Yesterday, the Environmental Protection Agency released a report on the ecological health of American rivers and streams. It’s the first survey of its kind – and the results are not good.
Among the findings:
- 55 percent of the sampled sites are in poor condition for aquatic life
- 40 percent of rivers and streams [...]
Barack Obama’s selection of Ernest Moniz as Secretary of Energy suggests that his idealistic comments about fighting climate change, in the State of the Union Address and his inaugural speech this year, were just more empty promises. [...]
They’ve closed the oyster beds in coastal Louisiana again. Once again, the cause is an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Companies that drill for oil routinely leave their old oil wells in place, putting a cap on the top and then walking away. One of these inactive well heads started spewing oil into [...]
Woke up this morning. You won’t believe what I saw: A hundred million bottles, washed upon the shore.
Barack Obama keeps on promising that, despite years of inaction, while he provided special breaks to encourage more drilling for petroleum and other dirty fossil fuels, he will eventually do something to confront the growing crisis of climate change.
Promises are easy to make. This week, Barack Obama has received the opportunity to finally take [...]
Yesterday, the House of Representatives saw the introduction of H.R. 526, a bill that if passed into law would create a moratorium on mountaintop removal coal mining until studies of the health impacts of the extreme mining method. [...]
Cars are doing us more harm than good.
Cars pollute the air and water. They clutter up the land with roadways and parking lots.
Cars encourage not just the burning of fossil fuels, but drilling, too, resulting in significant ecological degradation.
Cars fill our neighborhoods with noise. They slam into pedestrians and bicyclists, making it [...]
unnecessarily large, carrying extra weight, burning extra gasoline, and creating extra pollution when smaller, more efficient vehicles would do the job just as well. [...]
This is a story about a Big Brother spying program that targets law-abiding Americans, and about executions of American citizens, without trial, ordered not by a judge but by President Obama, but the story begins with a crisis in water. [...]
The International Energy Agency reported that carbon emissions from fossil fuels increased by a gigaton last year, a 3.2 percent increase that made last year’s carbon emissions from coal, oil, and natural gas the highest ever in human history. [...]
Four years ago, we blasted Sarah Palin for advocating oil drilling in the habitat of endangered beluga whales. Now, the Obama Administration has approved oil drilling in the habitat of those endangered whales. Are we supposed to look the other way, just because Obama is a Democrat? [...]