Science & Environment


Heating up climate talks: A reader's guide to COP 21

All eyes will be on Paris when the City of Lights shines upon a hugely significant, potentially historic event - the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, or COP 21.


Real progress possible at coming Paris climate summit

Hopes are growing for meaningful progress at the UN-sponsored climate change negotiations in Paris, while the need for such action becomes ever more clear.


Science news roundup: meals, toys, and TV endanger kids

Here are some interesting science stories reported this week relating to both political and social affairs, and health news as well.


Green news roundup: Keystone XL, Arctic oil drilling get X'ed out

October and November have ushered in victories for environmentalists. Corporations have been soundly defeated or exposed on many fronts.


This month in history: Are you aware of manatees?

This is a time to reflect on the gentle giants that are Florida's official state marine mammal.


A cease-fire with nature?

Driving through rugged beauty made us aware of the power of nature and the relative powerlessness of human beings in that kind of environment.


Crimes against nature: the power of polluters

We don't see these phenomena with our eyes, but studies verify an invisible reality that damages us.


Activists redecorate LNG pipeline office with clean water signs

Fossil fuel and pipeline corporations are trying to sell their plans to export fracked gas through communities, forests, and rivers.


California sets pace on climate change

California's initiatives are setting the pace in the race to curb greenhouse gas emissions. But not without the opposition of Big Oil.


Antarctic meltdown: Continent at risk by 2100, cities to pay price

If greenhouse gas emissions continue at their present rate, ice shelves could collapse by the end of the century.

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