The Rat Island Saga

“An Alaskan archipelago once dubbed the “Rat Islands” have provided a stunning example of ecological recovery” or so a new study says.

Endangered Cloud Forests, Clouds and Climate Change

Demagogues trumpet ecosystems are collapsing and allude to scientific assessments. For example, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) listed the Gnarled Mossy Cloud Forest as “critically endangered”.…

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.…

How pandemics are linked to climate change

Video from the LA times (gag)

Climate change may push some species to higher elevations — and out of harm’s way

Upslope movements may push species away from human pressure, which could reduce extinction risk for many mountain-dwelling species Wildlife Conservation Society New York, NY (April 24, 2020) – A new…

The real reasons Africa has another locust plague

The UN, environmentalist pressure groups and their financial backers have a lot to answer for Paul Driessen The ChiCom coronavirus and COVID-19 outbreaks, deaths and responses continue to dominate US,…

Simulated sunlight reveals how 98% of plastics at sea go missing each year

Study explores removal mechanisms, microbial impacts and lifetimes of select microplastics on the ocean surface Florida Atlantic University A schematic figure of plastic photo-dissolution and plastic dissolved organic carbon (DOC)…

Amazon Fires Update

News Brief by Kip Hansen   The news channels, newspapers, news sites and the Twit-o-verse are full of “the Amazon is burning!”  some of this was covered in here as…

Celebrating America’s Environmental Stewardship

Guest post by Jim Steele Published in Pacifica Tribune July 10, 2019 What’s Natural? Celebrating America’s Environmental Stewardship I resent the one-sided mis-characterization of humanity as “destroyers of our environment”.…

A Declaration of Mineral Independence against eco tyranny

It’s an essential first step in making the USA less dangerously dependent on foreign minerals Paul Driessen & Ann Bridges As we celebrate the Declaration of Independence, let us view…

The Pipers of Fire Island

News Brief by Kip Hansen   The Piping Plover, a tiny little sea bird,  has been struggling to survive in modern times as beaches are developed for tourists with houses…

Environmentalism: Evidence Suggests it Was Always and Only About Achieving World Government

Guest Opinion: Dr. Tim Ball It is common sense to protect our environment, but what has occurred for 50 years is exploitation of that idea for a socialist agenda. We…

Another dodgy Earth Day ploy hyping flawed and failed “species extinction” propaganda

Guest essay by Larry Hamlin The latest 2019 Earth Day event, the 50th since the first such propaganda event started in 1970, has the proclaimed theme of “Protect Our Species”…

Heartland: Special Edition Devoted to the Green New Deal

Reposted from The Heartland Institute February 1, 2019 By H. Sterling Burnett Climate Change Weekly #313 The much-hyped Green New Deal (GND) is being pushed by a rump group of…

Compostables Were Meant To Save Us From Plastics. They’re Overflowing Landfills

From The Daily Caller Jason Hopkins | Energy Investigator Originally intended to help alleviate plastic waste, compostable products are instead filling up landfills and wreaking havoc on recycling plants. Compostable…