The Obama administration inched a little closer to disaster yesterday when it issued almost-but-not-quite final approval to Royal Dutch Shell to drill in the Chukchi Sea this summer. PLEASE SIGN !!!!!!
Moonscape. That's the term that springs to mind when one sees this growing scourge across the Amazon. In Peru. In the Guianas. In Brazil. The blight is illegal gold mining, and it's imperiling ever-greater swaths of the world's greatest rainforest.