MAPS: What Your State Is Good At, And What It's Lame At
Just when you thought you knew everything about a red state or a blue state, these cool maps show that each state is No. 1 in some kind of environmental or public health initiative. (Btdubs, can so...
Hawaii Nature Center
A fun and exciting morning at the USFW Honouliuli National Wildlife Refuge in Ewa! Children and parents learned about endangered Hawaiian water birds and fished in the wetlands to see what kinds of...
Top 3 Reasons Bleach Is Not Recommended For Mold Removal
Should Bleach Be Used To Kill Mold? “Killing mold, but leaving the residue in place, is not acceptable. Since many health impacts can be triggered by exposure to both live and dead mold spore…
NYC Will Spend $100 Million On Green Rooftops & Tree Planting To Help Beat Extreme Heat
The $106 million "Cool Neighborhoods" initiative aims to "mitigate the threat to public health from the urban heat island effect exacerbated during summer months."
What's the Most Challenging Gymnastics Event, According to Physics?
Between all the different events that gymnasts have to master — from balance beam to the vault for women, and the pommel horse to the rings for men — what's the most challenging apparatus, according to science?
Everyday chemicals linked to chronic disease in men
Chemicals found in everyday plastics materials are linked to cardiovascular disease, type-2 diabetes and high blood pressure in men, according to researchers.
Better Buildings Challenge SWAP 3
Energy audits provide opportunities to save energy, no matter how energy efficient the buildings might already be. Can the City of Boston provide a fresh per...
Not a Drop to Drink: Inside California's Water Crisis
Posted on 23 February 2012 On Earth Magazine When Josie Nieto visits her relatives in Mexicali, Mexico, she luxuriates in long showers. And when she’s thirsty, she enjoys a glass of water straight from the kitchen tap. At Nieto’s own house, the water pressure is so low it can take her 45 minutes to shower and shampoo. And sometimes there’s no water at all, which is why some of her neighbors hoard water in buckets. It’s fine for laundry and houseplants, but Nieto isn’t keen on drinking the stuff. The main pipe of her community water system runs straight down the middle of an irrigation ditch. "I’ve seen dead animals in there," Nieto says The plastic water pipe itself suffers frequent breaks, which can allow contaminants to seep into the system. Washer screens…
Meet 'Mr. Handsome,' the Internet's Favorite Overweight Cat
A Facebook picture posted by the shelter gave the 31 pound cat his moment of glory.
FWP proposes first fish-removal project on Bitterroot Forest
Back in the days when trout were carried in milk cans to stock high mountain lakes, no one considered there might be a difference between the cutthroats that lived on