Washington’s hot, humid summer has certainly caused those in the nation’s capital to sweat it out, but it’s just what the city’s three corpse flowers — which bloom with a violent stench — needed. The largest of the three super-sized, super-stinky blooms at the U.S. Botanic Garden began blooming Saturday night, and the other two are expected to bloom this week.
Washington’s hot, humid summer has certainly caused those in the nation’s capital to sweat it out, but it’s just what the city’s three corpse flowers — which bloom with a violent stench — needed. The largest of the three super-sized, super-stinky blooms at the U.S. Botanic Garden began blooming Saturday night, and the other two are expected to bloom this week.read more
Reporter Eric Englert reports on important issues facing farmers for the week of Aug. 14.
The Sand to Snow National Monument in the Southern California desert now is safe from the government’s plan to eliminate national monuments.
An Illinois Republican congressman is seeking to support the U.S. nuclear energy industry by changing federal rules that force power companies to pay more than $800 million annually for safety inspections and licensing, among other services.read more
Thousands of people sitting in traffic on a hot day? Nothing unusual for New York or Los Angeles. But the dozens of cities that are sitting in the path of total solar eclipse are generally small to medium-sized communities that will be inundated on Aug. 21 with hordes of tourists drawn to see totality, where a total eclipse will occur. The thousands of visitors will likely jam traffic and put pressure on infrastructure and other resources.read more
On Aug. 12, events were held from Nepal to Canada in honor of World Elephant Day, which aims to raise awareness of the plight of Asian and African elephants due to habitat loss and poaching.read more
In light of World Elephant Day, zoos across the country will host educational and advocacy events to raise awareness to the issues plaguing both Asian and African elephants.
Despite what movies like Jaws would have you think, it’s more likely your dog or your neighbor will bite you than a shark.
Researchers have calculated the four biggest lifestyle changes people can make to reduce their carbon footprint.
Urgent Action Needed in Light of New Climate Change Studies, Scientists Say
Tree climbers from 18 different countries faced off in the 21st annual International Tree Climbing Competition, sponsored by the International Society of Arboriculture at the National Arboretum.
WASHINGTON – Alaskan lawmakers continue to push for energy development in the Arctic region, citing economic and national security incentives and highlighting regulatory safeguards for the environment. But critics say drilling can be done in less environmentally...
Two Dem senators are pushing carbon tax bill at an AEI event.
Eleven marine sanctuaries and monuments are currently under review, which could lead to a downsizing of protected waters from California to American Samoa.
Two U.S. senators addressed the prospect of drilling for oil and natural gas in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge on Wednesday.