EPA Staff Try To Derail Confirmation Of Climate Denier Scott Pruitt

EPA Staff Try To Derail Confirmation Of Climate Denier Scott Pruitt

Just in case you hadn’t heard, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been silenced by the Trump administration. It’s also being threatened with massive funding cuts and, thanks to some Congressional Republicans, its complete destruction. All the while, throughout this mess, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is coasting towards his confirmation as the EPA’s head….

Mysterious Traces Of Radioactive Iodine Detected Over Europe

Mysterious Traces Of Radioactive Iodine Detected Over Europe

Something curious happened over the European skies in January. Control stations from Spain all the way to the North of Finland detected an increase in radioactive isotope Iodine-131 and nobody is sure where it came from. Iodine-131 is very radioactive but the quantities detected, while surprising, were well below any dangerous threshold. This doesn’t mean…

Fracking Causes Over 12 Toxic Spills Per Week In The US

Fracking Causes Over 12 Toxic Spills Per Week In The US

Although there’s an increasing number of studies elucidating the risks of fracking at the moment, plenty of the underlying evidence has been somewhat circumstantial. However, just last year, convincing data linking significant earthquakes to fracking emerged. Now, Duke University researchers are reporting that, in the US, 16 percent of fracked oil and gas wells spill…

Massive Genetic Study Maps US Migration History

Massive Genetic Study Maps US Migration History

DNA is a powerful tool to understand our history. Coded into its twisted molecules are insights into the migration of our species, where we came from, and how we came to be where we are today.  Humans may have a deep-seated fascination with their past, but untangling its history requires gobs of data and plenty…