Science & Environment

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Austerity linked to increase in suicides: science news roundup

Links to some of the most interesting science stories reported this week relating to both political and social affairs.

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Activists redecorate LNG pipeline office with clean water signs

Fossil fuel and pipeline corporations are trying to sell their plans to export fracked gas through communities, forests, and rivers.

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Today in history: National Food Bank Week and World Food Day

This week is a great time to start thinking about helping others as the holiday season approaches. 

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Science round-up: Cancer, China, and climate change

China's manufacturing sector spews forth more CO2 by far than similar sectors in other countries.

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Discrimination affects health for lifetime: Weekly science round up

Vitamin C, school start time, India's private hospitals, pre-diabetes, physical effects of discrimination.

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Drought turning Golden State's redwoods brown

For the first time, there are signs of foliage die-back on sequoia seedlings, a rare and worrying prospect.

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Navy jets, electronic warfare stir outrage

The noise and electronic radiation pose a dire threat to animals and plants in the wilderness regions of the Olympic Peninsula.

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How Big Oil ate California’s future

The Earth is where all people live. If we are going to survive and thrive, the California economy must opt out of using all that oil.

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They put what in my food? TPP and food safety threats

The TPP would cost jobs, raise the cost of medical care, and degrade labor conditions and the environment.

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Along Oregon’s Rogue River, opposition to gas pipeline grows

There is a certain quality to the air in the Cascades in Oregon that defies attempts to put it into words.

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