Extreme global warming is less likely in coming decades after a slowdown in the pace of temperature rises so far this century, an international team of scientists said on Sunday. Warming is still on track, however, to breach a goal set by governments around the world of limiting the increase. . .Full Story »
Giant leatherback turtles, some weighing half as much as a small car, drag themselves out of the ocean and up the sloping shore on the northeastern coast of Trinidad while villagers await wearing dimmed headlamps in the dark. In years past, poachers from Grande Riviere and nearby towns would ransack. . .Full Story »
Today is National Bike To Work Day. I’m not sure it would qualify for its own Hallmark greeting card, but biking to work has gained a tremendous amount of traction in the last ten years. According to the League of American Bicyclists bike commuting in the U.S. has increased 44. . .Full Story »
A surprising new report questions public health efforts to get Americans to sharply cut back on salt, saying it’s not clear whether eating super-low levels is worth the struggle. Make no mistake: Most Americans eat way too much salt, not just from salt shakers but because of sodium hidden inside. . .Full Story »
This time next week, perhaps the most famous symbol of Superstorm Sandy’s devastation at the Jersey shore will be gone. Demolition work is to start Tuesday on the remnants of the Jet Star, the roller coaster that plunged off an amusement pier in Seaside Heights during the Oct. 29 storm.. . .Full Story »
This past Monday we unexpectedly were forced to deal with our dog’s quick and untimely death. Sarge, our pet Bedlington terrier, lived to the young age of seven years, when he was hit by Evans auto immune syndrome. The unexpected part of this was just that. We were hit out. . .
The habitats of many common plants and animals will shrink dramatically this century unless governments act quickly to cut rising greenhouse gas emissions, scientists said on Sunday after studying 50,000 species around the world. The scientists from Britain, Australia and Colombia said plants, amphibians and reptiles were most vulnerable as. . .
Fish piracy, seafood caught illegally, not reported to authorities or outside environmental and catch regulations, represents as much as $10 billion to $23 billion in global losses each year, a non-profit conservation group estimated Wednesday. Because pirated fish is sold on black markets, specifics of the economic impact are tough. . .
Federal land managers have postponed all oil and gas lease auctions in California until October, citing budget problems and low staffing as well as the toll of environmental litigation. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management recently announced it would put off an auction planned for later this month for leases. . .
Hair dye might just become a thing of the past when it comes to the battle against grays. According to a European study, scientists have discovered the trick to fighting the cause of gray hair rather than the symptom itself. The new research, published in The FASEB Journal, focuses on the root of. . .
With all the orchards and corn fields that dot the Hudson Valley landscape, Tuthilltown Spirits doesn’t have to look far for the grains and apples to make their whiskey, vodka and gin. The 10-year-old company crafts many of their liquors from ingredients grown no more than a few minutes away,. . .
A solar-powered airplane that developers hope to eventually pilot around the world took off early on Friday from San Francisco Bay on the first leg of an attempt to fly across the United States with no fuel but the sun’s energy. The plane, dubbed the Solar Impulse, departed shortly after. . .
Lipsticks and glosses may contain potentially troubling levels of metals, according to a preliminary new study. Prior research has raised some concerns over the presence of lead in lipstick, but the new study is the first to suggest that many popular lip products also contain cadmium, chromium, aluminum and other. . .
The warmest year on record for the continental U.S. also brought the warmest recorded sea surface temperatures in 150 years for the East Coast between Cape Hatteras, N.C. and the Gulf of Maine. Using satellite and ship-board measurements, NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC) reported thataverage surface temperatures reached 57.2 F (14 C) in. . .