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Biden Picks “Mr. Monsanto” Tom Vilsack to Head the USDA

December 29, 2020 at 4:03 pm




Under Obama, Vilsack brought us cloned farm animals, lab-grown meat and more GMOs than any Agriculture Secretary before or after him

STUDY: Birds are Linked to Happiness Levels

December 24, 2020 at 8:39 pm




The more bird species we live near, the happier we are, new study finds

Antarctica’s Snow is Made Partly Out of Stardust!

December 24, 2020 at 7:06 pm




In a recent analysis of snow from Antarctica, scientists made a surprising discovery – a good chunk of that white fluffy stuff is actually stardust.

Girl Scout Makes 88 Christmas Stockings for Lonely Nursing Home Residents

December 24, 2020 at 2:22 am




“I don’t want anyone to feel they are forgotten and alone,” Girl Scout says of nursing home residents, who won’t be getting any visitors this holiday

Salmon Spawn in Upper Columbia River First Time in Over 80 Years

December 19, 2020 at 5:07 pm




A dam has blocked salmon from the upper Columbia River for almost a century, but Native American tribes carried them back, and now they’re having babies!

Court Kills Attempt to Mine Gold at Yellowstone National Park’s Entrance

December 18, 2020 at 4:23 pm




Judge agrees with conservationists that “Yellowstone is more valuable than gold”

Man-made Stuff Outweighs Earth’s Total Biomass for First Time, New Study Finds

December 16, 2020 at 12:21 am




2020 is the first year human-made materials outweigh nature!

Court Says No to Drilling for Oil in the Arctic, a Huge Win for Polar Bears

December 13, 2020 at 1:55 am




A federal court has rejected the Trump administration’s plan to to drill for oil in polar bear habitat in the Arctic Ocean

Maps Show How Dramatically Fertilizer is Choking the Great Lakes

December 11, 2020 at 4:11 pm




The Great Lakes are turning into giant “dead zones” like the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic. If we don’t change the way we grow food, we will destroy 1/5 of the world’s fresh surface water and all the fish in it. 

 

After Surviving Two Ice Ages, The Muskox is Bouncing Back From Near Extinction

December 8, 2020 at 11:53 pm




Muskoxen have outlived wooly mammoths and sabertooth tigers. Efforts to repopulate the Arctic bring hope the prehistoric beasts can survive our latest warm spell.

Mom and baby muskox at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center in 2012. CREDIT: Doug Lindstrand