Environment

Bees Addicted To Neonics: A Failure Of Science Journalism

Researchers don’t always get it right. Scientists used to toiling in obscurity on arcane subjects can be lured into presenting hyperbolic conclusions from a media that demands sensational headlines, and confirmation bias remains a powerful psychological f ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 29 2015 - 6:57pm

Permafrost Thaw Sends Carbon Directly Back Into Atmosphere

Samples of permafrost soil are providing new ways to anticipate what may happen if northern regions of the world warm and begin to thaw. Florida State University doctoral student Travis Drake and Florida State University Assistant Professor Robert Spencer ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 29 2015 - 3:05pm

Calling All Activists: Marijuana Farms Ruined The Environment 233 Percent More In 2012

Environmental activists love to harass farmers because, let's face it, protesting farmers is safe. You never see activists protesting the far worse environmental damage done by Mexican cartels raising illegal marijuana. Dead bodies are terrible for f ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 5 2015 - 7:17am

On Water And Subsidence In Mexico City

Mexico City has the best hotel shower ever. I am not one to spend a long time in the shower, but since I have long thick hair, efficient showers are of great importance to me when on travel. So-called eco-friendly showers are doing the exact opposite of t ...

Article - Bente Lilja Bye - Nov 11 2015 - 10:03am

Horizontal Extinction Cascades: How Demise Spreads

The extinction of one carnivore species can trigger the demise of fellow predators- a phenomenon called horizontal extinction cascades, where extinctions of carnivore species can have a ripple effect across species triggering further unexpected extinction ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 13 2015 - 9:03am

Would You Pay $11 For A Carbon-Free Holiday?

A carbon tax of just $11 would offset the CO2 emissions from tourism, according to a paper in the Journal of Sustainable Tourism. Every time people go on vacation, or journalists go off to climate conferences like the one in Paris, they are using fossil f ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 24 2015 - 12:09pm

Good News For Environmentalists: Waters May Be More Polluted Than Science Shows

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Article - News Staff - Dec 6 2015 - 11:41am

In Australia, Cities Contain More Threatened Species Than Rural Areas

Though 99.9999% of species that have gone extinct have never actually been identified, it is common to read claims that we are facing a catastrophic species extinction crisis. It's best to take such talk with a grain of salt, because conservationists ...

Article - News Staff - Dec 8 2015 - 8:00am

PCB Exposure In Moms Linked To Poor Vaccine Response In Babies By Environmentalists

Early life exposures to toxic chemicals such as PCBs and DDT dampen an infant's response to the tuberculosis vaccine, according to a new study. DDT? Banned over 40 years ago but so safe the United States EPA creates guidelines for other countries to ...

Article - News Staff - Dec 9 2015 - 8:51am

Heptachlor Epoxide Pesticide In Milk Decades Ago Linked To Parkinson's Disease

A pesticide called heptachlor epoxide and used in 1970s was found in milk at that time- and it being linked to Parkinson's disease now, in a paper in Neurology. ...

Article - News Staff - Dec 10 2015 - 7:00am