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Report: Grand Jury Hearing Evidence That Ryan Zinke Lied to Federal Investigators

Former Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke—who used to be one of the nation’s top environmental officials until he resigned last year amid a slew of ethics scandals and investigations—has apparently failed to leave his troubles behind with his backwards ranger hat.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Casinos, Environment, Conservation, Native Americans, Department Of Justice, Interior Department, Doj, Interior, Ryan Zinke, Trump Administration


World’s largest bee, thought to be extinct, found in Indonesia

The giant bee was first discovered in 1859, but since has only officially sighted once.An international team of researchers set out to rediscover the bee in January. Determining exactly when a species is extinct is difficult, especially for small animals like insects. None In 1859, while exploring the remote island of Bacan in the North Moluccas, Indonesia, the renowned naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace made an astounding discovery: the Megachile pluto — the world's largest bee. Wallace described...
Tags: Science, Indonesia, Ebay, Animals, Environment, Bbc, Conservation, Innovation, American Museum of Natural History, Bolt, Wallace, National Audubon Society, Alfred Russel Wallace, Audubon, Robin Moore, Global Wildlife Conservation


World's largest bee, missing for 38 years, found in Indonesia

Biologists discover single female Wallace’s giant bee inside a termites’ nest in a treeAs long as an adult thumb, with jaws like a stag beetle and four times larger than a honeybee, Wallace’s giant bee is not exactly inconspicuous.But after going missing, feared extinct, for 38 years, the world’s largest bee has been rediscovered on the Indonesian islands of the North Moluccas. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Indonesia, Environment, World news, Asia Pacific, Wildlife, Conservation, Deforestation, Global development, Endangered Species, IUCN red list of endangered species, Exploration, Insects, Wallace


Why the zebra got its stripes: to deter flies from landing on it

Pattern seems to confuse flies, researchers who dressed horses up as zebras findThe mystery of how the zebra got its stripes might have been solved: researchers say the pattern appears to confuse flies, discouraging them from touching down for a quick bite.The study, published in the journal Plos One, involved horses, zebras, and horses dressed as zebras. The team said the research not only supported previous work suggesting stripes might act as an insect deterrent, but helped unpick why, reveal...
Tags: Science, Biology, Animals, Africa, Environment, UK News, World news, Wildlife, Conservation, Evolution, Zoology


Plastics reach remote pristine environments, scientists say

Birds’ eggs in High Arctic contain chemical additives used in plasticsScientists have warned about the impact of plastic pollution in the most pristine corners of the world after discovering chemical additives in birds’ eggs in the High Arctic.Eggs laid by northern fulmars on Prince Leopold Island in the Canadian Arctic tested positive for hormone-disrupting phthalates, a family of chemicals that are added to plastics to keep them flexible. It is the first time the additives have been found in A...
Tags: Science, Animals, Environment, World news, Birds, Pollution, Wildlife, Marine Life, Arctic, Plastics, Prince Leopold Island


Cooking Sunday roast causes indoor pollution ‘worse than Delhi’

Scientists say roast meal can make household air dirtier than in sixth most polluted cityCooking a Sunday roast can drive indoor air pollution far above the levels found in the most polluted cities on Earth, scientists have said.Researchers found that roasting meat and vegetables, and using a gas hob, released a surge of fine particles that could make household air dirtier than that in Delhi. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Environment, Earth, Air Pollution, Pollution, Delhi


Florida's farmers plot new course after Hurricane Michael's deadly tear

Storm’s assault through Panhandle has left growers moving away from traditional farming towards alternatives like hemp and hopsHurricane Michael’s deadly tear through Florida’s Panhandle four months ago will help fuel a transformation of the state’s agricultural industry, experts are predicting, with significant numbers of growers moving away from traditional farming and towards a future of alternative crops such as hemp and hops. Related: Florida: seafood industry struggles to recover after H...
Tags: Florida, Science, Environment, US news, Agriculture, Michael, PANHANDLE, Hurricane Michael


As EPA announces plan to tackle chemical pollution in drinking water, Washington looks to write its own rules

Some studies link the chemicals called PFAS to an increased risk of cancer, higher cholesterol, suppressed immune systems and problems in fetal development. In Washington, the state Board of Health is taking aim at a broader swath of PFAS chemicals than is the federal government.
Tags: Health, Science, News, Washington, Environment, Epa, Local News, Northwest, state Board of Health


