Global Carbon Emissions Reached New High In 2018, Scientists Say

By Lydia O’Connor, Huffingtonpost.com -

Global carbon emissions are expected to reach a record high this year, dashing hopes that such pollution could finally be coming to a standstill, according to an annual report released [...]

Unable To Bury Climate Report, Trump And Deniers Launch Assault Science

By Marianne Lavelle, Inside Climate News -

President Donald Trump's administration and its allies in the climate denial community have mounted a campaign to try to discredit the Fourth National Climate Assessment, an effort that has [...]

The Hope At The Heart Of The Apocalyptic Climate Change Report

By Jason Hickel, Foreignpolicy.com -

When the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published a new special report last week, it came with both good news and bad. The good news is that the carbon budget for staying under [...]

The Creator Of GMO Potatoes Reveals The Dangerous Truth – Exclusive Interview

By Staff, Sustainablepulse.com -

It is amazing that the USDA and FDA approved the GM potatoes by only evaluating our own data. How can the regulatory agencies assume there is no bias? When I was at J.R. Simplot, I truly believed [...]

Scientists Say Logging Forests Won’t Reduce Wildfire Risk

By  Annette Mcgee Rasch, Mailtribune.com -

A group of environmental scientists have written a letter to Congress advising that efforts to control wildfires should focus on reducing fire hazards near communities, homes and roads and not on [...]

Open Access Plan To Make Scientific Work Free To Read

By Holly Else, Nature.com. -

Research funders from France, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and eight other European nations have unveiled a radical open-access initiative that could change the face of science publishing [...]

The Information Explosion

By John Scales Avery, Popular Resistance. -

We need to reform our educational systems, particularly the teaching of history. As it is taught today, history is a chronicle of power struggles and war, told from a biased national standpoint. [...]

Scientists Accidentally Develop ‘Mutant’ Enzyme That Eats Plastic

By Lorraine Chow, Ecowatch.com -

Researchers in the UK and the U.S. have inadvertently engineered an enzyme that eats up plastic. The enzyme is able to digest PET (polyethylene terephthalate)—the same material used in the [...]

Meteorologists Have A New Strategy For Bringing Climate Change Down To Earth

By Jim O'Donnell, Grist.org -

“Beer is mostly water, right?” the Springfield Missouri, reporter says. “One of our local breweries gets the water they use from a nearby lake. Well, because temperatures are going up there has [...]

22 National Science Academies Urge Government Action On Climate Change

By Georgina Gustin, Insideclimatenews.org -

As some of the world's biggest polluters resist efforts to address climate change—most glaringly, the United States—thousands of scientists from countries that make up the Commonwealth of Nations [...]

20,000 Scientists Have Now Signed ‘Warning To Humanity’

By Lorraine Chow, Ecowatch.com -

A chilling research paper warning about the fate of humanity has received 4,500 additional signatures and endorsements from scientists since it was first released last year. The paper—"World [...]

Cracks In Wall Of Capitalism: Zapatistas And Struggle To Decolonize Science

By David Meek, Towardfreedom.com -

Below images of Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata, and a many-headed hydra consuming humanity, sit two groups. To the right, facing a stage, are approximately 200 delegates of the Zapatista [...]

Western Science Is Finally Catching Up To Traditional Knowledge

By George Nicholas, Theconversation.com -

Our knowledge of what the denizens of the animal kingdom are up to, especially when humans aren’t around, has steadily increased over the last 50 years. For example, we know now that animals use [...]

Stress Test: Democracy Confronts Climate Change

By Gus Speth, Thenextsystem.org -

Many climate scientists and others have reached the conclusion that, because we have dithered so long, we now face the prospect of either extreme rates of emission reduction or extreme impacts [...]

Why Physicists Don’t Rule The World

By Stan Sorscher, Huffingtonpost.com -

I was a physicist for 30 years. My brain still works that way. In a post-factual world, scientists are at a distinct disadvantage. That may explain why very few physicists hold positions of [...]