Science & Environment

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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?

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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.

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“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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Chilling news: U.S. to allow Arctic oil drilling

Shell's dabbling in the Chukchi Sea, most feel, is now inevitable; for the moment, the Beaufort Sea won't be touched, but even that could change.

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Cuba’s cooperative farms break new ground in production

Cuba is breaking new ground in production yields, organic farming techniques, sustainability, and food security.

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Wildfire is first of many more due to California drought

"California water policy, water management, and infrastructure need to be changed: those systems were built in an old climate and the reality is, we're in a new climate."

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Today in environmental history: Naturalist John Muir is born

Muir is best known for his sojourn in Yosemite Valley from 1868 to 1874; at his urging, Congress established Yosemite National Park in October 1890.

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Amidst drought, the grass is only greener for LA’s wealthy

"It's all well and good that the wealthy are having their lawns painted green, but that's not a solution."

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GMO labels on food: Chicagoans dish out activism

"At the heart of this campaign is consumer rights. People deserve to know what they are eating and feeding their children."

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New York City climate change activists strategize for future

Activists attended a forum on proposed climate and environmental legislation for New York City.

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