I've gone disk full on election material for a while — and if you have, too, there may be respite in these writings.
Falling crop yields, declining fisheries and new disease vectors "point toward an increasingly unpredictable future for humans."
Though leafy Minneapolis could also benefit to a notable degree from increased plantings, air-quality problems are far worse in much of the developing world.
Some kind of wasp or hornet obviously created this papery object, but which one? How do they do it? And how long did it take?
A fungal-driven illness that eats at skin, bone and lungs could eventually threaten extinctions, an expert says. It has been detected in 20 states, including Minnesota.
The agency has clear authority to step in when drinking water threatens public health, but almost never exercises it.
On Dec. 15, 1944, the weather was snowy, the ceiling was low, visibility was poor; investigators found that instrument conditions prevailed as the bomber reached Lake Pepin.
Leader of Michigan investigative panel describes water crisis as a "toxic brew of ignorance, incompetence and arrogance."
New study complicates the policy landscape for limiting pollinators' exposure to selected products.
No matter where we live, we generally prefer to eat what grows nearby.
Wealthy countries buy meat and livestock feed; poor countries get staples, and less than they used to.
Of 300 civil-rights complaints filed since 1993, not a single one has received a formal finding of discrimination. Nine out of 10 complaints have been dismissed outright.
Taking the very long view, some scientists see no parallel for 100,000 years — and possibly 2 million.
Minnesota's power grids appear to be at highest risk of being trashed by solar storms.
Three new pollutants of concern: pesticides, chlorides and microplastics.
Filaments from clothing, carpet, and cigarette butts will prove harder to control than larger debris.
It now seems at least possible that the 1,172-mile pipeline, said by its owners to be 60 percent complete already, may seriously falter and even fail.
The exposure risk is highest for children; they play on the floor, and their developing brains and bodies are especially vulnerable.
We wear party affiliation as a badge of identity, so even Republicans who favor progressive energy policies won’t vote for the Democrats who would deliver them.
The notion of a moral imperative in favor of rapid deployment rather than precautionary restraint seems to be dominating the conversation among many scientists.
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