Energy & Environment — What you need to know about Hurricane Ian

What are the most important things to know about the storm slamming western Florida? We’ll also look at how permitting reform fell through, as well as President Biden warning oil companies not to panic over Hurricane Ian.  This is Overnight Energy & Environment, your source for the latest news focusedContinue Reading

Our Ancestors Irreparably Damaged the Timna Valley Environment 3000 Years Ago

Humans destroying ecosystems apparently dates as far back as to biblical times: Researchers from Tel Aviv University collected samples of charcoal used as fuel for metallurgical furnaces in the Timna Valley, located in Israel’s southern desert region, during the 11th-9th centuries BCE and examined them under a microscope. They foundContinue Reading

Colorado's Division of Homeland Security created "toxic work environment," staffer alleges

Leadership within Colorado’s Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management has created a “toxic work environment” that includes “yelling and showing a lack of respect” toward its employees, a state staffer alleged in a complaint filed this summer. The allegations spurred the division to launch an internal investigation — theContinue Reading

Murphy, G. E. P., Romanuk, T. N. & Worm, B. Cascading effects of climate change on plankton community structure. Ecol. Evol. 10, 2170–2181. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.6055 (2020). Article  PubMed  PubMed Central  Google Scholar  Woodward, G., Daniel, M., Perkins, D. M. & Brown, L. E. Climate change and freshwater ecosystems: Impacts across multipleContinue Reading

Energy & Environment — Manchin puts permitting reform on backburner

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) removed his embattled permitting reform bill from the  stopgap funding bill. Meanwhile, Hurricane Ian threatens the Tampa Bay area and the Nord Stream 2 pipeline has sprung a leak.  This is Overnight Energy & Environment, your source for the latest news focused on energy, the environmentContinue Reading

Bolsonaro’s troubled legacy for science, health and the environment

Four years ago, scientists across Brazil feared the worst when Jair Bolsonaro was elected as the country’s next president. Bolsonaro had promised, for instance, to pull Brazil out of the Paris climate accord, dismantle the environment ministry and reduce the extent of protected areas if he won. Although he didn’tContinue Reading

Remote work works for the environment

More than 1,300 workers at the New York Times just said that they are not coming back to the office, despite the fact their employer wants them back working at least three days per week. Things at NBC aren’t much better, with similar rumblings heard at Apple, Google and JPMorgan Chase. Remote work is a legacy ofContinue Reading