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12 Must-Read Quotes by Bill Nye the Science Guy

12 Must-Read Quotes by Bill Nye the Science Guy

Bill Nye has been vocal in combatting attacks on science from climate deniers in Congress to his advocacy for GMO labeling. He even did a hilarious bit with John Oliver on how absurd it is that the science on climate change is inconclusive. His recently published book, Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation, goes beyond the debate […]

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    Part II: How Regenerative Organic Agriculture Can Save the Planet

    Part II: How Regenerative Organic Agriculture Can Save the Planet

    [Editor’s note: This article is part two of a two-part series. Read part one.] We now know that 20-30 percent of manmade greenhouse gases in the atmosphere comes from industrial agriculture. Petrochemicals are for cars, not for the soil. By dumping ag chemicals onto our soils, we disrupt nature’s delicate balance of water, soil and air. Carbon sequestration […]

    Record Heat in Australia Fuels Wildfires, Shuts Down Internet

    Record Heat in Australia Fuels Wildfires, Shuts Down Internet

    Australians have good reason to dread the coming of January. It’s the peak of the summer season downunder. In recent years, global warming, driven by climate change, has caused temperatures there to soar to record levels. More wildfires are only one of the many impacts of climate change in Australia. Photo credit: Shutterstock With temperatures reaching highs […]

    GOP Agenda Promises Worst Attack on Environmental Protections in Decades

    GOP Agenda Promises Worst Attack on Environmental Protections in Decades

    Last year, it often seemed like we were fighting attacks on the environment from all sides. But those of us pushing back against pollution and climate change enjoyed some significant victories in 2014, including the People’s Climate March in New York in September—said to be the largest environmental march in history—the dimming prospects for drilling […]

    10 Most Important Environmental Stories of 2014

    10 Most Important Environmental Stories of 2014

    The calendar is about to flip over once again, meaning it’s time for the obligatory roundup of the most important environmental stories of the past year. This list is mostly subjective—my own personal picks, filtered through my own lens. But I did reach out to a several dozen environmental activists and thinkers to tap into […]

    Richard Branson and Amory Lovins Join Forces to Accelerate Clean Energy Revolution

    Richard Branson and Amory Lovins Join Forces to Accelerate Clean Energy Revolution

    The world’s three biggest carbon emitters—the U.S., China, and the European Union—have all announced emissions goals or limits in the past few months. That’s great news, but global fossil fuel demand continues to rise, and with it, so do climate change’s risks—to the economy, to the environment, to security, to human health and to people […]

    Abandoned Oil and Gas Wells ‘High Emitters’ of Methane Gas

    Abandoned Oil and Gas Wells ‘High Emitters’ of Methane Gas

    Natural gas has been sold to us as the environmentally friendly fossil fuel compared to gas or coal since it doesn’t release carbon emissions. We’ve learned that’s not true, since drilling for natural gas can release methane, a far more potential greenhouse gas in contributing to climate change. Even when oil and gas are no […]

    New Zealanders Bury Heads in Sand … Just Like Their Government

    New Zealanders Bury Heads in Sand … Just Like Their Government

    Yesterday hundreds of people across New Zealand buried their heads in sand to send a clear message to the New Zealand Government—get your head out of the sand and do something useful on climate change. With 12 events spanning the length of the country, and timed to coincide with the United Nations climate talks in Lima, Peru […]