A long-lived conundrum, over disparity between measurements and climate models, is resolved in modeling’s favor.
Earth Journal aims to clarify environmental issues in the news, lend proportion and perspective to competing claims, and engage MinnPost readers in exploring subjects that lie beyond the headlines — with a special emphasis on solutions to environmental challenges.
Without a doubt, consensus was strongest on various measures of progress toward a renewably powered world during 2018.
Three tales of things buried beneath the earth.
From climate change’s potential to bring social collapse to ideas on why feathered dinosaurs survived.
The so-called “transparency rule” would exclude all epidemiology research from use in setting clean-air standards.
MIT lists the scientist in its 2018 Disobedience Awards, along with founders of #MeToo movement.
Some of the world’s most evolutionarily unique fishes are also among its most imperiled, with illegal harvest and unintended harvest as key pressures.
If this strikes you as interesting (or preposterous), you might spend a little time with Stefano Mancuso’s slim and engaging book, “Brilliant Green: The Surprising History and Science of Plant Intelligence.”
Did you know that wildlife smuggling is the world’s fourth-largest sector of illicit trade, after drugs, human trafficking and counterfeit goods?
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.