Exposure to weed killing products increases risk of cancer by 41% – study

Evidence ‘supports link’ between exposures to glyphosate herbicides and increased risk for non-Hodgkin lymphomaA broad new scientific analysis of the cancer-causing potential of glyphosate herbicides, the most widely used weed killing products in the world, has found that people with high exposures to the popular pesticides have a 41% increased risk of developing a type of cancer called non-Hodgkin lymphoma.The evidence “supports a compelling link” between exposures to glyphosate-based herbicide...
Tags: Health, Business, Science, Cancer, Environment, Agriculture, Monsanto, Herbicides, Hodgkin


Scientists find microplastics in 100% of beached dolphins, whales, and seals tested

50 beached dolphins, whales, and seals were tested in Great Britain.All had microplastics in their digestive tract — most in the stomach.84% were synthetic plastics; of those, 60% were nylon. None Scientists studied the bodies of dolphins, whales, and seals that washed ashore in the United Kingdom. Every single one of them had microplastics in them. Microplastics are defined as smaller than 5 millimeters, or about 0.20 inches. None That's disturbing on so many levels. The University of Exeter an...
Tags: Science, Animals, Environment, Plastic, Innovation, Great Britain, University of Exeter, Plymouth Marine Laboratory PML, United Kingdom Every, Brendan Godley, Penelope Lindeque


Russian Authorities Declare State of Emergency After 'Mass Invasion' of Polar Bears in Remote Settlement

Russian authorities have declared a state of emergency in the remote, sparsely populated Novaya Zemlya islands in the Arctic Ocean, the BBC reported this weekend, after “dozens” of polar bears whose food sources are limited due to climate change started rooting through homes and other buildings near the settlement of…Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Animals, Russia, Environment, Bbc, Conservation, Polar Bears, Bears, Arctic Ocean, Novaya Zemlya


Cattle Ranchers Are Trying to Get the Word 'Meat' Taken Off the Labels of Meat Substitutes

The rise of Impossible Foods and its signature Impossible Burger, the plant-based burger brand that is all the rage lately, and their faux-meat ilk has apparently rattled some in the cattle business. The New York Times reported this weekend on a spate of state laws aiming to outlaw the use of the word “meat” on labels …Read more...
Tags: Meat, Food, Science, Technology, Environment, Beef, Regulation, New York Times, Impossible Foods, Meat Alternatives, Lab Grown Meat, Impossible Burger, Meat Substitutes


Five smart things honeybees can do

These insects’ brains may be tiny, but they’re better with numbers than many human children and they are past masters at communicating life skillsLast week, Australian scientists announced that honeybees (Apis mellifera) can learn to add and subtract. Fourteen bees were put through 100 training exercises in a maze – and got the correct answer between 64% and 72% of the time. “It is not that every bee could do this [spontaneously], but we could teach them to do it,” said Dr Adrian Dyer, co-author...
Tags: Science, Technology, Biology, Environment, Bees, Wildlife, Animal behaviour, Insects, Adrian Dyer


The battle for the future of Stonehenge

Britain’s favourite monument is stuck in the middle of a bad-tempered row over road traffic. By Charlotte HigginsStonehenge, with the possible exception of Big Ben, is Britain’s most recognisable monument. As a symbol of the nation’s antiquity, it is our Parthenon, our pyramids – although, admittedly, less impressive. Neil MacGregor, the former director of the British Museum, recalls that when he took a group of Egyptian archaeologists to see it, they were baffled by our national devotion to the...
Tags: England, Science, Environment, UK News, World news, Culture, Britain, Ireland, Conservation, Heritage, Archaeology, Parthenon, Merlin, Road transport, Wiltshire, Stonehenge


NOAA says 2018 was 4th warmest year on record, in an undeniable global warming trend

2018 was the fourth warmest year ever recorded on planet Earth, NOAA reported today. “Earth’s long-term warming trend continued in 2018 as persistent warmth across large swaths of land and ocean resulted in the globe’s fourth hottest year in NOAA’s 139-year climate record,” NOAA said. 2018 ranks just behind 2016 (the absolute warmest), 2015 (second warmest) and 2017 (third warmest). “In separate analyses of global temperatures, scientists from NASA, the United Kingdom Met Office and the Worl...
Tags: Weather, Post, Science, News, Climate Change, Russia, Environment, Global Warming, US news, Nasa, United States, New York Times, Middle East, Noaa, Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean


