As in the case of so many prior disasters, environmentalists and everyone affected by this devastating oil spill are trying to get through what some have called a "nightmare scenario."
"Climate Justice NOW," they roared at the oil rig, which loomed like a yellow Darth Vader along the mouth of the Duwamish River.
Shell's dabbling in the Chukchi Sea, most feel, is now inevitable; for the moment, the Beaufort Sea won't be touched, but even that could change.
The study from Harvard and Syracuse University calculates the decline in heart attacks and lung disease when soot and smog are reduced.
We have entered a new geological era, in which human action is changing the physical world around us.
As California struggles to meet new water use restrictions, the governor is urging a sharp increase in fines for the worst violators.
It was a picture perfect Sunday for a peaceful march against the most violent instruments of war: nuclear weapons.
Scientists have linked a swarm of small earthquakes west of Fort Worth, Texas, to nearby natural gas wells and wastewater injection.
"California water policy, water management, and infrastructure need to be changed: those systems were built in an old climate and the reality is, we're in a new climate."
On this day in 2010, a BP oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, resulting in the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history.