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Pollution Defiles Air Quality in California’s National Parks

I was so excited to be making my first-ever camping trip to Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park. My wife and I would inhale pure mountain air, scented with sequoias and Jeffrey pines. We would revel in the soaring granite spears and peaks, crenellated ridges and gleaming snowfields of the Sierra Nevada, all bathed in ethereal splendor, John Muir’s beloved “Range of Light.”

Overdeveloped, Overpopulated, Overshot

A visually stunning new coffee table picture book has been published in conjunction with 2015’s Global Population Speak Out (GPSO), a campaign orchestrated and underwritten by the Population Media Center, the Population Institute and the Foundation for Deep Ecology.

Hall of Fame Rocker Bob Seger Joins Environmentalists’ Cause

One of America’s iconic rock and roll singers, Bob Seger, has, in the waning years of his hit-filled 50-year career, turned his attention to the environment. On October 9, Seger and his Silver Bullet Band released the group’s latest album titled “Ride Out.”

Dark Skies Disappearing

Light pollution and population

After my first visit as a 10-year old kid to see dinosaur fossils at the Carnegie-Mellon Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, I wanted to become a paleontologist. It was the first six-syllable word I ever learned.

By the time I reached age 11, however, after a school trip to the Buhl Planetarium, I’d lifted my gaze from the ground to the sky and set my sights higher: all the way to the stars. I decided I wanted to be an astronomer.

Maligning Earth Day

The other day an acquaintance sent me a list of predictions supposedly made at the time of the very first Earth Day in 1970. Among them:

California Population Tsunami Overwhelms Its Climate Goal

This should come as no surprise to anyone with half a brain or the rudimentary mathematical ability it takes to add 2 + 2 and get 4: California’s incessant immigration-fueled population growth will preclude the state from reaching its much-ballyhooed greenhouse gas emission target for the year 2050.

Violating Nature’s Thresholds Cannot Continue

Starting in the 19th century, humanity crossed over numerous thresholds into unfamiliar territory with an unknown outcome. The steam engine started the ball rolling in the 1800s with locomotives and sprawling factories that mass produced products.

Residents of Overpopulated SoCal at Risk of Death Due to Air Quality

Southern Californians (an estimated 22 million people) are at greater risk of death from the impacts of fine particulate matter in the air versus those living in other parts of the United States, according to the results of a study printed last month in Risk Analysis, an international journal produced by the Society for Risk Analysis.

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