The Biden administration announced on Friday, January 26, that it would pause the approval process for new exports of liquefied natural gas or LNG to give the Energy Department time to study the impacts. Currently, the U.S. is the largest LNG exporter in the world and has helped Europe to be less reliant on natural gas from Russia.
An LNG Terminal in Japan | Credit: 利用者 / Creative Commons
Just seven miles south of Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, a uranium mine has been dormant for some years, but now the price of the mineral has climbed to the point where it is profitable for a company to operate the facility. Local Indigenous tribes and environmentalists are concerned about water contamination and damage to cultural sites.
Baaj Nwaavjo I'tah Kukveni—Ancestral Footprints of the Grand Canyon National Monument | Credit: U.S. Forest Service
New research reminds us that you should never underestimate the power of the little guy. Scientists led by the University of Wyoming have revealed how one tiny ant species can cause an ecological chain reaction that makes life difficult for lions.
Young lions stalk prey within a “pristine” savanna not invaded by ants. The whistling-thorn trees in the foreground provide cover for lions to stalk and ambush zebra. | Credit: Victoria Zero/University of Wyoming
Explorers have long searched for the elusive fountain of youth with waters purported to prevent aging, but according to new research, seekers could have spared themselves time and effort by just drinking tea.
Black, green, oolong, and white tea come from the Camellia sinensis plant. | Credit: BalukuBrian/Creative Commons