Marine Ecology

Bacteria from the ocean floor could be influencing Arctic weather

There’s more to clouds than you might think. Phytoplankton bloom in the Chukchi Sea in 2018. (Norman Kuring/NASA’s Ocean Color Web, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey) Scientists have identified a surprising new mechanism that could be affecting cloud formation and weather patterns in the Arctic: bacteria from the ocean floor. When tiny,…

California and nearly two dozen other states sue Trump administration for the right to set fuel-efficiency standards
Environmental News

California and nearly two dozen other states sue Trump administration for the right to set fuel-efficiency standards

California and 22 other states sued the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday, asking a federal court to block the Trump administration from stripping the nation’s most populous state of its long-standing authority to set its own fuel-efficiency standards on cars and trucks.“We’ve said it before, and we will say it again: California will not back…

Twitter’s political ad ban provides little oversight for fossil fuel companies
Climate Change

Twitter’s political ad ban provides little oversight for fossil fuel companies

Under Twitter’s new ad policy, environmental groups and fossil fuel companies alike won’t be allowed to run ads with “the primary goal of driving political, judicial, legislative, or regulatory outcomes.” The company will also place restrictions on ads aimed at educating or raising awareness on issues like climate change. The new details on cause-based advertising…