Science & Environment


Today: World Day to Combat Desertification

The day addresses drought and desertification, and is meant to help implement the UN Convention to Combat Desertification.


Kayaktivists in Seattle blockade Shell’s Alaska-bound oil rig

"Shell wants to haul its Arctic destroyer to Alaska as soon as possible, but these courageous individuals are saying, 'Shell No.' "


Leo Gerard: Fast Track wrong for workers and environment

"Leaders from environmental, labor, civic, and faith groups agree: Fast Track is a bad deal for our climate and our communities."


Protests against Peru's Tia Maria Mine bolstered by international solidarity

What does it take to stop a threatening transnational corporate giant? The people of Arequipa, Peru have an answer.


Maryland bans fracking, coinciding with new EPA report

In terms of victories for the environment, this one is something of a sleeper hit, with momentum now starting to build as environmental groups celebrate another triumph over dangerous natural gas drilling.


Today in history: World Oceans Day!

It is recognized by an increasing number of countries as an opportunity to celebrate our world ocean and our personal connection to the sea.


Push for solar energy on public land destroys sacred Mohave site

The  Genesis solar plant, costing $1.2 billion, has been hailed as a success, but at what cost?


Colombia and world cope with Monsanto’s toxic herbicide

Monsanto's glyphosate, sold as "roundup," is the most widely-used herbicide. In Colombia, however, it's also a weapon of war.


Toxic shock: California's nightmare oil spill

As in the case of so many prior disasters, environmentalists and everyone affected by this devastating oil spill are trying to get through what some have called a "nightmare scenario."


“No more bomb trains”: environmental groups sue over weak regulations

"Another derailment and explosion of a train carrying oil. We need to get these exploding death trains off the tracks."

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