Meet the man who told Trump climate change is real

Wade Crowfoot, a California Cabinet secretary, didn't plan on confronting President Donald Trump on extreme heat and wildfires. Then Trump dismissed climate change.

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‘Earth Overshoot Day' is this week

Saturday is Earth Overshoot Day, the date when humanity will have used "all the biological resources that Earth can renew during the entire year," as calculated by Global Footprint Network, an environmental research organization.


$240m earmarked to reduce pollution, natural resources degradation

Some 10 trillion rials (nearly $240 million at the official rate of 42,000 rials) have been allocated in order to reduce pollution and prevent the destruction of natural resources in Iran.


Trump's 'unforced error' puts Western Senate Republicans in an election jam

Democrats, who are unified in their opposition to William Perry Pendley's nomination, are eagerly pointing out Republicans' predicament.

The surprising link between consumer habits and deadly diseases

From age-old malaria to COVID-19, markets influence systems that drive pandemic risk. Here's what we can do about it.


How Tompkins Conservation built a legacy in South America

An enterprising wealthy couple had a dream: Buy millions of acres across Chile and Argentina, then donate them to create new parks.

It’s time for Wyoming to face the truth about energy

If Wyoming is going to survive this historic economic transition, columnist Bleizeffer writes, leadership is going to have to realize it cannot save the coal industry.

Gold mining threatens indigenous forests in the Brazilian Amazon

Illegal gold mining led to deforestation of thousands of hectares of forests inside indigenous reserves in the Brazilian Amazon, according to new satellite image analysis by the Monitoring of the Andean Amazon Project.


As visits increase, Idaho Parks and Recreation backs off marketing efforts

In the Treasure Valley and across Idaho, housing developments are springing up, home and rental prices are rising and the population is growing faster than ever. Some land managers worry the increased traffic could put a strain on resources and the environment.


An ambitious year for climate action is a big year for women’s empowerment

This year, the Paris Agreement's effectiveness as a global response to the climate crisis is being tested as governments are preparing to submit more ambitious national targets for mitigation and adaptation.


Brownfields grant money sent to Antigo, Langlade county

Two brownfields cleanup projects in Antigo are getting financial assistance from the Department of Natural Resources.


Why India is making progress in slowing its population growth

Population growth is leveling off in most areas due to rising affluence and advances in women's education and family planning.


Gina McCarthy, former Environmental Protection Agency administrator, to head Natural Resources Defense Council

An environmental group that has sued the Trump administration nearly 100 times has hired Gina McCarthy, who headed the EPA under President Barack Obama, as its new president and chief executive.


Transforming African conservation from old social cause into next-gen growth market

Africa's conservation challenges are daunting. The continent faces rapid human population growth, expanding agriculture and infrastructure, and globalized demand for its natural resources, including its forests, oceans, and wildlife.


Scientists studying effects of climate change, invasives in Minnesota - plant by plant

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is establishing about 600 long-term monitoring sites in forests and prairies across the state. The goal is to monitor decades of landscape changes.
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The dangerous fringe theory behind the push toward herd immunity: Derrick Z. Jackson

Resumption of normal life in the United States under a herd immunity approach would result in an enormous death toll by all estimates.

My urban nature gem

Thanks to the Clean Water Act and one relentless activist, Georgia's South River may finally stop stinking.

Dust from your old furniture likely contains harmful chemicals—but there’s a solution

Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.

Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later

Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

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.

America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

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