Gulf Of Mexico's 2017 "Dead Zone" Could Be Largest On Record

Gulf Of Mexico's 2017 "Dead Zone" Could Be Largest On Record

Actions have consequences, and this is no better illustrated than when it comes to human actions on the natural world. One particularly striking example can be found in the Gulf of Mexico, where an oxygen-starved “dead zone” can be directly attributed to our behavior. Pollution – particularly agricultural practices using nitrate- and phosphorus-heavy treatments –…

Pruitt Prepares To Purge The EPA's Scientific Advisory Board

Pruitt Prepares To Purge The EPA's Scientific Advisory Board

Scott Pruitt, as you well know, is the head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Considering how anti-environmental and anti-scientific Pruitt is, this is powerfully ironic – and, frankly, self-destructive. It’s like putting Darth Vader in charge of a home for abandoned puppies – no respect to the Dark Lord of the Sith intended, mind…

Sweden Commits To Becoming Carbon Neutral By 2045

Sweden Commits To Becoming Carbon Neutral By 2045

Sweden has announced even more ambitious targets to cut their carbon emissions. The country now aims to become carbon neutral by 2045, five years earlier than what they pledged when they signed up to the Paris climate agreement in 2015. Passed by a massive majority in the Swedish parliament, with 254 votes to 41, the…