May 6, 2014
It started off innocently enough. After months upon months of delays, the U.S. Senate was finally prepared to bring Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman’s (R-OH) bipartisan Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act to the floor for a vote this week. But, an actual vote in the...
July 30, 2014
As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) holds public hearings across the country on the proposed Clean Power Plan, national polling continues to show strong support for climate action. And a new survey released by Green For All and conducted by the firm Brilliant Corners suggests that the...
July 30, 2014
In a society preoccupied with electronic communication it comes as a ray of natural sunlight to read about Vermont families escorting amphibians such as frogs, toads, newts and salamanders across busy roads to the vernal pools in which they breed (Valley News May 11,’14). Concern for wild...
July 28, 2014
The Sierra Club's Delaware Chapter celebrated a major victory when the University of Delaware decided this month to terminate an agreement to build a massive new natural gas power plant on the university campus in Newark. The university's announcement came on the 399th day of grassroots opposition...
It's a farewell to arms for California sea stars.
Zoom in on a subsurface blizzard in polar waters and you'll find that each flake is a winged, lentil-size snail with a translucent shell, a creature that seems to have sprung straight from Hieronymus Bosch's "Garden of Earthly Delights."
How far would you swim to get the shot?
Drones could be a boon for conservation--but first, they need to overcome their stigma
What our readers have to say . . .
On the one hand: Climate change is depleting the ozone layer, so you need sunscreen to protect yourself from UV rays. On the other: Chemicals from washed-off sunscreen are damaging aquatic ecosystems.
The fearsome European hamster is described by BBC Wildlife as "somewhat laddish" and "bolshy in temperament" (i.e., macho and aggressive). It's also too tasty for it's own good.
Uh oh: A giant hornet with a bad temper that can fly at 25 miles per hour and is attracted to the smell of sweat--or fear.