2016-10-01T09:00-05:00The sun was rising over one of the richest mineral deposits on Earth, in one of the poorest countries, as Sidiki Mayamba got ready for work.
2016-10-01T09:00-05:00Hurricane Matthew has weakened slightly as it moves towards Jamaica, but is still packing winds of up to 250km/h (155mph), strong enough to wreck houses, forecasters say.
2016-10-01T09:00-05:00Donald Trump's rejection of climate science has Hillary Clinton's campaign -- and her environmentalist allies -- sensing a fresh opportunity to reach millennial voters.
2016-10-01T09:00-05:00Men who may have been exposed to the Zika virus should wait at least six months before trying to conceive a child with a partner, regardless of whether they ever had any symptoms, federal health officials are recommending.
2016-10-01T09:00-05:00Fears that Europe lacks the cohesion to avoid a financial crisis may be enhancing the threat of one. The immediate source of alarm is the health of Deutsche Bank,.
2016-10-01T09:00-05:00Experts at conference on green growth say money is available for designing development projects but that schemes are too often unappealing to investors.
2016-10-01T09:00-05:00Ocean acidification occurs in lockstep with climate change, as the seas suck up increasing levels of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and convert it to carbonic acid.
2016-10-01T09:00-05:00Wyoming has reaped billions of dollars from oil drilling and coal mining, but ranchers are losing their water, land, and livelihoods.
2016-10-01T09:00-05:00Regulators say an oil terminal proposed for a coastal Washington state harbor poses several environmental problems.
2016-10-01T09:00-05:00Retired St. John’s College tutor and botanist Roger Peterson has puzzles to solve. "And puzzles keep me going."
2016-10-01T09:00-05:00At the Shale Insight conference in Pittsburgh last week, Donald Trump promised a roomful of fracking executives and stalwarts, "Oh, you will like me so much, you will get that business. You are going to like Donald Trump."
2016-10-01T09:00-05:00In August, 2015, when President Obama announced the final version of the Clean Power Plan—the centerpiece of his effort to combat climate change—he quoted a speech that Martin Luther King, Jr., gave at Riverside Church, in April, 1967, opposing the Vietnam War.
2016-10-01T09:00-05:00During Monday’s presidential campaign debate, Hillary Clinton predicted, “Some country is going to be the clean energy superpower of the 21st century.”
2016-10-01T09:00-05:00As the sun reemerged over the Antarctic horizon in August after the long, dark austral winter, satellites could once again peer at a rift that has been wending its way across the white expanse of the Larsen C Ice Shelf on the eastern side of the Antarctic Peninsula.
2016-10-01T09:00-05:00In what may lead to the definitive word on President Barack Obama’s signature climate-change policy, the nation’s second most prominent court heard several hours of arguments Tuesday on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan.
2016-10-01T09:00-05:00This summer, as temperatures soared and groundwater depletion created more San Joaquin Valley sinkholes, Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, put forth legislation to fast-track conservation of underground water supplies.
2016-10-01T09:00-05:00It is a critical time for the Arctic. In the next few months, the Obama administration will decide whether or not to schedule new oil and gas lease sales in the U.S. Arctic Ocean.
2016-10-01T09:00-05:00In recent years, Russia and the United States have started rebuilding their Cold War nuclear arsenals, putting the world on the threshold of a dangerous new arms race. But we don't have to repeat the perilous drama of the 20th century. We can maintain our countryâ€™s strength and security and still do away with the worst of the Cold War weapons.
2016-10-01T09:00-05:00Dear Society of Environmental Journalists and fellow readers, This is going to get a bit personal.
2016-10-01T09:00-05:00In this week’s trip Beyond the Headlines, Peter Dykstra recaps portions of the September 26, 2016 presidential debate and climate change attitudes with host Steve Curwood and also discusses developments in energy politics. And in environmental history, he notes the legacy of the Society of Environmental Journalists in American news coverage.
2016-09-30T09:00-05:00Uneven access to water makes household farming questionable for delivering food security in the African context.
2016-09-30T09:00-05:00Aabid Surti was irked when he saw water wasted by dripping taps. Now he’s visited 13,000 homes in the suburbs of Mumbai to fix leaks.
2016-09-30T09:00-05:00Four hundred and fifty billion dollars. That’s the amount of money Chinese officials recently announced they would invest to improve the country’s farms over the next four years.
2016-09-30T09:00-05:00Patches of marsh grass that had a 90 percent or greater coating of oil from the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster suffered dramatic erosion rates during the two years after the 2010 well blowout, according to a new study.
2016-09-30T09:00-05:00The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which is quietly starting to test certain foods for residues of a weed killing chemical linked to cancer, has found the residues in a variety of oat products, including plain and flavored oat cereals for babies.
2016-09-30T09:00-05:00Marine protected areas in national waters have proven successful in helping depleted fish stocks to recover. Now, there is growing momentum for the creation of extensive reserves on the high seas as a way of reversing decades of rampant overfishing.
2016-09-30T09:00-05:00Newly proposed EU rules on acrylamide found in everything from chips to coffee have sparked a battle between health campaigners and lobbyists representing companies such as McDonald’s and Burger King.
2016-09-30T09:00-05:00Europe's food safety watchdog will release data from some of the scientific studies it reviewed in its assessment of glyphosate, an ingredient in Monsanto's widely used herbicide Roundup and subject of a fierce row over possible cancer risk.
2016-09-30T09:00-05:00In mid-October the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) plans to spend four days holding public meetings with a scientific advisory panel on the topic of whether or not glyphosate can cause cancer.
2016-09-30T09:00-05:00These women in science are all about ecosystems and environments.