Posts in: Environment

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Our plastic obsession is changing the Arctic

Our plastic obsession is changing the Arctic

As ice caps melt, microplastics are leaking into the water, for animals to eat

By | Posted October 9, 2017

The air pollution from Hurricane Harvey is really, really bad, people

The air pollution from Hurricane Harvey is really, really bad, people

After Hurricane Harvey, factories nearby released unprecedented amounts of air emissions

By | Posted October 6, 2017

Everything but the InSinkErator

Everything but the InSinkErator

Garbage disposals could pave the way for a zero-waste future if we can get over our fear of clogs

By | Posted September 6, 2017

Nuclear suburbs

Nuclear suburbs

The hidden nuclear history of suburban Los Angeles

By | Posted August 18, 2017

Speaking out for climate science, for the first time

Speaking out for climate science, for the first time

Sonali McDermid is worried about the planet’s food supply — and those seeking to eviscerate science

By | Posted July 11, 2017

Can I borrow a cup of electricity?

Can I borrow a cup of electricity?

Brooklyn neighbors will soon be able to trade power directly — and there’s more to come

By | Posted July 5, 2017

The noise mapper

The noise mapper

A minority in many ways, Erica Walker is determined to find how urban noise affects human health

By | Posted June 26, 2017

I take my planets hard-boiled

I take my planets hard-boiled

Evidence that the Earth’s crust began as an unbroken shell raises a question: Can we really understand the past by looking at how things are now?

By | Posted June 14, 2017

Cyber-stalking wildlife traders

Cyber-stalking wildlife traders

New online tools aim to save endangered animals, but experts say there are no easy shortcuts

By | Posted June 12, 2017

Choppy waters lay ahead for U.S. fisheries

Choppy waters lay ahead for U.S. fisheries

Proposed changes to the Magnuson-Stevens Act, our nation’s fishery management law, would compound problems for the nation’s fish

By | Posted May 31, 2017

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