People generally think of bats as creepy. But they can be a key in understanding how the destruction and alteration of nature can increase the likelihood of deadly pathogens spilling over from wild animals to humans.
Climate & Environment
By early winter Arctic Sea ice should be growing and spreading over a wider area. Yet the total area with Arctic sea ice has fallen dramatically in recent decades.
California's climate plan calls for a 94% reduction in petroleum use between 2022 and 2045 and an 86% reduction in total fossil fuel use. Overall, it would cut greenhouse gas emissions by 85% by 2045.
As climate change intensifies under agriculture’s pesticide dependence, a new report suggests dependence on pesticides today will amplify pesticide use in the future.
When multiple hazards such as droughts, heat waves, wildfires and extreme rainfall interact, human disasters often result. And the ability to prepare for and manage multiple hazards will be increasingly essential.
When California gets storms like the atmospheric rivers that hit in December 2022 and January 2023, water managers around the state probably shake their heads and ask why they can’t hold on to more of that water.
Not long after being allowed back on Twitter, arrogant right wing "influencer," Andrew Tate decided to attack climate hero Greta Thunberg. Greta's deadpan responses ended up getting him much more attention than he bargained for.
According to data collected by the Environmental Working Group, arsenic contamination was found in drinking water above the EPA’s legal limit in 31 states, with 543,000 people possibly impacted.
Living by the sea has a strong appeal in Florida—beautiful beaches, ocean views, and often pleasant breezes. However, there are also risks, and they are exacerbated by climate change.
The broad spectrum of rapidly-worsening climate risks facing the U.S. confirms that we're past the point of incremental changes. The worst consequences of climate change can still be avoided or limited by large-scale actions.
Colorado is leading a four-state collaboration to develop alternate fuel technology based on hydrogen—which releases no carbon emissions when burned and could be a major part of addressing hard-to-decarbonize portions of the economy.
The suit charges that oil companies including ExxonMobil, Shell, and Total have known since as far back as the early 1970s that burning fossil fuels emits greenhouse gases that cause global heating.