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Nebraska legislators, scientists make 11th hour bid for climate change study

As bad as things have been, Nebraska's weather will become more extreme because of global warming. And the state needs to prepare.

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Humans are an endangered species: Will they act to save themselves?

Not only are industrial pollutants poisoning the air, the water, and the land as never before, but climate change is making the planet uninhabitable.

Climate change, booming population threaten Yellowstone area

The Greater Yellowstone area is facing two great threats – a rapidly warming climate and rapid population growth, says one of Montana State University’s leading scientists.

What will we lose? Tracking climate change in Yellowstone

Scientists have been predicting for years that fire activity in Yellowstone National Park is going to increase as the world gets warmer. Climate models predict more large fires and ballooning yearly burned acreage totals.

Duke gets $5 million for environmental testing and research

Duke receives $5 million to help scientists with NIH grants find out what chemical contaminants are in their environmental samples. Some of the money in the five-year grant will be for research and development.

Call for scientists to engage in environmental movements strikes chord

Scientists have a "moral duty" to partake in environmental movements such as the Extinction Rebellion and the Global Climate Strike, a pair of ecologists argues.


Encouraging report from UN on ozone restoration

Earth's protective ozone layer is finally healing from damage caused by aerosol sprays and coolants, according to a new report from the United Nations.

Bio-buses the cheapest way for Denmark to reach climate goals

Switching out diesel buses could reduce CO2 emissions by half a million tonnes.


Professor asks if climate change turns alligator eggs female

Climate change’s rising temperatures are causing more sea turtles to be born female. But what about gators? A University of North Florida professor is investigating if alligator eggs feel the same heat effects.

Faye Flam: It’s possible to demand too much certainty of science

The more certainty required of the science, the greater the risk people may be exposed to dangerous pollutants or toxic products.


One scientist’s work sheds light on the ‘transforming’ state of planetary health

"This is a really unique moment in human history. We need to increase global food production at the steepest rate in our history to keep up with demand."


Western Alaska sea ice at lowest extent in 150 years, says NWS scientist

Ice off Western Alaska this spring was its lowest on records dating back to 1850, said Rick Thoman with the National Weather Service.

Remembering a pioneer of environmental health science

One rarely is lucky enough to drive the early evolution of a new scientific discipline, but Bernard (Bernie) Weiss was there, always at the forefront as the field of behavioral toxicology took shape.

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This 12-year-old won $25,000 for a gadget that helps detect lead

The precocious pre-teen plans to turn her science project into a full-fledged business.
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How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

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America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

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