Over the past decade the United States birth rate has been on a steady decline compared to other countries. Many are wondering if this is due to the fact that we are seeing the results from climate change. Over the past few years we have seen climate change impact our world in many ways, from more extreme natural disasters to the Larcen C Ice shelf falling into the ocean causing the ocean to rise.
Washington state’s Democratic Governor Jay Inslee warned there was “just 59 days” to save future generations from “an endless cycle of crop-killing droughts one year, and rivers spilling their banks the next.”
When you hear the word "Armageddon," you might think about the battle that will be fought at the end of the world by humans, but maybe that battle is being fought right now — only all the casualties are bugs.
Last week, while the "bomb cyclone" raged above the East Coast, schools across the northeastern and southeastern United States were forced to close due to the dangerous winter weather. But that was not the case for Baltimore schools, where as we discussed the school system remained open during the first half of the week despite the widespread heating failures that caused many classrooms across the city to barely print above 40 degrees.
This week, the state of Oregon filed a lawsuit against the controversial biotech and chemical company Monsanto. The lawsuit stated that Monsanto knew that many of its products were toxic but kept the information from the public for decades and continued selling them anyway. The lawsuit is seeking a minimum of $100 million in damages that the state incurred from cleanup and medical costs.
Every winter, local governments across the United States apply millions of tons of road salt to keep streets navigable during snow and ice storms. Runoff from melting snow carries road salt into streams and lakes, and causes many bodies of water to have extraordinarily high salinity.