One environmentalist says if we want to actually help the planet, we humans need to get over ourselves.
Imagine a team of paleontologists eons from now, excavating the remains of ancient life.
"Aha!," says one, holding up a finger stained with petroleum grease. more >>
Tropical Storm Julia, bringing the threat of flash flooding and anywhere between three to six inches of rain to the northeast coast of Florida and southeast Georgia, became the first tropical storm to form over land in Florida since records have been kept, reports on Wednesday said.
CBS Miami reported that the National Weather Service has no previous records of such an occurrence over land in Florida, while the National Hurricane Center warned that an isolate tornado could hit coastal Georgia and southern South Carolina.
Hurricane Hermine made landfall in Florida's Gulf Coast in the early hours of Friday, bringing sustained winds of 80 mph and torrential rain along the coast, but has since been downgraded to a tropical storm.
The Weather Channel reported that heavy rain from Hermine will impact a swath from Florida to Georgia and the Carolinas, bringing tropical storm-force winds, isolated tornadoes, and storm surge.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott warned that the storm will bring downed trees and power outages, and urged people to stay indoors and make sure they have enough food, water and medicine for the next several days. more >>
Russell Moore is blasting the notion that children are a burden in response to a recent National Public Radio feature arguing that the way to protect kids from environmental disaster is to not have them in the first place.
Writing on his website Tuesday, Moore noted that he once muttered "we use organic birth control" in response to a scowling woman at Whole Foods who, by the look on her face, disapproved of his five kids.
The belief that children are a tax on the earth's resources and, therefore, something to be avoided is not new, particularly as dire predictions of impending catastrophes happen with notable frequency on the political landscape. more >>
Bill Nye, popularly known for his 90's hit TV show "The Science Guy," will be making his return to the small screen on Netflix in spring 2017 with the launch of his new show "Bill Nye Saves the World," aimed at getting people excited about science and the challenges of the world.
"Since the start of the 'Science Guy' show, I've been on a mission to change the world by getting people everywhere excited about the fundamental ideas in science," Nye said in a statement, according to Variety.
"Today, I'm excited to be working with Netflix on a new show, where we'll discuss the complex scientific issues facing us today, with episodes on vaccinations, genetically modified foods and climate change. With the right science and good writing, we'll do our best to enlighten and entertain our audience. And, perhaps we'll change the world a little." more >>
Family Research Council President Tony Perkins is responding to rumors claiming that he believes God uses floods and other natural disasters to punish gay people, saying that while he doesn't know what is behind calamities, he continues to put his faith in God.
"Deceptive claims are being circulated on the internet that put words in my mouth about God's role in natural disasters and what causes them. Those claims are inaccurate. What I have said, which I repeated yesterday in a sermon at Greenwell Springs Baptist Church, is that I don't know what was behind this flood or any other natural disaster," Perkins said in a statement posted on FRC's website on Tuesday.
"However, as a follower of Jesus Christ, I believe the Bible, which makes clear that God is sovereign over the elements of nature and can and does use them for His purposes," he added. more >>