Reading Time: 3 minutes A former EPA official involved in a controversial study of the health effects of Monsanto’s glyphosate is being taken to court by public interest advocates who want to know more about his ties to the company and the chemical industry.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Rivers are not affected by border walls. Instead, they are subject to complicated treaties between countries. One such deal involving the US and Mexico now has to be urgently renewed. President Trump’s tough talk against Mexico does not make things easier.
Reading Time: 10 minutes The Atlantic Coast Pipeline will enrich investors, but it may permanently scar the Appalachian Trail and jeopardize the health, safety and peace of mind of the region’s most vulnerable residents.
Reading Time: 22 minutes President Donald Trump has reversed Barack Obama’s decision on Keystone XL and given a green light to the construction of the controversial pipeline. The project would accomplish very little of what Trump promised but can cause a lot of problems.
Reading Time: 4 minutes As this powerful, colorful documentary makes clear, coral is not just an exoticism: it is part of the cycle of life on earth. When it’s gone, so, eventually, will we be. And it’s going fast.
Reading Time: 5 minutes If you really want your grandchildren to have a future, watch this film.
Reading Time: 10 minutes With draconian budget cuts, behavior causing committed staff to leave, and the passage of laws that would make it impossible for an agency to function under any administration, are Trump and Congress trying to destroy the Environmental Protection Agency?
Reading Time: 4 minutes Both China and the US are about to change course on how they produce energy. While the incoming Trump administration wants to refocus on fossil fuels, China is investing hundreds of billions of dollars into clean energy, which could give it a major competitive advantage down the road.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Activists suing to force the federal government to fight climate change want ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson (now Donald Trump’s choice for Secretary of State) to reveal when the fossil fuel industry knew of its effect on global warming — and what it did to hide it.
Reading Time: 2 minutes 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?
Reading Time: 5 minutes 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.
Reading Time: 4 minutes 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.
Reading Time: 12 minutes An activist provides a first-hand account and the perspective missing from most news accounts of the Native American protests over a controversial pipeline.
Reading Time: < 1 minute 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?
Reading Time: 6 minutes 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.
Reading Time: 8 minutes 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.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Students across the country are pressuring their universities to stop investing in fossil fuels. Here’s a scorecard of their successes so far.
Reading Time: 4 minutes 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.
Reading Time: 3 minutes 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.
Reading Time: 3 minutes A school district in Iowa saved tens of thousands of dollars through solar energy. Legislation spearheaded by the fossil fuel lobby could change that.