Norwegian oil giant Statoil has a permit to drill in the deep waters off the beautiful west coast of Northland. It is an area of outstanding beauty, a migratory path for whales, the home of many Maori tribal groups and a paradise for surfers.
The nuclear industry is a many-headed toxic beast - nuclear power and nuclear weapons are just the most visible ones. Mining, milling, processing, reprocessing, manufacturing, and transporting nuclear materials are some other heads of the beast that are
The EPA is about to approve Dow's new herbicide to be used with its GMO corn and soy crops -- engineered to withstand applications of 2,4-D, a chemical used to kill weeds, but more notoriously an ingredient of Agent Orange.
"Despite all the reasons to keep tar sands in the ground, the refining equipment tax credit has helped put tar sands development in the US on the rise, accelerating climate change at the expense - in every sense of the word - of American taxpayers."
A genetically modified rose by any other name may smell sweet, but it could still have frankenthorns that might independently detach themselves and lop off your finger while you're smelling it. That's not unlike a trip to the grocery store these days.
Water conservation seems increasingly important to my husband and me as we watch large Ohio farmers use water from aquifers to irrigate their fields. Instead of depleting aquifers, we've chosen to both conserve water and to water our garden during dry per
In 1995, wolves were re-introduced into the Yellowstone National Park, after being wolf-free for 70 years. What naturalists and biologist never imagined, was that the most remarkable thing would take place. Mother Nature knows...
County ballot issues to ban fracking could have a large impact outside those counties. And the campaign money being spent on both sides--but primarily by big energy companies--shows how much is at stake.
Mining companies are targeting vast areas of the deep ocean for mineral extraction. But with few regulations in place, critics fear such development could threaten seabed ecosystems that scientists say are only now being fully understood
These initiatives protect this region's abundant wildlife and support local livelihoods through the sustainable production of Brazil nuts, timber and palm fruit - all of which grow naturally in the rainforest
The Nebraska Public Power District has proposed a 220-mile transmission line, which will bisect a sensitive prairie and sand dune habitat. Known as the Sandhills, this area is unique and provides habitat for a variety of migrating birds.
The practice of frac sand mining has grown since the boom of hydraulic fracking. Silica sand is included in the liquid injection process to increase fracking yields. However, the growing business of frac sand mining, particularly in Wisconsin, does not
California is in the third year of a devastating drought that has led farmers to fallow nearly half a million acres of cropland, threatened fish hatcheries and shrunk drinking water supplies for some communities.