When Gov. Jerry Brown toured Paradise the other day and said, sincerely, that it looked “like a war zone,” he elevated a throwaway line to piercing truth.
People tend to vote for more parks, if the cost isn’t too high. Progress on mining, energy or climate is harder.
Have you heard the sleazy tale about “glider trucks,” shady campaign contributions, and a tiny business interest’s big gift from Donald Trump and his Environmental Protection Agency?
Meet some ‘ecological agrarians,’ who’ve never separated the natural world from food production.
Some species count more than others in our ‘evolutionary history’ — should we save them first?
Key trends are accelerating, with major catastrophes in less than 10 years, a British sustainability expert says.
A Minnesota transplant in a South Carolina lab untangles natural toxins more deadly than sarin gas.
Among the threatened namesake features: the alpine ice sheets of Glacier National Park, the giant yuccas at Joshua Tree.
Much has happened in the first decade of an eight-state compact, but coy grabs and secretive practices haven’t ceased.
Can it really be safe to forage for leafy greens that grew in a stew of industrial pollution? Yep.
Renegade researchers, “the nastiest feud in science,” and how people compete with apes for water in Rwanda’s changing climate.
The wheat genome has finally been mapped in sufficient detail to enable more rapid and robust genetic tinkering — perhaps on a track that could head off mass starvation in coming decades.
Meanwhile, new research into downwind smoke from western wildfires suggests Minnesota gets more than its share.
Was there really such broad consensus on what had to be done to address climate change? Was the marquee failure all that pivotal?
Japan is beleaguered, too, with more than 300 deaths attributed to extreme heat, floods and landslides in July.
While Minnesota summers and winters are both getting warmer, the most significant temperature change is taking place during the summer.
Within the next 15 years, persistent coastal flooding will submerge more than 4,000 miles of the fiber-optic conduits that carry internet traffic in the United States.
New research suggests that heat waves can slow mental functioning.
‘Cross Flipper with a very shy panda and you’ve bred a vaquita.’
Ask yourself: Would it be OK to revoke a mining company’s rights in the same way that these were restored?