Despite Past Oil Spills, Shell Is Given the Go-Ahead for Arctic DrillingOn the heels of a United Nations report release criticizing Shell Oil for “contributing to 50 years of pollution” in the Niger Delta,” U.S. federal officials recently gave the green light to the oil giant to drill even more—this time in the Arctic. As […]
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Congressional Attacks on Clean Air Are Not What the Doctor OrderedWe all know that getting stuck on the freeway can drive anyone to experience a little road rage, but recent research suggests that freeway pollution can actually make mice go mental, which will most certainly give pause to anyone who uses or lives near these […]
Theme parks have come a long way & a couple of eco-themed parks are even in the works, boasting environmental literacy centers & conservation programs.
Environmental Organizations Sue the USDA for its Approval of Genetically Engineered AlfalfaThe U.S. Department of Agriculture was recently back in the courts defending its favorite biotech company, Monsanto. Last month, a coalition of farmers and food safety groups sued the agriculture department for approving genetically engineered (GE) alfalfa without first adequately analyzing the biotech crop’s […]
A Coalition of Environmental Organizations and Farm Workers are Challenging the Government’s Approval of a Dangerous PesticideThe Guardian recently reported that scientists have observed honeybees sealing up hives contaminated with pesticides in order to protect the rest of the hive from the poisonous chemicals. Bees didn’t always do this. Over time, they figured out that […]
The Republican Leadership Is Determined to Dismantle Environmental Regulation; Earthjustice Is Determined to Stop ThemThe gloomy, overcast weather hovering over Washington, D.C. days after the election last November matched the mood of many in the environmental community. The Republican, anti-environment takeover of the House of Representatives and parts of the Senate will no doubt make […]
On Colorado’s western slope near the small town of Paonia, two of the world’s worst sources of global warming emissions are locked deep below roadless forest lands next to the West Elk Wilderness. To prevent methane explosions, Mountain Coal is venting the methane directly into the atmosphere.
Line in the Sand As the Push for More Oil Intensifies, Will California Be Able to Keep Offshore Drilling at Bay?
A 1969 oil spill off the Santa Barbara, California, coast sparked the nation’s first environmental movement, yet we still are trying to drill in the Pacific…
John Abraham Powell, president of the nonprofit environmental organization Get Oil Out (GOO), believes that new oil and gas drilling will always be an issue as long as Americans remain addicted to oil.