Science & Environment

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-640px-ToxicAlgaeBloominLakeErie.jpg

Another manmade water crisis in the Midwest: Toledo

The algae can produce powerful toxins. Clearly it's a major problem, a public health hazard, and something you'd think Ohio officials would be rushing to address.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-wheatSlider514x300.jpg

Global agricultural model in bitter balance

"It may cost Governments slightly more to source from a range of smaller-scale, sustainable operators than from major suppliers, but the investment is worth it."

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-eisland520x300.jpg

Bum rap for the Rapa Nui

The natives of Easter Island were not responsible for the collapse of their population due to over exploitation of natural resources and the destruction of their rain forest.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-ndcleanup540x300.jpg

First big North Dakota oil spill since boom began

A pipeline was found to have spilled 20,600 barrels of oil onto a wheat field and ruined parts of a nearby 1,800-acre farm, which belonged to farmer Steven Jensen.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-redwoodforeststonewall520x310.jpg

Redwood forest suffers for Game of Thrones-style wedding

Napster and Facebook co-founder Sean Parker decided to have a $2.5 million Game of Thrones-inspired wedding right in the middle of a California redwood forest, putting the ecosystem there at risk, as well as several threatened species of fish.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-earthfromspace300x300.jpg

Atmosphere's carbon dioxide breaches 400

Many climate scientists, such as James Hansen of NASA's Goddard Institute, believe that any sustained period of time with higher than 350 ppm threatens catastrophic global warming.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-healthylunches450x300.jpg

Food News: A birthday, a time to march, a time to sow

Did you know that every minute, we lose one acre of farmland to development? Or that since 1982, we've lost over 23 million acres of farmland? 

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-world520x312.jpg

NASA discusses Dec. 21 Mayan end-of-world prediction

NASA takes on the doomsdayers and debunks their predictions.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-xdf510x300.jpg

Hubble XDF catches the universe on camera

The XDF allows an ordinary person to view a panoramic image of the immediate portion of the universe that lay beyond Earth. It's the first step, said the scientists.