• 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


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April 22, 2017 Environment
These murals dot the few remaining homes in Hinkely. (Photo: Michael Cervin / Planet Experts)

The Resurrection of the Hinkley Valley: Of Crops, Chrom-6 and Erin Brockovich

By: Michael Cervin

Perhaps Julia Roberts could be forgiven when she won the Academy Award for her performance in the Oscar-wining movie Erin Brockovich and forgot to thank the real Erin Brockovich. But...

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April 21, 2017 Politics
Photo: Julia DeSantis / Flickr

March For Science Ready to Roll

By: Common Dreams

By Nadia Prupis On Saturday, people around the world will mark Earth Day with a March for Science to protest the Trump administration's crackdown on climate action and medical research. The marches come as President...

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April 19, 2017 Wildlife

Standing Tall Against the Silent Extinction of Giraffes

By: International Fund for Animal Welfare

By Mark Hofberg Best known for their beautiful long necks and distinctive coat patterns, giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis) are fascinating animals that have long captured the human imagination. Yet, in the...

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April 19, 2017 Climate & Energy
A chunk of ice falls into the ocean during a calving event at Alaska's Hubbard Glacier. (Photo: Bernard Spragg / Flickr)

Climate Change Could Force 13.1 Million Americans Inland, Where Big Fires Will Rage

By: Common Dreams

By Lauren McCauley Americans in many cases have been slow to acknowledge the real threats posed by global warming. But two new studies out Monday found that people living throughout...

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April 17, 2017 Climate & Energy
Meltwater flows south out of the Kaskawulsh Glacier, which has retreated a mile over the past century due to climate change. (Photo: Dan Shugar / University of Washington)

A River Vanishes, And Climate Change Is to Blame

By: Brian Klonoski

The remarkable pace of climate change has forced a Canadian glacier into such hasty retreat that a river of its meltwater has dried up and been diverted in a "geological...

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April 17, 2017 Opinion
That bottled water is safer than tap water is a myth funded by the bottled-water industry. (Photo: Mark Lee / Flickr)

An Open Letter to Erin Brockovich on Supporting Public Water

By: Lisa Kaas Boyle

LAist declares in a recent post that “LA’s Water is Officially as Clean as Bottled Water.”  The article cites LADWP’s move toward using UV light to disinfect water and to its...

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April 16, 2017 Opinion
As Donald Trump's daughter, Ivanka, consolidates power in the White House, environmentalists find themselves with an opportunity to seize the President's ear. (Illustration: DonkeyHotey / Flickr)

An Opportunity for Environmentalists to Seize President Trump's Ear

By: Brian Klonoski

Have you heard? Steve Bannon -- President Trump's chief strategist and architect of the "America first" doctrine -- appears to be doomed. The feisty, hard-nosed populist has become increasingly isolated...

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April 14, 2017 Climate & Energy
The U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Claire Anderson / Unsplash)

The Climate Change Lawsuit That Could Save the Planet

By: Jedamiah Wolf

“The one thing about climate change and the fundamental rights being asserted by my 21 youth plaintiffs is that they’re really threatened by the irreversibility of their rights and the...

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April 13, 2017 Videos
Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, said the U.S. needs to exit the Paris Agreement. (Photo: Gage Skidmore / Flickr)

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

By: Common Dreams

By Nadia Prupis Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief Scott Pruitt on Thursday explicitly called for the U.S. to remove itself from the Paris climate agreement, one of his strongest remarks...

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April 11, 2017 Environment
This year's spectacular superbloom of wildflowers at Carrizo Plain National Monument in California's Central Valley. (Photo: Bob Wick / BLM)

A Super Bloom's Beauty Crushed Under the Heels of Selfie Seekers

By: Brian Klonoski

Here in California, seeds trapped for decades under the hard-baked crust of hot, dry deserts are sprouting en masse following a winter of soaking rains and cool temperatures. A fabled...

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April 10, 2017 Politics
EPA administrator Scott Pruitt speaking at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Photo: Gage Skidmore / Flickr)

A 30-Year EPA Staffer Just Quit. Here's His Letter to Pruitt.

By: Common Dreams

By Nadia Prupis An Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) employee stepped down after 30 years on the job last week with a letter to EPA chief Scott Pruitt that left no doubt about...

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April 6, 2017 Environment
The 1.35 million-acre Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah protects one of most significant cultural landscapes in the United States, with thousands of archaeological sites and important areas of spiritual significance. (Photo: Bob Wick / BLM)

Protecting Bears Ears: The Untold Story

By: Jedamiah Wolf

Efforts to conserve Utah's Bears Ears National Monument received substantial press coverage after Patagonia and other outdoor apparel companies forced the Outdoor Retailer Show to search for a new home...

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April 6, 2017 Opinion
A grizzly bear and her cub in Alaska's Denali National Park. (Photo: Christoph Strässler / Flickr)

In Alaska, Cruelty Masquerades as Sovereignty

By: Brian Klonoski

The words "predator control" sound benign and well-intentioned, but in Alaska, they carry a cruel meaning. The term refers to gruesome tactics like gunning down wolves and bears from airplanes;...

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April 5, 2017 Climate & Energy
Photo: DeclanTM / Flickr

By Mid-Century, CO2 Could Hit Highest Levels in 50 Million Years

By: Common Dreams

By Nadia Prupis Current carbon dioxide levels are unprecedented in human history and could reach a level unseen in millennia if their rates continue at this pace, a new report out Tuesday...

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April 4, 2017 Politics
Donald Trump in 2014. (Photo: Gage Skidmore / Flickr)

Optimism in the Face of Ecocide

By: Brian Klonoski

Through a series of devastating executive orders, memoranda and decisions, the Trump administration has taken aim at the environment and has sought to erase President Obama's signature achievements related to...

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April 3, 2017 Videos

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

By: Common Dreams

By Nadia Prupis The White House on Monday announced that President Donald Trump would donate the first three months of his salary to the National Park Service, a grand total of $78,333.32....

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March 31, 2017 Politics
Demonstrators in Cambridge, MA protest the Keystone XL Pipeline in 2015. (Photo: Peter Bowden / Flickr)

Groups File Lawsuits to Resist Keystone XL Pipeline

By: Common Dreams

By Lauren McCauley Rising to the challenge set by the Trump administration's approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, environmental organizations and Indigenous groups are already firing back with a pair of lawsuits...

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March 30, 2017 Environment
Photo: Kevin Dooley / Flickr

Our Plastic World: Policy and Legislation

By: Nick Marinoff

This is the third piece in a three-part series about recycling and the efforts of the Plasticity Forum. By now, you likely know a thing or two about Plasticity Forum. As...

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