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March 20, 2018 Environment

Join the Rising Tide Summit at AltaSea

By: Ocean Champions

There’s a big problem facing our planet today, and yet many aren’t talking about it. The beautiful little blue ball that we all live on is 71 percent ocean, but...

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March 9, 2018 Climate & Energy
A solar array in Chile. (Photo: Antonio Garcia / Unsplash)

Transitioning to Renewables: A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Smaller-Scale Systems

By: W. Douglas Smith

Mark Twain said, “It is easier to fool people than to convince them they have been fooled.” Policy, politics and popular opinion sometimes have little relationship to scientific knowledge. Modern...

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February 18, 2018 Climate & Energy
Grand Prismatic Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park is an example of geothermal energy puncturing the Earth's surface and showing itself. (Photo: Tupulak / Flickr)

Transitioning to Renewables: A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Geothermal Power

By: W. Douglas Smith

I recently visited the small town in Oregon where I was born. December in Klamath Falls had left snow drifts up to the window sills. Strangely, the sidewalks were completely...

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February 12, 2018 Environment

Straws Upon Request Makes Sense and Cents

By: Lisa Kaas Boyle

New legislation (AB 1884) proposed by California Assembly Majority Leader Ian Calderon to decrease plastic pollution by requiring restaurants to offer plastic straws only upon request is facing pushback. And...

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February 6, 2018 Wildlife
Conservationist Esmond Bradley Martin was found dead in his home in Nairobi Kenya, stabbed to death in what authorities are saying is likely a botched robbery.

Slain Conservationist Remembered for Exposing Details of Ivory & Rhino Horn Trades

By: Brian Klonoski

Esmond Bradley Martin was willing to risk it all for rhinos and elephants, working dangerous undercover operations that put him face-to-face with nefarious criminals, all for the chance to unearth...

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January 24, 2018 Climate & Energy

Transitioning to Renewables: A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Wind Power

By: W. Douglas Smith

Wind and solar renewables do present a problem when the sun don’t shine and the wind don’t blow. So what? America still has existing sources to maintain the power flow...

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January 8, 2018 Climate & Energy
Solar Panels harnessing the power of the sun in Nebraska. (Photo: American Public Power Association / Unsplash)

Transitioning to Renewables: A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Solar Energy

By: W. Douglas Smith

The global energy economy is rapidly transitioning to sustainable energy and those that stand still will soon be left behind. Too much information about the cost of transitioning to a renewable...

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January 3, 2018 Opinion
Demonstrators in Washington, D.C., oppose the nomination of Scott Pruitt to head the EPA in February 2017. (Photo: Lorie Shaull / Flickr)

And I Thought the EPA Was There to Protect Me...

By: Peter Banner

I owe a debt of gratitude to my friend, investigative reporter Marcus Stern. Thanks to his recently published article on Weather.com, I believe I finally have the necessary insight into...

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December 20, 2017 Environment

Biodiversity in the Greater Mekong Region

By: Denise Adaoyibo Onwumere

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According to the WWF,  115 new species discovered in the Greater Mekong region.  These include Three mammals, eleven amphibians, two fish, eleven reptiles and eighty-eight plants were...

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