Africa has become a feeding ground for foreign investors hoping to strike it rich by exploiting the continent's mineral resources. Each year, hundreds of billions of dollars are pouring into African nations for mining projects.
Tree-killer conflict politics. Mendocino/Humboldt redwoods hired a SierraPacific mgr who might be instituting more damaging policies in this less-destructive, more environmentally tractable corp. (SP, Red Emmerson, alone chops 1/50th of California)
Most of us think that the Grand Canyon is sacred and outside the realm of destructive development. But that is not true. The New York Times spotlighted major developments that would devastate the canyon's wild nature, beauty, and overall health.
As expected, the 2015 wildfire season has meant more bad news for drought-stricken Western states. As of June 30, 45 wildfires large active wildfires burned from Alaska down to Arizona and as far west as Colorado.
As with with in many places in the West this year, a warm winter with a meager snowpack has led to a drought for Washington's Yakima River Basin, which will be painful for fish, farms, and the local economy. To fight the problem - instead of fighting one
Although OR and Nor CA Housemembers introduced a bill to protect these wild rivers from British mining, it will take huge support from US Senate and House to protect the rivers of the Kalmiopsis. Videos and petition link
Never before has a single species become the top predator on land and sea, and human dominance over the natural environment has caused shifts in world ecosystems unprecedented in the last 500 million years, researchers said on Tuesday.