Due to a series of mishaps and protests from environmentalists worldwide, oil giant Shell withdrew its plans to drill for oil in the Arctic. Now, in spite of this, the corporation is determined to resume operations there in 2014.
A pipeline was found to have spilled 20,600 barrels of oil onto a wheat field and ruined parts of a nearby 1,800-acre farm, which belonged to farmer Steven Jensen.
Now, to make matters worse, the city is expected to get hit with another big storm in Typhoon Wipha's wake.
One of the most controversial issues here is maintaining the current moratorium on uranium mining in Virginia.
The typhoon will bring hurricane-force winds, rain, and flooding to a city that is already enduring the now-global Fukushima disaster.
As fresh horrors in the global Fukushima disaster continue to unfold, nuclear plant workers are the latest victims.
More than two years after the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl and after more than two years of denial and cover-up, the Japanese government on Oct. 6, through Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, has requested global aid.
In the latest incident of environmental poisoning caused by fracking, a wastewater treatment facility in Pennsylvania is spewing radioactive water into the local Blacklick Creek.