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Snacking Snakes Act as ‘Ecosystem Engineers’ in Seed Dispersal

( - ITHACA, N.Y. – Despite the bad rap snakes often get, they are more central to ecology than most people realize.

Feb 9, 2018 - 12:12:36 PM

How Climate Change Weakens Coral ‘Immune Systems’

( - COLUMBUS, Ohio—If this winter finds you stressed out and fighting a sinus infection, then you know something of what coral will endure in the face of climate change.

Jan 23, 2018 - 11:03:19 AM

Healthy Environment Leads to Healthy Life

( - Experts say many people live in environments that promote weight gain. These environments feature increased access to unhealthy foods and less physical activity.

Jan 16, 2018 - 2:20:55 PM

Drowning in Boxes: Is More Cardboard Recycling Really the Answer?

( - This past holiday season marked the first year that holiday shoppers spent more of their gift budgets online than in stores, according to a recent report by the consulting firm Deloitte.

Jan 10, 2018 - 12:23:11 PM

Bad Air Quality Along Utah’s Wasatch Front Causes More Than 200 Cases of Pneumonia Each Year

( - SALT LAKE CITY - Air pollution trapped by winter inversions along Utah’s Wasatch Front, the state’s most populated region, is estimated to send more than 200 people to the emergency room with pneumonia each year

Jan 10, 2018 - 11:46:15 AM

Building a Home in 2018? Best Green Modifications to Make

( - You grew up in an eco-friendly home and were raised to consider the environment mindfully.

Jan 3, 2018 - 11:53:41 AM

I Thought Trains Were The Greenest Transit Mode?

( - Most of us assume that train travel—whether for getting around town, commuting to work or for long hauls—is the most eco-friendly mass transit “mode.”

Jan 3, 2018 - 11:46:53 AM

Natural Pest Control: Protecting Without Harmful Poisons

( - You’re conscientiously updating with environmentally-friendly features. You’ve installed motion-activated lighting, LED bulbs and low-flow water fixtures

Nov 22, 2017 - 12:57:59 PM

How Birds are Rescheduling their Lives Around Climate Change

( - In research published Monday in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from the University of Connecticut, the United States Agency for International Development, and University of California, Berkeley....

Nov 14, 2017 - 1:16:53 PM

The Greening of Airplanes?

( - While it may be the fastest and most convenient way to go long distances, air travel remains the most environmentally-unfriendly mode in our mix of transportation options.

Oct 18, 2017 - 10:20:38 AM

Disease-Carrying Mosquitoes Abound in Deforested Lands

( - GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Most disease-transmitting mosquito species live in deforested areas, a finding that may influence decisions on where and when to cut down trees, a new University of Florida study shows.

Oct 9, 2017 - 10:17:12 AM

Mommy and Me: Parent Trees Pass to Offspring Fungal Associations That May Provide Drought Tolerance

( - Soil fungi that help promote drought tolerance in pinyon pine (Pinus edulis), a dominant tree in the Southwest, are passed from mother trees to their offspring

Sep 28, 2017 - 10:39:26 AM

More Than 100 Schools Sign on to Teach Health Risks of Climate Change

( - The Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education (GCCHE) today announced that, since its launch earlier this year, 125 health professions schools and programs around the world have joined and committed to ensure....

Sep 27, 2017 - 11:41:00 AM

How to Ecologically Clean out an Estate

( - The death of a loved one is always a difficult experience. From the shock of the initial loss to the emotional upheaval of the burial to the potential financial toll, it can all be draining and overwhelming.

Sep 20, 2017 - 9:44:13 AM

We All Need to Do Something About Single-use Plastics!

( - Plastic objects that we use once and discard, or single-use plastics, have become a problem of global proportion:

Sep 19, 2017 - 12:52:11 PM

5,000 Deaths Annually From Dieselgate in Europe

( - Since the late 1990s, the share of diesel cars in the EU has risen to around 50% in the fleet, with important variations between countries.

Sep 18, 2017 - 10:16:06 AM

Clearing Away The Clouds Of Turbidity

( - The next time you turn on the faucet and fill a glass from a household well, chances are you’ll see crystal-clear, sparkling water.

Sep 15, 2017 - 8:48:34 AM

One-third of Parasites May Become Extinct in Our Lifetime

( - Climate change could cause the extinction of up to a third of its parasite species by 2070, a prediction that makes parasites one of the most threatened groups of life on Earth, according to a global analysis reported Sept.6 in t
he journal Science Advances.

Sep 7, 2017 - 10:51:45 PM

Was Hurricane Harvey Caused by Global Warming?

( - The short answer is no. No single hurricane or weather event can be directly linked to the general phenomena known as climate change.

Sep 1, 2017 - 8:42:12 PM

Only Collective Action Will Solve Climate Crisis

( - I fancy myself an environmentalist. I recycle, backyard compost, have rooftop solar, rarely use AC or heat, drive a hybrid, don’t have a lawn and eat vegetarian.

