A new report depicts a failing planet. A new book has solutions

A UN report released today paints a dire picture of the natural world, but a new book provides answers.

Make your garden irresistible to butterflies with these plants and tips

Entice butterflies to stay, eat, mate and lay eggs in your garden with these plants and tips.

Enchanting off-grid floating home can be yours for $210K

This inviting, one-bedroom canal boat is in the 600-square-foot range and has all the comforts of home.

Styrofoam ban, a naming game, pollinators in trouble: 3 big stories you might have missed

Human Nature shares three stories from the past week that you should know about.

Wildlife loss, flight footprints, Irish action: 3 big stories you might have missed

Human Nature shares three stories from the past week that you should know about.

Your summer reading list: Nature edition

Four books about the environment that you should add to your reading list.

Climate-fighting beads, record-breaking CO2, fossil-fueled plastics: 3 big stories you might have missed

Human Nature shares three stories from the past week that you should know about.

Gains for Greens in European Parliament Buoy Clean Energy Outlook

The prospects for renewable energy in Europe were buoyed by a strong showing for green parties in this month’s European Parliament elections, even though they performed below expectations, analysts said. The elections, which took place last week across 28 European Union member states, including the Brexit-fixated U.K., saw green parties grouped under the Greens-European Free Alliance (Greens/EFA) banner becoming the fourth most important force in the Parliament. Talk of a “green wave” ultimately proved exaggerated, in an election marked by concerns over the rise of right-wing populist Eurosceptic groups such as Northern League in Italy.

6 meals to fuel a young, busy family

With a packed schedule and limited tools, dinners these days are simpler and faster than ever, but still delicious.

Is China Ready for Subsidy-Free Renewables?

Subsidies play a key role in renewables project development in China, and for years have placed a major financial burden on the Renewable Energy Development Fund managed by China’s central government. By the end of 2018, the fund had already accumulated a deficit of over RMB 100 billion ($14.5 billion). China wants to reach its wind and solar power grid parity targets by 2020, so that electricity created by these sources can be sold to the grid at the same price as coal-fired power. To achieve this, the

Less planning can lead to more rewarding travel

Relinquish the schedule and see what adventures happen.

2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #20

A chronological listing of news articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week, i.e., Sun, May 12 through Sat, May 18, 2019 Editor’s Pick 12 excuses for climate inaction and how to refute them Using moral clarity to counter defeatism around the climate crisis. Shutterstock There’s a reason why the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has successfully goaded powerful politicians

Introducing a new citizens initiative for carbon pricing in Europe

A new European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) called “The fast, fair and effective solution to climate change” was launched on May 6. The proposal asks that the European Commission introduce a carbon-pricing policy known as Carbon Fee and Dividend at the European Union level. The European Commission registered the proposal earlier this month. Organizers behind the initiative now have one year until May 6, 2020 to gather the 1 million signatures needed for the European Commission to consider the proposal. Scientists and economists agree: Putting an increasing price on pollution and giving the returns to households works. A steadily increasing price on fossil fuels will reduce pollution by

Top 12 Toxic Ingredients to Avoid in Beauty & Personal Care Products

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Spotlight on Earth Mama Mineral Sunscreen Lotion for Safe Sun Protection

Learn why Earth Mama mineral sunscreen is an excellent choice for non-toxic and eco-friendly sun…Read the whole entry… » ; ; ; ; ; ; ;

As climate warms, Ecuador fights fires with forecasts

An innovative tool combines weather forecasts with fire-tracking systems to create a “fire-weather forecast.”

Protected areas see recent rise in legal rollbacks: study

New study: Rollbacks of legal protections to protected areas are on the rise.

Ultra-processed foods linked to increased risk of death and disease

A pair of studies published this week reveal the significant damage caused by these popular food products.

What Adidas and Parley are doing for the oceans

From making shoes out marine debris to the Run For The Oceans global initiative, this dynamic partnership is tackling plastic pollution in a big way.

Forest carbon credits ‘worse than nothing’? There’s more to this story

More than 3,000 people in the United States had a heart transplant last year. This life-extending procedure crossed from the

Business in a changing climate, pollution loopholes, fishing bans: 3 big stories you might have missed

Human Nature shares three stories from the past week that you should know about.

California’s Gas Plant Pipeline Dwindles as Calpine Drops Mission Rock Application

Independent power producer Calpine has abandoned plans to build a new natural-gas plant in Southern California, swelling the ranks of recently canceled fossil fuel plants in the state. The company withdrew its application for the Mission Rock plant in a letter to the California Energy Commission dated May 21. That decision ended a years-long conflict over the permitting of the plant, a 255-megawatt combustion turbine facility planned on the banks of the Santa Clara River in Ventura County, northwest of Los Angeles. The Native American Chumash people opposed the plant as a disruption to a river environment that

‘Every Asset We Deploy in the Field Has the Potential to Become a Sensor’

JEA, the municipal utility in Jacksonville, Florida, has become a leader in the state's residential energy storage landscape with the introduction of a rebate program and an updated net metering structure. It is considered as one of the most innovative municipal utilities in the country. Julio Romero Agüero is JEA’s Chief Innovation and Transformation Officer, and