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28 Signs the West Coast Is Being Absolutely Fried With Nuclear Radiation From Fukushima
The map above comes from the Nuclear Emergency Tracking Center. It shows that radiation levels at radiation monitoring stations all over the country are elevated... Read more
Fifth of World’s Plants Under Threat, Warns Kew Gardens
A fifth of the world’s plant species are at risk of extinction, researchers warned on Tuesday, May 10th, in an unprecedented global census of the... Read more
A Healthy Biosphere Means Healthier Humans
Imagine if scientists came up with an inexpensive, easily administered way to decrease the risk of cancer, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and obesity by 25... Read more
Can We Save the Algae Biofuel Industry?
Algal biofuels are in trouble. This alternative fuel source could help reduce overall carbon emissions without taking land from food production, like many crop-based biofuels... Read more
The UAE Wants to Build a ‘Rainmaking Mountain’—Are We All OK With That?
Eglwyswrw is a real place. This village in Wales is as long on rain as it is short on vowels. Last winter, it rained for... Read more
Over a Hundred Tremors Shake Mount St. Helens as It ‘Recharges’ With Magma
In the past two months, more than 130 small earthquakes have been detected beneath Mount St. Helens, in Skamania County, Washington, the site of the devastating... Read more
Why Non-Renewables Are Still in Abundance While Renewables Are Not
The problem the world faces is that many of the resources that are truly threatened are the renewable ones, not, as so often assumed, the... Read more
Stunning Jellyfish With Lights Discovered in Mariana Trench, 12,000 Feet Deep
Update: Multiple media reports seemed to suggest this jellyfish is a new species. We have asked the NOAA and this is the response we’ve received:... Read more
Phasing Out Fossil Fuels for Renewables May Not Be a Straightforward Swap
To have any chance of preventing dangerous climate change, the world needs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero or even negative by mid-century... Read more
Rising Carbon Dioxide Is Greening the Earth—but It’s Not All Good News
Dried lake beds, failed crops, flattened trees: when we think of global warming we often think of the impacts of droughts and extreme weather. While... Read more
Chernobyl and Fukushima: Measuring Radioactivity, Harm to Wildlife
The largest nuclear disaster in history occurred 30 years ago at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in what was then the Soviet Union. The meltdown,... Read more
Chernobyl: New Tomb Will Make Site Safe for 100 Years
Thirty years after the Chernobyl nuclear accident, there’s still a significant threat of radiation from the crumbling remains of Reactor 4. But an innovative, 1.5... Read more
How Early Is Too Early for Word That Tornadoes May Come?
NORMAN, Okla.—Meteorologists are finding something much tougher to forecast than a stormy atmosphere: the human mind. Forecasters at the federal Storm Prediction Center see a... Read more
Remembering Nepal: A Year on From the Devastating Earthquakes
The recent earthquakes in Japan and Ecuador happened within hours of each other, killing several hundred people. While both quakes were equally devastating for the... Read more
Healing the Earth With Mushrooms
Picture a mushroom and you probably imagine the familiar cap and stem shape that grows above ground. However, most of a mushroom’s life actually exists... Read more
What Dust From the Sahara Does to You and the Planet
At this time of year in Europe, you may have noticed something in the air. Dust-laden winds blowing from the Sahara desert cause “seasonal haze... Read more