Science & Environment


Kayakers paddling in Seattle Port chant, “Shell No”

"Climate Justice NOW," they roared at the oil rig, which loomed like a yellow Darth Vader along the mouth of the Duwamish River.


Chilling news: U.S. to allow Arctic oil drilling

Shell's dabbling in the Chukchi Sea, most feel, is now inevitable; for the moment, the Beaufort Sea won't be touched, but even that could change.


Cuba’s cooperative farms break new ground in production

Cuba is breaking new ground in production yields, organic farming techniques, sustainability, and food security.


Astronomers discover galaxy far, far away, and it's baby blue

It's among the universe's first generation of galaxies, from 13.1 billion years ago.


Nuclear fallout, plastics mark human impact on planet, scientists say

We have entered a new geological era, in which human action is changing the physical world around us.


As California drought deepens, water debate sharpens

As California struggles to meet new water use restrictions, the governor is urging a sharp increase in fines for the worst violators.


“Peace and planet” marchers at UN: “No more nukes!”

It was a picture perfect Sunday for a peaceful march against the most violent instruments of war: nuclear weapons.


Today in environmental history: It’s Arbor Day!

The first Arbor Day in the world was celebrated in the small Spanish village of Villanueva de la Sierra in 1805.


Study links Texas quakes to fracking

Scientists have linked a swarm of small earthquakes west of Fort Worth, Texas, to nearby natural gas wells and wastewater injection.


Earth Day 2015: a call to action

On Earth Day 2015, humanity faces increasing environmental dangers, but movements to solve the issues are growing.

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