Science Apr 22

On Earth Day, how we play a role in extinction

There are more than 40,000 endangered species in the world -- plants, animals, mollusks, reptiles, etc. -- according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources's Red List. How much of that is due to us?…

Politics Apr 22

Florida race highlights shadowy role of Super PACs

Voters in southwest Florida’s 19th congressional district head to the polls Tuesday to elect candidates to replace resigned Republican Rep. Trey Radel. Radel, the freshman member who was caught buying cocaine in Washington, D.C., the first member of Congress to…

Earth Day was first celebrated on April 22, 1970, one year after an oil spill off the coast of Santa Barbara, Calif. leaked 100,000 barrels of oil into the ocean. At the time, it was the largest oil spill in…

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