Climate change is emptying the desert of birds

Climate change is emptying the desert of birds

Wildfires north of the Arctic Circle, a “fire tornado” in California, and heat records busted across wide swaths of the globe: the extremes of 2018 have given rise to headlines proclaiming that climate change has arrived. But for birds living in the Mojave Desert of...
Plastic trash is the latest source of greenhouse gas

Plastic trash is the latest source of greenhouse gas

Common plastics emit greenhouse gases such as methane and ethylene as they degrade in the environment, researchers from the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa reported last week in the journal PLoS ONE. The researchers sealed samples of various plastics –...
What if urban planners treated green space like a drug?

What if urban planners treated green space like a drug?

Turning derelict vacant lots into pocket parks is associated with reduced feelings of depression and worthlessness among people living nearby, according to a new study conducted in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The study is the latest entry in a growing body of research...