Shelby Kinney-Lang

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environment

Climate Change Could Decimate the American Ski Industry

Ski resorts are turning to artificial snow and cloud seeding to make up for dwindling snow pack, but they see climate change legislation as the only long term solution.
Shelby Kinney-Lang
2.16.15
environment

Humans May Be Causing the Sixth Great Extinction in Half a Billion Years

A new scientific analysis says as much as 75 percent of life on Earth may become extinct by 2200 due to over-hunting, habitat destruction, and climate change.
Shelby Kinney-Lang
12.17.14
environment

Republicans Want to Drill for Oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

The Alaska preserve is a pristine habitat for all sorts of iconic North American species — and it also sits atop an estimated 10.3 billion barrels of oil.
Shelby Kinney-Lang
11.24.14
environment

No, The Coming Cold Spell Isn't a 'Polar Vortex'

In the rush to hype every extreme weather event, many media outlets are spreading misinformation about what is causing cold weather snaps like the one sweeping across the US this week.
Shelby Kinney-Lang
11.11.14
environment

Forget What Smokey the Bear Told You

A study in the science journal Nature argues that, rather than focusing so intensely on fighting wildfires, we should learn to live alongside them.
Shelby Kinney-Lang
11.6.14
environment

Support For Action on Climate Change Grows Among Swing State Voters

Likely voters also showed strong support for curbing carbon dioxide pollution and clean energy production, signaling that millions of dollars spent during the midterms by environmental groups might be having an impact.
Shelby Kinney-Lang
10.31.14
environment

Here's What Fracking Is Doing To Air Quality

Air samples collected at 96 sites in Wyoming, Ohio, Arkansas, Pennsylvania, and Colorado found dangerously high levels of know carcinogens.
Shelby Kinney-Lang
10.30.14
environment

'Climate Voters' Might Decide Tight New Hampshire Senate Race

Incumbent Jeanne Shaheen is locked in a statistical tie with challenger Scott Brown and environmental groups think Scott's views on climate change might drive people to the polls.
Shelby Kinney-Lang
10.27.14
environment

US Taxpayers Funding Controversial Indian Coal Project

Environmental groups document human rights abuses during construction of Reliant energy project in India, funded in part through the US Export-Import Bank
Shelby Kinney-Lang
10.20.14