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6,000 Climate Activists Block 5 London Bridges, Demand Urgent Action

6,000 Climate Activists Block 5 London Bridges, Demand Urgent Action

On Saturday, More than 6,000 climate activists shut down five bridges in Central London. The protest, organized under the banner of Extinction Rebellion to call for urgent action on climate change, was the first to intentionally block the bridges “in living memory,” the group reported. The mood was festive as demonstrators from around London held […]

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    EPA Exodus: Nearly 1,600 Workers Have Left Since Trump Took Office, Analysis Shows

    EPA Exodus: Nearly 1,600 Workers Have Left Since Trump Took Office, Analysis Shows

    By Jessica Corbett Since President Donald Trump took office, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has seen an exodus of nearly 1,600 former federal employees, including some who say they “did not want to any longer be any part of this administration’s nonsense” and believed they “could do better work” elsewhere, according to a new […]

    New Survey of 63,000 Scientists Across 16 U.S. Agencies Details How Trump Is ‘Sidelining Science’

    New Survey of 63,000 Scientists Across 16 U.S. Agencies Details How Trump Is ‘Sidelining Science’

    By Jessica Corbett A new survey of 63,000 scientific experts across 16 federal agencies reveals that as the Trump administration continues to brazenly attack national environmental regulations, it is also “sidelining science” within agencies, with staffers reporting issues including “censorship and self-censorship, political interference in scientists’ work, low morale, decreased agency effectiveness, and dwindling resources.” […]

    Scientists Are Making Carbon Fiber From Plants Instead of Petroleum

    Scientists Are Making Carbon Fiber From Plants Instead of Petroleum

    Carbon fiber is the Superman of materials. Five times stronger than steel and a fraction of the weight, it is used in everything from tennis rackets to golf clubs to bicycles to wind turbine blades to passenger airplanes to Formula One race cars. There’s just one catch: Carbon fiber is made from oil and other […]

    Scientists Join Forces to Save Puerto Rico’s ‘Monkey Island’

    Scientists Join Forces to Save Puerto Rico’s ‘Monkey Island’

    By Alexandra Rosati “00O made it!” There was some news to celebrate on Sept. 28 in the email chain of scientists who work at the Cayo Santiago Field Station. Cayo Santiago is a 38-acre tropical island off the coast of Puerto Rico and home to approximately 1,500 rhesus monkeys, earning it the local nickname “Monkey […]

    The Desperate But Effective Attempts to Silence Climate Scientists

    The Desperate But Effective Attempts to Silence Climate Scientists

    By Jeremy Deaton People play dirty when they can’t win by playing fair. This is, more or less, the story of climate change denial in the U.S. Scientists overwhelmingly agree that humans are altering the climate, reaping changes with potentially catastrophic consequences. Climate deniers can’t dispute the data. They can’t win on facts. Instead, they […]

    Scientists Use Google Earth and Crowdsourcing to Map Uncharted Forests

    Scientists Use Google Earth and Crowdsourcing to Map Uncharted Forests

    By Katie Fletcher, Tesfay Woldemariam and Fred Stolle No single person could ever hope to count the world’s trees. But a crowd of them just counted the world’s drylands forests—and, in the process, charted forests never before mapped, cumulatively adding up to an area equivalent in size to the Amazon rainforest. Current technology enables computers […]

    Energy Department Scientists Barred From Attending Nuclear Power Conference

    Energy Department Scientists Barred From Attending Nuclear Power Conference

    By Elliott Negin Edwin Lyman, a physicist at the Union of Concerned Scientists, was one of 30 U.S.-based scientists scheduled to speak at the quadrennial International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) conference on fast breeder nuclear reactors in Yekaterinburg, Russia, in late June. Lyman did not attend the previous two conferences, in Kyoto in 2009 and […]