Opinion

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After Hurricane Sandy, big questions remain

Hurricane Sandy left in its wake massive devastation and difficult questions - large and small - that have yet to be answered.

Climate change and science - key election issues

The "Frankenstorm" is the latest reminder that voters in the 2012 Elections have a stark choice between radically different approaches to environmental policy.

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Barry Commoner put science to service of the people

The environmental movement lost one of its most passionate voices when Barry Commoner, ecologist and political activist, died on Sept. 30 at age 95.

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Wildfires - and Republican climate change cluelessness - continue

As the blazes continue to consume forests and destroy homes, the climate change that spawned them is continuously being denied or ignored by Republicans.

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A cook’s thoughts on food and more

Cooking has always been enjoyable. But I am growing very worried over many aspects of the food we eat.

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UK activists target Shell's Arctic agenda

Activists with Greenpeace shut down 74 Shell gas stations July 16, in London and Edinburgh, to protest the oil corporation's plans to drill into the sensitive Arctic ecosystem for oil.

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Wonderful tale, stunning performances in “Beasts of the Southern Wild”

"Beast of the Southern Wild" is a uniquely special film, unlike anything I have ever seen, with an outstanding cast.

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National rally to demand end to frack attack

After a recent report that New York officials are considering allowing fracking to take place, environmental activists have announced they are fighting back.

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Pennsylvania politics continues to trump health and environment

The latest is how Gov. Tom Corbett separated one of the wealthiest and more high-tech/industrial areas of the state from the rural areas.

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Rio environmental summit disappoints -- again

The weak-at-best conference statement merely reaffirmed the goals from 20 years ago for a sustainable world, without making any binding agreements which could make that actually happen.

 

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