Day: October 9, 2019

Green rooftops surge in popularity, offer environmental benefits

This site uses cookies to enhance your reading experience. By using this site, you consent to our use of cookies.OkayStoriesPhoto: Xavier TESTELIN/Gamma-Rapho via Getty ImagesGreen rooftops are growing in popularity, offering a slew of environmental benefits, the New York Times reports.The big picture: The rooftops on apartments or commercial buildings often feature lawn areas, grills…

Elizabeth Warren Touts Plan to Address ‘Environmental Racism’

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) on Wednesday unveiled her plan to address “environmental injustice” and “environmental racism,” which includes a $1 trillion investment into minority communities affected by “industrial pollution.” Warren argues that “justice” plays a massive role in properly addressing the climate change “crisis,” citing studies that suggest that black and Hispanic families are disproportionately…

Dipping below the surface

Sea water and saline In the south-west corner of the country, where Slovenia borders the Adriatic Sea, you’ll find 1000-year-old natural salt pools teeming with wildlife. Head to Sečovlje Salina Nature Park and stroll along grassy trails that weave their way between glassy pools – where tiny red brine shrimp make their home and nearly…

DNA study sheds new light on the people of the Neolithic Battle Axe Culture

Credit: Uppsala University In an interdisciplinary study published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, an international research team has combined archaeological, genetic and stable isotope data to understand the demographic processes associated with the iconic Battle Axe Culture and its introduction in Scandinavia. In 1953, a significant burial site belonging to the Battle Axe…

Trump’s fast-tracking of oil pipelines, including Keystone XL, backfires with escalation of aggressive legal fights

NEW YORK — The Trump administration’s effort to cut red tape and speed up major energy projects has backfired in the case of the three biggest U.S. pipelines now planned or under construction.All three have been stalled by successful legal challenges by environmental groups alleging the administration failed to apply the regulatory scrutiny required under…

The sea is running out of fish, despite nations’ pledges to stop it

As global fish stocks that feed hundreds of millions of people dwindle, nations are scrambling to finalize by year’s end an international agreement to ban government subsidies that fuel overfishing. Yet as negotiations at the World Trade Organization resume this week in Geneva, Switzerland, new research shows that governments have actually increased financial support for…