Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Danger

November 9, 2017

On Thursday, November 9, 2017, environmental groups responded to new legislation aimed at drilling the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The legislation was proposed by a US Senator Wednesday night. The groups’ statements follow. More information on the […]

Italy Bans All Animal Circus Acts

November 8, 2017

Italy, with one of the biggest circus industries in the world, today voted to phase out ALL animals in circuses and traveling shows following a vote in the Assembly of the Parliament. Rules for implementation […]

JPL: New Greenland Maps Show More Glaciers at Risk

November 1, 2017

By Carol Rasmussen, NASA’s Earth Science News Team New maps of Greenland’s coastal seafloor and bedrock beneath its massive ice sheet show that two to four times as many coastal glaciers are at risk of accelerated […]

Scotland Bans Fracking

October 3, 2017

Responding to the October 3, 2017 by Scotland, a statement was released by Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director, Food & Water Watch and Food & Water Europe: “Today, Scotland’s government banned fracking, acknowledging what the science […]

Joint NASA-Brazil SPORT CubeSat Mission Planned

August 3, 2017

Mission Will Unlock Complex Equatorial Phenomena, Lay Groundwork for Better Space Weather Prediction By Molly Porter, Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Alabama NASA and a team of Brazilian space researchers have announced a joint CubeSat mission […]

Rare Rolling Stones Photos on the Auction Block

July 20, 2017

On July 19, 2017, online search service for arts, antiques and collectibles, is bringing iconic photography of music legends, the Rolling Stones, to art collectors and music lovers alike. Images of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and the rest […]

Treaty to Ban Nuclear Weapons Adopted

July 7, 2017

Negotiations Conclude at United Nations and Treaty will Open for Signatures in September 2017 By Sandy Jones and Rick Wayman, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation More than 120 countries gathered at the United Nations and today […]

Distant Earthquakes Can Cause Underwater Landslides

June 28, 2017

By Kelsey Simpkins (American Geophysical Union) and Michelle Ma (University of Washington) New research finds large earthquakes can trigger underwater landslides thousands of miles away, weeks or months after the quake occurs. Researchers analyzing data from […]

NASA Data Suggest Future May Be Rainier Than Expected

June 9, 2017

Written by Carol Rasmussen (NASA’s Earth Science News Team), Alan Buis (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) A new study suggests that most global climate models may underestimate the amount of rain that will fall in Earth’s tropical regions […]

Increasing Food Production without Damaging the Environment is Key

May 30, 2017

United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Director-General Addresses European Parliament’s Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development By Malene ArboeRasmussen, FAO-Brussels To achieve sustainable development we must transform current agriculture and food systems, […]

NASA Discovers a New Mode of Ice Loss in Greenland

May 25, 2017

Written by Carol Rasmussen (NASA Earth Science News Team), Alan Buis (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) A new NASA study finds that during Greenland’s hottest summers on record, 2010 and 2012, the ice in Rink Glacier on the […]

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