When Ricky Jones and Zach Altman tried to collect water from their assigned section of the Gallatin River last December, they were the only team to return empty-handed.
Climate change affects everyone, but in the immediate aftermath of “natural” disasters, the poorest among us suffer the most. In Splinter’s new series, Fault Lines, we explore the many ways our society’s most vulnerable people get hurt by climate-related crises.
Open-water fish pens in the traditional territories of British Columbia’s First Nations are threatening wild salmon. And if the salmon disappear, so will a 10,000-year-old way of life.
It’s becoming increasingly clear that no place on Earth is safe from the influence of carbon pollution, and East Antarctica is no exception. Research published on Wednesday in Science Advances is the latest troubling sign to emerge for the region, showing that natural processes that cause melt could accelerate due to…
The White House’s effort to head every science-adjacent agency with science skeptics continued apace today, when the Senate held a confirmation hearing for Jim Bridenstine (R-OK), Trump’s pick to lead NASA. You’ll be shocked to learn that his views on climate change do not exactly comport with the overwhelming…
Tropical protected areas aren’t just havens for wildlife. They’re playing a major, and majorly under-appreciated role in mitigating climate change.
Rain pitter-pattered outside her window on October 28, 2012, but Maria Quiñones wasn’t fazed. She was busy cooking for her mother’s 75th birthday. Typical Puerto Rican dishes were on the menu: jamon, arroz con garbanzos, potato salad, and ribs.
It’s Halloween, but some environmentalists can’t take a break. In Louisiana, opponents to the proposed 163-mile long Bayou Bridge Pipeline headed to the Capitol today. And they brought pumpkins.
The head of the Environmental Protection Agency announced today that the best scientists in the country won’t be able to advise the agency on environmental science.
Alexander Simon saw no danger when he decided to join a prayer walk in North Dakota on October 22, 2016. The group he was with walked atop ancient Native burial grounds singing songs and playing drums. They intended to show respect for the site—especially because the 1,172-mile-long Dakota Access Pipeline was set to…
Adam Turnbull, a Canadian fisherman, recently caught a fish that was badly in need of help, having spent a lifetime being strangled by human garbage.
It doesn’t matter what seat you choose on an airplane, your view will never be as breathtaking as what the pilots get to see during your flight. But sometimes the high-altitude scenery is so stunning that pilots feel obliged to share it with the world, like this descent into Queenstown Airport in New Zealand.
A one-year-old Eurasian lynx named Lillith has been on the run from a Welsh zoo after last being seen in her enclosure on Thursday. So far, the pointy-eared cat has evaded both the staff of the Borth Wild Animal Kingdom in western Wales, and the local police. With recent sightings nearby, the zoo has closed in order…
A legitimately spooky crack on an Antarctic ice sheet that was first discovered last Halloween is prompting a scientific research station to cancel its 2018 winter field season.
Did you know that there are hedgehogs in London? Well—for now.
Robots will take all our jobs one day. Until then, we’re stuck working and in the coming decade, the percentage of Americans finding employment in two fields in particular will explode: wind and solar energy.
For three consecutive nights, droves of octopuses have been seen walking out of the sea and stranding themselves along several beaches in Wales. Experts say the unusual behavior may have something to do with recent storms that swept through the region.
The $300-million contract may be cancelled, but the saga of Whitefish Energy’s involvement with restoring Puerto Rico’s grid is far from over.
Cannabis—for obvious reasons—has always been a lucrative crop in the U.S. As state-by-state legal landscapes have warmed to the use and production of medical and recreational cannabis, the market has mushroomed, with an upcoming seismic shift in the national market associated with California’s start of recreational…
So far, the MTA’s “summer of hell” included a power failure that trapped train passengers in A/C-less car for two hours, a track fire that resulted in disastrous delays, and a train derailment caused by “improper maintenance.” Incredibly, some passengers have even been walking the tracks to escape stalled trains.…
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