By John R. Platt In the wake of the Supreme Court’s devastating decision to strike down Roe v. Wade, it feels more important than ever to talk about the roles feminism plays in environmental protection. So let’s dig in. Here are publishers’ descriptions of 20 books — most released in the past 18 months, plus a […]
Typically dry Death Valley National Park was hit with a record amount of rain over the weekend, which triggered flash floods, stranding park employees and visitors as all roads were forced to close and vehicles were washed away. The inch and a half of rain that fell in the 3.4 million acre park this weekend […]
A new report from Utah Rivers Council, the Glen Canyon Institute and the Great Water Basin Network is calling for government action to repair plumbing in the Glen Canyon Dam. Without action, the report warns that it could lead to parts of the Colorado River — namely, the iconic section that runs through the Grand […]
What Are Wildfires? Wildfires, also commonly called forest fires or bushfires, are unplanned and uncontrolled fires burning in a vegetated landscape, such as a forest or grasslands. Many wildfires are sparked by human activity, such as campfires, or natural causes, like lightning. Dry conditions and prolonged droughts, which are becoming more frequent with climate change, […]
Senator Kyrsten Sinema agreed to move ahead on the $369 billion Inflation Reduction Act, paving the way for passage of a long-awaited package of climate and clean energy investments. The Arizona Democrat announced Thursday night that she and Democratic leaders had struck a deal to change some of the pay-fors in the bill, which under Senate reconciliation rules can pass with just 50 votes but may only deal with issues of taxing and spending.
The National Marine Sanctuary System was established on Oct. 23, 1972 with the signing of the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act. That means the network – which includes 15 national marine sanctuaries and 2 marine national monuments – turns 50 this year. Now, they’ve got a 16-stamp set to celebrate! On Aug. 5, the […]
The Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) has recorded the highest amount of coral cover in the northern and central portions of the Great Barrier Reef since it started monitoring 36 years ago, reported Phys.org.
Spain is set to forbid public buildings from turning their air conditioners below 27°C (80.6°F) in an effort to contend with the spiking cost of gas amid scorching summer heat and an energy supply crisis driven by the Russian war in Ukraine. A decree published by the Spanish government Tuesday requires public places such as […]
A new study has found an alarming loss in forest areas globally, including that global forest area per capita has dropped from 1.4 hectares in 1960 to just 0.5 hectares per person by 2019, a 60% decline. The research, lead by Ronald Estoque from the Center for Biodiversity and Climate Change, Forestry and Forest Products […]