Sniffing Out Carbon Dioxide from Space

NASA has launched a new satellite that will help identify, in unprecedented detail, where carbon dioxide is being emitted and where it’s being sucked up. The idea is to provide a clearer picture of what has happened, what is happening, and what might happen to all of the CO2 humans have produced since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution in 1750.

14 Arrested at W. VA Mountaintop Removal Site

Activists chained themselves to a bulldozer and excavator at Massey Energy’s Coal River Mountain site this morning. They want Massey to stop plans to blast the mountain for coal and make the site into a wind farm instead. The protestors are worried that blasting could compromise a nearby coal sludge impoundment dam. From the Ohio […]

Nods to Science, Climate Change in Inaugural Address

There’s been quite a bit of talk about how President Barack Obama’s administration will renew the country’s commitment to science, as well as to the environment, which many feel took a back seat to politics during the Bush administration. And, from the President’s address today, it sounds as though that will be more than just talk.