Tiny individual decisions really could help avert climate chaos

Tiny individual decisions really could help avert climate chaos

It takes teamwork to change the worldFabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty By Adam Corner Climate scientists are in no doubt that global warming is almost entirely the result of human activity. Which makes it odd that attempts to predict how things will pan out have paid lip service to human behaviour, one of the key factors determining whether […]

Even a small cut in global warming will help slow sea level rise

Even a small cut in global warming will help slow sea level rise

Prairie Pictures/Getty When it comes to avoiding dangerous rises in sea level, every little bit of global warming we can avoid will make a difference. In Paris in December 2015, world leaders agreed to try to limit warming to 2 °C above pre-industrial levels, and if possible keep it within 1.5 °C. While a 2 […]

4 Months After Maria, Puerto Rico Still Needs Urgent Help

4 Months After Maria, Puerto Rico Still Needs Urgent Help

It’s been nearly four months since Hurricane Maria destroyed the island of Puerto Rico and there are still many people trying to overcome the disaster. Many people on the island don’t have energy in their homes or other necessary services. EyesOnEvents One and a half million people remain without energy, and it will take officials […]

Biofungicide contains beneficial microbe to help plants fight fungal disease

Biofungicide contains beneficial microbe to help plants fight fungal disease

Top Story The Environmental Protection Agency has registered BASF’s new Velondis brand biofungicide seed treatment formulations, which contain a patented beneficial microbe to help plants fight fungal disease. With potential applications in agriculture, horticulture and forestry, the products are designed to boost the protection of seedlings and plants from key soil-borne diseases. The bacteria produce […]

Team Trump Is Slashing Programs That Help Prisoners Adapt to Life on the Outside

On Wednesday at FCI Sandstone, a low-security federal prison in Minnesota, inmates were preparing for a congressional hearing. They couldn’t fly to Washington, of course, but they’d voted to add C-SPAN to the facility’s short list of authorized television channels. They planned to watch politicians grill the Trump administration’s new Bureau of Prisons chief about […]

Facebook asked for help to blame Russia for UK election, Brexit outcomes

Facebook asked for help to blame Russia for UK election, Brexit outcomes

British politicians, looking to explain why voting hasn’t gone exactly as expected, appear to be going the full Hillary. A key committee has asked Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to cough up information on paid-for activity by Russian-linked accounts. The head of Parliament’s Digital, Media and Sport Committee, Damian Collins, wants the information as he leads […]