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News | Clean Energy

How Long Will Natural Gas Be A Bridge Fuel?

In a previous article, I addressed the fact that natural gas is serving as an important bridge fuel as coal is phased out. Today, I estimate how long that bridge might last.

Pets & Animals | Other Kinds Of Animals

Yellowstone's wolves are back, but they haven't restored the park's ecosystem. Here's why.

Nearly 25 years after wolves were reintroduced, the predators have helped parts of the park bounce back but haven't completely restored Yellowstone.

Science & Technology | The Ocean & The Environment

The Hidden Environmental Cost of Amazon Prime’s Free, Fast Shipping

Your Prime Day shopping spree came with free, fast shipping — but experts say there’s a hidden environmental cost that doesn’t show up on the checkout page.

News | News

Texas Supreme Court strikes down Laredo's plastic bag ban, likely ending others

The state's highest civil court has ruled that Laredo's ban on plastic bags violates state law.

Science & Technology | The Ocean & The Environment

Why It’s Time for the Next Wave of Ocean Exploration and Protection | WIRED

Opinion: Reigniting exploration of the world's oceans is essential to protecting our natural resources and promoting scientific advancement.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links!

Why Old-Growth Forests Matter to Cities

In cities around the U.S., old-growth forests bring unique ecological benefits and let us experience ancient landscapes.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

People Began Domesticating the Amazon Rain Forest 8000 Years Ago

We think of the Amazon as wild and untamed, but scientists have found concentrations of tree species near archaeological sites, suggesting a long history of cultivation.

Science & Technology | The Ocean & The Environment

Scientists Develop Underwater Microscope For Peering Into Coral | Mental Floss

The new tech allows researchers to view organisms that are as small as one-hundredth the width of a human hair.

Politics | Climate Change

Climate Change Will Not Be Dangerous for a Long Time - Scientific American

Slower warming than predicted gives the world time to develop better energy technologies

Science & Technology | The Ocean & The Environment

10 Misconceptions About the Ocean | Mental Floss

No, that's not water spouting out of a whale's blowhole.

News | The News

Kind of Blue: China’s Air Pollution Not as Terrible as Before - China Real Time Report - WSJ

If you’re living in China and have the vague impression that the skies have been bluer than usual this year, it’s not just wishful thinking.

Politics | Op-Ed

Fracking, with care, brings big benefits: Our view

Fracking — the practice of cracking open underground oil and gas formations with water, sand and chemicals — has rescued U.S. energy production from a dangerous decline. Any debate about banning it should take a hard look at what that would cost the nation and at facts that aren't always part of the discussion.

News | In The News

Study: Your All-Electric Car May Not Be So Green - ABC News

People who own all-electric cars where coal generates the power may think they are helping the environment. But a new study finds their vehicles actually make the air dirtier, worsening global warming.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israelis Come Up WIth Strategy For ELIMINATING Plastic Water Bottles

If you could fill up your reusable water bottle with clean, cold water right on the street, you would never have to buy a plastic bottle again.

Science & Technology | Science & Space

U.S. Air Quality Has Improved. Here’s the Time-Lapse to Prove It.

Americans are breathing less air pollution than before.
Specifically, they're inhaling less nitrogen dioxide, a gas that can cause respiratory problems, according to a new time-lapse released by NASA...

News | News

Court slows EPA on emissions, but largely backs its rules

The Supreme Court on Monday took away some of the government's power to tighten emission standards, but preserved the majority of its authority under federal law to regulate greenhouse gases.

Politics | From the HuffPost

Nonprofit Creates Roofs From Recycled Plastic Bottles, Reducing Waste And Creating Jobs At Same Time

Not all roofs are created equal. The material hanging over rural Ecuadorians' homes, for example, is typically built from either grasses -- which attract insects, leak horribly and collapse when water-logged -- or corrugated tin -- ...

Pets & Animals | Animals!

Blue-Footed Booby Threatened in the Galápagos

As their fishy food source has declined, so has breeding among the bright-footed birds, a new study says.