Some landscapes evolved with periodic wildfires as an influential force, and people have been using “prescribed burns” to restore health to certain types of ecosystems for millennia.
Mining wastes (“tailings”) could indeed be part of the solution to our climate woes.
Shell, BP, Chevron Offer EV Charging At Select Stations Forward thinking oil companies are providing EV chargers next to their gas pumps
Shell, BP and Chevron and other forward-thinking oil companies are providing EV chargers next to their gas pumps.
If you care about the environment and/or the health and safety of your loved ones, Donald Trump may not deserve your vote in 2020.
Environmentalists wonder if we may have to move below ground — into underground buildings and cities — to save what’s above it…
The Good, The Bad & The Ugly: Satellites & The Environment Satellites generate lots of useful data, but clutter up Space with man-made detritus
Environmentalists are wondering whether it’s a good idea for Elon Musk to launch tens of thousands of new satellites into space above Earth.
Scientists have tracked the positive mental effects on the brain of the negative ions surrounding crashing water molecules.
The benefits of using DEET-based bug repellent to keep insect-borne infectious disease at bay may outweigh the slight health & environmental risks.
Although there are no known cases to date, wildlife biologists worry that our closest relatives, the great apes, could be decimates by the virus.
Opting for reusable, sustainable alternatives to plastic wrap, baggies and straws is a great way to start the purge of single use plastics from your life.
The Trump administration is rolling back environmental rules on several fronts while the country obsesses about Coronavirus and #BlackLivesMatter.
FSC has certified 500+ million acres of forest as sustainably harvested since its inception in 1993, but critics wonder if the group’s claims can be trusted.
Material Ecology describes the process of combining materials science, digital fabrication technologies and organic design to produce techniques and objects informed by the structural, systemic and aesthetic wisdom of nature.
“Environmental injustice” is on a list of 12 issues Black Lives Matter (BLM) considers pressing right now as part of its #WhatMatters2020 campaign.
Avocados are grown with lots of water and fertilizer and pesticides, mostly in Central America, and shipped all over the world.
How are we doing in the battle to stop or slow deforestation, especially in the tropics where forests store so much of the world’s biodiversity?
Creating An Eco-Friendly Deck Environmentalists can find something to love underfoot whether it's wood or recycled plastic
Whether it’s real wood, modified wood or some sort of recycled plastic, there are plenty of eco-friendly deck materials to choose from these days.
Can We Maintain Our Coronavirus Emissions Reductions? Researchers aren't optimistic, except for the fact that we are learning how to deal with a global crisis
Coronavirus has decreased CO2 emissions temporarily, but the longer term effect could be an emissions increase as we shy away from crowded public transit.
Environmental activists — such as Extinction Rebellion — have been practicing civil disobedience in various forms for decades if not longer.
The link between gaming and climate change comes down to the efficiency of the gaming consoles (and PCs) that gamers are using these days.
Cargo Shipping: The Low-Hanging Fruit Of Industrial Greening? With 80 Percent Of Global Trade Hitching A Ride On Cargo Ships, Switching Over To Hydrogen, Batteries Imperative
Eighty percent of goods for sale around the world make their way from point A to B on a cargo ship; cleaning up this industry is key to greening the economy.
Earth Day 50: Making The Most Of It From Coronavirus Quarantine Earth Day Network & Exponential Roadmap Team Up To Produce Virtual Earth Week
Can you believe Earth Day is 50? Help show your love for Mother Nature by tuning into Earth Week, a virtual celebration on April 20-25, 2020.
Genetically Modified Organisms: Safe To Eat, Safe For The Environment? Still No Consensus On Health, Environmental Dangers of GMOs
The jury is still out regarding whether genetically modified organisms (GMOs) can hurt people or the environment.
Can our dogs, cats, birds, rabbits and other pets get sick from the coronavirus too, and can they pass it along to people?
Corn is so ubiquitous in our food system that an estimated 70 percent of the atoms in the body of the average American originally came from it.
