pri.orgLawsuits took down Big Tobacco. Can they make oil companies accountable for climate change?Large cities like San Francisco and New York, along with smaller cities and counties in California, want the big oil companies to pay for the harm their products have caused in the form of rising seas, floods and drought. Better science and clear evidence of deception give these lawsuits far more traction than in the past.
pri.orgThese intricately designed glass sea creatures served an important educational purposeOver course of almost 30 years, a father-son duo created a vast array of sea creatures out of glass. Their purpose wasn't art, though they certainly are beautiful, but rather to help scientists on land get a look at what these undersea creatures are like.
pri.orgEngineers compete to detect methane leaks, a powerful climate pollutantLeaks of methane from gas and oil wells are a major source of climate pollution but it's tough to detect the odorless and colorless gas. Now, a new competition is spurring inventors to come up with cheaper and more effective methane detectors. The World's Jason Margolis profiles two of the inventors.
pri.orgClimate change is contributing to the migration of Central American refugeesMigration isn't caused just by violence and failing governments: Climate-related problems such as drought, extreme storms and excessive heat have pushed many small farmers in Central America to leave their land and head north.