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Former U.S. Nuclear Safety Chief: ‘New Nuclear Is off the Table’

This post was originally published on this site By Grant Smith From 2009 to 2012, Gregory Jaczko was chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, which approves nuclear power plant designs and sets safety standards for plants. But he now says… Continue Reading →

‘It’s Raining Plastic’: Researchers Find Microscopic Fibers in Colorado Rain Samples

This post was originally published on this site By Brett Walton When Greg Wetherbee sat in front of the microscope recently, he was looking for fragments of metals or coal, particles that might indicate the source of airborne nitrogen pollution… Continue Reading →

Prada Bans Fur in Victory for Animal Rights

This post was originally published on this site In a big victory for animals, Prada has announced that it’s ending its use of fur! It joins Coach, Jean Paul Gaultier, Giorgio Armani, Versace, Ralph Lauren, Vivienne Westwood, Michael Kors, Donna… Continue Reading →

Drastically Shorter Workweeks Needed to Fight Climate Crisis, Study Finds

This post was originally published on this site If people in three European countries want to fight the climate crisis, they need to chill out more. That’s the conclusion of a new study from think tank Autonomy, which found that… Continue Reading →

Amazon Votes Down Employee-Backed Climate Resolution

This post was originally published on this site Amazon shareholders voted down an employee-backed resolution calling for more aggressive action on climate change at their annual meeting Wednesday, The Los Angeles Times reported. None The employee-filed resolution asked the company… Continue Reading →

Washington Becomes First State to Legalize Human Body Composting

This post was originally published on this site Washington became the first U.S. state to legalize human composting Tuesday, offering residents a more environmentally friendly way to dispose of their remains, AFP reported. The bill, signed by Governor and climate-focused… Continue Reading →

7 Nutrient Deficiencies That Are Incredibly Common

This post was originally published on this site By Adda Bjarnadottir, MS Many nutrients are essential for good health. While it’s possible to get most of them from a balanced diet, the typical Western diet is low in several very… Continue Reading →

6 Reasons Impossible Burger’s CEO Is Wrong About GMO Soy

This post was originally published on this site By Pat Thomas Throughout the U.S., major food brands are trying to get rid of GMO ingredients — not necessarily for the right reasons, but because nearly half of consumers say they… Continue Reading →

Global Climate Revolt Escalates: 1,351+ Strikes in 110 Countries Planned for Friday

This post was originally published on this site By Julia Conley Two months after what was reportedly the largest international climate demonstration ever, young people around the world are expected to make history again on Friday with a second global… Continue Reading →

Does Shopping Ethically Really Make a Difference?

This post was originally published on this site By Cullen Schwarz Ethical shopping is a somewhat new phenomenon. We’re far more familiar with the “tried and tested” methods of doing good, like donating our money or time. But while Americans… Continue Reading →

To Save Slow-Breeding Giants, Biologists Recommend New Method for Defining Endangered Species

This post was originally published on this site When it comes to saving some of the planet’s largest animals, a group of researchers says that old methods of conservation just won’t cut it anymore. None Typically, conservationists use a methodology… Continue Reading →

Low-Fat Diets Rich in Fruits and Veggies May Reduce Women’s Risk of Breast Cancer Death, Study Finds

This post was originally published on this site A low-fat diet that prioritizes eating healthier foods like fruits and vegetables each day could lower a woman’s risk of dying from breast cancer, according to a multi-decade study published this month…. Continue Reading →

Starbucks Stores Exposed NYC Customers to Dangerous Pesticides for 3 Years, Lawsuit Claims

This post was originally published on this site Several New York City Starbucks exposed customers to a potentially deadly pesticide, two lawsuits filed Tuesday allege. The first claims that the coffee chain exposed customers over the last three years to… Continue Reading →

England to Ban Sale of Plastic Straws, Stirrers and Cotton Buds by April 2020

This post was originally published on this site The UK government has set a date for a ban on the sale of single use plastics, The Guardian reported Wednesday. From April 2020, the sale of plastic straws, drink stirrers and… Continue Reading →

Presidential Candidate Michael Bennet Proposes $1 Trillion Climate Change Plan

This post was originally published on this site Colorado senator and 2020 hopeful Michael Bennet introduced his plan to combat climate change Monday, in the first major policy rollout of his campaign. Bennet’s plan calls for the establishment of a… Continue Reading →

