A global conference in Nairobi this past week put a focus on environmental risks in city streets, farms, and beyond. The challenges to human well-being are big, but some steps already under way point toward solutions.
The conservation status of the giant panda, China’s national treasure, could be downgraded from “endangered” to “vulnerable” as the species’ population in the wild increases, a source has told the Sunday Morning Post.
Fifty-nine-year-old children’s author, Susan Castriota, had a sudden twist to her own life story in 2012 when she was diagnosed with a type of breast cancer possibly caused by synthetic estrogen. It was a wake-up call.
Comparatively small federal expenditures on the National Estuary Program have been leveraged with state and local actions that have multiplied the returns on public investments - an example of government at its best.
With the aim of helping make electricity more available in rural parts of India, a team of students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has designed a wind turbine that could provide power to cellular phone towers.
Jakarta’s rivers, much like the roads snaking across the capital, are always clogged, dirty, polluted and not a welcome sight. People quickly associate rivers with garbage, plastic bags, dark muddy water and illegal settlements.
That trend could help states meet their emissions goals under the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan if it survives court challenges, according to new U.S. Energy Information Administration data and a New York University analysis.