Earth & Environment

Searching for Life Underneath the Lost City

The majestic white spires of the Lost City protrude out of a mountain located 800 meters below the Atlantic Ocean. In December of 2000,...

Do Plants Have Consciousness? Most Likely Not and They Are Fine With That

In our first article from the “Paper in Review” series, we point our magnifying glass to an Opinion article that debunks the idea that plants are conscious beings.

June 2019 Was the Hottest June Ever Recorded

Last month, temperatures hit a record, according to the European Centre for Weather Forecasts. Data provided by the Copernicus Climate Change Service shows that...

Air Pollution in 2019: the Numbers

On June 5, the United Nations celebrates World Environment Day. Each year, the goal is to encourage people to take action on a particular...

America can afford a Green New Deal – here’s how

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey are calling for a “Green New Deal” that would involve massive government spending to shift the...

Can Honeybees Teach Us How to Live?

“Bees know best,” beekeepers in Bosnia-Herzegovina tend to say. Keen observers of hives, Bosnian beekeepers take bees as knowledgeable beings. The bees, they say,...

COP24 Shows Global Warming Treaties can Survive the Era of the Anti-Climate ‘Strongman’

New leaders have emerged over the past few years who have changed the highest levels of political and diplomatic discourse. After divisive elections, both...

Illegal Wildlife Trade: The Numbers in 2018

The Illegal Wildlife Crime Conference, hosted by the UK government, took place on 11 and 12 October 2018, in London. In a time when...

The Struggle to Protect a Tree at the Heart of Hopi Culture

To the Hopi people, the juniper is a vital part of their traditional way of life.

Organisms (Uniquely) Do It For Themselves (In Defiance Of Determinism)

Most people, when challenged to define ‘life’, start listing what living things do: reproduce, metabolise, evolve etc. The most extraordinary and unique feature is easily overlooked, though obvious.