Science & Environment


They put what in my food? TPP and food safety threats

The TPP would cost jobs, raise the cost of medical care, and degrade labor conditions and the environment.


Along Oregon’s Rogue River, opposition to gas pipeline grows

There is a certain quality to the air in the Cascades in Oregon that defies attempts to put it into words.


First tar sands mine to open for business in Utah

"It's heartbreaking. It's impossible to reclaim and rehabilitate the land once they do what they are planning to do with it."


Mine waste spill fouls water in Colorado and New Mexico

The latest ecological disaster left the Animas River a sickly color, after an accident on Aug. 5 sent at least three million gallons of mine waste gushing into the water.


Toxic algae blooming in warm water from California to Alaska

A vast bloom of toxic algae off the West Coast is denser, more widespread and deeper than scientists feared even weeks ago.


Chevron’s oil on troubled waters

Even amidst this drought, mega-corporation Chevron sells 21 million gallons of treated polluted water a day.


Poverty and child brain damage

When it comes to how we treat children, UNICEF ranks the U.S. at 34 out of 35 industrialized countries; 22 percent of children in the U.S. live in poverty


An eco-civilization lesson

Many are now calling for an ecological civilization as an alternative to more exploitation and extraction, another pathway for human civilization to take.


To protect its water, tiny Ohio village takes on a fracking giant

Today the residents of the Barnesville area are concerned but that patient concern is wearing thin and more militant action has been discussed.


Today in history: atom bomb successfully tested 70 years ago

On this day in 1945, the Manhattan Project came to an explosive end as the first atom bomb was successfully tested in New Mexico.

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