A photo essay showing both the scale and the impact of the weight of human populations on this planet
The Chemical Safety and Improvement Act up for consideration in Congress may actually prevent meaningful examination of new chemicals introduced into the environment
Artists Against Fracking have put out a song with music video to Governor Adrew Cuomo. Their song is fun and the video is entertaining to watch as well as being a little silly. You can tell their message is heartfelt and hopefully will turn Gov. Cuomo against fracking.
<p>There are a lot of articles out there about power plants being bad polluters but there are some that are the worst. This slideshow gives shows you the seven worst polluting power plants on the East Coast and one who is trying to be cleaner. Hey, at least if you live far away from these places you can breath a little deeper.</p>
The Sierra Club's video competition has a very goofy submission in its eco-comedy section. The video may just have you singing "Lets all poop in a bucket yeah" soon after watching. This may not make you want to go poop in a bucket but it may get you thinking.
Most of us concerned about our environment know that nuclear power is bad. Toxic is another appropriate word for it as well as dangerous. According to David Phillips, president of the Royal Society of Chemistry, it is James Bond's fault in Dr. No that gave us the idea that nuclear power is bad. Really?! I guess we can't think for ourselves after all.
If you still love heavy metal music, good for you. If you'd like to get rid of heavy metals poisoning superfund sites and developing countries here is a solution. Engineers at Brown have come up with a solution that returns heavy metal contaminated water to near or below federally acceptable levels.
We put our money in banks to keep it safe as well as grow it. Maybe we should look at whether our bank is hurting the environment with out money. Many banks are in fact funding big coal with our hard earned money and that should make us angry. Here is a list of the top twenty banks funding big coal. You may want to move your money elsewhere after reading.
The latest oil spill, off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, is really just one more tiny mistake on Chevron's part. Since they were only fined half a day's profit for the spill they certainly shouldn't feel very responsible. I'm surprised we don't just give companies responsible for oil spills a stern word and send them on their way. No wonder they care so little for the damage they cause.
Former EPA employee Marsha Coleman-Adebayo speaks about her dismissal from the EPA for refusing to turn a blind eye to US multinational abuses under the Clinton/Gore Administration, and has tough words for Lisa Jackson's backing off of regulations under pressure from the Obama Whitehouse.