The miracle method for sustainable rice – and bigger harvests | John Vidal

A technique developed by a Jesuit priest is producing bumper crops – and reducing emissions of a grain responsible for 1.5% of greenhouse gasesThe fragrant jasmine rice growing on the left side of Kreaougkra Junpeng’s five-acre field stands nearly five feet tall.Each plant has 15 or more tillers, or stalks, and the grains hang heavy from them. The Thai farmer says this will be his best-ever harvest in 30 years and he will reap it four weeks earlier than usual. Continue reading...
Tags: Food, Science, Climate Change, Environment, World news, Thailand, Asia Pacific, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Farming, Agriculture, Global development, Sustainable Development, Food Security, Rice, John Vidal, Kreaougkra Junpeng


The miracle method for sustainable rice that scientists dismissed | John Vidal

A technique developed by a Jesuit priest is producing bigger harvests – and reducing emissions of a crop responsible for 1.5% of greenhouse gasesThe fragrant jasmine rice growing on the left side of Kreaougkra Junpeng’s five-acre field stands nearly five feet tall.Each plant has 15 or more tillers, or stalks, and the grains hang heavy from them. The Thai farmer says this will be his best-ever harvest in 30 years and he will reap it four weeks earlier than usual. Continue reading...
Tags: Food, Science, Climate Change, Environment, World news, Thailand, Asia Pacific, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Farming, Agriculture, Global development, Sustainable Development, Food Security, Rice, John Vidal, Kreaougkra Junpeng


Country diary: visions of Wales's tumultuous geological past

Comins Coch, Aberystwyth: Remnants of ancient volcanoes still dominate the skyline, though much less sharply than in La Palma’s younger landscape The path up to the old quarry was wet and bordered by clumps of coarse grass, droplets of dew still hanging on to each blade. Beyond the line of trees that marks the edge of the field, dark and skeletal in their winter stasis, the sky was mottled with cloud that looked distinctly untrustworthy, with the stillness to the air that often presages showers....
Tags: Europe, Science, Wales, Environment, Spain, UK News, Geology, La Palma


Antarctic team 'upbeat' about hope of finding Shackleton's ship

The Endurance sank in the Weddell Sea in 1915, after 10 months trapped by iceAntarctic explorers are to break their way through 75 miles of sea ice in an effort to reach the final resting place of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s ship, the Endurance, which sank to the bottom of the Weddell Sea in November 1915.Expedition leaders believe they have the best chance yet to find the wreckage of the lost vessel, which became trapped in sea ice for 10 months and eventually went down in two miles of water after ...
Tags: Science, Environment, World news, Wildlife, Marine Life, Oceans, Sea Ice, Antarctica, Exploration, Polar regions, Shackleton, Ernest Shackleton, Weddell Sea


Antarctic expedition 'upbeat' about hope of finding Shackleton's ship

The Endurance sank in the Weddell Sea in 1915, after spending 10 months beset by iceAntarctic explorers are to break their way through 75 miles (120km) of sea ice in an effort to reach the final resting place of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s ship, the Endurance, which sank to the bottom of the Weddell Sea in November 1915.Expedition leaders believe they have the best chance yet to find the wreckage of the lost vessel, which became trapped in sea ice for 10 months and eventually went down in two miles ...
Tags: Science, Environment, World news, Wildlife, Marine Life, Oceans, Sea Ice, Antarctica, Exploration, Polar regions, Shackleton, Ernest Shackleton, Weddell Sea


The coldest jobs in the world

Antarctic scientists, avalanche specialists, Alaskan farmers and an industrial deep-freeze manager… Candice Pires talks to five people who have to endure extreme cold to do their jobMadi Rosevear, 27, PhD student, works in Antarctica and lives in Hobart, Tasmania Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Environment, Farming, Antarctica, Polar regions, Avalanches, Hobart Tasmania, Candice Pires, Rosevear


Brazilian Mining Disaster Leaves Dozens Dead, Hundreds Missing After Waste Dam Collapses

Authorities said this weekend that the death toll from an industrial disaster in Brumadinho, Brazil in Minas Gerais state has climbed to at least 34, with some officials saying that the true toll could reach the hundreds, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Environment, Infrastructure, Mining, Conservation, Brazil, Disasters, South America, Wall Street Journal, Vale, Minas Gerais, Brumadinho Brazil


Could flexitarianism save the planet?

