With the amount of rain falling during the heaviest storms increasing by 20 percent over the last century, cities have good reason to be preparing for lots of rain this summer.
Dominique Browning of Moms Clean Air Force discusses ditching Scott Pruitt as EPA Head and holding President Trump accountable on clean air, climate and other environmental issues…
Author C.J. Quinn takes to the Soap Box and wonders why we must continue to create environmental catastrophes in order to provide energy for our planet…
What’s the difference between a carbon tax and “cap-and-trade” system for reducing greenhouse gas emissions?
Dear EarthTalk: What’s the difference between a carbon tax and “cap-and-trade” system for reducing greenhouse gas emissions? —Marina Brown, New York, NY Most of us can agree that reducing greenhouse gas emissions is a must given the rapid warming of the planet; just how to […]
Halting global warming is the chief environmental challenge of our time. While heat-trapping carbon dioxide (CO2) is not the only greenhouse gas (GHG), it’s the most abundant and longest-lived in the atmosphere and contributes the most to global warming. In March, atmospheric CO2 content reached a new high of 400 parts per million, already past […]
Gonorrhea. Bed bugs. Weeds. Salamanders. People. All are evolving, some surprisingly rapidly, in response to our chemical age. In Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys Over Girls, and the Consequences of a World Full of Men, Emily Monosson shows how our drugs, pesticides, and pollution are exerting intense selection pressure on all manner of species. And we humans […]