Court Blocks Trump’s Plan to Ease Bird Protections on Oil Lands
Conservation

Court Blocks Trump’s Plan to Ease Bird Protections on Oil Lands

Climate|Court Blocks Trump’s Plan to Ease Bird Protections on Oil LandsA male sage grouse outside of Rock Springs, Wyo. A significant amount of money has been spent on this iconic bird to stop it from becoming an endangered species.Credit…Melanie Stetson Freeman/The Christian Science Monitor, via Getty ImagesOct. 16, 2019Want climate news in your inbox? Sign…

Parasite manipulates algal metabolism for its own benefit
Marine Ecology

Parasite manipulates algal metabolism for its own benefit

Healthy (left) and infected (right) diatom Coscinodiscus granii: In the cell on the right, the parasitic oomycete Lagenisma coscinodisci has sucked all nutrients and modulated the algal metabolome to generate its own reproductive form, the sporangium. Credit: Marine Vallet, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology Microalgae can form massive assemblages in oceans, attracting many opportunistic…

Materiality: a new science fiction story for the Oslo Architecture Triennale about sustainable, green abundance
Environmental News

Materiality: a new science fiction story for the Oslo Architecture Triennale about sustainable, green abundance

In my latest podcast (MP3), I read my short story “Materiality,” which was commissioned for Gross Ideas: Tales of Tomorrow’s Architecture, a book edited by Edwina Attlee, Phineas Harper and Maria Smith that is part of the Oslo Architecture Triennale. The editors pitched me on writing a story about sustainability and de-financialization in architecture, and…

Environmentalists Wish Greta Thunberg ‘Bon Voyage’ as She Sails Back from U.S. to Europe: ‘Safe Travels’
Environmental News

Environmentalists Wish Greta Thunberg ‘Bon Voyage’ as She Sails Back from U.S. to Europe: ‘Safe Travels’

Teenage environmentalist Greta Thunberg is hitching a ride on a catamaran to cross the Atlantic Ocean which she hopes will arrive in Spain in time for a United Nations global climate meeting.The 16-year-old Swede has drawn crowds wherever she has gone in North America after her impassioned address at the United Nations Climate Action Summit…