Small volcanic erupt...

Even minor volcanic eruptions can release enough aerosols into the atmosphere to affect global temperatures, thanks to a boosting effect from weather systems such as monsoons. Until now, scientists thought that only a massively energetic eruption could inject aerosols past the troposphere...

Are women greener th...

When it comes to caring for the environment, is there a gender difference between men and women? A growing body of social science research suggests yes. Women consistently rank values strongly linked to environmental concern — things such as altruism, personal responsibility and empathy —...

Study: Seagrass can ...

Beds of ocean seagrasses can store twice as much carbon as the world’s forests and are a vital part of the solution to climate change, U.S. scientists say. Continue Reading at...

Illinois Could Have ...

Illinois lawmakers are pushing for a statewide plastic bag and wrapper recycling program, the first of its kind in the country, according to Illinois Statehouse News. The bill requires plastic bag and wrapper manufacturers to establish collection sites within 10 miles of Illinois residents in...

Obama proposes frack...

As oil and gas drilling explodes nationwide, the Obama administration today proposed rules requiring the disclosure of chemicals used to extract these deposits on public and Indian lands. Environmentalists say the rules don’t go far enough but an industry group says they may stifle job...

An Early Eco-City Fa...

THE pilgrimage began with a black-and-white handbill on a campus bulletin board. At the top was a sketch of an ultramodern compound rising above a desert canyon: a city upon a hill. Continue Reading at The New York...