• Coal Ash Contaminates Groundwater at 91% of
 US Coal Plants, Tests Show

    An analysis of water monitoring reports found unsafe levels of toxic substances near hundreds of coal ash sites, many of them in the Midwest and Southeast. James Bruggers MAR 4, 2019 Coal ash from the now-retired Allen Fossil Plant in Memphis, Tennessee, is among the worst groundwater polluters, a new analysis shows. At a power […]

  • Is the Green New Deal Impossible?

    by James Brewer Stewart 2/14/19 If you are sneering at advocates of the Green New Deal as impractical dreamers, misguided fanatics or headline seeking demagogues, here is a lesson from our nation’s past that should make you think again. Not only are these agitators deadly serious, but they have substantial historical precedent to back them […]

  • Don’t mean to alarm you, but there’s a big hole in the world’s most important glacier

    CAN’T HARDLY THWAITES by Eric Holthaus on Jan 31, 2019 Civilization’s most important glacier has revealed another worrying surprise to scientists. The Thwaites Glacier, the largest outflow channel of the vulnerable West Antarctic Ice Sheet, now has a gigantic subterranean hole. The hollowed-out section is two-thirds the size of Manhattan and 1,000 feet tall — […]

  • Vanishing Nutrients

    Vanishing Nutrients It’s a hazard of climate change you probably haven’t heard of  by Elena Suglia on December 10, 2018 Is it possible to starve yourself of nutrients while simultaneously gaining weight? It turns out the answer is yes. According to a growing body of research, rising carbon dioxide levels are making our food less nutritious, robbing key […]