Laura Dattaro

tipping point

How Climate Change Impacts Women the Most

Gender rights advocates see the UN's Sustainable Development Goals as an opportunity to address the unique ways women are impacted by climate change around the world.
Laura Dattaro
8.31.15
environment

Roundup Is the Most Used Herbicide in the US and It's 'Probably Carcinogenic'

The finding could set off a new round of studies into glyphosate, which is a leading ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup and has been found by many studies to be safe for human use.
Laura Dattaro
8.11.15
environment

The United Nations Wants to Crush Extreme Poverty

Critics say its draft Sustainable Development Goals fail to deal with the world's richest 1 percent, who are poised to accumulate half of the world's wealth in 2016, according to Oxfam America.
Laura Dattaro
8.4.15
environment

Obama Has Proposed a Ban on Almost All Ivory Sales in the United States

An elephant is killed for its tusks every fifteen minutes, leading to a 69 percent decline in the number of animals since 1980.
Laura Dattaro
7.27.15
environment

Despite Waging a 'War on Pollution,' China's Air Is Still Really Filthy

Following an 'airpocalypse' in 2013, the Chinese central government announced strict air quality goals — which remain far out of reach in many cities.
Laura Dattaro
7.20.15
environment

Tech Titans Like Bill Gates Are Gambling on Nuclear Power — But It Looks to Be a Losing Bet

Low cost alternatives, such as wind, solar, and natural gas, and skepticism about safety have stymied a promised renaissance in nuclear energy production.
Laura Dattaro
7.3.15
environment

Watch a Ton of Ivory Get Crushed in NY's Times Square

The United States is the second largest market for ivory, trailing only China, and conservationists crushed a ton of it on Friday in the heart of New York City.
Laura Dattaro
6.22.15
tipping point

The World Is Running Out of Water

Thirteen of the world's 37 largest aquifers are severely stressed, according to a comprehensive study of the world's water supply, and shortages could exacerbate social unrest.
Laura Dattaro
6.17.15
tipping point

Activists Try to Block Shell's Oil Rig As It Departs for the Arctic

For the first time since its accident prone 2012 attempt, Shell plans to conduct exploratory drilling operations in the Arctic Ocean.
Laura Dattaro
6.15.15
tipping point

Last Month Was the Hottest May on Record in Alaska

Temperatures for the month were over seven degrees warmer than the 20th-century average — the latest in a two-year streak of broken temperature and precipitation records.
Laura Dattaro
6.10.15
environment

Here's What the EPA Has to Say About Water Contamination From Fracking

Environmentalists and energy companies are both pleased with the agency's latest report on the controversial drilling technique.
Laura Dattaro
6.9.15
environment

Vladimir Putin Really Loves Tigers — And It's Actually Making a Difference in the World

A recent World Wildlife Fund census found as many as 540 Siberian tigers living in Russia’s eastern forests, which is up from no more than 40 in the mid-twentieth century.
Laura Dattaro
6.3.15
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