Trump’s EPA Is Changing Its Math to Make Clean Power Plan Rollback Seem Less Deadly

This post was originally published on this site When Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its replacement for the Obama-era Clean Power Plan in August 2018, its own estimates said the reduced regulations could lead to 1,400 early deaths a… Continue Reading →

Bill to Ban Circus Animal Suffering to Be Introduced in Congress

This post was originally published on this site By Andrea Germanos Animal welfare advocates are praising soon-to-be introduced legislation in the U.S. that would ban the use of wild animals in traveling circuses. None The measure, the Traveling Exotic Animal… Continue Reading →

18 Tornadoes Reported in 5 States Monday

This post was originally published on this site Extreme weather spawned 18 tornadoes across five states Monday, USA Today reported. Tornadoes were reported in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri and Arizona, but were not as dangerous as forecasters had initially feared,… Continue Reading →

Worst Case Sea Level Rise by Century’s End Could Be Doubled, New Study Finds

This post was originally published on this site A new study has more than doubled the worst-case-scenario projection for sea level rise by the end of the century, BBC News reported Monday. In its fifth assessment report, the Intergovernmental Panel… Continue Reading →

Is It ‘Climate Crisis’ or ‘Climate Change’? The Guardian Updates Its Style Guide

This post was originally published on this site The Guardian is changing the way it writes about environmental issues. In an update to its house style guide reported Friday, the paper now recommends writers use “climate emergency, crisis or breakdown”… Continue Reading →

33 Healthy Office Snacks to Keep You Energized and Productive

This post was originally published on this site By Lizzie Streit, MS, RDN, LD Having nutritious snacks to eat during the workday can help you stay energized and productive. Still, coming up with ideas for snacks that are easy to… Continue Reading →

Can Congress Find the Political Will to Solve Our Flood Problems?

This post was originally published on this site By Tara Lohan It’s been the wettest 12 months on record in the continental United States. Parts of the High Plains and Midwest are still reeling from deadly, destructive and expensive spring… Continue Reading →

Hot Arctic and a Chill in the Northeast: What’s Behind the Gloomy Spring Weather?

This post was originally published on this site By Brenda Ekwurzel When temperatures hit the 80s Fahrenheit in May above latitude 40, sun-seekers hit the parks, lakes, and beaches, and thoughts turn to summer. By contrast, when temperatures lurk in… Continue Reading →

Hydropower Dams Can Harm Coastal Areas Far Downstream

This post was originally published on this site By Paula Ezcurra and Octavio Aburto Thousands of hydroelectric dams are under construction around the world, mainly in developing countries. These enormous structures are one of the world’s largest sources of renewable… Continue Reading →

Texas Bill Would Make Protesting Pipelines a Felony on Par With Attempted Murder

This post was originally published on this site By Eoin Higgins A bill making its way through the Texas legislature would make protesting pipelines a third-degree felony, the same as attempted murder. None H.B. 3557, which is under consideration in… Continue Reading →

Did the Earth Just Lose Australia’s Climate Election?

This post was originally published on this site Australia re-elected its conservative governing Liberal-National coalition Saturday, despite the fact that it has refused to cut down significantly on greenhouse gas emissions or coal during its time in power, The New… Continue Reading →

England to Plant 130,000+ Trees to Fight Climate Change

This post was originally published on this site The UK government will fund the planting of more than 130,000 trees in English towns and cities in the next two years as part of its efforts to fight climate change, The… Continue Reading →

Is Climate Fiction a Subset of Science Fiction—or Something Else Entirely?

This post was originally published on this site By Jeff Turrentine First off: Bangkok Wakes to Rain, the intricately wrought, elegantly crafted debut novel by the Thai-American author Pitchaya Sudbanthad, isn’t really about climate change. This tale set in the… Continue Reading →

7 Benefits of Purple Yam (Ube), and How It Differs from Taro

This post was originally published on this site By Susan McCabe, BSc, RD Dioscorea alata is a species of yam commonly referred to as purple yam, ube, violet yam, or water yam. This tuberous root vegetable originates from Southeast Asia… Continue Reading →

What Is Sole Water, and Does It Have Benefits?

This post was originally published on this site By Lizzie Streit, MS, RDN, LD Sole water is water saturated with pink Himalayan salt. Countless health claims circulate around this product, and proponents suggest that it can help you lose weight,… Continue Reading →

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