Read more


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