Aaron Cantú

tipping point

A Massive Amount of Death Is Plaguing the World's Oceans

Nearly half of marine vertebrates have disappeared in the past forty-five years, according to the World Wildlife Fund, and human activity is to blame.
Aaron Cantú
9.21.15
environment

It's Going to Be a Bit Harder to Sell Ivory and Rhino Horn in California

California is poised to become the third state to regulate the trade within its borders — and follows a new federal prohibition on interstate trade.
Aaron Cantú
9.4.15
environment

Here's Why Brushing Your Teeth Is Bad for the Oceans

A significant amount of plastic pollution in the world's oceans comes from personal hygienic products like facial scrubs and toothpaste.
Aaron Cantú
8.28.15
tipping point

Here's How Artificial Leaves Could Produce Zero-Emissions Fuel

Researchers in Australia have developed a solar-powered process for producing hydrogen that mimics photosynthesis.
Aaron Cantú
8.24.15
environment

This Graphic Video of a Live Whale Shark Being Sawed Apart Is Pissing People Off

China has no anti-cruelty laws in place but a growing movement is calling for animal rights protections to be adopted.
Aaron Cantú
8.13.15
environment

Texas Pipeline Company Admits Santa Barbara Oil Spill Was 40 Percent Larger Than Estimated

The pipeline, owned by Plains All American Pipeline, burst in May and led to hundreds of bird and mammal deaths, in what was the worst spill in 25 years
Aaron Cantú
8.7.15
environment

Railroad Companies Don't Want to Disclose Where — and When — Their 'Bomb Trains' Are Traveling

The US Federal Railroad Administration will continue to require companies to inform emergency responders about oil-by-rail shipments — But the industry says it's a security risk to disclose the information to the public.
Aaron Cantú
7.24.15
environment

Here's How Many People Died in London From Air Pollution

A King's College London study found that almost 9,500 people died in the capital from exposure to particulate matter and nitrogen dioxide pollution in 2010.
Aaron Cantú
7.17.15
tipping point

Former ExxonMobil Scientist Says the Company Has Long Known of Its Climate Change Impacts

Despite being aware of climate change as early as 1981, the company has provided over $30 million to groups that have sown doubt about the scientific consensus that the Earth is warming and human activities are the primary cause.
Aaron Cantú
7.10.15
tipping point

The Number of Wildfires In Alaska Has Doubled Since the 1950s

The surface area burned each year has increased ten-fold since the mid-20th century, which releases vast amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
Aaron Cantú
6.25.15
environment

For The First Time in Decades, McDonald's Is Closing More Stores Than It's Opening

Industry watchers say the world's largest fast-food chain is suffering from its association with industrial farming practices and lower-quality ingredients.
Aaron Cantú
6.19.15
tipping point

Saudi Arabia Says It's Ditching Fossil Fuels — Kinda

The Saudi oil minister says the Kingdom might phase out its use of fossil fuels by mid-century and become a global leader in renewable energy production.
Aaron Cantú
5.28.15
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