Environment

Andrea Germanos, staff writer
A corn field in Nebraska. (Photo: Richard Hurd/flickr/cc)
Much attention has been given to the deforestation in the Amazon and the environmental impacts that go with it. But in 2014, the American Great Plains—an area stretching from Texas into Canada—actually lost more acreage of grasslands than Brazil lost to deforestation, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) says. In fact, said Martha Kauffman, WWF's...
Nika Knight, staff writer
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stands in front of Canadian flags
To widespread dismay, Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau late Tuesday...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
With the proverbial bell tolling for the end of the Arctic ice sheet , as well...

Further

Though he gets the appeal of free snow cones and penguins, John Oliver is more worried about the environmental impact of an estimated 40,000 eager tourists a year traipsing to and inevitably trashing Antarctica. His solution: A hilarious anti-tourism PSA.