Aug 30, 2017 - 1:52:21 PM

Could Global Warming Really Already be a Factor in the Evolution of Wildlife Species?

( - No doubt the quickly changing climate is already triggering various evolutionary shifts in a wide range of species.

Aug 25, 2017 - 2:09:58 PM

Probiotics Help Poplar Trees Clean Up Toxins in Superfund Sites

( - Trees have the ability to capture and remove pollutants from the soil and degrade them through natural processes in the plant.

Aug 17, 2017 - 2:31:24 PM

Future Landfills: Responsibly Managing Our Waste Beyond 2017

( - You throw your garbage in the trash, and it gets hauled away — but, do you ever think about where it’s going? To local landfills.

Aug 16, 2017 - 1:08:02 PM

Heat Waves Threaten City Dwellers, Especially Minorities and the Poor

( - Last week’s record-setting heat in the Pacific Northwest and current triple-digit temperatures in Arizona are the latest reminders that climate change is heating up the Earth.

Aug 7, 2017 - 1:10:44 PM

Scientists Calculate Total Amount of Plastics Ever Produced

( - Athens, Ga. – Humans have created 8.3 billion metric tons of plastics since large-scale production of the synthetic materials began in the early 1950s

Jul 20, 2017 - 1:14:05 PM

Companies Using Plastic Waste from the Ocean

( - A recent study published in the journal Science estimates that there are some 86 million metric tons of plastic in the world’s oceans today—and that every year we add another eight million more.

Jul 14, 2017 - 12:40:23 PM

Could Concrete Help Solve the Problem of Air Pollution?

( - STONY BROOK, N.Y.,  – New research reveals that sulfur dioxide, a major contributor to air pollution, is removed from the air by concrete surfaces.

Jul 13, 2017 - 1:45:57 PM

How Babies’ Environments Lead to Poor Health Later

( - EVANSTON - New Northwestern University research underscores how environmental conditions early in development can cause inflammation in adulthood....

Jul 5, 2017 - 10:17:24 AM

Pollinators: More Than Just Bees

( - Bees are synonymous with pollination—and for good reason. Their size, shape and physical characteristics—fuzzy bodies that so effectively collect and transport pollen—make them efficient foragers.

Jun 23, 2017 - 8:13:41 AM

Environmental Considerations Driving Major Evolution In Agriculture

( - Farmers have been called the original conservationists because they have a rich history of tending to the delicate balance between soil and water that sustains life for all.

Jun 23, 2017 - 8:07:40 AM

World's Largest Wild Salmon Run Harvest Season Opens

( - NAKNEK, Alaska, June 20, 2017  -- Bristol Bay sockeye salmon season is here! Commercial harvesting of wild sockeye salmon in Bristol Bay, Alaska begins in early June, with the harvest historically peaking around the 4th of July.

Jun 20, 2017 - 8:55:24 AM

Invasion of the Gypsy Moths

( - As you step outside, pause for a moment to take in your surroundings. If you happen to be under a tree and hear what sound like rain drops....

Jun 16, 2017 - 12:20:30 PM

Cell Phones are an e-Waist Problem

( - As more and more of the world develops—and smartphones become ubiquitous—electronic waste (AKA “e-waste”) is a bigger problem than ever.

Jun 9, 2017 - 4:56:51 PM

Discovery in Morocco Points to Oldest Homo Sapiens Fossils

( - An international research team has uncovered 300,000 year-old fossil bones of Homo sapiens, a find that represents the oldest reliably dated fossil evidence of our species.

Jun 8, 2017 - 9:49:30 AM

The Paris Climate Agreement, Not “Climate Change,” Is the Threat; Trump’s Pull-out Is Good for the Poor and for Our Health

( - A consortium of medical societies is echoing former President Obama’s dire warning that climate change is the biggest threat facing the world and public health.

Jun 6, 2017 - 8:56:53 AM

How are Farms and Farmers Dealing with Climate Change?

( - Agriculture may well be one of the industries hardest hit by the effects of global warming.

Jun 2, 2017 - 4:36:53 PM

Green Technology Upgrades Around Home Make More Sense Than Ever

( - When green upgrades meet innovative technology, the results are great for your home. It’s even been a dominating trend this year.

May 31, 2017 - 12:08:34 PM

Camping Cube Line Enhances Camping Experience

( - NORCO, Calif.
, May 19, 2017 -- International E-Z UP, Inc., the No. 1 Instant Shelter® brand in the world, is elevating camping to a new level with its line of Camping Cube™ tents and accessory products.

May 19, 2017 - 1:44:57 PM

Daylight Harvesting: Greening Your Home with Ambient Light

( - Homes are getting smarter than ever, which means far-ranging applications for how we manage our day-to-day tasks.

May 17, 2017 - 12:54:17 PM

Ticking Biological Clock: Migratory Birds Arriving Late to Breeding Grounds

( - New research shows climate change is altering the delicate seasonal clock that North American migratory songbirds rely on to successfully mate and raise healthy offspring

May 15, 2017 - 11:33:35 AM

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