Science & Environment


Will damaged vessel put the freeze on Shell's Arctic drilling?

This incident offers further vindication for what environmentalists have been saying all along: that accidents are unavoidable in this ecologically sensitive region.


Apache Stronghold caravan seeks to save sacred site from mining giant

They say that Oak Flat will be "damaged" by the mine. "Damaged" is an understatement. A two mile wide, 1,000 foot deep crater will result from the mining.


Coal industry win is temporary, fate of plants still in air

A divided Supreme Court ruled against the Obama administration's attempt to limit power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants.


U.S. agrees to pay millions on agent orange claims

The government will provide disability benefits to as many as 2,100 Air Force reservists and active-duty forces exposed to Agent Orange residue.


The Pope tackles climate change in new encyclical

The Pope calls for serious and immediate action to address climate change and other environmental crises.


Today: World Day to Combat Desertification

The day addresses drought and desertification, and is meant to help implement the UN Convention to Combat Desertification.


Kayaktivists in Seattle blockade Shell’s Alaska-bound oil rig

"Shell wants to haul its Arctic destroyer to Alaska as soon as possible, but these courageous individuals are saying, 'Shell No.' "


Protests against Peru's Tia Maria Mine bolstered by international solidarity

What does it take to stop a threatening transnational corporate giant? The people of Arequipa, Peru have an answer.


Maryland bans fracking, coinciding with new EPA report

In terms of victories for the environment, this one is something of a sleeper hit, with momentum now starting to build as environmental groups celebrate another triumph over dangerous natural gas drilling.


Today in history: World Oceans Day!

It is recognized by an increasing number of countries as an opportunity to celebrate our world ocean and our personal connection to the sea.

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