Richard  Schiffman

Richard Schiffman

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Richard Schiffman is an environmental journalist, poet and author of two books based in New York.

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Green Rush

Green Rush

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What Leading Scientists Want You to Know About Today's Frightening Climate Report

Arctic sea ice on September 13, 2013, as measured b...

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Mystery of the disappearing bees: Solved!

If it were a novel, people would criticize the plot for being too far-fetched – thriving colonies disappear overnight without leaving a trace, the bodies of the victims are never found.

Column: Food Fight-Vote on GMOs Could Alter U.S. Food System

By Richard Schiffman
The citizens in Washington sta...

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Right-Wing Group Seeks Help Rewriting the Bible Because It's Not ...

Right-Wing Group Seeks Help Rewriting the Bible Bec...

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For your own sake, stop working so hard - Washington Post

Recently a friend confided over dinner that her job was “killing” her. I was surprised. She is a director of a midsize nonprofit that is doing citizen diplomacy work in the Middle East, and she...

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'Frackademia': how Big Gas bought research on hydraulic fracturing ...

Richard Schiffman: Thanks to fossil fuel industry sponsorship, we know all about the benefits of natural gas – but we don't have the data on its risks

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How Did a Tortoise Survive 30 Years in a Box? – News Watch

A Brazilian family recently found their long-lost pet tortoise in a box after 30 years. Find out how the reptile made it through the ordeal.

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A sunny day we must avoid 

If you live in the lower 48 states, you have probably never seen the Northern Lights. This spectacular display is generated when high energy particles from the sun collide with atoms in the high atmos...

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Is America Teetering on the Edge of the Hunger Cliff?

One in six Americans will go hungry this year becau...

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How Cubans' Health Improved When Their Economy Collapsed

Sometimes financial crises can force lifestyle changes for the better.

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The Southwest's Forests May Never Recover From Megafires

"Abnormal" fire risks are the new normal.

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We’re Growing a House From Mushrooms

The organism does most of the work.

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The rich really are different

Most of us won't be surprised to learn that drivers of fancy cars are menaces. But what would that Maserati-driving hotshot do if a convenience store clerk gave him more change than he was due? Surpri...

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Fear of Death Makes People Into Believers (of Science)

"There are no atheists in foxholes," the saying goes. But a new study suggests that people in stressful situations don't always turn to a higher power. Sometimes, they turn to science.