Stanford professor files $10 million lawsuit against scientific journal over clean energy claims

Read the full story in the Washington Post. Mark Z. Jacobson, a Stanford University professor who has prominently contended that the United States can fully power itself with wind, water and solar energy, is suing the National Academy of Sciences and the lead author of a study published in its flagship journal that criticized Jacobson’s views — pushing an already …

Artist, fashion designer to make water bottles from Flint into clothing

Read the full story from MLive. Artist Mel Chin is hoping to turn something that's become a daily annoyance for Flint residents into something that can be used for good. The Houston, Texas native turned conceptual artist has teamed up with fashion designer Tracy Reese and the Queens Museum in New York City as part …

Uprooting FDR’s ‘Great Wall of Trees’

Read the full story from the Food & Environment Reporting Network. Surely the end was nigh. Up and down the Great Plains, from the Texas panhandle to the Dakota prairies, dust stripped the paint from their barns, the wheat from their fields, the money — what pitiful amount was left — from their pockets. “Today …

The House Science Committee’s climate skeptic chairman is retiring from Congress

Read the full story in Pacific Standard. Representative Lamar Smith (R-Texas)—the famed climate change-skeptic chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology—plans to retire, the Texas Tribune reports. Smith has more than a year left to his term.