While China makes all sorts of grandiose promises about reaching “net zero” carbon emissions by 2060, it was the only major economic power in the world that increased pollution in 2020.
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A proposed water line that would quench the thirst of development in the southern Las Vegas Valley could tunnel through federally protected land.
More than 4,500 birds, mammals, fish, reptiles, amphibians, crustaceans and mollusks are considered nongame wildlife in Kansas – species that are not trapped, fished or hunted. Collectively, nongame wildlife make up more than 99 percent of all species in the state.
Nevada lands bill sets aside 2 million acres for conservation, 30,000 acres for more ‘affordable’ housing
A Clark County lands bill filed Wednesday in the House and Senate would set aside 2 million acres for wilderness protection, expand Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and provide 30,000 acres of land to the county and Las Vegas Valley cities for development and affordable housing.
As disputes over water rights increasingly end up in lengthy legal battles, the Nevada Supreme Court is potentially looking to reshape how the nation’s driest state handles water law.
Coronavirus restrictions led to a record 7% fall in global carbon emissions last year, but the drop will be short-lived unless efforts to phase out fossil fuel are intensified, a study by scientists in the journal Nature Climate Change said.
In the tenth century, Erik the Red, a Viking from Iceland, was so impressed with the vegetation on another Arctic island he had found he called it “the green land.” Today, it’s Greenland’s rocks that are attracting outsiders – superpowers riding a green revolution.
So the city of San Diego has this list of actions it wants to take as the planet warms and survival becomes more complicated in Southern California. But as it turns out, the city isn’t doing all that much to hold itself accountable for what’s actually laid out in the Climate Action Plan inked back in 2015.
For more than 50 years, members of the scientific community and environmental movement have made climate change predictions that ultimately turned out to be incorrect.
During an interview that aired this week on “Fox News Sunday,” Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates addressed climate change on the heels of the winter storm in Texas.
The brutal cold snap that has frozen Texas hasn’t only numbed unprepared people to the bone – thousands of turtles have been caught off-guard too.
Raucous chirping tipped me off to the tree full of birds in my front yard last weekend.
Rolling electrical blackouts rippled across the Midwest Monday while the region shivered in an arctic blast and suddenly found itself short on electrical power.
In the late 1980s, drought left the wells that supply water to the city of Hays and Russell in western Kansas precariously low. The near-catastrophe sent city leaders on the hunt for more water.
Authorities in Northern California are working to clean up a massive oil spill in the San Francisco Bay. According to officials, 600 gallons of petroleum leaked into the bay on Tuesday afternoon from a Chevron refinery.
The UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County congratulates the newest graduates of the Florida Master Naturalist Program in St. Lucie County.
If the cost of consuming water wasn’t high enough in San Diego, consider the cost of getting rid of it.
A proposed water recycling project in Southern California could result in Nevada getting some of the Golden State’s share of water from the Colorado River.
UF/IFAS St. Lucie County Extension – Recommendations to Protect Landscape from Approaching Cold Weather
With cold weather approaching St. Lucie County and surrounding areas this evening, bringing possible freezing conditions to inland and northern regions, it will be important to take action to protect your landscape.
Projections from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation show Lake Mead is in danger of dropping low enough to trigger its first federally declared water shortage next year.
Butterflies’ complex propulsion technique
Join the Mayor of Valdosta and a hundred of his closest friends for a leisurely paddle on the Withlacoochee River. Mayor Scott James says, “Over a year removed from a terrible spill into our area waterways, and right at a year of massive improvements to our infrastructure since our last ‘Mayors Paddle,’ I am again looking forward to fellowship on the river February 6.”
Dress warmly, and we’ll amble by boat around our watery living room, Banks Lake National Wildlife Refuge. to watch the sun set and the moon rise, and to see if the bats are awake.
EPA approves use of toxic pesticide and tuberculosis drug
Yesterday I was mucking about Solidarity Farms (on Pauma Band of Luiseno Indians land) for an upcoming story, when its caring tenders shared a problem with me: Farmers want city table scraps to make better compost and crops but it’s really tough to get them.
One of the keys to President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion clean energy plan could be a mineral that lies in a salt flat above a prehistoric volcano just south of the Oregon-Nevada line.
Hundreds of climate scientists demand immediate end to Bill Gates’ genocidal “solar dimming” project
One of humanity’s primary sources of life, the sun, is under attack by Bill Gates, who wants to artificially “dim” it with aerosols in order to stop “global warming.”
Martin County’s Ecosystem Restoration and Management Division has begun gopher tortoise relocation and has placed exclusion fencing and closed signs at the entrance of Kiplinger Preserve.
A massive Antarctic iceberg that last month threatened a penguin-populated island off the southern tip of South America has since lost much of its mass and broken into pieces, scientists say.