Category Archives: Wildlife and Habitat

The Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef

According to a new paper published in the journal Nature, global warming has damaged huge sections of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.  The authors of the paper warn that the resilience of the reef – which is the world’s largest living structure – is waning rapidly.

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Did People Create The Sahara Desert?

Did People Create The Sahara Desert?

One of the arguments some people make when discussing human causes of climate change is that people can’t cause such massive changes.  However, there is a long historical record of human-driven ecological and climatic change in Europe, North America and New Zealand, among other places. Continue Reading

American Cities Fighting Climate Change

American Cities Fighting Climate Change

The federal government now appears to be headed down the path of not honoring America’s commitments to tackle global warming, but many of the country’s cities and states as well as its corporations have no intention of breaking our promises to the world. Continue Reading

Climate Change And A Divided Country

Climate Change And A Divided Country

This Saturday is Earth Day and it’s also the occasion for the March for Science taking place in Washington, DC and in many other cities around the world.  The purpose is to express support for scientific research and evidence-based policies in a tumultuous political environment. Continue Reading

Pesticides And Food Insecurity

Pesticides And Food Insecurity

A newly released report by the United Nations takes a strong stance against the use of industrial agrochemicals, saying that they are not necessary for feeding the world.  The continued use of pesticides at the rate the world currently does in fact can have very detrimental consequences. Continue Reading