Published on Truthout, 3 July 2018. Wallace Nichols, a marine biologist who has been studying sea turtles and plastic pollution in the oceans for nearly 25 years, is worried. “It used to be that when we found a rare piece of plastic on a nesting beach or tangled around a turtle, we’d pick it up
Published on Truthout, 25 June 2018. Declining oxygen levels in the oceans is killing marine life at alarming rates. Read the full story on Truthout.
Published on Truthout, 18 June 2018. With hurricanes gaining in intensity, a scientist is proposing a new Category 6 for the future. Read the full story on Truthout.
Published on Truthout, 14 May 2018. More than eight years after BP’s oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico began, untold numbers of Gulf Coast residents remain sick from the spill and the toxic chemicals used in the cleanup effort, and many of them have already died. However, the company is refusing to pay out
Published on Truthout, 30 April 2018. With millions of civilians living in close proximity to military bases around the US, military aircraft accidents are a largely hidden but ever-looming threat. Warplanes, which are not regulated by the Federal Aviation Administration, regularly have mechanical malfunctions, and crashes are not uncommon. Read the full story on Truthout.
Published on Truthout, 22 April 2018. April saw a flurry of climate events with temperature records being set across Asia as the Earth enters an era of “mega-fires.” Extreme weather events cost the US $3 billion in the first three months of this year. And in an extreme act of protest against fossil fuels, one
Published on Truthout, 5 April 2018. A new study shows dramatic changes in some major Antarctic glaciers as the ice is being melted from below by unusually warm ocean water. The rate of melting is far more rapid than previously thought and scientists now fear that their worst-case sea level rise projections may come true
Published on Truthout, 2 April 2018. Half of all plants and animals in global forests are forecast to disappear by 2100. The Arctic is in meltdown as human-caused global warming threatens to melt more than one-third of all glaciers. And the biosphere is convulsing as runaway climate disruption marches on under the business-as-usual approach of
Published on Truthout, 19 March 2018. As anthropogenic climate disruption and human development progress, rivers are drying up and water scarcity has become the new norm. This climate dispatch features author, poet, sculptor and installation artist Basia Irland, whose work and activism eloquently weave in the critical threads of conservation and education, along with her
Published on Truthout, 12 March 2018. From Gov. Jay Inslee down to dozens of state representatives, Truthout exposes Washington State’s deep ties to the Pentagon. Many veterans, researchers and former elected officials are concerned that this collusion is a direct subversion of democracy in their state. Read the full story on Truthout.