Wild animals are turning nocturnal to keep away from humans

Wild animals are turning nocturnal to keep away from humans

Lions are increasingly active at night in areas where people are presentNational Geographic Creative / Alamy Stock Photo Once great monsters ruled the planet, and mammals cowered in the shadows and came out only at night. Now monsters once again rule the planet, and mammals are reverting to the nocturnal habits of their distant ancestors. […]

Winter road salt, fertilizers turning North American waterways increasingly saltier

Winter road salt, fertilizers turning North American waterways increasingly saltier

Top Story Across North America, streams and rivers are becoming saltier, thanks to road deicers, fertilizers and other salty compounds that humans indirectly release into waterways. At the same time, freshwater supplies are becoming more alkaline or basic, the “opposite” of acidic. Salty, alkaline freshwater can create big problems for drinking water supplies, urban infrastructure […]

ACLU Investigation Reveals Texas Troopers Are Turning Traffic Stops of Immigrants Into Deportations

A shocking new investigation by the ACLU of Texas and The Intercept reveals how state troopers are essentially acting as deportation officers. After poring through public records of traffic stops by the Texas Highway Patrol, the ACLU of Texas uncovered what amounts to a deportation machine operated by the state’s Department of Public Safety. State […]