"YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK — On a recent fall afternoon in the Lamar Valley, visitors watched a wolf pack lope along a thinly forested riverbank, ten or so black and gray figures shadowy against the snow. A little farther along the road, a herd of bison swung their great heads as they rooted for food in […]
"Republicans have only a few weeks left until they cede control of the House to Democrats, but the first big post-election GOP vote won’t address taxes or border wall funding. It involves wolves." Environmental PoliticsLaws & RegulationsWildlifeNational (U.S.)PublicSource: ,
"Plans to establish the first oil drilling operation in US Arctic waters have hit an ironic snag – a lack of sea ice caused by rapid warming in the region." Climate ChangeEnergy & FuelWater & OceansAlaska and HawaiiPublicSource: ,
"Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke spent the Friday before last Christmas mingling with staffers and their dogs, then flew out of Washington for a 15-day holiday break. Meanwhile, Deputy Secretary David Bernhardt was erasing the departmental handbook's climate change chapter." Environmental PoliticsGovernmentLaws & RegulationsNatural ResourcesNational (U.S.)PublicSource: ,
"The woman in charge of studying climate change’s effects on U.S. managed cultural resources for the National Park Service (NPS) has resigned, citing that the administration’s unequal attention to natural resources." Environmental PoliticsGovernmentNatural ResourcesNational (U.S.)PublicSource: ,
Seeing the damage caused by a hurricane or a clear-cut forest can be emotionally painful. Pennsylvania activist and author Trebbe Johnson says this sadness often causes people to abandon damaged places. But she suggests a different approach. Johnson: “We face […] The post How to love damaged places appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.
Dear Sara, Your column about the woman with the big beach house in Florida illustrates the difficulty of an honest conversation: If we stopped burning fossil fuels today, the climate will continue to warm and sea level will continue to […] The post How to break bad news about the climate appeared first on Yale […]
The Rio Grande River snakes along the border between the U.S. and Mexico. A treaty regulates the use of its water for drinking and irrigation. But as drought increasingly threatens the river, people on both sides of the border are […] The post Groundwater could fuel future U.S.-Mexico conflict appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.
Oceans cover about 71 percent of Earth’s surface. Since the start of the Industrial Revolution, they have provided the single largest sink for the carbon dioxide released by the burning of fossil fuels. And they have absorbed much of the […] The post Climate change and the oceans appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.
As a young man, Allen Hubbard worked in oil exploration and production on the Gulf Coast of Louisiana. Hubbard: “At the time, we thought we were being patriots, we were solving the energy crisis.” Hubbard had heard about global warming, […] The post Former oil worker worries about the climate appeared first on Yale Climate […]
I’ve had my Soul EV for approximately a year now and have driven it for 21,000 km (13,000 miles). After the dream of having an EV being transformed into the daily routine, it’s time to look back and see the good, the bad and the unexpected of this journey
I recently met with the Byton design team in Munich, Germany, for CleanTechnica and spent a few hours talking to the company's head designer, Benoit Jacob, who also penned the stunning BMW i8 and i3. Find out via the interview summary below how the company sees the future of our green mobility and what its […]
Buying a Tesla is the most important thing you can do for the environment because it will help to dramatically lower the cost of batteries, making a 100% renewable grid affordable. Elon Musk recently said (and he is right!), “I think it’s probably fair to say that Tesla (our customers) has advanced sustainable energy by […]
While working on October Tesla sales reports, I noticed a few interesting comparisons that seemed worth highlighting separately. First of all, if you think of iconic sporty cars, and especially iconic American muscle cars, the Ford Mustang is surely one of the first cars that comes to mind
Lowering mutation rates in harmful bacteria might be an as yet untried way to hinder the emergence of antimicrobial pathogens. One target for drug development might be a protein factor, DNA translocase Mfd, that enables bacteria to evolve rapidly by promoting mutations in many different bacterial species. This action speeds antibiotic resistance, including multi-drug resistance. […]
Scientists suggest that being raised communally makes mice more competitive when they're older. It is well known that in many animals, including humans, early-life experiences have long-lasting effects on the development of behaviors later in life. Researchers have investigated the effects of communal rearing on competitive and exploratory behaviors in adult male house mice.
Currently, half of the world's measured precipitation that falls in a year falls in just 12 days, according to a new analysis of data collected at weather stations across the globe. By century's end, climate models project that this lopsided distribution of rain and snow is likely to become even more skewed, with half of […]