On Contact: The Corporatization Of Science

By Chris Hedges, RT. -

Science in the United States almost exclusively serves the interests of corporate and military power. Science historian Clifford Conner writes that the corruption of scientific endeavor exploded [...]

Citizen Scientists Are Filling Research Gaps

By Theresa Crimmins, Erin Posthumus and Kathleen Prudic, The Conversation. -

The rapid spread of COVID-19 in 2020 disrupted field research and environmental monitoring efforts worldwide. Travel restrictions and social distancing forced scientists to cancel studies or [...]

How Can We Comprehend The Climate Crisis?

By Gero Rueter, EcoWatch. -

The science is clear. If we continue to emit greenhouse gases at the same rate we have been doing for the past decades, 80 years from now, our planet will be at least four degrees warmer than [...]

EPA’s ‘Secret Science’ Rule Meets With An Outpouring Of Protest

By Marianne Lavelle, Inside Climate News. -

As the deadline approached for public comment on a controversial "transparency" rule proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency, 39 top scientific organizations and academic institutions [...]

How The Fossil Fuel Industry Undermined Climate Science

By Naomi Oreske, Tomdispatch.com -

Scientists have been seriously investigating the subject of human-made climate change since the late 1950s and political leaders have been discussing it for nearly as long. In 1961, Alvin [...]

11,000 Scientists Say That The ‘Climate Emergency’ Is Here

By Miyo McGinn, Grist.org -

“Scientists have a moral obligation to clearly warn humanity of any great existential threat and to ‘tell it like it is,’” begins the “World Scientists’ Warning of a Climate Emergency,” published [...]

Now Retired, Top U.S. Environmental Scientist Feels Free To Speak Her Mind

By Warren Cornwall, Sciencemag.org -

As director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) in Durham, North Carolina, toxicologist Linda Birnbaum had to navigate numerous controversies about pollution and [...]

Scientists Endorse Mass Civil Disobedience To Force Climate Action

By Matthew Green, Reuters.com -

LONDON (Reuters) - Almost 400 scientists have endorsed a civil disobedience campaign aimed at forcing governments to take rapid action to tackle climate change, warning that failure could inflict [...]

Defying Dystopia: Shaping The Climate Future We Want

By Nick Buxton, Roarmag.org -

We live in an age of dystopias on demand. Whether it’s Black Mirror, The Hunger Games or The Handmaid’s Tale, there is no limit to satiating our desires for dark, apocalyptic visions of the [...]

Climate Denial Is Reported More Than Science

By Tim Radford, Climatenewsnetwork.net -

LONDON, 22 August, 2019 − Rich and poor countries see the challenge of the growing crisis quite differently: for the wealthy it revolves around climate denial, while for those in poverty it’s a [...]

Scientists Conclude: Climate Change Has No Natural Cause

By Tim Radford, Climatenewsnetwork.net -

LONDON, 19 August, 2019 – European and US scientists have cleared up a point that has been nagging away at climate science for decades: not only is the planet warming faster than at any time in [...]

An Inside Look At How Monsanto, A PR Firm And A Reporter Give Readers A Warped View Of Science

By Paul D. Thacker, Huffpost.com -

Agricultural giant Monsanto has spent much of the last decade attempting to polish its public image amid campaigns to label genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and horrifying stories about how [...]

China’s Belt And Road of Science

By Emanuel Pastreich, Foreign Policy In Focus -

Ultimately the issue for the United States will not be about emotional responses to what China says or does, but rather in its ability to stay on the frontiers of science, the wellspring of [...]

Addressing Sea Level Rise Through Citizen Science

By Casey O'Brien, Shareable.net -

Coastal communities across the United States are experiencing tangible impacts of climate change as sea level rise worsens. “Sunny day flooding”and  “king tides” range from annoyance to serious [...]

Now Impossible To Deny: Human Activity Caused The Climate Crisis

By Tim Radford, Climatenewsnetwork.net -

LONDON, 29 May, 2019 − British scientists have re-asserted an essential reality about global warming: human activity, not slow-acting and so far unidentified natural cycles in the world’s oceans, [...]