About 82% of U.S. voters support stopping the sale of single-use plastics at national parks, according to a poll released today by the non-profit Oceana. U.S. national parks average 33 million visitors and nearly 70 million pounds of waste each year, according to the National Parks Conservation Association, so a ban on single-use plastics would […]
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For 20 years, the mystery behind what was killing coho salmon in Seattle’s urban creeks seemed unsolvable. Then scientists discovered it was a chemical released by automobile tires. Now the tire chemical that was poisoning fish out West has been discovered in two Lake Ontario tributaries.
For Chuck McGinley, an engineer who devised the go-to instrument for measuring odors, helping people understand what they smell is serious science.
The battery economy is booming, and with it a recycling industry is bracing itself for a wave of battery waste. Battery Resourcers of Worcester, Massachusetts, said last week that it is planning to build a plant in Georgia that will be capable of recycling 30,000 metric tons of lithium-ion batteries per year. It will be […]
Cheryl Lubin adored her Cape Cod vacation home. The cedar-shingled retreat featured a chef’s kitchen, wraparound deck, views of a salt marsh and easy access to famed beaches.
Amazon Indigenous leader Juma Xipaia has fought against massive dam projects and the incursion of illegal loggers and miners onto her community’s lands. She explains why what’s at stake is the survival of her people and their millennia-old way of life.
Coal plants will account for 85 percent of power capacity being retired in the U.S. this year, consistent with a long-term downward trend in coal burning, while U.S. oil output is expected to increase in 2022 and hit a new high in 2023.
The abrupt exits of Cecilia Martinez and David Kieve from the White House’s Council on Environmental Quality sparked alarm among environmental justice experts.
AeroShield is working to commercialize a clear, lightweight material that, when sandwiched between two panes of glass, produces windows that are more insulating than bulkier, more expensive options. Massachusetts startup sees path to more efficient windows with new material is an article from Energy News Network, a nonprofit news service covering the clean energy transition. […]