Environmental Concerns

A study finds that chloroform emissions, on the rise in East Asia, could delay ozone recovery by up to eight years. (Image: via   pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

East Asia New Threat to Ozone Recovery

Earlier this year, the United Nations announced some much-needed positive news about the environment: The ozone layer, which shields the Earth from the Sun’s harmful ultraviolet radiation, and which was severely depleted by decades of human-derived, ozone-destroying chemicals, is on…

The Elliptio complanate freshwater mussel, one of the two species used in the experiment.
(Image: Westcott Phillip / Wikipedia Commons)

Fracking Wastewater Found in Freshwater Mussel Shells

Elevated concentrations of strontium, an element associated with oil and gas wastewaters, have accumulated in the shells of freshwater mussels downstream from fracking wastewater disposal sites, according to researchers from Penn State and Union College. Nathaniel Warner, assistant professor of environmental…

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Storm Boy and the Endangered Coorong

Experience the heart-warming story about the friendship between a young boy and a pelican in Australia’s Coorong, which is retold and based on Colin Thiele’s book, Storm Boy.

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East Asia New Threat to Ozone Recovery

Earlier this year, the United Nations announced some much-needed positive news about the environment: The ozone layer, which shields the Earth from the Sun’s harmful ultraviolet radiation, and which was…

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Fracking Wastewater Found in Freshwater Mussel Shells

Elevated concentrations of strontium, an element associated with oil and gas wastewaters, have accumulated in the shells of freshwater mussels downstream from fracking wastewater disposal sites, according to researchers from…

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The Hidden Environmental Consequences of Tax Havens

The release of the Paradise Papers and Panama Papers exposed how multinationals, politicians, and the wealthy use offshore tax havens to conceal their wealth and money flows, and reduce their exposure to…

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North American Diets Require More Land Than We Have

If the global population adopted recommended North American dietary guidelines, there wouldn’t be enough land to provide the food required, according to a new study co-authored by University of Guelph…

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Human Influence Has Been Detected in Changing Seasons

For the first time, scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and five other organizations have shown that human influences significantly impact the size of the seasonal cycle of temperature…