Environment

Lahontan Cutthroat Trout Species Never Knew It Was Extinct

Though we read a lot of claims about impending extinction, the biological reality is that we don't know anything about 99.9999999 percent of species that have ever lived. And then there are species only newly discovered that are immediately declared e ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 18 2018 - 2:57pm

Food Waste Is Why Vegetarians Are Harder On The Planet Than Meat Eaters

A new study finds that Americans waste nearly a pound of food per person per day. And at the top of it is fruits and vegetables. Way below those is dairy, and meat waste is almost a third of what fruits and vegetables are. People who believe they "eat ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 19 2018 - 4:27pm

Neonics: Environmental Groups Get 219,000 On A Petition Against EPA Science

A week after the Science March, environmental groups have turned up the heat on politicians, hoping to use the famous DDT strategy (ignore scientists, get a politician to do the work) to get a ban on a class of pesticides called neonicotinoids (neonics), w ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 24 2018 - 1:35pm

Aquatic Farming Can't Be Labeled Organic, But It Will Save The Land

If you offer a wealthy elite any fish that is not gathered by depleting the oceans, they will recoil in horror. It is unclear why they recognize that farms are essential for growing vegetables but think farmed fish should only be for the poor.  The science ...

Article - News Staff - May 1 2018 - 3:00pm

The Neonic Ban: A Scientific Fraud Becomes Enshrined In EU Regulatory Law

Five years after the European Union imposed a temporary ban on neonicotinoid pesticides, an “experts committee” of the member states has now finally voted to make the ban permanent. This was hardly a surprise. The vote followed shortly after the European ...

Article - Henry I. Miller - May 15 2018 - 1:38pm

The Globalization Paradox

Though it would seem that only global cooperation can solve global environmental problems, globalization in its current form works against sustainability. WTO-style capital liberalization causes investment to shift quickly to the site of highest returns, ...

Article - Fred Phillips - May 19 2018 - 7:47pm

Sue And Settle Environmental Attorneys Are Having A Harder Time At EPA

The days when environmental litigation groups like Earthjustice and Farmworker Justice had friendly voices in EPA and the White House seem like two years in the past. Because they are two years in the past. Where once environmental groups could write entir ...

Article - Hank Campbell - May 30 2018 - 1:16pm

California Judge Denies Trial Lawyer Efforts To Get A Glyphosate Warning Label

A federal judge's recent discussion about why glyphosate should not have a warning label in California, despite the efforts of trial lawyers and the environmental groups they pay, not only shows the label would have no scientific validity, it calls i ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 15 2018 - 3:45pm

Global Climatic Event Leads To New Geologic Time Scale, The Late Holocene Meghalayan Age

Around 2,200 B.C, agricultural societies around the world experienced an abrupt cooling and a critical mega-drought. Humans had been progressing nicely since the end of the last Ice Age, and suddenly this cooling, and accompanying droughts, forced the coll ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 26 2018 - 8:45am

Cover Crops Enhance Soil Quality- At A Cost

Replacing fallow lands with cover crops in order to increase the levels of carbon and soil nitrogen  also enhances its quality and mitigates nitrate leaching in an agricultural land, according to a new analysis.  After collecting data for ten years, result ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 5 2018 - 4:20pm