Although they’re hobbyists, not scientists, Betty Law and Gisela Meyn aren’t conducting experiments on their own. They’re volunteers with Watershed Watch, a water-quality monitoring program administered by the University of Rhode Island Cooperative Extension program.
With the fate of the Salton Sea hanging in the balance, all eyes are turned toward the lake's southern shore. That's where 11 geothermal power plants churn out electricity 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with the potential for massively expanded energy development.
The largest dam removal in history experienced a key first signal of success this week, as three adult Chinook salmon were spotted above the site of recently blasted-away Glines Canyon Dam on the Elwha River in Washington's Olympic National Park.
Small white flags marked where Keepers, 23, and her co-workers dug holes to plant fruit trees. For the last 10 weeks, the Green Team – seven men, three women, all between the ages of 18 and 24 – installed rain gardens, planted vegetables and rooted orchards throughout the Metcalfe Park neighborhood they call home.
Remember ozone? You’re forgiven if you don't, since the issue has mostly been out of the public eye for years. That's because we actually figured out a solution to it 25 years ago. This latest news confirms that the solution is finally starting to pay off.
In all three West Coast states, transportation accounts for the largest share of climate-changing greenhouse gases. And all three states are trying to boost the number of zero-emission vehicles on their roads.
For more than 100 years, two dams controlled the Elwha river on the Olympic Peninsula. In recent years however the relatively small power output and larger hydroelectric projects on the Columbia River made these two dams obsolete. The Elwha is wild again.
Earth's protective ozone layer is beginning to recover, largely because of the phase-out since the 1980s of certain chemicals used in refrigerants and aerosol cans, a U.N. scientific panel reported Wednesday in a rare piece of good news about the health of the planet.
Mothers who live in neighborhoods with plenty of grass, trees or other green vegetation are more likely to deliver at full term and their babies are born at higher weights, compared to mothers who live in urban areas that aren’t as green, a new study shows.
Even after years in Africa, Lorna Labuschagne never tires of the excitement of seeing the continent’s wild animals. But a plane trip over Chad’s Zakouma National Park in late 2013 was a particularly remarkable moment for her and several colleagues who were working to save elephants in the Central African wilderness. Below, they spied at least 21 new elephant […]
The results of a plan to open public lands in California to renewable-energy development to wean the nation from fossil fuels haven't been pretty, a fact the administration has tacitly acknowledged by devising a new plan for solar farms, expected to be released this month.
The day of the solar garden — first planted in Colorado — has dawned as the number of projects and investment dollars have piled up across the nation. About 30 community-based solar arrays, or gardens, have been built or are planned in Colorado, while at least 37 are slated in 17 other states, according to industry data.
The tiny houses include a bathroom, small kitchen, and a couch that converts into a bed, and could be adapted to accommodate families. Made from recycled and reused materials, it could be built in as little as a day, and assembled with little or no construction experience.
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