Science & Environment

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Beyond Flint: Water safety is a life or death issue

All over the country, communities are forced to live with tainted water, and it's important to note that in many such cases, in the face of dire health concerns, states exhibit a shocking level of negligence.

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Next Einstein Forum: African countries seek to keep their brain power

More than 700 persons, researchers, decision-makers, industrialists and heads of state, traced a future path for science in Africa.

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LA gas leak among worst ever - could new regulations help?

The leak was halted on February 18, but not before ravaging the atmosphere with roughly 100,000 tons of methane, leaving a carbon footprint larger than the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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Trashing the oceans: More plastic than fish by 2050

The increasing flow of plastic is positively choking the waters and their life: 90 percent of sea birds have consumed some form of plastic.

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Prospective settlement in fiery Quebec oil train crash

A settlement with victims of an oil train crash in Lac-Mégantic still leaves the train's engineer and dispatcher, both Steelworkers, facing trial.

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At People's Climate Summit: Just transitions and environment

The community development organization members believe that an alternative, clean energy economy can be achieved by empowering the underprivileged and unemployed.

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GOP out to sabotage climate talks in Paris

This is an effort to undermine the Obama administration's credibility and to sabotage COP 21's potential for success in Paris.

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Green news roundup: Keystone XL, Arctic oil drilling get X'ed out

October and November have ushered in victories for environmentalists. Corporations have been soundly defeated or exposed on many fronts.

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This month in history: Are you aware of manatees?

This is a time to reflect on the gentle giants that are Florida's official state marine mammal.

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A cease-fire with nature?

Driving through rugged beauty made us aware of the power of nature and the relative powerlessness of human beings in that kind of environment.

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