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Alright Kiddies — Time To Cut The Cord To The Fossil-Fueled Grid

Anyone can say fossil fuels are evil. But let’s count the protestors living without them? Every kind of motherhood spirit and mass delusion was at the Global Climate Picnic today. It was all things to all people, a day to…

The Climate Strike Is All About Indoctrination, Not Science

Kids in the city will be missing school today for the nationwide “Climate Strike.” They might see it as a small sacrifice: Who needs an education to prepare for tomorrow when tomorrow is a dubious proposition? Truth is, they probably…

5 startling statistics about rhinos

Rhinos are some of the planet’s most iconic animals, thanks largely to their hulking physiques and distinctive horns. Yet fame has done little to protect rhinos lately, as a poaching crisis has rapidly shrunk many populations of the ancient mammals….

Nearly 3 billion birds have disappeared from North America since 1970

If your backyard bird feeder seems a little less popular these days, it’s not your imagination. The number of birds in the U.S. and Canada has plummeted over the past 50 years, dropping by 29%, according to a study published…

The world's largest privately owned giant sequoia forest may soon be protected

A conservation group has reached a $15.65 million deal to buy the largest privately owned giant sequoia grove left on Earth, an ancient forest with hundreds of the endangered redwood trees, which can live for 3,000 years and rise nearly…

Researchers find way to kill pathogen resistant to antibiotics

Researchers have demonstrated a new strategy in fighting antibiotics resistance: the use of artificial haem proteins as a Trojan horse to selectively deliver antimicrobials to target bacteria, enabling their specific and effective sterilization. The technique killed 99.9% of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a potentially deadly, antibiotic-resistant bacterium present in hospitals. The strategy should also work for other dangerous bacteria.

How to discuss climate change with your uncle

Most people know better than to bring up politics, religion or climatology in polite company. It’s a recipe for arguments, or at least for awkwardness. But when families get together, that recipe is often dusted off anyway. And whether it’s…

Economist Lomborg: Climate Fear Based On Decades Of Exaggerations And Lies

In a recent interview with the online Berliner Zeitung (BZ) here, economist Björn Lomborg said that 16-year old Greta Thunberg’s demands “will put people in danger”. Greta, the Swedish teenage activist is calling for radical cuts in CO2 emissions – on…

She got her start saving animals. Now she's set her sights on saving the ocean

Mimi Ausland has big plans for the planet. The 23-year-old is perhaps best known as the founder of Freekibble, an interactive quiz website that encourages users to answer animal trivia questions to fuel donations of pet food to shelters across…