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Published: 2017-08-19

 



EPA welcomed industry feedback before reversing pesticide ban, ignoring health concerns.

2017-08-19T09:00-05:00

Before the Environmental Protection Agency issued its March 29 decision to reverse a proposed ban on the pesticide chlorpyrifos, the agency considered information from industry groups that wanted to keep it on the market, according to internal agency documents.



PHOTOESSAY: Humanity's hand in shaping the Everglades.

2017-08-19T09:00-05:00

Adam Nadel sought to photograph the reality of a region that has been shaped for generations by the lives and actions of humans.



Invasive lionfish may be superfish hybrids.

2017-08-19T09:00-05:00

It’s been more than 20 years since one of the most destructive invasive species in history was released off the coast of Florida. Originally from the Indian and Pacific Oceans, predatory lionfish have invaded the western Atlantic Ocean, spreading from the American east coast through the Caribbean to southern Brazil, devastating coastal ecosystems with their voracious appetites. Now, new research has revealed that invasive lionfish are not quite what they seem.



EXCLUSIVE: India threatens Philip Morris with 'punitive action' over alleged violations.

2017-08-19T09:00-05:00

The Indian government has threatened Philip Morris International Inc (PM.N) with "punitive action" over the tobacco giant's alleged violation of the country's anti-smoking laws according to a letter sent to the company by the health ministry.



'Superbugs' surging in Brazilian lakes, rivers, seas.

2017-08-19T09:00-05:00

A new study, to be published in November in the journal Science of the Total Environment, found that the waterways in Brazil’s two biggest cities have become “major sources of multidrug-resistant bacteria,” reports SciDev.Net.



How the U.S. Navy is responding to climate change.

2017-08-19T09:00-05:00

It’s been more than 20 years since one of the most destructive invasive species in history was released off the coast of Florida. Originally from the Indian and Pacific Oceans, predatory lionfish have invaded the western Atlantic Ocean, spreading from the American east coast through the Caribbean to southern Brazil, devastating coastal ecosystems with their voracious appetites. Now, new research has revealed that invasive lionfish are not quite what they seem., Forest Reinhardt and Michael Toffel, Harvard Business School professors, talk about how a giant, global enterprise that operates and owns assets at sea level is fighting climate change—and adapting to it.



What we still don't know about the Sun.

2017-08-19T09:00-05:00

When the Moon dims the Sun for a few minutes next week, scientists will get a rare view of our star. Studying an eclipse seems almost quaint — we have telescopes that continuously observe the Sun and NASA is sending a probe to it next year. What further knowledge can we gain?



Al Gore agrees: Climate change is like 'Game of Thrones.'

2017-08-19T09:00-05:00

On Game of Thrones, King of the North and expert brooder Jon Snow has been spending his time trying to convince everyone that an army of frozen dead people are making their way downtown, walking fast, faces past, South-bound.



Trump to tap House Republican as NASA chief: report.

2017-08-19T09:00-05:00

President Trump is close to tapping Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.) to be NASA’s next administrator, the Houston Chronicle reported Thursday.



What should you say to a climate change skeptic?

2017-08-19T09:00-05:00

We asked climate scientists and communicators how to have constructive discussions about climate change.



Shrink this national monument in the Mojave Desert? Conservationists are appalled.

2017-08-19T09:00-05:00

When the sun goes down over the Cadiz Dunes, the fading light turns the rippled sand a brilliant orange that glows against a backdrop of jagged mountains and purple sky. These majestic dunes are a central piece of Mojave Trails National Monument, which President Barack Obama established 18 months ago in the heart of the Mojave Desert.



Trump’s first list of science priorities ignores climate—and departs from his own budget request.

2017-08-19T09:00-05:00

President Donald Trump has translated his campaign promise to “make America great again” into his administration’s first blueprint for federal investment in science and technology.



Canada's forests are burning, and the smoke is drifting into the Arctic.

2017-08-19T09:00-05:00

Forests in Canada are ablaze, with 2.2 million acres going up in flames so far this year in British Columbia alone. These fires, and others in the Yukon and Northwest Territories, have been belching smoke into the air, in some cases up to 8 miles high.



