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The New York state elections just concluded, and the national
midterms are still weeks away, but there is a campaign office in downtown Manhattan that has just gone into overdrive. Volunteers there are hard at work on another deadline: Sept. ...
Bird-watching in South Sound will undergo a radical change in the decades ahead if global warming continues unchecked.A new National
Audubon Society study concludes that nearly half the bird species in the continental United States and ...
The desolate stretch of Highway 133 crests a Rocky Mountain pass and settles into a valley where some of the world's most valuable coal is located -- and the landowner is the US taxpayer.
If there is a "war on coal' by President Obama, ...
Since the 1980s, the dangerous long-term consequences of largely human-caused climate
disruption have been plainly and forcefully explained to us. Repeatedly, scientists -- generally a conservative lot -- have issue
d new reports that promise ...
Rural campaIgners have urged the Government to consider the impact of fracking on the half a billion pound a year local tourism economy.
Concern is growing that drilling for oil and gas in parts of Yorkshire, including potential bids in ...
For a country where oil generates a fifth of economic output, Norway is surprisingly green.
Ever since it struck oil under the North Sea in the late 1960s, Norway has tried to find a balance between profiting from oil and natural gas and ...
Early explorers named this area Perdido, the Spanish word for "lost," because it was apparently so hard to find -- tucked away on a bay that stretches for miles. The eponym may be more appropriate today than ever, with the beachfront here ...
Nuclear power in the UK has turned out much safer than environmentalists worried it would be.
Friends of the Earth, which feared the threat of a catastrophic Chernobyl-style meltdown in the UK, is now less concerned. Fear of nuclear ...
The World Meteorological Organization announced this week that climate
change pollution has reached record levels. Carbon pollution alone -- one of the most potent greenhouse gases -- had its biggest spike in 30 years. These measurements tell an ...
Earlier this summer, I was invited to write an essay on humanity’s troubled relationship with the changing atmosphere for a special issue
of Audubon Magazine centered on the Audubon Society’s comprehensive new report on birds in a changing ...
More than half of the bird species in North America, including the bald eagle and the official birds of eight US states, are being seriously threatened by global climate
change, the National
Audubon Society revealed in a new report published on ...
Dozens of Bay Area bird types, including owls, hawks, shorebirds and such signature species as the brown pelican and golden eagle, are in jeopardy because of climate
change, a study by the National
Audubon Society revealed Tuesday.
When she headed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under President Bill Clinton, Carol Browner was at best uneasy about nuclear power, like nearly all environmentalists.
But years later, as she became more and more convinced that ...
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) decided to pick a fight with Hillary Clinton over climate
change on Friday.
The sticking point was a speech the former Secretary of State gave on Thursday to the National
Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas. Her ...
In a major blow to the United Nation`s upcoming climate
change summit, Chinese President Xi Jinping decided to pull out earlier this week.
That`s according to a Bloomberg article which cites two UN diplomats.
After initially ...
The Republican stance on climate
change has undergone a rhetorical evolution in the last few months -- from flat denials as disingenuous as Ronald Reagan`s "Trees cause more pollution than automobiles do," to an indifferent, "I`m not a scientist, ...
China recently announced plans to launch a national
carbon trading market, to help reduce its 30% contribution to global greenhouse gas emissions. Host Steve Curwood discusses the importance and ambition of this plan with Barbara Finamore, the ...
Luisa Maria Vasquez Cruz received an unusual prescription last year from her pediatrician: Spend more time playing outside.Dr. Robert Zarr, her pediatrician at Unity Health Care, a clinic that serves low-income and uninsured families in ...
This Sunday marks a year since Tony Abbott was elected. The prime minister is riding low in the opinion polls as the least popular prime minister in twenty five years, with a net dissatisfaction rating of minus 19.
There's little doubt ...
Nebraska’s supreme court heard arguments on Friday about whether Governor Dave Heineman acted properly when he blessed a route for the Keystone XL oil pipeline, and the court’s decision could weigh on the controversial project.A lawyer ...
Food is a necessity, but it's also a big business.
That duality has often pitted consumers against the powerful food corporations that farm, produce, and ultimately feed large swaths of the global population, especially on questions of ...
In a widely publicized commentary in Nature this summer, aquatic ecologist Wendy Palen and seven colleagues were sharply critical of the way that Canada and the United States have gone about developing Alberta’s vast tar sands deposits and the ...
A new poll has found the controversial possibility of fracking operations coming to UK national
parks and private land is opposed by the majority of the public.
In July, the government revealed that British national
parks would be open ...
Hillary Clinton never actually said the word "fracking" during her keynote address at the National
Clean Energy Summit in Nevada on Thursday, but she still clearly laid out her views on the technique: She`s all for it. She says it needs to be ...
The Green party is positioning itself as the “real opposition” to the coalition, opening up a bitter fight with Labour on the left wing of UK politics, as the party’s key figures prepare to contest general election seats in ...