Scientists find new shrew species in Philippines — in a special “sky island”

The small shrew acts as a tiny cog in a very complex and special environmental mechanism.

Study analyzes the environmental impact of chocolate production — and it’s not pretty

No one’s saying you shouldn’t eat chocolate, but at least you should be aware of its impact.

As cities grow, we must bring the forest into our midst — or pay up

I, for one, welcome our new sylvan neighbors.

A new Iron Curtain is falling over Europe — a “coal curtain”

A coal curtain is falling over the Old Continent.

Humanity killed off mega-herbivores — but climate change might warrant bringing them back

Turns out eating all the mammoth wasn’t that good of an idea.

Our ignorance is much more deadly than our evil, despite what blockbuster movies show you

Another unrealistic apocalypse standard promoted by Hollywood.

Win-Win: Eat healthy for yourself but also for the environment

If you want to do the environment and yourself a favor, just eat healthily. There will be fewer emissions and less land use.

Humanity gets its second Warning: We’re crippling the planet

We need to take corrective measures fast or we risk losing the only home we’ve ever known.

Science confirms: Spending time in nature really does help your mind

All nature helps, but rural and coastal areas more so than urban parks.

Increasingly fragmented habitats may spell doom for the giant panda

Apart from this, the species is continuing its recovery.

The 2017 Earth Overshoot day is here almost a week earlier than last year

That’s, ugh, not good.

New study maps Europe’s regional carbon footprints, helps us understand how to reduce emissions

Think global, act local.

Farms could slash pesticide use without losing any yield or money, new study finds

More and more evidence is piling up against the use of pesticides.

Half of the world’s species could become extinct by 2100, biologists say at Vatican conference

Welcome to the planet’s sixth major extinction — take a seat.

Greening Your Space Improves the Environment and Lessens Stress

Greening your own space could mean planting a seedling or developing a living building.

Study found human habitation promoted forest growth in British Columbia over the past 13,000 years

These trees shellfishly used the First Nations’ trash to grow.

First biological function of mercury discovered

Purple Non Sulfur Bacteria may play a role in reducing the amount of methyl-mercury in the oceans by converting it to a less harmful form.Sincerely,

These are the greenest countries in the world

Get it together, world – the top 10 greenest countries in the world are all European! The greenest countries The 2016 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) is a Yale-developed method to quantify the environmental performance of a state; it’s a measure of how ‘green’ a country is. Of course, like any index it has its pros and cons, its supporters and

Ski slopes fail to recover even after 40 years

Ski slopes (runs) are an environmental bane, as more and more studies are beginning to show. Even after 40 years of abandonment, the environment still fails to recover on the graded slopes.

State politics affect greenhouse gas emissions

It seems rather obvious to me, but there was a lot of debate regarding how a country’s politics affect its emissions – for better or for worse. A new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that environmental policies in the US have had a significant impact on emissions from 1990 to present days. Despite growing