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Thursday, Jul 18, 2019 at 07:52 AM CDT

Think You Know How to Be Eco-Friendly During a Heat Wave?

Think You Know How to Be Eco-Friendly During a Heat Wave?

Take our quiz to see how much you know about green ways to cool your house during these dog days of summer energy consumption.

Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019 at 03:47 PM CDT

Biophilia: The Design Trend That Promises Less Stress

Biophilia: The Design Trend That Promises Less Stress

Most jobs entail long hours spent indoors under artificial lighting. The harsh concrete and steel that surrounds us doesn't make us feel good or help improve our mood. If you've tried to better your desk...

Monday, Jul 15, 2019 at 07:13 PM CDT

Florida Manatee Deaths Could Reach Record High

Florida Manatee Deaths Could Reach Record High

The number of manatee deaths caused by watercraft could hit an all-time high in Florida this year. From the beginning of this year through June 21, 81 manatees have been killed by watercraft in Florida's...

Sunday, Jul 14, 2019 at 05:26 AM CDT

Fact Check: Trump and An Eco Legacy Not His Own

Fact Check: Trump and An Eco Legacy Not His Own

President Donald Trump and his aides this past week celebrated an environmental legacy that is not theirs to claim. In large measure, the progress they cited pre-dates Trump's presidency. And in some of the...

Saturday, Jul 13, 2019 at 05:42 PM CDT

Toxic Lake in Russia's Siberia Becomes Selfie Sensation

Toxic Lake in Russia's Siberia Becomes Selfie Sensation

Residents of a city in Siberia don't need to fly off to tropical locales for picturesque selfies taken by pristine turquoise waters. Thousands of Novosibirsk residents — ranging from scantily clad women to...

Saturday, Jul 13, 2019 at 03:23 PM CDT

Tropical Storm Barry's Rain and Floods Hammer Gulf Environment

Tropical Storm Barry's Rain and Floods Hammer Gulf Environment

Tropical Storm Barry could affect the environment of the Gulf coast and Lower Mississippi Valley in numerous ways, from accelerating runoff of farmland nutrients to toppling trees and damaging wildlife...

Friday, Jul 12, 2019 at 03:46 PM CDT

EPA Restores Broad Use of Pesticide Opposed by Beekeepers

EPA Restores Broad Use of Pesticide Opposed by Beekeepers

The Environmental Protection Agency will allow farmers to resume broad use of a pesticide over objections from beekeepers, citing chemical industry private studies that the agency says show the product is only a...

Monday, Jul 15, 2019 at 03:47 PM CDT

California Asks US to End Plan to Drop Rat Poison on Islands

California Asks US to End Plan to Drop Rat Poison on Islands

Federal wildlife officials were urged Wednesday to withdraw a proposal to drop 1.5 tons of rat poison on remote islands off the coast of California to kill a mice infestation until it addresses questions on the...

Wednesday, Jul 10, 2019 at 02:45 PM CDT

'A Floodier Future': Scientists Say Records Will Be Broken

'A Floodier Future': Scientists Say Records Will Be Broken

The federal government is warning Americans to brace for a "floodier" future. Government scientists predict 40 places in the U.S. will experience higher than normal rates of so-called sunny day flooding this...

Tuesday, Jul 9, 2019 at 01:00 PM CDT

Plan by Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez to Declare Climate Emergency

Plan by Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez to Declare Climate Emergency

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are teaming up on a measure that would designate climate change as an emergency, and they have won early support from one of Sanders' fellow...

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