Conflict underlies the growing controversy and opposition by many to comparable energy driven development in China, Africa, and other developing states with growing financial and social aspirations already enjoyed by the developed world. It seems to be an unstoppable, repeating pattern that will endure regardless of lessons already learned.
While Obama's carbon pollution standards are an important step toward reducing our country's reliance on fossil fuels, they are not enough to force the shift toward clean, renewable energy. These weak standards demonstrate his unwillingness to take the bold actions required to mitigate the catastrophic impacts of climate disruption.
Unlike picking a side during an election, debating a health care law or arguing about who should be taxed at what level, advocating for addressing climate change won't come back to bite you in the ass. It's different from what we have become accustomed to.
No one wants to see a major oil disaster in the Great Lakes, which contains one-fifth of the world's supply of surface fresh water and 54 percent of the world's liquid fresh water by volume.
As a result of one small action, history has been made. A small precedent has been set. Civil disobedience against coal-fired energy in this case was judged both symbolically and in reality for the greater good of the environment, and to the benefit of the public.
To be truly effective and powerful, to have the social impact needed to reverse dangerous environmental trends impacting climate, ocean life, human life, forests, energy resources and all of Earth's ecosystems, collaboration and inclusion are essential.
The Vigil offers up an opportunity for people to think about peace as a true possibility. When groups come together be they over me a la John Lennon, or peace, the energy is that much more powerful.
Setting the record straight, Dr. Ramon J. Seidler, Ph.D., former Senior Scientist, Environmental Protection Agency, has recently published a well-researched article documenting the devastating facts on GMOs, "Pesticide Use on Genetically Engineered Crops."
As tensions in the Middle East rise, and show every likelihood of continuing for a long time, the U.S. needs to step up its efforts to achieve energy independence and take advantage of every possible source of energy.
Looking above at recent temperature anomalies, the jet stream has once again wobbled down into the US, bringing unusually cool but refreshing weather to much of the US as California and Alaska bake.
While the environment can be powerful, its negative effects are primarily man-made. Everything we put in the environment impacts our surroundings and inevitably, human health.
Ostensibly a bill to strengthen safety regulation of oil refineries, SB 1300 would eviscerate the state's freedom of information law. The original version of this legislation required oil companies to file reports on scheduled shutdowns, typically for maintenance, of their refinery facilities. So far, no problem. Then came last-minute amendments
The second draft of Illinois' controversial fracking regulation has been presented to JCAR, the state legislature's Joint Committee for Administrative Rules. The powerful group of twelve legislators will give final approval, or rejection, of the updated rules.
Walmart is looking to fill a gap in their chain's lockdown coverage of southwest Miami by building a SuperCenter into one of only three endangered pine rocklands habitats in all of Florida, as part of Coral Reef Commons.
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Doubt Is Their Product, the book by Dr. David Michaels, describes in depressing detail how industries, their scientists, corporate lawyers and large PR firms have "shaped and skewed" science to create doubt about the dangers of chemicals and other toxins industries produce.