• Video Reveals Mystery of Narwhal’s Tusk

  • First-Ever Cuttlefish Battle Caught on Video

  • EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Says U.S. Should Exit Paris Agreement

  • Sean Spicer Makes a Spectacle of Trump’s $78K Donation to the National Park Service

  • VIDEO: Community Activists Spread Word About Flint’s Ongoing Water Crisis

  • Spectacular Meteor Lights Up Midwestern Sky

  • Video: Seth Meyers’ Hilarious Response to Trump’s Climate Denial

  • Heartwarming Video Shows Lana the Orangutan Released Into the Wild

  • Patagonia Doc Highlights Indigenous Struggle Over Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

  • App Fights Food Waste By Letting Users Order Restaurants’ Extras


From Our Experts and Organizations


August 16, 2017 Environment
The Saint Louis River. (Photo: Courtney Celley/USFWS)

Study: Pesticide Levels Harmful to Aquatic Life Found in Majority of Streams Analyzed in Midwest, Great Plains

By: Center for Biological Diversity

A new analysis published this month by U.S. Geological Survey scientists found pesticides at high enough concentrations to harm already imperiled aquatic invertebrates in more than half of 100 streams studied in...

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August 14, 2017 Climate & Energy
There are fears the Trump administration may try to alter a government report about climate change. (Illustration: DonkeyHotey / Flickr)

The Blame Game, Testosterone and 2℃

By: W. Douglas Smith

The best tool for investigating a problem is asking the right questions to the best sources of factual information. Today the U.S. government is seeking neither. The federal and scientific...

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August 11, 2017 Wildlife

What the Future Holds This World Elephant Day

By: Grace Ge Gabriel

I have never felt as optimistic for elephants as I feel today on this World Elephant Day 2017. For me, in the past 10 years, World Elephant Day has not...

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August 11, 2017 Environment

The Last Plastic Straw: How Legislation Can Stop Plastic Pollution

By: Lisa Kaas Boyle

I have been writing about single use plastics for a long time, well before I co-founded the Plastic Pollution Coalition in 2009.  In that time, plastic pollution has only escalated despite...

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August 3, 2017 Wildlife
A stockpile of ivory to be crushed at an ivory crush event partnered by the Humane Society of the United States, and organized by New York State’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), with support from Tiffany & Co in Central Park on Thursday, Aug 3 2017 in New York City. (Photo: Mark Von Holden / AP Images for The HSUS)

RIP to the Elephants Lost to Poachers

By: The Humane Society of the United States

By Iris Ho, Wildlife Program Manager, Humane Society International As I placed a carved ivory tusk on the conveyer belt, I was fighting back tears; my hands were trembling from...

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August 2, 2017 Environment
The global population has tripled since World War II from 2.3 billion to 7.5 billion. (Photo: James Cridland / Flickr)

Population Dynamics and the Anthropocene

By: W. Douglas Smith

The global population has tripled since World War II from 2.3 billion to 7.5 billion. The world will add that many more by mid-century. The demographic distribution by age is...

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August 1, 2017 Wildlife

In California, Marijuana Industry Threatens Rare Wildlife

By: Center for Biological Diversity

As California officials begin work this week to finalize environmental oversight of recreational pot growing, conservation groups are calling for stronger protections for imperiled Pacific fishers, spotted owls and other rare...

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July 31, 2017 Environment
e need more and better education and economic policy to find more sustainable paths ahead. (Photo: kristian fagerström / Flickr)

We Were Warned: A Great Grandfather's Perspective

By: W. Douglas Smith

A significant portion of humanity believes the planet will continue to provide its fruits indefinitely. An even larger portion doesn’t care — they are understandably too occupied with life’s daily...

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July 28, 2017 Climate & Energy
Photo: Jason Blackeye / Unsplash

'Shit Is Hitting the Fan,' Climate Scientist Warns

By: Common Dreams

By Andrea Germano The "shit is hitting is the fan," said noted climate scientist James Hansen, countering "this narrative out there…that we have turned the corner on dealing with the climate problem." Hansen is...

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