A grand jury investigation into Pennsylvania’s large natural gas drilling industry released Thursday by state Attorney General Josh Shapiro has found systematic failures in state …
The culprit was highly acidified water. Hypoxia is a low-oxygen condition caused by multiple factors including warmer ocean temperatures that trigger excessive phytoplankton blooms; when those …
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From tornados to blizzards and excessive rain to droughts and heat, extreme weather is nothing new to Minnesota and Wisconsin.
THE BUREAUCRAT SAT behind his desk, smoking. I’d been summoned to the sour-faced man’s office, a ridiculously large, and largely unfurnished, room on the second floor of an administrative building in …
Throughout history, the earth’s oceans have often been viewed as limitless resources.
Again and again, that view has been proven wrong. Whether you look at the relentless whaling of the 19th century or the boom years of Cannery Row, each time the oceans’ resources are taken for granted, environments suffer.
In both cases, the industries cannibalized themselves, fishing at an unsustainable pace and paving the way for their own destruction as the natural resources they relied on became increasingly scarce.
Lessons like these should have taught society about the dangers of the illegal fishing industry that’s currently flourishing around the world. But too often, the quest for profits is more important.
“The illicit fishing industry is worth tens of billions of dollars a year,” says David Luna, a former U.S. Diplomat and national security official. “Environmental crime is one of the top five illicit crime areas because it’s so profitable for criminals.”
A 2016 study found that total global fish catches were falling three times faster than the UN had predicted—and named overfishing as the culprit. Now, any hope of getting the world’s overfishing problem under control involves cracking down on illegal activities. If left unchecked, it will have wide-reaching effects. Read more
In small numbers, electric cars will change little, but in large numbers they could reverse the stagnant growth in electricity use, which has dropped in five of the last eight years and affected the bottom line of many electric utilities
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OU biology prof outlines climate impacts on Antarctica
This means that for the ice fishes in Antarctica, life as they know it is changing forever, according to Crockett. She explained that ice fishes are ectotherms, or coldblooded animals, and their body temperature matches the outside environment. To …
Yale Climate Connections
The unequal impacts of extreme weather
Yale Climate Connections
Submerged cars, people boating down the street, homes stranded in the middle of rising waters … the images of heavy flooding are haunting. And we're seeing them more often as global warming causes more extreme storms. In low-lying and coastal areas, …