In northern California, Chinook salmon have long been threatened in part because the young fish that swim from the Sacramento River to the ocean are often too small and helpless to escape the predators that eat them by the millions.
Those fearful about man-made global warming want to see stricter government regulations on carbon to stave off climate catastrophe. But according to the Center for the Study of Science, carbon dioxide emissions in the U.S. from energy production and use have been declining since 2005.
Most people think of windmills as one of the cleanest, most earth-friendly energy sources around. But according to the Institute for Energy Research, rare earth minerals needed for windmills like neodymium and dysprosium are being mined in China and leaving behind horrible environmental conditions.
Japanese sushi bars are popular for their cuisine, but could they also provide a valuable form of biofuel? Apparently so, according to E&E News which reports that Kombu, an edible seaweed found in Japanese dishes like miso soup and sashimi, could be a great new source of energy.
One of the latest scares about global warming comes from a new report claiming that climate change is causing drought and killing trees across the Sahel region of sub-Saharan Africa. But according to an article in Forbes by James Taylor, this is surprising news to many scientists and Sahel experts.
You've heard about global warming supposedly harming polar bears, but how about making reptiles smarter? Well believe it or not, some researchers at the University of Sydney in Australia believe they have evidence that links warming temperatures to increased intelligence in a lizard-like creature called the skink.
When you think of farm animals, no doubt chickens, cows, and sheep come to mind. But how about tigers? Well believe it or not, some conservationists are proposing the creation of tiger farms to help stem the demand for tiger parts in what is now a bustling global black market.
What do crabs, shrimp, and pine trees have in common? Well not much, except that they all play a roll in the battle to stop an eco-villian known as the bark beetle.
Our National Parks are beautiful areas that many enjoy visiting. But did you know some are privately managed? Laura Huggins of the group PERC believes such private management is a good thing, and here explains why. . .
Everyone hates mosquitoes. But perhaps nowhere do they hate them more than in Winnipeg, Canada, which is dubbed the mosquito capital of North America according to the Wall Street Journal.
Is taxpayer money spent on Green energy hurting both the economy and environment? Well that’s the assertion of economists from the group PERC, who in a recent study found that for every $100 billion a government spends on so-called “clean energy,” that nation’s GDP is likely to decrease by nearly a half a percent.
Should the federal government dictate what appears on the menu at your favorite restaurant? Daren Bakst, a Research Fellow at the Heritage Foundation, says no, and here explains why.
When President Obama first took office, he pledged to help put 1 million electric vehicles on America’s roads by 2015. But with little time left, not much progress has been made – and one of the reasons maybe the expense. . .
When it comes to solar power, it has always been a choice of tapping the sun’s heat or light to produce energy – never both at the same time. But that may change now . . .
While opponents of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas continue to raise alarms about its safety, scientists continue to give fracking a clean bill of health.