Republican judges are continuing to do their best to hamstring the Obama Administration: six days ago, the Third Circuit joined the DC Circuit in restricting recess appointments to intersession recesses. Intrasession recesses, which, as the Court noted, were made routine under Ronald Reagan and used nearly 150 times by George W. Bush, are now unavailable. […]
Overfishing has had an incredible effect on the quantity and diversity of fish present in the oceans of the world, along with greatly reducing biodiversity. Because of this decline in fish numbers, and a number of complete fishery collapses, the industry is becoming increasingly dependent upon only a handful of shellfish species. Show More Summary
China has proposed firm limits on greenhouse-gas emissions, seriously weakening one of the U.S.’s go-to excuses for climate inaction.
Organizing for Action, the president's advocacy group, should be doing more on climate change, activists say. Fighting Keystone XL would be a good start.
Crazy ants are currently invading Texas and the southeastern United States, displacing and eliminating the fire ants throughout those areas, according to new research from The University of Texas at Austin. This is of course not a surprise for many of those throughout those regions who have had experiences with those ants. Show More Summary
Inadvertent releases from oil and chemical facilities pose scary health threats to locals, according to a recent investigation. ExxonMobil and BP are big offenders.
This season’s lack of a single dominant character—as we had with Ned in Season 1 and Tyrion last year—has left room for some of the lesser characters to command our attention, and we’re all luckier for it. Brienne of Tarth. Sam and Gilly. And, though he’s been in but a handful of scenes, Sandor Clegane, the Hound.
Regular readers of PS are aware that we have covered many news items of late involving the remarkably versatile technology known as 3D printing/rapid prototyping in which 3D computer design software, laser printing and bio-materials science combine to create real (3 dimensional) objects or materials. Show More Summary
A coalition of grassroots environmental groups—plus a few professors and celebrities—issued a public message to the Environmental Defense Fund on Wednesday: You don't speak for us on fracking. The coalition of 67 groups released an open...Show More Summary
This 1967 Karmann Ghia, converted to electric by Kansas City high schoolers, will turn Twitter mentions and Facebook likes into wattage to complete a 1,000-mile trip.
They don't call it a "hive mind" for nothing.
L.A.'s newly elected mayor Eric Garcetti looks poised to follow in his predecessor's eco-friendly footsteps. So much for the city's rep as a bastion of auto-centric sprawl.
New York is cracking down on peer-to-peer business. What could that mean for the rest of the sharing economy?
The Food Chain Workers Alliance has a goal of nothing less than full rights and fair wages for the 20 million workers who grow, harvest, process, pack, ship, cook, serve, and sell food in the US.
Reclaimed wood is one of the hottest eco-friendly trends to come out of the interior design world. With products like reclaimed wood flooring and veneer paneling, the options and uses available with this type of lumber are limited only by your imagination. Show More Summary
Whatever oil and gas true believers want to think, the world is doing this solar power thing.
All that Greek yogurt you're eating is creating a toxic byproduct: gallons upon gallons upon gallons of acid whey.
The reality of vertical farming could be a little bit weirder and a little bit less natural-looking than we usually imagine.
Technically all the animals will be in kennels, but I'm going to cling to my fantasy of being whisked through the countryside in a pile of cats and dogs.