Tuesday February 28th 2017, 9:00 AMWith Donald Trump creating a leadership void, other countries must build on the momentum of the Paris agreement. [News Source]
Can the world beat climate change without the US?
Trump plans to begin EPA rollback with order on clean water.
Tuesday February 28th 2017, 9:00 AMThe order to start the yearslong unwinding of a 2015 rule would have little immediate effect. A similar move to ease greenhouse-gas limits is expected soon. [News Source]
Saving Central Asia’s saiga.
Tuesday February 28th 2017, 9:00 AMIn 2015, disease wiped out 200,000+ adult saiga; now a new viral outbreak threatens Mongolia’s entire population. But these steppe antelope are resilient, and could recover, if protected from traffickers. [News Source]
6 words that could go extinct because of climate change.
Tuesday February 28th 2017, 9:00 AMRising global temperatures could render the meanings of these words obsolete. [News Source]
When rivers caught fire and bald eagles were poisoned: Why we need the Environmental Protection Agency.
Tuesday February 28th 2017, 9:00 AMToday, the environmental challenges aren’t as obvious as those of the ‘60s and ‘70s — with burning rivers and cities choked by smog — but they’re as important as ever. [News Source]
Inequalities fuel human impacts on climate.
Tuesday February 28th 2017, 9:00 AMScientists seek precision research tools to measure how human impacts and inequalities will feed back into future climate change. [News Source]
The bounty of the bone pile.
Tuesday February 28th 2017, 9:00 AMButchered whales lure polar bears and tourists to a coastal Alaskan town. So far, so good. Sort of. [News Source]
Belgium and France join war on plastics.
Tuesday February 28th 2017, 9:00 AMTen countries have pledged their allegiance to the United Nation’s war on ocean plastics. [News Source]
Climate change is already reducing flows in the Colorado River, scientists report.
Tuesday February 28th 2017, 9:00 AMEven with recent rains, the new study makes a case for caution in future management of the Colorado River. [News Source]
VIDEO: Bill Nye warns Trump administration could have ‘catastrophic’ effect on the planet.
Tuesday February 28th 2017, 9:00 AM“If you want to kill birds, fossil fuels are terrific,” the Science Guy told Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). [News Source]
Marshall Islands become first nation to ratify global HFC treaty.
Tuesday February 28th 2017, 9:00 AMPresident Hilda Heine hails the Kigali deal as “good for our people, the planet, and the profits of those that follow in our footsteps” [News Source]