Manchin rules out becoming Trump's Energy secretary.

2017-08-19T09:00-05:00

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) is quashing speculation that he'll leave the Senate to become President Trump's Energy secretary. The Democratic senator, who is facing a tough 2018 reelection bid, said at a town hall that he would not be jumping to the Trump administration.



More fire, more fury: Canada is ablaze amid record heatwave.

2017-08-19T09:00-05:00

Massive wildfires are raging in British Columbia and the Northwest Territories.



Weather Channel founder denies climate change: 'Just kill me.'

2017-08-19T09:00-05:00

John Coleman says Al Gore started it — the “global warming silliness.” But now the retired weatherman and founder of The Weather Channel is “horrified” to see San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer channeling the ex-veep with a Climate Action Plan. It “just turns my stomach.”



Solar eclipse: Why the sun is not responsible for recent climate change.

2017-08-19T09:00-05:00

With a total solar eclipse sweeping across North America, everyone is suddenly paying attention to the sun.



Climate change will likely wreck their livelihoods – but they still don't buy the science.

2017-08-19T09:00-05:00

The small Louisiana town of Cameron could be the first in the US to be fully submerged by rising sea levels – and yet locals, 90% of whom voted for Trump, still aren’t convinced about climate change.



Should you trust climate science? Maybe the eclipse Is a clue.

2017-08-19T09:00-05:00

Eclipse mania will peak on Monday, when millions of Americans will upend their lives in response to a scientific prediction.



In their own words: Oral histories of California farmworkers.

2017-08-18T09:00-05:00

Journalist Gabriel Thompson collected the stories of 17 farmworkers who share the day-to-day struggles of life in the fields.



Records show EPA efforts to slow herbicide review came in coordination with Monsanto.

2017-08-18T09:00-05:00

Newly released government email communications show a persistent effort by multiple officials within the Environmental Protection Agency to slow a separate federal agency’s safety review of Monsanto’s top-selling herbicide.



Trump’s first list of science priorities ignores climate—and departs from his own budget request.

2017-08-18T09:00-05:00

The memo lists five priority areas (in this order): military superiority, security, prosperity, energy dominance, and health. Each is prefaced by the word “American” in keeping with the administration’s approach to branding issues.



Undermanned EPA delays action on lead in drinking water.

2017-08-18T09:00-05:00

Even after the Flint scandal reawakened the nation to the dangers posed by lead drinking water pipes, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency appears to be in no rush to strengthen federal health standards.



Breakthrough could help predict a catastrophic loss of ocean oxygen.

2017-08-18T09:00-05:00

The ocean has lost 2 percent of its oxygen in just 50 years. Now scientists have for the first time measured a devastating loss of oxygen in ancient oceans, which could help them quantify future losses.



This coral reef now has its own innovative insurance policy.

2017-08-18T09:00-05:00

Because the reef protects the businesses on the shore in Mexico, it offers an incredible amount of economic value. Now, when it’s damaged, repairing it will be paid for.



Military bases' contamination will affect water for generations.

2017-08-18T09:00-05:00

Little remains of the former George Air Force Base but rows of dilapidated houses, a dismantled military hospital and dangerous chemicals from pesticides, jet fuels and other hazardous wastes that have poisoned the water for decades.



National parks put a ban on bottled water to ease pollution. Trump just sided with the lobby that fought it.

2017-08-18T09:00-05:00

The Trump administration has ended a six-year-old ban on selling bottled water at some national parks that was aimed at easing plastic pollution and the huge amount of waste being recycled.



Renewable energy isn’t just cutting costs, it’s saving lives.

2017-08-18T09:00-05:00

A new study shows that renewables, particularly solar and wind energy, have significantly improved air quality in the United States from 2007 to 2015. The increased use of solar and wind resulted in thousands of lives saved.



Blackstone’s new pipeline asset is wreaking environmental havoc.

2017-08-18T09:00-05:00

Since February of this year, the Energy Transfer Partners LP pipeline has racked up more environmental violations than other major interstate natural gas pipelines built in the last two years.



Cold food, hot air.

2017-08-18T09:00-05:00

EPA helps supermarkets switch to refrigerants that save money and lessen global warming.