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Former Dual Survival TV Star Cody Lundin files defamation lawsuit against Discovery Channel

Jul 26, 2016
Former Dual Survival TV Star Cody Lundin files defamation lawsuit against Discovery Channel

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Fuelling the fire: new coal technologies spell disaster for climate

Jul 25, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. July 25, 2016 - A new report by Friends of the Earth International demonstrates how Underground Coal Gasification -- or UCG -- and Coal Chemical technologies threaten to destabilise the earth’s climate and irreversibly damage local environments.

The report, launched today, comes in the wake of UCG being banned in Queensland, Australia. There...

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Reading Harry Potter lowers Americans’ opinions of Donald Trump

Jul 20, 2016

July 20, 2016 - Harry may not be a full-on patronus against the presumptive Republican presidential nominee's appeal, but reading Potter stories does appear to be a shield charm against Trump's message. A new study to be published in a special 2016 el...

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Using Urban Pigeons to Monitor Lead Pollution

Jul 19, 2016
Using Urban Pigeons to Monitor Lead Pollution

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Policy makers and ecologists must develop a more constructive dialogue to save the planet

Jul 19, 2016

DUBLIN, Ireland, July 19, 2016 - An international consensus demands human impacts on the environment "sustain", "maintain", "conserve", "protect", "safeguard", and "secure" it, keeping it within "safe ecological limits". But, a new Trinity College Dubl...

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Texas coalition calls for rejection of controversial Mexican American textbook

Jul 18, 2016

AUSTIN July 18, 2016 - A broad coalition of organizations from across Texas is calling on the State Board of Education (SBOE) to reject a proposed Mexican-American studies textbook that promotes offensive cultural stereotypes, distorts history and is plagued by factual errors.

“This textbook has no place in a Texas classroom, especially in a...

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For frozen embryos in dispute, scholars propose guidelines

Jul 18, 2016

PROVIDENCE, R.I. July 18, 2016 - In at least 11 cases over the last 24 years, including the appeal of a Missouri case heard in June, U.S. courts have grappled with difficult arguments between men and women who fertilized and froze em...

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‘Bearcam’ study focuses on human emotional connection with wildlife, parks

Jul 18, 2016
‘Bearcam’ study focuses on human emotional connection with wildlife, parks

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Cougars Could Save Lives by Lowering Vehicle Collisions with Deer

Jul 15, 2016

July 15, 2016 - You would never guess it from their soft eyes and timid demeanor, but the swift-footed deer is North America's most dangerous mammal to humans.

Each year deer cause 1.2 million vehicle collisions in the U.S., triggering more than 200 deaths, some 29,000 injuries and $1.66 billion in costs associated with vehicle...

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Nearly 80 percent of drivers express significant anger, aggression or road rage at least once in the past year

Jul 14, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. July 14, 2016 - Nearly 80 percent of drivers expressed significant anger, aggression or road rage behind the wheel at least once in the past year, according to a new study released today by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. The mo...

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