production of wood pellets for fuel is likely to put more CO2 in the atmosphere and maintain less biodiversity on the land during the next several decades.
Plastics are accumulating rapidly in our oceans, and the consequences (not just for our beaches, but for the entire ocean ecosystem) are both real and dire. Here are 30 ways to eliminate plastic from your everyday life.
In a year of natural disasters, fires consumed California, followed by terrifying mudslides. We’re woefully underprepared to pay for the consequences of climate change. If ever there was a time to act, it’s now. It’s never been more clear.
I went to a talk by author Daniel Raimi to hear his expert take on fracking, an industry that is polarizing not just along the political spectrum but even within the environmental community itself.
The perception of high inequality in society has been associated with instability and strife in human populations
There is tremendous growth in wind and solar installations, with good reason—free market economics.
The decline in δ13C to a more negative value is not compatible with the idea that fossil fuels are the source of rising methane in the atmosphere.
Trump’s First Year Slightly less than a year ago, I used this blog to provide an open letter to Donald Trump regarding the environment (http://blogs.nicholas.duke.edu/citizenscientist/some-thoughts-for-the-new-president/). My points were simple: Use science to base environmental decisions;Continue reading
Emissions of vanadium to the atmosphere parallel the increased use of heavy oil and are now nearly twice the sum of all natural sources combined.