This Earth Day, the Environmental Protection Agency is focusing on environmental justice, the "fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people" when it comes to environmental regulations and policies.
Four adventurers are marking the end of a 1,000-mile trek across the state. That might have been the easy part.
Earth is melting down like a nuclear reactor. At current rates of warming, Arctic sea ice will melt away by 2030.
Despite the ongoing environmental and public health disasters left in the wake of BP's Deepwater Horizon "oilpocalypse" two years ago, deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico is "back with a vengeance."
It's been two years since the Deepwater Horizon exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, killing 11 rig workers and unleashing the worst oil spill in U.S. history.
Most news from nature is depressing—species extinctions, changing climate, dying oceans. Yet it's not all bad... though we might never know it, since positive news is underreported.
America's Gulf a crime scene
The AP story on military maneuvers in the Arctic reads like the gleeful report of a mugging.
“President Obama’s proposal for these magnificent and imperiled animals is a gift to Big Oil"
Eyeless shrimp and other mutations due to BP chemicals
EPA's rules on fracking still leave public health, communities at risk
Gasoline consumption continues in eight and six cylinder cars and trucks as if there is no tomorrow or Peak Oil. Smoke stacks pour billions of tons of carbon and particulate into the air. Our carbon footprint explodes off the charts.
In recent years, Earth Day has provided an opportunity for environmental Cassandras to prophesy apocalypse, dish anti-technology dirt and proselytize. Passion and zeal routinely trump science; provability takes a back seat to plausibility.
A controversial gas extraction method caused two earthquakes in the UK last year, a government panel of experts reported.
There are plenty of reasons to worry about fracking—groundwater contamination, methane leaks, that flaming tap water thing. But can it really cause earthquakes?
There are plenty of reasons to worry about fracking—groundwater contamination, methane leaks, that flaming tapwater thing.
Energy companies have drilled more than 75,000 wells in the past five years, many of them on farmlands, near public schools, and in people’s backyards
Here are the details of this jaw-dropping and heart-breaking case of corporate criminality and EPA collusion.
For price-conscious and waste-averse shoppers, the bulk aisle ought to be the go-to spot of any grocery store.
A rapid rise in sea levels in Southwest Pacific Ocean has ocurred, according to a new study, and researchers say human-made climate change is likely the cause for significant rises in the 20th century.
An "unprecedented" number of fungus-caused diseases are threatening biodiversity and the global food supply, scientists say in a study published yesterday.
The American Indians are ideally positioned to break away from the US in the most expeditious means possible if they would simply do it.
One of the sad paradoxes of the environmental movement is the degree to which it tends to ignore or obscure State destruction of natural resources.
Well this month's theme is in part about environmentalism. I coincidentally got a reminder of environmentalism this month as my 2005 Jeep Wrangler was up for its emissions testing.
Few words stir up passion and polarization like sustainability. The EPA offers up this description. “The traditional definition of sustainability calls for policies and strategies that meet society’s present needs without compromising the ability o
One of the least understood aspects of human behavior is that every social interaction – whether positive or negative – has, at its core, the matter of property ownership.
On at least a dozen occasions during its natural history, life on Earth has nearly been wiped out -- by falling rocks, by exploding mountains, by the collision of continents, by excessive heat and cold, by bacteria and viruses -- and almost had
Property rights are a tool that would best serve the interest of a tribe’s specific environmental concerns rather than depending on a government agency (Environmental Protection Agency) to allow “acceptable” amounts pollution and damage to property
One of the most important lessons that economics teaches is that incentives matter. Economics is not a field that is normally associated with the environmental movement, but the recognition of the importance of incentives has led to a schism in the m
"Environmental" issues make great examples of how things will change when people finally let go of the mental crutch of "government," and start acting like responsible adults.