As the Obama administration weighs approval of TransCanada Corporation’s contentious Keystone XL pipeline project, the impacts of huge tar sands oil spills in Michigan and Arkansas raise questions about the true cost to human health and the environment—and the high cost and difficulty of cleanup. Part of 1 of a 2-part Series
Bet you didn’t know how our heavy use of plastic is affecting…ourselves. In this video, Dianna Cohen, who has been studying this issue for years, lays out the horrific story of plastic, the oceans, our lifestyles, and our health. Watch this for your kids’ sake, if not your own.
How did the Netherlands get almost everyone out of cars and onto bikes? No, it’s not the hash, and it’s not something particularly about the Dutch character. It has a lot to do with intention, planning and execution. Lessons we all can learn for a cleaner environment and a saner lifestyle.
Originally published Jul 1, 2011: Check out the new billboard for Coca-Cola. Talk about a wholesome way to get publicity! Go green.
Here’s another in a series of videos—providing a view of fracking quite different from that of the gas industry, with its expensive campaign of sunny ads.
We all are exposed to plenty of propaganda from the gas industry. In the spirit of inquiry and fairness, here’s some decidedly less slick video—from the folks on the other side.
Every ten years or so, the nuclear establishment trots out a proposal to offload some of its so-called low-level waste—radioactive metals, concrete, soil, plastics, and other materials—onto the public. In the past, this idea was met with outrage and was stopped. But as the nation’s nuclear garbage pile continues to grow, the pressure to release some of it into commerce—and thus our daily lives—mounts.
What do you do when you don’t trust the state or federal government to protect your community from a powerful industry that you believe threatens your health, your quality of life, and your financial future? One option: Make what the industry does a crime. Here, we look at one small community that is taking a stand—and hoping a symbolic step becomes a catalyst for bigger things.
The fiscal crisis offers ample opportunities for finger-pointing. Let’s be sure we’re not using it simply to advance an agenda, and try to keep our eye on those who (almost) always get their way.
This climate change item, when we first ran it in February, generated….pardon the expression…heated debate. Now, with yet another freakish weather event in Hurricane Sandy, we thought we’d put it out there again.
Friends don’t let friends continue to believe there’s no climate change when they could simply show them Chasing Ice. This is not only the most powerful visual evidence of global catastrophe, it’s also one of the most disarmingly beautiful and riveting films you may ever see. Here’s a preview: opens around the US in November.
Is the promise of jobs enough to make people gamble with their health and their lives? Oil companies appear to be betting so—and gulf state legislators are only too happy to help.
From living bridges, to the world’s cheapest light bulb – bright ideas to rethink our environment.
Tony Hayward, the former BP chief whose push for ever greater profits led to lowering safety standards and the destruction of the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem, is back with a new, smaller venture, and some interesting partners.
How great is green consumerism? Video from our new associate Lori Harfenist.
Get a little perspective on your problems—and those of us all. This amazing aid gives a whole new appreciation of how big our planet is, and how tiny, in the scheme of things.
How we can learn from leaves: Artificial photosynthesis could be the key to unlocking the sun’s full energy potential.
How about all those ads exhorting us, “drill, baby drill”? We’re told that gas pump prices will come down as a result. But are we being told the truth? Hmm….
Holy flying windmills, Batman! Can airborne wind generators, flying over rural areas, be a major source of clean energy?
More and more people angrily declare Climate Change a fraudulent concept. Apparently, all environmental groups and scientists are in cahoots….