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January 20, 2017 Climate & Energy
California's Shasta Dam with a receding Lake Shasta in the background during drought conditions in September 2014. (Photo: Dan Brekke / Flickr)

Storms End California's Drought -- But Could Harsher Dry Spells Be on the Way?

By: Nick Marinoff

It’s official… California’s six-year drought is coming to an end. Over the past few weeks, winter storms have drenched the Golden State with a welcomed deluge, and the eternal dry...

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January 19, 2017 Environment
Sunset at Cedar Mesa Valley of the Gods, Bears Ears National Monument in Nevada. (Photo: Bureau of Land Management / Flickr)

Revoking Obama’s National Monuments: Can Trump Really Do That?

By: Ariane Sims

As the final hours of Obama’s presidency draw to a close, one of the many looming questions on both sides of the aisle is whether Trump can unilaterally declassify the...

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January 19, 2017 Climate & Energy

As Officials Tackle Climate Change, Polar Bears Get a Bum Rap

By: Nick Marinoff

The Arctic is melting faster than ice in a fryer. Residents are noticing warmer temperatures all around, and weather-related phenomena is occurring in all corners of the world. At present,...

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January 18, 2017 Politics
Scott Pruitt, a climate denier and foe of the EPA, is Trump's nominee to lead it. (Photo: Gage Skidmore / Flickr)

More Than 500 Groups Oppose Scott Pruitt's Nomination to Lead EPA

By: Common Dreams

By Deirdre Fulton More than 500 national, state, and local organizations on Tuesday announced their opposition to Donald Trump's fossil-fuel soaked nominee to run the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Scott Pruitt....

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January 18, 2017 Human Health
Drinking fountains are a crucial final link in serving water to the public and the only sustainable method to maintain a healthy, hydrated active public without depleting our water supplies. (Photo: Unsplash)

The American Drinking Fountain: The Force Awakens

By: Lisa Kaas Boyle

White Only. A common sign posted on public facilities (e.g. public schools, drinking fountains, transportation) in Jim Crow segregated America (1876-1965) in the former slave states. Today, urban Americans face...

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January 18, 2017 Wildlife
Wild parakeets in london are an example of alien species resulting from wildlife trafficking. (Photo: j_gldsck / Flickr)

Alien Species Among the Perpetual Dangers of Wildlife Trafficking

By: Nick Marinoff

Trafficked animals that escape their captors’ clutches will often form communities in non-native habitats. Dr. Luke Gibson of the University of Hong Kong learned this while reading a story about...

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January 17, 2017 Politics
Rep. Ryan Zinke (R - MT) is President-elect Donald Trump's choice for Secretary of Interior. (Photo: Gage Skidmore / Flickr)

Senate Considers Nomination of Ryan Zinke for Secretary of Interior

By: Center for Biological Diversity

The Senate Energy and Natural Resource Committee today begins a nomination hearing on President-elect Trump’s selection of Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Mont.) as the next secretary of the Interior. As secretary...

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January 16, 2017 Business
The tourism dollars these elephants will bring far outweighs the price of their ivory tusks on the black market. (Photo: Roderick Eime / Flickr)

Forget the GDP -- By Focusing on Wildlife Conservation, We Can Maximize Happiness

By: Jedamiah Wolf

We’ve been trying to convince policymakers about the link between wildlife conservation and human wellbeing for a long time,” Beth Allgood, U.S. Country Director for the International Fund for Animal...

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January 16, 2017 Climate & Energy
The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy dipped their feet in a melt pond during Ice Liberty -- a few hours during the ICESCAPE mission when scientists and crew could take a break and relax (or throw snowballs) on the sea ice. (Photo: Kathryn Hansen / NASA)

Scientist: Global Sea Ice Hits Lowest Level in 2,000 Years

By: Common Dreams

By Nadia Prupis Global sea ice levels are at their lowest in recorded history, according to new statistics from the U.S. National Snow & Ice Data Center. In the Arctic, the loss...

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