How do we accurately forecast the amount of water that will be available any given year? It’s not easy. But some Colorado scientists think they’re onto a possible solution — inspired by Pokemon. (Image credit: Kira Puntenney-Desmond/Colorado State University)
Rhonda Anderson and her daughter, Siwatu-Salama Ra, have spent much of their lives working to protect their Detroit community from polluters. Anderson has organized for the local Sierra Club for nearly two decades. And Ra represented the Motor City during the landmark Paris climate talks. Fellow activists credit Ra with bringing this year’s Extreme Energy…
Each night, the organisms gather in a “vertical stampede” to feed at the ocean’s surface. Research suggests the columns of swimming animals can create large downward jets that help churn the waters. (Image credit: Isabel Houghton / J.R. Strickler /courtesy of Stanford / University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
Remember those lawsuits California and New York filed against major oil producers for knowingly heating up the planet? Two counties in Colorado just teamed up with the city of Boulder to file a similar lawsuit of their own. The complaint alleges that oil companies contributed greenhouse gases to the atmosphere for decades while knowing the consequences….
Extreme weather cost Americans over $300 billion last year. Scientists say climate change will bring more of that. Entrepreneurs and businesses see a new market in gauging risk. (Image credit: Frank Bajak/AP)
Here’s a crazy idea: What if your love of steak wasn’t a massive environmental problem but part of a solution instead? What if we could suck carbon out of the air and save the world simply by eating beef? A new study suggests that all this is possible, but it comes with a whopper of…
The EPA says the San Jacinto Waste Pits near Houston no longer needs Scott Pruitt’s personal attention due to progress on a remediation plan. But the site is still years away from being cleaned up. (Image credit: Rebecca Hersher/NPR)
The Atlantic meridional overturning circulation — the conveyor belt of the ocean — is slowing down. Scientists disagree about what’s behind it, but say it could mean bad news for the climate. (Image credit: David Goldman/AP)
While we were all watching the Wheeler and Pruitt train wreck on Thursday, President Trump nonchalantly gave industry a huge pass to pollute. The executive order makes it easier for businesses to comply with air quality standards, and also limits the EPA’s ability to hold states accountable for failing to meet National Ambient Air Quality Standards….
According to an article in Yale Climate Communications, art can help us “see what can be difficult to see” — something that’s particularly important for climate change, which often affects us in invisible ways. We interviewed some of the artists provoking thoughtful environmental action for the Grist 50 2018, our list of rising stars drawing…