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As Climate Change Threatens Food Supplies, Seed Saving Is An Ancient Act Of Resilience

In Norway, a high-tech seed vault flooded from melting permafrost. In Montana, locals keep their seeds in the library. On Feb. 26, 2008, a $9-million underground seed vault began operating deep in the permafrost on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen, just 810 miles from the North Pole. Show More Summary

If Trump And Modi Talk Climate

This article first appeared as an op-ed in my column in the Indian Express. As is now well known, President Donald Trump has fulfilled his promise to pull the US out of the Paris climate agreement. This “Trexit” had all the hallmarks of a scorched earth strategy. Show More Summary

A Consensus Climate Solution

Mark Tercek is the president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy and author of Nature’s Fortune. Follow Mark on Twitter: @MarkTercek. If there’s a silver lining to the U.S. decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, it’s the renewed commitment to climate action we’re seeing across the country. Show More Summary

New Claims Against Monsanto In Consumer Lawsuit Over Roundup Herbicide

Another day, another lawsuit against global seed and chemical giant Monsanto Co. In a complaint filed Tuesday in federal court in Wisconsin, six consumers alleged that the company’s top-selling Roundup herbicide has been falsely promoted...Show More Summary

Environmental Lessons I Learned In Europe

As the United States leaves the Paris Climate Agreement, showing itself to be a true disappointment among many nations, states, environmentalists, and children, the European Union (EU) and China speed up their work on combating climate...Show More Summary

Trump’s Attack On Renewable Energy

Fossil fuels have long been subsidized by tax policies, such as the oil depletion allowance, and by infrastructure construction, such as the interstate highway system. In light of these long-standing subsidies, it’s always a little ironic...Show More Summary

The World’s Largest Iceberg Is About To Break Off Antarctica. Here’s What It Should Be Named.

The first feeling is a chilling awe, as you watch the British Antarctic Survey’s aerial footage of the great crack that is spreading rapidly along the Larsen C ice shelf. You see the grand vastness of Antarctica absolutely cracked open, like a dropped dinner plate smashed crisply apart. Show More Summary

Monsanto Spin Doctors Target Cancer Scientist In Flawed Reuters Story

In a well-orchestrated and highly coordinated media coup, Monsanto Co. and friends this week dropped a bombshell on opponents who are seeking to prove that the company’s beloved Roundup herbicide causes cancer. A widely circulated story...Show More Summary

Meanwhile, In The Real World

President Trump may have decided he wants to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, but the rest of the country isn’t ready to give up quite so easily. More than 270 U.S. mayors representing 58 million Americans have now announced...Show More Summary

MIT Should Do Better

All universities need money for research and student support, but they do not have to advertise and glorify the name of donors whose practices go against everything that a world-class university should stand for. David Koch of Koch Industries,...Show More Summary

Parents, Kids And Climate

When President Trump pulled out of the Paris Climate Agreement—a deal that took years to negotiate and was signed by 195 nations—he unequivocally put the financial interests of the fossil fuel industry over the health and long-term security of our kids. Show More Summary

Mostly False: Politifact Blows It On Al Gore, Trump, And The Paris Climate Accord

Yesterday I saw that “al gore on trump climate change” was trending on Google, so I checked it out. It turns out Politifact recently gave Al Gore a “Mostly False” rating for stating, reasonably, that “a majority of President Trump’s supporters and voters wanted us [the U.S.] to stay in” the Paris climate accord. Show More Summary

Seeking Direction In Your Life? Outdoor Education May Point The Way

By Nathan Vink, UCF Forum columnist The wallpaper on my computer is of a remote and beautiful place in the Utah desert. The different shades of red and orange seem endless when I stare at the picture’s detail. It’s a special place to...Show More Summary

The Spirit Of Paris Must Prevail

There are several criteria that could be used to evaluate President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, but all lead to the same conclusion: This decision constitutes a serious offense against our planet and against humanity. The first criterion for judgement is the concrete impact on the fight against global warming. Show More Summary

Water And Conflict: Fighting Wars Over A Precious Resource

We have been fighting wars over the most valuable resource on the planet since thousands of years B.C. We speak today of water wars as if they are a new development in history. But as the most valuable natural resource on earth, water...Show More Summary

A Fair Climate Deal? Accountability First!

Joachim Schleich, Grenoble École de Management (GEM) On June 1, U.S. President Donald Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, ignoring pleas from businesses (including fossil-energy heavyweights...Show More Summary

Of Mice, Monsanto And A Mysterious Tumor

(First published in Environmental Health News.) Call it the case of the mysterious mouse tumor. It’s been 34 years since Monsanto Co. presented U.S. regulators with a seemingly routine study analyzing the effects the company’s best-selling herbicide might have on rodents. Show More Summary

No, Palm Oil Is Not Responsible For 40% Of Global Deforestation

Victor Baron, Cirad; Alain Rival, Cirad, and Raphael Marichal, Cirad A little over a month ago, Indonesia’s Environment and Forestry Ministry sought to extend a moratorium on issuing new licenses for using forest and peatland in theShow More Summary

Life Below The Ocean’s Surface Wholly Depends On How We Live Above It

Life below the surface cannot endure without us changing how we live our lives above the surface. And that means our idea of “ocean conservation” needs to be greatly broadened. Over the past decades, we have grown more sophisticatedShow More Summary

Climate Change Is Literally Making You Lose Sleep

Climate change caused by human emissions of greenhouse gases is wreaking havoc on our planet — from heat waves to heavy rainstorms to higher sea levels, the consequences of global warming are far-reaching. The mere thought of the irreversible damage being done to our planet is enough to leave us tossing and turning at night. Show More Summary

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