Can we use our Wild and Scenic Rivers to better understand our children?
Why ‘predatory’ climate deniers are a threat to our children
The climate crisis has now grown so severe that the actions of denialists have turned predatory: they are now an immediate threat to our children.
The top five threats to birds may surprise you
One in eight bird species is in danger of extinction – but what are the main factors driving their decline? They might not be what you think. Read about the five biggest threats to bird biodiversity, and what’s being done to combat them.
What Is Nitrous Oxide and Why Is It a Climate Threat?
Sep 11, 2019 by GlobalPossibilities SEP 11, 2019 The majority of nitrous oxide comes from agriculture, including microbes in fertilized soils and animal manure. It is a potent greenhouse gas with about 300 times the heat-trapping power of carbon dioxide. Credit Moenkebild/Ullstein Bild via Getty Images When it comes to the global climate crisis, carbon dioxide emissions represent a problem that’s massive, intractable and running short…
Why Government Use of Social Media Monitoring Software Is a Direct Threat to Our Liberty and Privacy
A version of this post originally appeared at the ACLU of Oregon.As we’ve previously written about, analysts at the Oregon Department of Justice used a tool called Digital Stakeout to surveil people — including the department’s very own director of civil rights — who used over 30 hashtags on social media, such as #BlackLivesMatter and #fuckthepolice. While an internal investigation confirmed the illegal surveillance and made…
Why partisanship is a direct threat to Planned Parenthood and health
OPINION | People should always trump politics in health matters.
Why Despair May Be The Greatest Threat To The Planet
Greg Harman For decades now, researchers, academics, policymakers, and journalists have been talking about the climate crisis and its global impacts. They talk of coal and gas, transportation, and …
Computer scientists study security threats to smart homes
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) - Say you're on your laptop at Starbucks, minding your own business, when an acquaintance of yours across the room isn't minding his Unbeknownst to you, he's using the same store Wi-Fi as you to conduct a virtual invasion of your smart home: accessing your light switch app and using it to disable your home's security camera so real thieves can break in - or walk in, if he's disabling the smart lock, too. And you're none the wiser -…
Four Threats to a Healthy Watershed & How To Help
The Blue Hills surrounds and protects sections of 2 watersheds around Canton and Milton: the Blue Hills River and the Neponset River. The watershed functions as land surrounding a water source, such as a river, that flows into a lake or other large body of water, such as the Atlantic Ocean. Water from the Neponset River watershed provides drinking water for over 112,000 people in the local area. While protected natural land areas, such as the Blue Hills are very important in maintaining…
Fenced in: A Surprising Threat to Coral Fish and Biodiversity
Massive traditional fish traps called fish fences catch hundreds of types of fish — many before they’re old enough to reproduce.
What Is a “Direct Threat” to Health or Safety Under the ADA?
Most employers understand that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. However, an employer may legally decide not to hire an individua
Antibiotic resistance: how has it become a global threat to public health?
The world is now on the verge of a 'post-antibiotic era.' We look at how we have reached this point and what is being done to tackle antibiotic resistance.
Digital billboard company issues $100-million threat against L.A.
An outdoor advertising company fighting to preserve dozens of digital billboards across Los Angeles warned this week that it would seek "substantially" more than $100 million from City Hall if it is...
Toxic Threats Must be Removed from the Floodplain
Hazardous materials are stored in the North Carolina floodplain that need to be moved to a safe location in order to protect community health.
NEPA Is Under Threat—Here’s Why That Matters
NEPA gives communities a say in development projects
Why The National Green Tribunal’s Independence May Be Under Threat
The day is not far away when the NGT will be headed by retired bureaucrats, writes Ritwick Dutta.
The top 10 threats to the most biodiverse place on planet Earth
David Hill: Manu national park in Peru threatened by roads, oil/gas operations, narco trade, goldmining, logging and ‘human safaris’
What You're Not Being Told About The Incoming 5G EMF Health Threat
The controversy over 5G health risks has elevated over recent months, with some communities banning the cell towers.
WHO List Anti-Vaccine Movement As One Of Top 2019 Threats
The World Health Organization (WHO) will now list vaccine hesitancy and vaccine safety advocates as a threat to world health.
375 top scientists warn of 'real, serious, immediate' climate threat
John Abraham: 375 National Academy of Sciences members sign an open letter expressing frustration at political inaction on climate change