Scientists say a drastic cut in meat consumption is needed, but this requires political willIt has been known for a while that the amount of animal products being eaten is bad for both the welfare of animals and the environment. People cannot consume 12.9bn eggs in the UK each year without breaking a few.But the extent of the damage, and the amount by which people need to cut back, is now becoming clearer. On Wednesday, the Lancet medical journal published a study that calls for dramatic changes...
Tags: Food, UK, Science, Environment, Life and style, Farming, Veganism, The meat industry, Lancet


Antarctic expedition yields remains of tiny, ancient 'water bears'

Scientists surprised by haul of crustaceans and tardigrades in undisturbed subglacial lakeScientists have found the remains of tiny, ancient animals in an Antarctic lake that has lain undisturbed for thousands of years beneath a kilometre-thick slab of ice.The surprise haul of dead crustaceans and tardigrades, also known as “water bears” or “moss piglets”, was made by US researchers on a rare mission to drill into the Mercer subglacial lake which lies nearly 400 miles from the south pole. Contin...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Animals, Environment, US, World news, Antarctica, Antarctic


Antarctica expedition yields remains of tiny, ancient 'water bears'

Surprise haul of dead crustaceans and tardigrades made in Mercer subglacial lakeScientists have found the remains of tiny, ancient animals in an Antarctic lake that has lain undisturbed for thousands of years beneath a kilometre-thick slab of ice.The surprise haul of dead crustaceans and tardigrades, or “water bears”, was made by US researchers on a rare mission to drill into the Mercer subglacial lake which lies nearly 400 miles from the south pole. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Environment, US, World news, Antarctica, Antarctic, Mercer


Cool beans? Far from it: Global warming is helping to wipe out coffee in the wild

More than half of the world's coffee species are at risk of vanishing in the wild because of climate change and deforestation, new research has found.
Tags: Science, News, Environment, World, Food & Drink, Nation & World


Six in 10 wild coffee species endangered by habitat loss

Kew scientists’ analysis of 124 wild species shows 60% facing possible extinction, risking viability of commercial stock Wild coffee species are under threat, with 60% of them facing possible extinction, including Arabica, the original of the world’s most popular form of coffee, researchers say.Most coffee species are found in the forests of Africa and Madagascar. They are threatened by climate change and the loss of natural habitat, as well as by the spread of diseases and pests. Continue readi...
Tags: Coffee, Science, Africa, Environment, World news, Sierra Leone, Wildlife, Conservation, Plants, Ethiopia, Endangered Species, IUCN red list of endangered species, Madagascar, Kew Gardens, Kew


If You're Missing a Colossal Disk of Ice, This City in Maine Definitely Found It

This week in the city of Westbrook, Maine, a huge, rotating circle of ice formed on the Presumpscot River. While it seems like it could be an omen of the impending apocalypse or a particularly low-effort attempt at a crop circle by extraterrestrials, in reality it appears to be another example of a natural yet rare …Read more...
Tags: Weather, Science, Winter, Environment, Physics, Maine, Ice, Meteorology, Rivers, Rare, Earth Sciences, WESTBROOK Maine, Dude Wheres My Ice Disk, Ice This City, Presumpscot River


5 types of climate change deniers, and how to change their minds

Climate change is easily one of humanity's greatest threats, and a mountain of data and evidence support this assertion.Despite the evidence, only 71% of Americans believe that climate change is real and primarily driven by human activities.People can and do change their minds about climate change. Trying to convince people to change their minds is often more about picking the right target than it is providing the right arguments. None Do facts matter? In an objective sense, yes, of course they ...
Tags: Psychology, Science, Identity, Climate Change, Iraq, Environment, Earth, Nature, Innovation, Reddit, North Carolina, Carl Sagan, Don, Michael Shermer, Shermer, Tali Sharot


Deadly Bird Battles May Be Another Weird Consequence of Climate Change

Climate change seems to be leading to more fatal conflict between a pair of bird species, according to a new study. The research demonstrates an important indirect consequence of a warming globe.Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Environment, Birds, Birdmodo, Great Tits, Pied Flycatchers



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