Plastics clog our oceans and clutter land fills. About half of our global plastic use is in single-use products such as cling film, packaging, or plastic bags. Countries around the world have begun banning these products in an effort to protect ecosystems. California has recently enacted a new, sweeping law which will dramatically cut single-use plastic production and shift the burdens of plastic pollution to the industries which churn them out and advocate against restrictions.
Posts by Madeleine Muzdakis
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) could be described as a reverse crystal ball.
While preparing for their exhibit A Taste for Impressionism, conservators at the National Galleries Scotland turned to a technique standard...
The monarch butterfly's iconic orange and black wings are a summer staple in North America. Alighting on flowers and flitting around, light as air, the creature is perhaps one of the few insects universally regarded as beautiful. Unfortunately, the most famous type of butterfly is becoming a much less common sight. In fact, the species was just listed as endangered in a sobering warning sign for the future of other species.
Dogs are great companions.
The fin whale might be a bright spot in an ocean of foreboding changes in ecosystems.
As the Nazis swept across Europe in the late 1930s and into the 1940s, precious art began to vanish from the homes of Jewish families and European museums. Many Jewish collectors fled, leaving behind their treasures. Others fell victim to the horrific genocide orchestrated by Hitler's forces. Museums and other private collections were pillaged by occupiers. After the war, many works seemed lost forever.
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has recently rocked the internet.
Shipwrecks have long inspired storytellers and historians. For treasure hunters, discovering sunken jewels or relics is a thrilling holy grail.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama is one of the most revered spiritual leaders on the planet. The Buddhist leader, known as Tenzin Gyatso, is the 14th incarnation of the Dalai Lama. Born in 1935, he has reigned as Tibet's spiritual leader since 1940. In July, His Holiness turned 87 and celebrated by inaugurating the Dalai Lama Library and Museum in Dharmsala, India.
Human eyes should not gaze directly at the Sun on any regular day, let alone during a solar eclipse.
Who doesn't dream about stumbling on a trove of fabulous, valuable artwork?