Environment

July, 2020

  • 5 July

    How to Manage Plant Pests and Diseases in Your Victory Garden

    A general rule of thumb is to follow a consistent daily watering regimen – preferably first thing in the morning – and to avoid over-watering, which can encourage root pathogens in soil.

May, 2020

  • 26 May

    Amid US Groundwater Declines, Water Data Gains Importance

    As Ogallala Aquifer dries up, New Mexico has started a new initiative to help the state better track water use, quality and scarcity. The idea is that by collecting data in one central location and making it available to everyone, policy makers will have a better understanding not only of current water resources, but also how to shape water management policies moving forward.

August, 2019

  • 9 August

    Land Clearing and Farming Contribute a Third of the World’s Greenhouse Gases

    Given the mounting impacts of climate change on food security and land condition, there is no time to lose.

June, 2019

  • 13 June

    Why Defense Department is Worried About Climate Change?

    Climate change should be front and center in U.S. national security debates. Cutting Pentagon greenhouse gas emissions will help save lives in the United States, and could diminish the risk of climate conflict.

  • 1 June

    Can Ogallala Aquifer Survive Drought and Pollution?

    The high plains aquifer, also known as the Ogallala aquifer, is one of the largest in the nation and the primary source of water for a vast stretch of our agricultural heartland. But what exactly is an aquifer, and how does it work? Many imagine a giant underground lake—in fact, the Ogallala is sometimes referred to as the sixth Great …

May, 2019

  • 29 May

    Black-Necked Cranes Face Plastic Threat in Bhutan

    Black-necked cranes are classified as vulnerable and globally threatened, and they are also considered sacred in many communities along the Western Himalayan region, from China to India.

October, 2018

  • 22 October

    Climate Change and Poverty in Africa

    To withstand the inevitable natural disasters climate change will bring, better disaster risk management must start now.

March, 2018

  • 26 March

    Pakistan’s Sindh Struggles to Respond to Climate Change Challenges

    Pakistan’s Sindh province is affected badly by climate change, in a larger country that is also deeply vulnerable, but are dams the solution?

  • 25 March

    Lowest Snowfall in Years Signals Drought for Afghanistan

    After large snowfall in 2017, this year Afghanistan has experienced the reverse, with the lowest snowfall in years, sparking concerns that the country may be heading towards drought conditions.

  • 14 March

    The Refugee Crisis in Greece

    For thousands of refugees, the Mediterranean Sea is the last obstacle. On distant shores lies Greece, a center for displaced persons. In 2016 alone, over 50,000 refugees applied for asylum in Greece. Thousands more are to join their ranks since then. Hundreds drown in capsized vessels and makeshift rafts every year — a grim testament to the hardships many refugees are willing to endure for the chance at a better life.