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Judge Allows Defamation Lawsuit Against Greenpeace To Proceed

A U.S. District Court judge allowed a forestry company’s defamation lawsuit against Greenpeace and affiliated groups to proceed Tuesday but dismissed racketeering claims leveled against the environmentalists. It’s the latest development in a multi-year legal battle between Resolute Forest Products…

When coral species vanish, their absence can imperil surviving corals

As coral species die off, they may be leaving a death spiral in their wake: Their absence could be sapping life from the corals that survive. In a new study, when isolated from other species, corals got weak, died off or grew in fragile structures. The study has shown it is possible to quantify positive effects of coral biodiversity and negative effects of its absence.

As Climate Warms, Plants Will Absorb Less CO₂, Study Finds

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. The last time the atmosphere contained as much carbon dioxide as it does now, dinosaurs roamed what was then a verdant landscape. The earth’s lushness…

Food pyramids change with time and place, but the goal is the same: Eat well

Unless you’re really young, you probably remember the Food Pyramid. It was released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in the early ’90s as a nutritional educational tool to offer guidelines about the type and quantity of different foods to…

Planetary collision that formed the moon made life possible on Earth

Most of Earth’s life-essential elements probably arrived with the planetary collision that produced the moon. Petrologists now conclude Earth most likely received the bulk of its carbon, nitrogen and other life-essential volatile elements from a collision with a Mars-sized planet more than 4.4 billion years ago.

Why cold weather doesn’t mean climate change is fake – National Geographic

A record-breaking cold snap is relentlessly descending on parts of the U.S. this month. It spawned from a split polar vortex that sent cold, Arctic air across the continent.In a time when climate change is discussed in the context of…

Leading Astrophysicist Says Solar Activity Has Significant Impact On Global Climate

Danish Professor Henrik Svensmark is a leading physicist of cosmic radiation. At the end of last year, he made a presentation at the 12th International Climate Conference in Munich, where he demonstrated that the climate is indeed modulated in large…

‘Serially Doomed’: Osasio-Cortez Issues New Death Date For Earth—12 Years!

Here we go again. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) has declared a 12-year climate “tipping point” in which we have to act in order to fight “global warming.” Ocasio-Cortez is only the latest activist to join in the endless climate “tipping point”…

CRISPR/Cas9 used to control genetic inheritance in mice

Using active genetics technology, biologists have developed the world’s first CRISPR/Cas9-based approach to control genetic inheritance in a mammal. The achievement in mice lays the groundwork for further advances based on this technology, including biomedical research on human disease. Future animal models may be possible of complex human genetic diseases, like arthritis and cancer, which are not currently possible.