Streamlining data centers may be the low hanging fruit when it comes to finding ways to reduce the electricity consumption of our Internet usage.
In the Arctic, a great change is taking place. Permafrost, which covers around 25 percent of exposed land in the Northern Hemisphere, is melting.
The reduction in pollution emissions thanks to the Coronavirus keeping everyone home is actually a boon for the environment…
Sweden sends 99 percent of its garbage to incineration plants. Why don’t we do more of this in the United States given our overflowing landfills?
Democratic Candidates on Climate: Where Do They Stand? Sanders, Biden, Warren, Bloomberg, Steyer each have impressive environmental cred and climate plans
Democratic candidates on climate: where do each of the challengers (Sanders, Biden, Warren, Bloomberg, Steyer, Klobuchar & Buttigieg) stand?
Proponents of eating bugs argue that emissions from so-called “insect farming” is a much more efficient way to produce protein than livestock agriculture.
Fungi are so good at breaking down compounds that we’re now employing them to clean up contaminated soils via a technique known as mycoremediation.
Dockless E-Scooters May Be Green—But Walking, Biking, Busing Greener Still Lifecycle analysis dings scooters for resource depletion and fossil-fuel-based recharging processes
Dockless e-scooters may be a green way to solve transit’s “last mile” conundrum, but bikes, buses and even carpools are greener still.
Americans waste some six billion gallons of fuel annually as a result of idling their car and truck engines. What can we do to stop this scourge?
Has Wall Street gone green? GIM, BlackRock and other mainstream investment firms are drinking the climate kool-aid and reaping the benefits…
Trump Second Term = Bad News For Environment, Climate NEPA Rollback & Compounded Climate Woes Just The Tip Of The iceberg
Environmentalists are bracing for what a second Trump term could bring, such as a proposed rollback of the NEPA protections established in 1970.
Could the added efficiency of perovskite solar cells make solar power usable for more people around the world, even in less-than-sunny locales?
Which Eco-Labels Are Trustworthy? ENERGY STAR, Certified Organic, LEED, FSC-Certified, Salmon-Safe, Fair Trade, GreenSeal, WaterSense & Rainforest Alliance Among Winners
Which eco-labels are trustworthy? With countless products now available labelled as “eco-friendly” it’s hard to know which are actually good for the planet.
Walmart, Ikea and Mattel are among hundreds of big companies taking substantive action to reduce the amount of plastic in the products they make or sell.
The remaining contenders for the Democratic nomination for the 2020 presidential election all come out strong on willingness to battle climate change.
Degrowth—consciously scalling back on our consumption and economic activity—might be the only viable answer to solving our climate & environmental problems.
Some neighborhoods traditionally overlooked by the wealthy become more attractive given their climate resilience.
Environmentalists report that we’ve made a lot of progress on battling deforestation in recent years partly thanks to more paper recycling around the world.
Dog cancer rates are on the rise, and many environmentalists are blaming the profusion of lawn chemicals we use to keep our grass green and weed-free.
Despite lots of talk, the major U.S. grocery chains have a lot of work to do if they are going to become part of the solution to our plastic waste problem.
Ecocide is practice of willfully destroying large areas of the natural environment, and activists would like to see it punishable under international law.
Face-off at Factory Butte: Off-Road Vehicle Riders Vs. Environmentalists in Utah Desert Just how bad are the tire tracks across the desert?
Environmentalists would like to see off-road vehicles permanently banned from the fragile desert soils surrounding Factory Butte in Utah.
Just because you don’t have to buy & wrap gifts doesn’t mean Thanksgiving is green, but there are lots of ways to make it more that way…
When Will Electric Vehicles (EVs) Outnumber Gas-Powered Cars? Analysts think 2038 will be the magic year, but it could be sooner...
It looks like we might have to wait some two decades for electric vehicles (EVs) to displace internal combustion cars as the kings of the American road.
Are American municipalities and their recycling contractors able to make ends meet now that we can’t ship all of our plastic waste off to China?