At National Geographic, Brian Clark Howard produced a feature on 48 wins in 48 years — a list of “the biggest milestones in environmental protection,” year-by-year, since Earth Day 1970.
I’ve lost patience with pitches that use supposed earth-friendliness to sell products that offer no significant benefit.
It turns out the supposed flood of death threats against EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt was just people criticizing his work on social media.
After 1,200 years of expansion, the great Birds Food Delta at New Orleans has entered a period of steady decline.
Of necessity, the battle is essentially forcing greater reliance on “integrated pest management,” which tries to replace toxic chemicals with, say, benign and beneficial insects.
The marmorated brown stink bug has been in Minnesota since 2010, having arrived by FedEx.
Smaller-scale, community-based “solar gardens” kept Minnesota accelerating as national progress slowed.
Human manipulation, having contributed so much to the island’s ecological problems, will now be used to ease them.
Birds were the sole survivors of the extinction event that wiped out other dinosaurs at the end of the Cretaceous period. Why?
It turns out only half the U.S. had ever been mapped for flood risk, and most of Minnesota is not covered in FEMA mapping.
At least 122 state-level measures are under consideration and the tally may continue to grow.
Since antiquity, farmers have known that volcanic soils yield better crops. “Enhanced weathering” could make them climate buffers, too.
Care to guess which U.S. town is the nation’s most tainted by chemical discharges?
South Africa’s coastal gem is an oasis in the desert, with a water system that wins awards — and is now about to fail.
How did we get into this fix? A lawyer from the fossil fuel sector offers a conservative’s take.
Because natural indigo was so scarce and expensive, synthetic dyes from nasty chemicals have replaced it since about 1900.
You kind of have to admire, if only grudgingly, the sly elegance of last Friday’s about-face on environmental review of prospective precious-metal mines at the edge of the Boundary Waters.
The latest move, to resume offshore drilling, stirs bipartisan opposition in Congress.
Trump promised voters (and, more important, the GOP’s corporate clientele) a pro-business dismantling of the administrative state. But how much genuine harm is being done?
As in many years, Minnesota makes the list for hail and high winds.