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fishery Dec 28, 2019

West Coast Fishery Rebounds in Rare Conservation ‘Home Run’

A rare environmental success story is unfolding in waters off the U.S. West Coast. After years of fear and uncertainty, bottom trawler fishermen — those who use nets to scoop up rockfish, bocaccio, so...

  • Aug 2, 2019

    Endangered List Sought for Delaware Firefly With Double-Green Flash

    Environmental groups are hoping a rare bug found only along Delaware’s southern coast will become the first firefly on the federal government’s endangered species list.

  • Aug 2, 2019

    Scientists Link Europe Heat Wave to Man-Made Global Warming

    The heat wave that smashed temperature records in Western Europe last month was made more likely and intensified by man-made climate change, according to a study published Friday. The rapid study by a respected team of European scientists should be a warning of things to come, the report’s lead author said.

  • Jul 29, 2019

    Sailing to America: Teen to Bring Her Climate Activism to US

    Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenager whose social media-savvy brand of eco-activism has inspired tens of thousands of students in Europe to skip classes and protest for faster action against climate change, said Monday that she plans to take her message to America the old-fashioned way: by boat. The 16-year-old tweeted that she’ll sail across...
  • Jul 28, 2019

    Study: Airplane Contrails Add to Climate Change and They’re Getting Worse

    Despite conspiracy theories about so-called chemtrails, there’s no evidence that the white plumes seen trailing from high-flying airplanes are part of a secret government program to spray toxic chemicals into the atmosphere for mass sterilization or mind control. But contrails do pose a threat, NBC News reports. Scientists say they contribute to cl...
  • Jul 24, 2019

    What Happened to the Wind Turbines That Twirled Above Philadelphia Eagles’ Lincoln Financial Field?

    The large wind turbines twirled for nearly a decade above Lincoln Financial Field, where the Philadelphia Eagles play home games. Now, they’re gone, having disappeared in the last couple months.

  • Jul 22, 2019

    Why Wildfires are Appearing at Unprecedented Rates in the Arctic

    Throughout June and July, hundreds of wildfires have flared across the Arctic Circle in Alaska, Siberia and Greenland, sending clouds of harmful carbon dioxide emissions into the air. Fires are common in the Northern regions of Alaska between May and October, but not above these areas where there are fewer trees, according to Nancy French of the sc...
  • Jul 18, 2019

    The Heat Goes on: June Toastiest on Record — July May Follow

    The heat goes on: Earth sizzled to its hottest June on record as the climate keeps going to extremes. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Thursday announced that June averaged 60.6 degrees (15.9 Celsius), about 1.7 degrees (0.9 Celsius) warmer than the 20th century average. It beat out 2016 for the hottest June with records going ba...
  • Jul 18, 2019

    Air Pollution Increases Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke, Researcher Finds

    Breathing in air pollutants such as particulate matter (PM2.5) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2) increase your risk of developing cardiovascular illnesses such as atherosclerosis, a new study suggests. Researchers have known for years that air pollution is damaging to humans in some way, causing up to 7 millions deaths around the world each year and 100,0...
  • Jul 17, 2019

    Biophilia: The Design Trend That Promises Less Stress

    Most jobs entail long hours spent indoors under artificial lighting. The harsh concrete and steel that surrounds us doesn’t make us feel good or help improve our mood. If you’ve tried to better your desk environment by adding a succulent, you may be ahead of the latest design trend.

  • Jul 17, 2019

    Think You Know How to Be Eco-Friendly During a Heat Wave?

    Take our quiz to see how much you know about green ways to cool your house during these dog days of summer energy consumption.

  • Jul 15, 2019

    Florida Manatee Deaths Could Reach Record High

    The number of manatee deaths caused by watercraft could hit an all-time high in Florida this year.

  • Jul 14, 2019

    Fact Check: Trump and An Eco Legacy Not His Own

    President Donald Trump and his aides this past week celebrated an environmental legacy that is not theirs to claim. In large measure, the progress they cited pre-dates Trump’s presidency. And in some of the particulars, they were wrong. For example, the air is not cleaner under Trump.

  • Jul 13, 2019

    Toxic Lake in Russia’s Siberia Becomes Selfie Sensation

    Residents of a city in Siberia don’t need to fly off to tropical locales for picturesque selfies taken by pristine turquoise waters. Thousands of Novosibirsk residents — ranging from scantily clad women to newlyweds — have been busy instagramming near a bright blue lake nicknamed the “Siberian Maldives.” The lake is blue, however,...
  • Jul 13, 2019

    Tropical Storm Barry’s Rain and Floods Hammer Gulf Environment

    Tropical Storm Barry could affect the environment of the Gulf coast and Lower Mississippi Valley in numerous ways, from accelerating runoff of farmland nutrients to toppling trees and damaging wildlife habitat and fisheries, scientists say. But the extent of the damage — and whether it will be at least partially offset by benefits such as disruptio...
  • Jul 12, 2019

    EPA Restores Broad Use of Pesticide Opposed by Beekeepers

    The Environmental Protection Agency will allow farmers to resume broad use of a pesticide over objections from beekeepers, citing chemical industry private studies that the agency says show the product is only a lower-level threat to bees and other wildlife. Friday’s EPA announcement makes sulfoxaflor the latest bug- and weed-killer defended ...
  • Jul 12, 2019

    EPA Restores Broad Use of Pesticide Opposed by Beekeepers

    The Environmental Protection Agency will allow farmers to resume broad use of a pesticide over objections from beekeepers, citing chemical industry private studies that the agency says show the product is only a lower-level threat to bees and other wildlife. Friday’s EPA announcement makes sulfoxaflor the latest bug- and weed-killer defended ...
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