The history of Spain and Portugal is wrapped up in the changing climate along with the nature of war. The Inquisition was in part brought on by crop failures and the search for scapegoats. Fortunately, we have not had a "little ice age" since about 1850 -- so why should we be longing for another one any time soon?
Eradicating rats from a building can often be difficult. But how about eliminating them from an entire island?
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.
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.
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.
With China controlling 85% of the world's production of rare earth elements, the rest of the world -- and in particular, the U.S. economy -- is beholden to China for its own natioanl security and the future of its high-tech economy. This could change with a determined effort to overcome environmentalist objections and reinvigorate U.S. production of many of these valuable minerals. But will enough politicians decide that jobs and security are more valuable than keeping minerals-bearing domestic lands "pristine"?
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. . .
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.
If major environmental groups had their way, the U.S. will soon be without half or more of its current electric power generation capacity, the cost of what power was left would rise dramatically, and the poor would be the first to suffer the devastation of extreme poverty. What is astounding is that the very people who will suffer the most are among these groups' strongest supporters (at least via the ballot box).
What can we do to clean up our oceans? Well one surprising answer may be to open up our coastlines to more offshore oil drilling, according to Ben Lieberman, a senior policy analyst at the Heritage Foundation.
Environment America's Margie Alt has found a new "cause" to enrich her group's coffers: scaring the bejeesus out of Americans by claiming that fracking has a "damaging footprint." Alt's group, oddly enough, is at odds with kjey Obama Administation officials. And yet, this lemming-like movement is gaining ground!
Australians threw out the government that forced the carbon tax upon them as soon as they got the chance. Who will learn from the Aussie example?
One of the saddest environmental stories has been the fungal blight that destroyed millions of American chestnut trees in the first half of the 20th Century. But now, according to the New York Times, two research groups may be closing in on a long-sought solution.
In the latest development surrounding the proposed Rosemont mine in southern Arizona, two environmental groups – the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) and Save the Scenic Santa Ritas (SSSR) – filed suit August 16 to overturn a key state permit the project recently received.