Sunrise Movement Is Planning a 2020 Reckoning for Democrats Over the Green New Deal
Green Energy

Sunrise Movement Is Planning a 2020 Reckoning for Democrats Over the Green New Deal

Young climate activists with the Sunrise Movement broke into the national spotlight last year by occupying members of Congress’ offices demanding a Green New Deal. Now, they’re rolling out their strategy to change who’s in the House in the first place.Sunrise announced four Congressional primary endorsements on Thursday. All the candidates they’ve endorsed have committed to…

Greta Thunberg Blasts ‘Creative PR’ in Her Climate Speech
Climate Change

Greta Thunberg Blasts ‘Creative PR’ in Her Climate Speech

This story originally appeared on HuffPost and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration.At a high-level event Wednesday at the United Nations climate summit, Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg slammed world leaders for “misleading” the public with insufficient emission-reduction pledges and dove into the growing science that shows governments must act quickly to prevent…

The world’s supply of fresh water is in trouble as mountain ice vanishes
Nature News

The world’s supply of fresh water is in trouble as mountain ice vanishes

This article was supported by Rolex, which is partnering with the National Geographic Society to shine a light on the challenges facing the Earth’s critical life-support systems through science, exploration, and storytelling. High in the Himalaya, near the base of the Gangotri glacier, water burbles along a narrow river. Pebbles, carried in the small river’s…

Marine Ecology

Ocean microbes: Novel study underscores microbial individuality

A single drop of seawater can contain a wide representation of ocean microbes from around the world — revealing novel insights into the ecology, evolution and biotechnology potential of the global microbiome. A new publication in Cell reports a staggering degree of biological diversity that defies contemporary definitions of microbial species, illuminates reasons behind challenges…

Research confirms timing of tropical glacier melt at the end of the last ice age
Nature & Science

Research confirms timing of tropical glacier melt at the end of the last ice age

Field research on glacial moraines in the Rwenzori Mountains confirms how the tropics transformed during one of Earth’s most extreme climate change events and can help current-day predictions of our own climate future. Credit: Margaret Jackson Tropical glaciers in Africa and South America began their retreat simultaneously at the end of the last ice age…

Scrubbing carbon dioxide from smokestacks for cleaner industrial emissions
Nature & Science

Scrubbing carbon dioxide from smokestacks for cleaner industrial emissions

Credit: CC0 Public Domain An international team co-led by an Oregon State University chemistry researcher has uncovered a better way to scrub carbon dioxide from smokestack emissions, which could be a key to mitigating global climate change. Published today in Nature, the findings are important because atmospheric CO2 has increased 40 percent since the dawn…

Trump attacks Greta Thunberg for being Time’s ‘Person of the Year’
Environmental News

Trump attacks Greta Thunberg for being Time’s ‘Person of the Year’

David Jackson, USA TODAY Published 8:04 a.m. ET Dec. 12, 2019 | Updated 9:12 a.m. ET Dec. 12, 2019CLOSE Greta Thunberg is the youngest person to be named the Person of the Year by TIME. USA TODAYWASHINGTON – President Donald Trump attacked 16-year-old environmental activist Greta Thunberg on Thursday for being named Time magazine’s “Person of The Year.””So…

Feathered dinosaurs were eaten by lice-like insects, study says
Nature & Science

Feathered dinosaurs were eaten by lice-like insects, study says

Paleontologists have discovered that feathered dinosaurs were eaten alive by lice-like insects, according to a new study.The researchers looked at pieces of amber, roughly 99 million years old, and found that the feathers are covered with lice-like insects that belonged to a newly discovered species, known as Mesophthirus engeli. Of the 1,000 specimens that were examined, 10…

This Timelapse of Earth’s Glaciers Will Change Your Perspective of The Past 50 Years
Nature & Science

This Timelapse of Earth’s Glaciers Will Change Your Perspective of The Past 50 Years

MICHELLE STARR 12 DEC 2019 New timelapse videos from satellites that have been monitoring Earth for decades have revealed the shocking reality of ice melting at accelerated speeds all over our planet.The series focuses on glaciers and ice sheets in Alaska, Greenland and Antarctica, showing how, over the decades, most of the ice is retreating…

Trump attacks Greta Thunberg for being Time’s ‘Person of the Year’
Environmental News

Trump attacks Greta Thunberg for being Time’s ‘Person of the Year’

David Jackson, USA TODAY Published 8:04 a.m. ET Dec. 12, 2019 | Updated 9:12 a.m. ET Dec. 12, 2019CLOSE Greta Thunberg is the youngest person to be named the Person of the Year by TIME. USA TODAYWASHINGTON – President Donald Trump attacked 16-year-old environmental activist Greta Thunberg on Thursday for being named Time magazine’s “Person of The Year.””So…