As the world searches for sustainable and reliable sources of clean electricity, innovative ideas such as tidal energy are becoming increasingly important. This post explores the potential of tidal energy in providing an environmentally friendly and predictable source of electrical power for the future. What is Tidal Energy? Tidal energy is a form of hydropower […]
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Emperor penguins listed as endangered by US because of climate crisis
The emperor penguin, the tallest and bulkiest of all the world’s penguins, has been officially declared a threatened species by the US government due to the existential risk posed to the birds by the climate crisis. The penguins, which are endemic to Antarctica, face almost complete annihilation from the loss of sea ice over the […]
Will the Uinta Basin Railway derail U.S. climate change efforts?
The Uinta Basin, named after the Ute Tribe, is located in Northeast Utah and Western Colorado, about 200 miles from Salt Lake City. Streams from the Uinta mountains roll through the basin into a tributary of the Colorado River – supplying 40 million people with water throughout the drought-ridden West. Plants that cannot be found […]
How Fishing May Contribute to Climate Change
From coral bleaching to ocean acidification, there is lots of discussion about how the climate crisis harms marine life. But is it possible that the loss of undersea animals could actually worsen the impacts of climate change? A study published in Science Advances last year found that the amount of carbon sequestered as fish dung […]
6 Ways Humans are Responsible for Mass Bird Deaths
There are numerous ways in which we unknowingly cause harm to birds and other wildlife. Let’s take a look at some of the common practices that are harming bird populations around the world: 1. Windmills Wind turbines are a green energy source that helps offset our dependence on fossil fuels and our contribution to greenhouse […]
‘There’s nowhere like it’: Alaska’s wildlife refuge fears death by drilling
Biologist George Schaller has traversed the Amazon rainforest, studied lions in the Serengeti and searched for rare antelope in Tibet, but for him nothing quite compares to a vast and little-known wilderness found in the north-eastern reaches of Alaska. Schaller first encountered the region in the 1950s, taking a canoe down the Colville River, a […]
‘Meaningless certification’: Study makes the case against ‘sustainable’ palm oil
JAKARTA — A new study on certified oil palm plantations and their links to past deforestation has sparked a debate over whether they can be considered sustainable if they’re established on once-forested land. The study, published in the journal Science of the Total Environment, analyzed highly detailed satellite images from 1984, the oldest available, to […]
POLL: Should Trump be allowed to open over 1 million acres in California to fracking?
On April 25, the Trump administration released details of its plan to open up more than a million acres in California to oil drilling and hydraulic fracturing – including areas close to Sequoia, Kings Canyon and Yosemite National Parks. This is horrible news. The plan would end a 5-year moratorium on leasing federal land in […]