Trump administration reportedly planning to reduce protections for birds
Environmental News

Trump administration reportedly planning to reduce protections for birds

Tim Graham | Getty ImagesThe Trump administration is set to finalize a regulation Thursday that will end penalties against oil, gas and construction businesses that “incidentally” cause the deaths of birds as a result of their work, The New York Times reported.The regulation would reduce protections for birds offered by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act…

A top analyst breaks down the 3 little-known industries that are quietly shaping the future global energy economy
Green Energy

A top analyst breaks down the 3 little-known industries that are quietly shaping the future global energy economy

Electric vehicles and big renewable energy projects are easy to imagine and attract the public’s attention. But behind the scenes, lesser-known and more technical industries are shaping the future of the global energy economy. Those industries include hydrogen, so-called smart-grid tech, and building energy management, according to an analyst at the research firm Cleantech Group. Business Insider breaks down…

Scientists learn how plants manipulate their soil environment to assure a cheap, steady supply of nutrients
Nature & Science

Scientists learn how plants manipulate their soil environment to assure a cheap, steady supply of nutrients

Rice University graduate student Ilenne Del Valle holds samples of soil with various concentrations of organic carbon and proteins produced by plants that regulate the acquisition of nutrients and pest control. Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University The next time you’re thinking about whether to cook dinner or order a pizza for delivery, think of this: Plants…

The Ultimate Road Trip: Durban to Drakensberg
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The Ultimate Road Trip: Durban to Drakensberg

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Congresswoman calls on YouTube to stop promoting climate misinformation
Climate Change

Congresswoman calls on YouTube to stop promoting climate misinformation

Castor, chair of the US House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, asks that YouTube label climate-related misinformation as “borderline content.” She notes that just last year, YouTube stopped running ads along anti-vaccine content and could take a similar approach in this case. Castor is also asking that YouTube take steps to “correct the record”…