• 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


June 14, 2017 Climate & Energy

Solar Energy Empowers Villagers and Saves Wildlife in Nepal

By: Empowered by Light

This fall, rangers protecting rhinos, tigers and other endangered wildlife in Nepal’s famous Chitwan National Park will get a solar system that will light and power an isolated ranger outpost...

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June 13, 2017 Environment
Amy Andrle is a founding board member of the Cannabis Certification Council and owns, along with her husband, L'Eagle Services, a company that cultivates and sells environmentally-friendly marijuana out of its dispensary in Denver, Colorado. (Photo: L'Eagle)

Q&A: Amy Andrle on Growing Greener Weed

By: Brian Klonoski

Amy Andrle knows a thing or two about growing, processing and selling environmentally-friendly marijuana. Along with her husband, John, she co-owns L'Eagle Services, a cultivator and dispensary in Denver, Colorado...

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June 13, 2017 Environment
The Milky Way unfurls over Valley of the Gods in Bears Ears National Monument. (Photo: John Fowler / Flickr)

Zinke Recommends Shrinking Bears Ears National Monument

By: Center for Biological Diversity

On Monday, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke recommended that President Trump vastly shrink Utah’s Bears Ears National Monument, removing critical protections for irreplaceable public lands and rewarding corporate polluters and the lawmakers they...

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June 7, 2017 Environment
The United Nations General Assembly. (Photo: Paul VanDerWerf / Flickr)

A Retrospective: Constructing a Framework for a Sustainable Future Continues at The United Nations: Ocean Conference

By: Georgienne Bradley

by Georgienne Bradley and Abhi Iyer “The ultimate test of man’s conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations whose words of thanks will not be...

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June 6, 2017 Politics
Earlier this year, the Obama administration denied six applications for seismic exploration in the Atlantic, in part because the loud blasts would harm critically endangered North Atlantic right whales. (Photo: NOAA)

Trump Officials Push for Atlantic Oil Exploration Using Harmful Seismic Blasting

By: Center for Biological Diversity

The Trump administration today issued draft authorizations to five companies to search for oil off the Atlantic Coast — from Florida to Delaware — using loud seismic airgun blasts that hurt whales,...

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June 5, 2017 Wildlife
An elephant in the Tsavo Conservation Area in Kenya. (Photo: Leonora Enking / Flickr)

More Poisoned Arrows Used to Poach Tsavo Elephants

By: Faye Cuevas

In light of a particular trend, I imagine the poaching of an elephant to take place much like this: The poacher slowly pulls back the string of the bow and...

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June 2, 2017 Opinion
President Trump at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day. (Photo: U.S. Army Sgt. James K. McCann)

There's Still Hope, Even After Trump's Withdrawal from the Paris Agreement

By: Brian Klonoski

President Trump strolled into a lush and sunny White House Rose Garden on Thursday and rather casually announced the United State's withdrawal from the Paris accord, a non-binding agreement between...

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May 31, 2017 Human Health
A scan of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. (Photo: NIAID / Wikimedia Commons)

Antibiotic Resistant Genes Lurk in City Parks

By: Belinda Waymouth

Antibiotic-resistant superbugs have health experts on high alert, and for good reason. They currently kill 23,000 people each year in the United States, and with antibiotic resistance rapidly increasing, worldwide they are...

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May 31, 2017 Environment
Photo: MakeWild

Cuban Surfers Ride Waves For Change

By: Tristin Weber

HAVANA – The tattoo machine in Ana Lara's hand buzzed as she tested it, adjusting the pink grip tape before leaning over my shoulder in concentration. I winced as she...

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May 28, 2017 Environment
Jupiters surface is a maelstrom of swirling clouds. (Photo: NASA / JPL)

A Low-Resolution Afterthought, NASA's JunoCam Turns Jupiter into Fine Art

By: Brian Klonoski

Launched to explore Jupiter's atmosphere and poles, NASA's spacecraft Juno traveled 1.74 billion miles to reach the gas giant. You'd think a journey of that length and scale would demand...

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May 26, 2017 Politics
In a show of overwhelming public support, Bears Ears National Monument received more than 685,000 comments in favor of protecting the national monument in just 15 days. (Photo: Bob Wick / BLM)

Overwhelming Support for Bears Ears in the Form of 685,000 Public Comments

By: Center for Biological Diversity

Supporters of Bears Ears National Monument sent a flood of comments to the Department of the Interior urging that the Utah monument be protected, with more than 685,000 messages of...

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May 25, 2017 Lifestyle

Full Planet Experts Lineup at Lightning in a Bottle

By: Planet Editor

Beginning today, Planet Experts will host a number of panels, speakers and interactive events at the 2017 Lightning in a Bottle festival. Head over to The Compass to say hello...

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May 25, 2017 Environment
Demonstrators in Brussel protest Donald Trump during his visit to NATO. (Photo: Miguel Discart / Flickr)

Poll: 84% See Climate Change as Potentially Catastrophic

By: Common Dreams

By Nadia Prupis A majority of people in eight countries say they are ready to change their lifestyles if it would prevent climate catastrophe, a survey on global threats released Wednesday found....

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May 24, 2017 Environment
Photo: Pixabay

Climate Change FAQ for the Concerned Citizen

By: Guest Author

By Neil Stawski / ClimateWise If you’re concerned about climate change (which we all should be), you may not know exactly how to become part of the solution. It’s a...

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May 23, 2017 Politics
President Trump in Charleston, South Carolina in February. (Photo: North Charleston / Flickr)

Trump's Budget Unkind to Environment and Endangered Species

By: Center for Biological Diversity

The Trump administration’s detailed 2018 budget proposal, released on Tuesday, contains unprecedented funding cuts for the Department of the Interior and the Environmental Protection Agency and increased spending for a...

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May 22, 2017 Environment

Federal judge protects Wolf Creek pass on Endangered Species Day

By: Rocky Mountain Wild

A decision that protects the Endangered Species Act listed Canada lynx When a coalition of conservation organizations entered the courtroom to present oral arguments in a pending lawsuit in front...

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May 22, 2017 Opinion
Always Dreaming sprints toward a first-place finish at the 2017 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Kentucky. (Photo: Heidi Carpenter / Flickr)

The Perpetuation of a Cruel Pastime

By: Brian Klonoski

It was an exhilarating finish at the 142nd running of the Preakness Stakes on Saturday. The favorite, Always Dreaming, jumped to an early lead out of the gate, trailed closely...

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May 20, 2017 Environment
The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is at the center of LA 2024's "radical reuse" strategy. (Photo: LA 2024)

UCLA Helps LA Pitch Greenest Olympics Ever

By: Belinda Waymouth

Last week, L.A. 2024 pitched what would be the most sustainable games in modern history to visitors from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at the StubHub Center’s South Bay Sports...

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