Environmental

A Huge Tunnel Has Opened Below Niagara Falls

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A whitewater wonder visited by everyone from Marilyn Monroe to Mark Twain, Niagara Falls has been a magnet drawing global travelers for at least two centuries. But until this year, a huge tunnel buried deep below the cascade has been off-limits to visitors. The rocks beneath the gigantic triple waterfall […]

Environmental , Politics

Greta Thunberg has Another Warning for the West

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The 19-year-old Swedish activist has announced that as well as tackling her usual area of climate action and awareness-spreading, she has now thrown her weight behind defeating the West’s “oppressive” capitalist system. Calling for a “system-wide transformation” at her book launch in London, she claimed that the world’s current “normal” – […]

Environmental

Experts Warn of California Disaster ‘Larger Than Any in World History’

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“Megadrought” may be the main weather concern across the West right now amid the constant threat of wildfires and earthquakes. But a new study warns another crisis is looming in California: “Megafloods.” Climate change is increasing the risk of future floods that could submerge multiple cities and displace millions of people across California, according to a new study released Friday. […]

Environmental

Local Militia is Fighting Forest Fires

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The parking lot of H&L Lumber in Mariposa, California, was host to a flurry of activity Sunday as members of a local militia sporting military-style fatigues handed out pancakes and steak sandwiches to evacuees of the Oak Fire raging nearby. Along with breakfast, they doled out business cards with QR codes […]