Science, like democracy, is a social process that relies upon a shared commitment to underlying principles. And like democracy, it collapses if enough of the participants decide they don’t want to play by the rules any more.
Today is Children's Environmental Health Day— a day organized by the Children's Environmental Health Network and supported by a long list of organizations committed to advocating for policy change that prioritizes children.
A majority of Europeans in the 16-29 age group believe authoritarian states have a better shot at addressing the climate crisis than democracies, according to a new Oxford-backed survey.
Increasingly, environmental issues are democracy issues. This is true in Florida where the state legislature has a growing habit of undermining the home rule rights of local governments.
Voter turnout must produce a tsunami, not a trickle, of civic engagement. Which requires unprecedented voter registration now.
Activists and politicians accused the Trump administration of trying to curtail public input as it moves to change the National Environmental Policy Act.
“It's a fundamental attack on our system of environmental protection."
Republican members of Oregon's state senate skipped town on Thursday to avoid voting on a sweeping climate change bill.
Georgia's habitats range from alpine peaks to river floodplains and the Black Sea coast. (Credit: Giorgi Balakhadze/Wikimedia, CC BY)<p>Levels of press freedom, autonomy and media sustainability have fluctuated since Georgia became independent in 1991. The latest constitutional change greatly strengthened Parliament and <a href="https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-46376344" target="_blank">eliminated direct election of the president</a>, whose office is primarily ceremonial.</p><p>The governing <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgian_Dream" target="_blank">Georgian Dream coalition</a> has become increasingly anti-press over the past two years. <a href="https://cmds.ceu.edu/sites/cmcs.ceu.hu/files/attachment/basicpage/1435/mimgeorgiaregulationcorrected.pdf" target="_blank">Georgia's mediascape</a> is fairly diverse but dominated by its two largest television channels. </p><p>The 2019 World Press Freedom Index ranks Georgia <a href="https://rsf.org/en/georgia" target="_blank">60th out of 180 countries</a>, a substantial improvement from 100th in 2013. However, it notes that media owners still often control editorial content, and threats against journalists are not uncommon.</p>
Resumption of normal life in the United States under a herd immunity approach would result in an enormous death toll by all estimates.
Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.
Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.
An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.