- Plastic Is Here To Stay – An Environmentalist And An Archaeologist Discuss What Happens Next
This is an article from Head to Head, a series in which academics from different disciplines chew over current debates. Let us know what else you’d like covered – all questions are welcome.. Sharon George: Plastics are ingrained in our everyday lives. Sin ...
Article - The Conversation - Nov 30 2018 - 4:01pm
- No Need To Worry About ‘Great Dying’- About Permian Extinction 262 Million Years Ago
This is running as a scary story in the news today. I’m asked if it means we are all going to die. No, it does not. That was a 10 °C rise and we are headed towards 3.6 °C at maximum with the Paris pledges already. With the Paris agreement if they continue ...
Article - Robert Walker - Dec 7 2018 - 7:44pm
- Fact Or Fiction? Rollback Of Obama WOTUS Regulations Will Endanger Our Water Supply
If you are reading media claims about President Trump and the Waters of the United States, they are using terms like "unprecedented" and "sabotage" regarding rollback of some 2015 Obama restrictions that environmentalists had lobbied fo ...
Article - Hank Campbell - Dec 11 2018 - 12:51pm
- Heard Of This Small But Hugely Carbon Negative Country? Suriname In Amazonian Rain Forest- From Today's Talanoa Story Dialogs
This may be a welcome change from the climate change discussion which got a bit heated over the weekend. The Talanoa climate change story telling dialogs. They have been going on all day, in seven simultaneous sessions, today, 11th December 2018. The stor ...
Article - Robert Walker - Aug 22 2019 - 3:05pm
- Statistic Of The Year: 90.5 Percent Of Plastic Has Never Been Recycled
This year, I served on the judging panel for The Royal Statistical Society’s International Statistic of the Year. On Dec. 18, we announced the winner: 90.5 percent, the amount of plastic that has never been recycled. Okay – but why is that such a big deal ...
Article - The Conversation - Dec 18 2018 - 2:49pm
- Compostable Plastic Bags Create A Political Versus Science Conflict For European Policy Makers
European scientific decision-making is often overtly political and that can lead to decisions which defy common sense. Case in point; disposing of food waste. In some countries they want food waste separated into its own garbage can but people can't ...
Article - Hank Campbell - Dec 29 2018 - 11:17am
- By Fixing Nature's Gap In Photosynthesis, Crops Could Get An Additional 40% Boost
The United States, and other countries with modern science and technology regulations, have enjoyed terrific boosts in yields, so great that food has become a cheap commodity, which has allowed for alternative processes (organic, shade tree, natural, etc.) ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 4 2019 - 12:54pm
- Green Liver: Houseplant Genetically Modified To Filter Even Toxic Levels Of Home Air
House plants can help clean a home's air, but unless you live in a greenhouse a mechanical high-efficiency particulate (HEPA) air filter is the way to go, because it forces pet dander, pollen (even cigarette smoke if you still do that) or pollen throu ...
Article - Hank Campbell - Jan 8 2019 - 9:02am
- How To Hurt The Environment: Elect A Democratic President, Says Sociology Paper
A team of sociologists say they know of a sure way to hurt environmental protection: Elect a Democratic president. An analysis of over 20,000 people from the General Social Survey between 1973 and 2014 found that support for environmental spending consist ...
Article - Hank Campbell - Jan 22 2019 - 2:24pm
- Forcing Other Countries To Ban Shark Finning: A Bipartisan Conservation Bill Back In Congress
During the George W. Bush administration, American furniture makers had a crippling disadvantage. While American timber was tightly regulated, foreign supplies had no limitations on where their wood originated from, and could engage in destructive practice ...
Article - Hank Campbell - Feb 4 2019 - 10:20am