Trump has chosen Rex Tillerson, CEO of ExxonMobil, to be the next Secretary of State. Exxon, a quasi-state with its own foreign policy, has oil ambitions in the Arctic worth half a trillion dollars — ambitions a SofS can assist. Tillerson is one of several one-percenters who will shape policy in an administration made possible by working people struggling with severe economic hardship. Can they see the problem here?
Using a dubious strategy, a major law firm is trying to hamstring Greenpeace and other environmental groups on behalf of a paper manufacturer. If the ploy succeeds, it would have a chilling effect on free speech.
The protesters at Standing Rock have won a hard-fought victory. Many of them, however, don’t believe that this is the end already and are preparing for more problems. WhoWhatWhy is reporting from the ground.
An activist provides a first-hand account and the perspective missing from most news accounts of the Native American protests over a controversial pipeline.
In an effort to combat the effects of rising sea levels, the city of Norfolk is spending $1 billion on essential infrastructure improvements. Is the Virginia community a microcosm of things to come?
Part 1 of this series revealed the technical difficulties in assessing the potential harm from chemical additives like BPA. Part 2 focuses on the contamination of scientific review by money and politics, and why chemical regulatory systems are not only broken — they are unfixable.
Dangers hide in plastic bottles, the lining of food cans, in bottle tops, and in water supply lines. One of those dangers comes from a chemical known as BPA (bisphenol-A) — and it can seep into whatever it contains.
Students across the country are pressuring their universities to stop investing in fossil fuels. Here’s a scorecard of their successes so far.
Greenpeace accuses a well-known scientist, who claims that overfishing is no longer a problem, of failing to disclose that his research is partially funded by the fishing industry.
Ruling in favor of a group of teen plaintiffs, a Washington State court has ruled that the state must produce an emissions reduction rule this year.
A school district in Iowa saved tens of thousands of dollars through solar energy. Legislation spearheaded by the fossil fuel lobby could change that.