As governments race to revive economic growth, expect a bonfire of green tape.
Tags: wildlife coronavirus environmental-regulation green-tape covid-19
The Baltic crusades had a long term impact on the local environment – 700 years later, the details of this are clear.
May 11, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: history biodiversity archaeology environment rewilding medieval-history interdisciplinarity deep-time
During the pandemic, climate activists are thinking globally and acting digitally.
May 7, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: climate-change protest activism environmentalism earth-day digital-natives greta-thunberg climate-strikes school-climate-strikes fridaysforfuture earth-day-2020
The US faces a high risk of hurricanes and other disasters this year that could leave thousands of people in need of shelter. COVID-19 will make those disasters more dangerous to manage.
May 5, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: natural-disasters environment hurricane wildfire health coronavirus public-safety emergency-management fema covid-19
EPA decides to reject the latest science, endanger public health and ignore the law by keeping an outdated fine particle air pollution standard
After a 5-year review, the EPA is leaving US standards for fine particle air pollution unchanged, even though recent studies suggest that tightening them could save thousands of lives yearly.
May 1, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: regulation asthma air-pollution particulates us-environmental-protection-agency trump-administration andrew-wheeler air-pollution-and-health pm-25
What a hungry Red kite tells us about human-animal relationships.
May 1, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: wildlife birds goats nature animals environment covid-19
Scientist at work: Trapping urban coyotes to see if they can be 'hazed' away from human neighborhoods
Biologists capture and collar coyotes in urban Los Angeles in order to study the effectiveness of 'hazing' as a wildlife management tool.
April 29, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: california cats university-of-california scientists-at-work coyotes los-angeles hazing southern-california veterinarians urban-environment
The Deepwater Horizon disaster set new records for holding polluters to account. But it had much less impact on laws regulating offshore drilling or US oil dependence.
April 23, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: environmental-law regulation deepwater-horizon gulf-of-mexico-oil-spill bp-oil-spill liability us-energy-policy trump-administration gulf-of-mexico offshore-drilling oil-spills
We need to challenge the simplistic assumptions that AI will automatically improve the world.
April 23, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: agriculture artificial-intelligence farming environment automation
Thousands of Americans took part in the first Earth Day 50 years ago. What has changed since then?
April 22, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: environmentalism environmental-activism earth-day us-environmental-protection-agency extinction-rebellion
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