How ‘Iron Man’ bacteria could help protect the environment

But Reguera’s team challenged that thinking and found Geobacter to be effective cobalt “miners,” extracting the metal from rust without letting it penetrate their cells and kill them. Rather, the…

The Great American Outdoors Act

To the surprise of most Americans, and the consternation of many in the “mainstream” media, Vice President Mike Pence highlighted the Trump Administration’s environmental record during the recent VP debate.…

Measuring the true cost of conservation

Environmental conservation expert discusses how new research will play a key role in promoting a greener future BOSTON UNIVERSITY Research NewsSHARE PRINT E-MAIL For decades, scientists have been warning about potential future…

War on plastic is distracting from more urgent threats to environment

A team of leading environmental experts, spearheaded by the University of Nottingham, have warned that the current war on plastic is detracting from the bigger threats to the environment. In…

Climate or Environment?

The black side of so called green energy is somewhat underexposed. In this video I try to shed some light on that dark side.

Are tipping points suitable concepts for developing environmental policies?

This suggests that environmental pressures should remain below a certain threshold to keep the ecosystem in a safe operating space. An international team of scientists led by the biodiversity expert…

Air pollution could be making honey bees sick – new study

Whether it’s exhaust fumes from cars or smoke from power plants, air pollution is an often invisible threat that is a leading cause of death worldwide.

Ban Neonics – Hurt Farmers and Bees

The honeybees, bumblebees and other little pollinators swarming over my flowers remind me what important roles they play – and how some misguided folks could inadvertently hurt them.

Socio-economic, environmental impacts of COVID-19 quantified

The first comprehensive study of the pandemic shows consumption losses amount to more than US$3.8 trillion, triggering full-time equivalent job losses of 147 million and the biggest-ever drop in greenhouse…

When dams cause more problems than they solve, removing them can pay off for people and nature

Jon Honea, Emerson College Across the United States, dams generate hydroelectric power, store water for drinking and irrigation, control flooding and create recreational opportunities such as slack-water boating and waterskiing.…