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May 24, 2016 7 Comments

Arizona’s ‘Adopt-A-Burro’ Program Tries To Solve An Overpopulation Issue

The small donkeys are federally protected animals, but cause problems like digging up plants and walking on highways.

May 24, 2016 Comment

Congress Votes On Long-Awaited Overhaul Of Chemical Safety Law

The bill deals with how the U.S. regulates chemicals found in common household products, from shampoo to couch cushions.

May 19, 2016 Comment

California Lifts Mandatory Water Restrictions

Local water districts in California will now be allowed to set their own water use targets.

May 17, 2016 Comment

Can A Wasp Slow The Spread Of Destructive Citrus Disease?

Scientists are testing a parasitic wasp as a tool against the plant disease called citrus greening.

May 17, 2016 18 Comments

The State Of Oregon’s Timber Industry

Oregon’s once-booming timber industry has fallen sharply since the 1990s, when timber production was halted where it interfered with the threatened spotted owl.

May 16, 2016 4 Comments

Dozens Arrested In Climate Protests, Oil Train Blockades

Over the weekend activists blockaded railroads in crude-oil hubs from Anacortes, Washington to Albany, New York.

May 13, 2016 4 Comments

Colorado’s Lucrative Pot Industry Has Huge Energy Footprint

While the state’s marijuana industry brings in 100 million dollars a month, growing it indoors uses a large amount of electricity.

May 11, 2016 2 Comments

Climate Protests Aim To Keep Fossil Fuels In The Ground

Climate protests across six continents will culminate this weekend with civil disobedience planned in numerous cities.

May 11, 2016 4 Comments

Environmentalists Fear Poison Pill In Puerto Rico Debt Bill

A potential rider in the bill would relinquish federal control of a national wildlife refuge on the island of Vieques.

May 11, 2016 13 Comments

Honeybee Population Continues To Decline

A survey shows that 44 percent of the U.S. honeybee population died in the past year.

May 11, 2016 13 Comments

Is Climate Change A Factor In Fort McMurray Wildfire?

While no single cause has been given for the fire, scientists point to climate change as a probable factor.

May 11, 2016 Comment

A Big Dig For Pigs To Help Solve Crimes

The next generation of forensic anthropologists are taking advantage of a rare opportunity to get their hands in the dirt.

May 10, 2016 3 Comments

Heat Wave And Drought Hit India

Hundreds of people have died and millions don’t have enough water as India bakes under a heat wave.

May 9, 2016 2 Comments

Book Reveals The Complexities Of Rescuing And Rehabilitating Hummingbirds

Do rescue efforts that try and protect the species do more harm than good?

May 6, 2016 Comment

Thousands More Evacuating Massive Fire In Alberta

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police is escorting convoys of people who are trapped north of the fire zone to safer regions further south.

May 5, 2016 Comment

It’s Time! 17-Year Cicadas Are About To Emerge

Brood V cicadas will soon come out in parts of Ohio, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.

May 5, 2016 10 Comments

California Drought Eases, But It’s Far From Over

Jay Famiglietti, senior water scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, says water scarcity is a chronic condition in California.

May 5, 2016 14 Comments

Museum Exhibit Closes: Was It Due To Oil Industry Concerns?

An exhibit at the North Dakota Heritage Center that highlights renewable energy has been closed temporarily, after museum staff received complaints from the oil industry.

May 5, 2016 2 Comments

Alberta Fire Displaces 88,000, Spreads To New Communities

Over the last three days 1,600 homes and business have been destroyed, highways blocked and the airport closed.

April 26, 2016 Comment

Thirty Years After Chernobyl, Inside The Exclusion Zone

On the 30th anniversary of the nuclear disaster, we revisit the firsthand account of a writer who was able to visit the site.

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May 23 29 Comments

The Politics Of Home Ownership

Author Brian McCabe finds that our belief about home ownership as a way to improve civic life doesn't necessarily pan out

May 23 15 Comments

How Political Cartoonists Are Watching The Presidential Campaign

For cartoonists Marshall Ramsey, Darrin Bell and Gary Varvel, it's been a mixture of hilarity and sadness.

May 20 2 Comments

Olympic Swimmer: After Russian Doping, ‘No Confidence’ Of Fair Competition In Rio

Olympic athletes from around the world are outraged at the latest doping allegations out of Russia.

May 20 12 Comments

Oklahoma Bill Criminalizing Abortion Is Most Likely Unconstitutional

The Oklahoma legislature has passed a bill making it a felony to perform an abortion, unless it is to save the life of the mother.