If sexually reproducing animals, including humans, lose the ability to yield offspring, then in the future the biosphere may host a radically reduced roster of higher life forms.
It used to be a mantra in environmental circles that “the solution to pollution is dilution.” That simply isn’t tenable anymore, and it probably never was.
The desire to make our lives maintenance-free often creates unintended environmental and health consequences. Every decision to transfer a maintenance task to a chemical substance only complicates the goal of creating a healthy environment.
Oceans are fundamental to the health of our planet – the very lifeblood of Earth’s ecosystem. To survive and prosper, mankind needs a harmonious relationship with our planet’s oceans. (Infographic)
After nearly 30 years of inaction, will 2015 be seen as the year that the “war on climate change” started in earnest?
By banning pesticides in a referendum, the community of Mals in Southern Tyrol is set to garner worldwide attention. That does not mean that the conflict is settled.
The stage was set by decades of neglect and the near-absence of any requirements that mining companies take responsibility for preventing harm to people and aquatic life after they close their mines.
Pedaling our bicycles and gear across the American West at a steady 12 miles an hour, my friend Neil and I have begun to fathom just how much land our society dedicates to growing food, particularly grains.
The fracking of oil and gas less than a mile from aquifers or the Earth’s surface now takes place across North America with few restrictions, posing increased risk for drinking water supplies, says a new Stanford
The illegal injections, according to the Center for Biological Diversity, are contaminating underground water in aquifers across the state, from Monterey to Kern county.
Long-awaited oil-by-rail regulations are a guidebook for the oil and rail industries to continue doing business as usual
In Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark and other countries, European governments are beginning to push farmers, industry, and municipalities to cut back on fertilizers and other sources of nitrogen that are causing serious environmental harm.