- Trump Rolls Back Obama-Era Flood Standards For Infrastructure Projects August 16, 2017
An Obama order called for new public infrastructure projects to be built to withstand rising sea levels caused by climate change. President Trump revoked that order to accelerate the review process.
- United By The Sun: A Solar Event For All Americans To Share (Rebroadcast) August 16, 2017
Skywatchers and astrophysicists are already gearing up for next month's "Great American Solar Eclipse."
- Woolly Mammoths Are Long Gone, But The Hunt For Their Ivory Tusks Lives On August 16, 2017
Last year China banned the sale of commercial elephant ivory. But that's led to another illicit trade — in woolly mammoth tusks — that is having a severe impact on Siberia's permafrost.
- Scientists Move To Establish Wildlife Preserve At Guantanamo Bay August 15, 2017
In the 15 years since the Guantanamo Bay detention camp was established to house suspected terrorists, a green buffer surrounding the facility to keep out the world has reverted back to the wild. Now some scientists would like to turn it into a protected research area.
- Can We Feed The World With Farmed Fish? August 15, 2017
New research suggests there is space on the open ocean to farm essentially all the seafood humans can eat — and then some. But such volumes of fish and shellfish could not be grown without costs.
- In The Event Of A Nuclear Blast, Don't Condition Your Hair August 15, 2017
That advice came in guidelines issued to residents of Guam on how to prepare for a missile threat on the island. The reason is conditioner can trap radioactive particles in strands of hair.
- Science, Solitude And The Sacred On The Appalachian Trail August 15, 2017
There is no greater source for science, for the inspiration to do science, than the wild; that is where the sense of sacredness at the root of science's aspiration lives, says blogger Adam Frank.
- Greenland Is Still Burning, But The Smoke May Be The Real Problem August 15, 2017
Wildfires are still burning in western Greenland, close to the Arctic island's ice sheet. As the fires burn, they release black particles that can coat the ice and snow, and make it melt more quickly.
- Trump Administration Takes Key Step To Rolling Back Auto Fuel Standards August 14, 2017
The Trump administration has opened a 45-day comment period ahead of proposed changes to Obama-era EPA rules for greenhouse gas emissions for cars and light trucks.
- Popular Pesticides Keep Bumblebees From Laying Eggs August 14, 2017
A new study is adding to evidence that a popular class of pesticides can harm wild bees, like bumblebees.