Category: Environment


Yadu Pokhrel, Michigan State University The world watched with a sense of dread in 2018 as Cape Town, South Africa, counted down the days until the city would run out of water. The region’s surface reservoirs were going dry amid Read more…


by Patrick Galey  Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere will this year reach levels 50 percent higher than before the industrial revolution because of manmade emissions, Britain’s Met Office predicted on Friday. It forecasted the annual average CO2concentration measured at Read more…


By Rafi Letzter – Staff Writer  The U.S. can cut its carbon output to zero by the middle of the 21st century, according to a sweeping new Princeton University study. In such a “net-zero” scenario, the American carbon output would be equal to Read more…


by Katherine Khashimova Long Amazon, America’s largest online retailer, is deep in the throes of its largest-ever holiday shopping season, a breakneck sprint to ship billions of items in hundreds of millions of packages. Despite efforts to make its packaging Read more…


With President Donald Trump’s first term soon coming to an end, the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday finalized a rule that critics are calling a last-minute attempt to “sabotage” future efforts by President-elect Joe Biden’s incoming administration to tackle the Read more…


By Amanda Rodewald April 15, 2018 10.19pm EDT Updated November 27, 2020 8.28pm EST Trumpeter swans wintering at the Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge in Wyoming.Tom Koerner, USFWS/Flickr, CC BY Amanda D. Rodewald, Cornell University The Trump administration is finalizing a rule Read more…