A feed featuring ecology essays and alerts from Dr. Glen Barry committed to averting biosphere collapse and achieving global environmental sustainability through advocacy for biocentric policies.


19 April 2018. Rare bee offers hope of clean alternative to toxic chemicals – Reuters: As well as being waterproof, the bee's nest lining was resistant to fire and certain acids, giving it a wide range of

19 April 2018. Bill Nye just congratulated a climate denier on his new position as NASA chief – Science Af: On Thursday, the US Senate narrowly confirmed President Trump's controversial nominee for NASA administrator, Representative Jim Bridenstine

19 April 2018. 7 Ways to Make Your Travel More Sustainable – Vogue: How to consider the environment as you plan your next trip

19 April 2018. Three steps we need to take, starting this Earth Day, to avoid a climate catastrophe – Sacramento Bee: Climate scientists see a 1-in-20 risk of catastrophe from wildfire, flood, mudslide, heat waves and disease. They advise all-electric power from solar

19 April 2018. Beyond Fluorescent Bulbs: 4 Things Millennials Can Do To Fight Climate Change – In These Times: From running for office to taking direct action, an imperiled generation must take matters into its own hands

19 April 2018. Theresa May ignored Home Office warnings about potential discrimination from 'hostile environment' policies – Independent: Theresa May ignored repeated warnings from the Home Office over potential discrimination and hardship caused by “hostile environment” policies affecting migrants, it

19 April 2018. Crunch Time For Renewable Energy In SoCal – CleanTechnica: Officials in Glendale, California, have asked for renewable energy proposals before approving a plan to repower the Grayson generating plant to use

19 April 2018. Global Rigid Recycled Plastics Market - Need for Sustainability Drives Growth – Business Wire: Technavio’s latest market research report on the global rigid recycled plastics market provides an analysis of the most important drivers and trends

19 April 2018. Anderson: Snow has created challenges for some of Minnesota's wildlife – Star Tribune: Finding food, nesting among the concerns for pheasants, deer, woodcock

19 April 2018. Far-red fluorescent silk can kill harmful bacteria as biomedical and environmental remedy – EurekAlert: A silk hybrid material attacks bacteria when illuminated by a green light, thanks to a far-red fluorescent protein researchers transferred to its

19 April 2018. NASA Mapping Hurricane Damage to Everglades – NASA Earth Observatory: A research team flew over the Everglades and found that an estimated 60 percent of their mangrove study areas were heavily or

19 April 2018. UN human rights experts condemn killings of Palestinians in Gaza by Israel forces – Middle East Monitor: UN human rights experts have condemned 'the continued use of firearms, including live ammunition' by Israeli forces 'against mostly unarmed Palestinian protesters

19 April 2018. Human rights advocates urge Netflix to cancel 'Amo' – CNN Philippines: Human rights advocates say Netflix's airing of Brillante Mendoza's

19 April 2018. 'People are scared': NT residents given bottled water after lead found – Australian Broadcasting Corporation: Indigenous residents in the Northern Territory mining town of Borroloola are calling on the Health Department to blood test families, amid revelations

19 April 2018. Trump eyes Cold War statute to keep coal burning: report – The Hill: The Trump administration is looking into a Cold War–imposed statute to prop up U.S. coal plants, Bloomberg reports.The administration is considering implementing

19 April 2018. Scott Pruitt’s got 99 problems but Trump ain’t one – Grist: 170 congressional Democrats want to boot the EPA chief, but prominent Republicans stand behind him

19 April 2018. California Protects Tricolored Blackbirds, Lassics Lupine Wildflower – Center for Biological Diversity: The California Fish and Game Commission voted today to protect tricolored blackbirds as a threatened species under the California Endangered Species Act

19 April 2018. Eight Years After Deepwater Horizon – National Wildlife Federation Blog: It has been eight years since BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded off the coast of Louisiana, killing eleven men and unleashing

19 April 2018. Novelist Richard Powers Finds New Stories Deep In Old Growth Forests – National Public Radio: In The Overstory, Powers explores how humans can revere ancient trees with "the same kind of sanctity that we reserve exclusively for

19 April 2018. New Study Says Ancient Humans Hunted Big Mammals To Extinction – National Public Radio: As humans spread around the globe, other big mammals vanished. Researchers believe it's because they were tasty

19 April 2018. Study predicts 2018 flu vaccine will likely have 20 percent efficacy – ScienceDaily: A new study of 6,610 human flu sequences predicts that this fall's flu vaccine will likely have the same reduced efficacy against

19 April 2018. Dogs could be more similar to humans than we thought – ScienceDaily: Dog and human gut microbiomes have more similar genes and responses to diet than we previously thought, according to a new study

19 April 2018. Cutting through the smokescreen around environmental regulation – The Hill: through the smokescreen around environmental regulation MORE said, “American pay for a cleaner environment.” Jill’s business will much cheaper to avoid pollution

19 April 2018. Clear as mud: Desiccation cracks help reveal the shape of water on Mars – As Curiosity rover marches across Mars, the red planet's watery past comes into clearer focus

19 April 2018. Save America's nuclear power plants – The Week: Official site of The Week Magazine, offering commentary and analysis of the day's breaking news and current events as well as arts

19 April 2018. Business in Key Biodiversity Areas: Minimizing the Risk to Nature – Rainforest Trust: Gland, Switzerland, 17 April 2018 (IUCN) – A roadmap for businesses operating in some of the most biologically significant places on the

19 April 2018. Ecology and Environment, Inc. Awarded Contract with Trust to Conduct Site Investigations throughout Navajo Nation – Nasdaq: LANCASTER, N.Y., April 19, 2018-- Ecology and Environment, Inc. has been awarded a three-year, $5 million plus contract with the Phase 2

19 April 2018. Ex-EPA Chief: Millenials Have Stepped Up Amid Complacency on the Environment – NBC: On Earth Day this Sunday, thousands will travel to the National Mall for the second-annual March for Science, many of them millennials

19 April 2018. Student start-ups for the environment and expectant mothers win business competition – UCLA: A device that reduces the harmful environmental impact of bus emissions and an e-commerce platform for maternity clothes were the winners of

19 April 2018. Hawaiian crows released in forest show promising behavior – Hawaii News Now: A group of native Hawaii crows called alalas has been adjusting to a new environment after being released six months ago into