Is climate change affecting the polar vortex?

In 2021, a cold wave swept across the U.S., bringing freezing temperatures as far south as Texas. Millions of people lost power, and hundreds died. Yale Climate Connections meteorologist Bob Henson says this cold wave was caused by disruptions to the polar...

Calories In

The simple formulation, “calories in vs. calories out,” explains some weight gain or loss. A new study takes a deeper look at four components of calories in and how they change across various dietary patterns. Are tasty hyper-palatable foods the “Great...

Visual health misinformation: A primer and research roundup

Read the full story from The Journalist’s Resource. With rapid advances in technology, it’s becoming easier to create and spread visual content that’s inaccurate, misleading and dangerous. There are similarities and differences between visual health misinformation and...

Spotlight on 2022’s Product Winner: ADEQ

Read the full story in Environment + Energy Leader. As a result of the Pandemic, ADEQ developed and launched a new telecommute emissions reduction calculator that allows employers to estimate how telecommuting programs reduce pollutants that contribute to regional air...

Sports car to use plastic-to-fuel technology

Read the full story at Recycling Today. A 1,100 horsepower (hp) sports car, or “hypercar,” made by Italy’s Bertone Inc. has been designed to run on a custom-blended plastic-scrap-to-fuel formula. “The GB110 is the first high performance car that will be supplied with...

Manufacturing a cleaner future

Read the full story from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Manufacturing had a big summer. The CHIPS and Science Act, signed into law in August, represents a massive investment in U.S. domestic manufacturing. The act aims to drastically expand the U.S....

Bees exposed to common weedkiller via wildflower nectar

Read the full story from Trinity College Dublin. Bees may be at risk from exposure to glyphosate — an active ingredient in some of the EU’s most commonly used weedkillers — via contaminated wildflower nectar, according to new research. Residues of glyphosate have...

The decline of ‘disruptive’ science

Read the full story at Inside Higher Ed. Isaac Newton wrote to fellow scientist Robert Hooke in a 1675, saying, “If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.” Centuries later, it remains generally understood that innovation builds on past...

The spaceport at the edge of the world

A tiny Scottish village is betting its future on rocket launches. But the plan may threaten the fragile landscape—and a tenacious billionaire’s ambitions.

New Drug Names: A Study in Madness

Have you noticed that the names of new drugs are not merely obnoxious; they are also bizarre? As if drug companies hired consultants with a complete disdain for the English language? Quviviq? Ukoniq? Seriously? The people (mostly women) who broke the Nazi secret code...

Western monarch populations reach highest number in decades

The population of western monarch butterflies reached its highest numbers since the year 2000, with more than 335,000 butterflies counted at their California and Arizona overwintering sites during the 26th annual Thanksgiving Western Monarch Count. “We can all...

PFAS abundant in fish from contaminated rivers, lakes

When Raleigh resident Daryl Mouring isn’t making his semi-annual southward trek to Beaufort to enjoy saltwater fishing, he can still be found casting his line closer to home — at Lake Wheeler or Falls Lake. Never at nearby Lake Crabtree, though.

Nets, plastic, underwater crime

It’s easy to talk about statistics and science, but it may be more difficult for humans to imagine the violence, pain and suffering our throwaway plastic culture has caused.

Carbon markets entice, but confuse, corporations: Report

Corporations see investments in voluntary carbon markets as a key part of their climate strategy, according to a new report from the environmental nonprofit Conservation International and the We Mean Business Coalition, a partnership of climate NGOs. Both are based in...

AI: World likely to hit key warming threshold in 10-12 years

The world will likely breach the internationally agreed-upon climate change threshold in about a decade, and keep heating to break through a next warming limit around mid-century even with big pollution cuts, artificial intelligence predicts in a new study...

Coal power plants polluting the groundwater, report says

A report from two nonprofits, the Environmental Integrity Project and Earthjustice, showed improper storage of waste material from coal-fired power plants is causing unsafe levels of groundwater contamination at 91% of all coal plants in the United States.

Thinking Out Loud: Ignorance Scales

Debunking bad science can be difficult. The misdirection, false assumptions, and biased narratives are often nuanced or built upon a series of citations requiring the debunker to go down the rabbit hole to find the underlying “truth.” Why is it so much harder to...

Fact vs. Fear

The most recent scare by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) over PFAS in freshwater fish was picked up by CNN and all the major news organizations and presented as fact. But the EWG models skew the results. There are other ways that EWG uses deceptive means to...

“E.P.A. Bans Disposal of Mine Waste in Bristol Bay”

“The Biden administration on Tuesday is set to move to protect one of the world’s most valuable wild salmon fisheries, at Bristol Bay in Alaska, by effectively blocking the development of a long-disputed gold and copper mine there.”...

How Scientific is ‘Peer-Reviewed’ Science?

‘Peer review’ of scientific articles before publication is often considered the ‘gold standard’ of reliability, but its luster has become tarnished by greed — the desire of the research community to tap into research funds, the pressure...

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