The EPA is considering a rule that would limit what kinds of science regulators can use in setting rules. A scholar explains how this shift would bar his work mapping child lead poisoning.
Source: EPA’s proposed ‘secret science’ rule directly threatens children’s health : The Conversation
A new study lays out a road map for protecting and restoring 50% of Earth’s surface, targeted to preserve biodiversity and maximize natural removal of carbon from the atmosphere.
Source: To solve climate change and biodiversity loss, we need a Global Deal for Nature : the Conversation
President’s nonsensical rambling remarks about ‘windmills’ in segment from weekend speech raised eyebrows
Source: ‘I never understood wind’: Trump goes on bizarre tirade against wind turbines | US news | The Guardian
Some have started to frame Thunberg’s activism in messianistic terms – and this can serve as fodder for climate deniers.
Source: The dangers of depicting Greta Thunberg as a prophet : The Conversation
Researchers say it’s time to finally discard a decades-old theory about the origins of human language – and revise the date when human ancestors likely were able to make certain speech noises.
Source: Examining how primates make vowel sounds pushes timeline for speech evolution back by 27 million years : The Conversation
As warnings about bacteria becoming more resistant to antibiotics have reached a fevered pitch, the White House’s response has been utter indifference.
Source: Deaths from antibiotic drug resistance are at historic highs, aided by Trump’s policies : NBC News
Destruction of rainforests through wildfires or deforestation may harm human health. As these forests disappear, we may be losing precious medicinal plants that hold treatments for various diseases.
Source: Dwindling tropical rainforests mean lost medicines yet to be discovered in their plants : The Conversation
Antarctica is no longer the sleeping giant of sea level rise. New research delved into the past and found when the Earth warms, its ice sheets can melt extremely quickly.
Source: Scientists looked at sea levels 125,000 years in the past. The results are terrifying : The Conversation