Google Doodle Honors Conservationist Rachel Louise Carson

Read the full story in Time. The blue scene portrayed in Tuesday’s Google Doodle honors a very green woman. To celebrate what would have been nature author and conservationist Rachel Louise Carson’s 107th birthday, Google put her in her natural habitat—surrounded by birds and sea creatures. Carson was born in 1907 and began her career as …

As Dairy Farms Grow Bigger, New Concerns About Pollution

Read the full story at Yale Environment 360. Dairy operations in the U.S. are consolidating, with ever-larger numbers of cows concentrated on single farms. In states like Wisconsin, opposition to some large operations is growing after manure spills and improper handling of waste have contaminated waterways and aquifers.  

Americans care deeply about ‘global warming’ – but not ‘climate change’

Read the full story in The Guardian. Yale researchers have found that the two terms, often used interchangeably, generate very different responses. The full report, What’s In A Name? Global Warming vs Climate Change, is available here. More by this team Roser-Renouf, Connie and Stenhouse, Neil and Rolfe-Redding, Justin and Maibach, Edward W. and Leiserowitz, …

Scientists Found Microplastics in Arctic Sea Ice

Read the full post in NOAA's Marine Debris Blog. Arctic sea ice regularly makes the news because, well, it’s declining to record lows, but this month scientists discovered another alarming observation. According to a new study, microplastics were found frozen in the ice, and there are a lot of them. Rachel Obbard, an engineering professor …