Reading Time: 6 minutes If you’re not big on the idea of antibiotics injected into your chicken dinner, you may be even less so after reading our story. It turns out that in the uber-quest to build the perfect cluckers, consumers may have been taken for suckers.
Reading Time: 4 minutes In the drama over who controls Ukraine, Americans know exactly which side we are on. Or do we?
Reading Time: 1 minute A fracking well explodes, killing a worker, and a fire burns for days. Read Chevron’s nifty solution for the neighbors.
Reading Time: 4 minutes In the third installment of our three-part look at underreported aspects of Climate Chaos, we cover a Washington conference which revealed terrifying new dimensions of the problem…but couldn’t quite get around to causes and cures.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Washington won’t act to slow the chaos of climate change, even as the Navy prepares to patrol an open Arctic Ocean and the oil industry pushes to be able to start drilling in newly ice-free Arctic waters.
Part two of a three-part WhoWhatWhy investigation.
Reading Time: 1 minute Climate change is hardly funny, but some activists see poking fun as part of their message.
Reading Time: 1 minute If there is a cooler way to see the earth’s air currents on the move, we don’t know what it is.
Reading Time: 7 minutes You don’t need to go to the North Pole to see evidence of climate change and rising seas. Just go to Florida.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Wild tigers have disappeared from 90 percent of their historic range, and their population stands at a tiny fraction of a century ago. WhoWhatWhy science contributor Sharon Guynup collaborated with National Geographic photographer Steve Winter to raise an alarm about the state of this imperiled species in Tigers Forever: Saving the World’s Most Endangered Big Cats (National Geographic Books).
Reading Time: 2 minutes ‘Ground-breaking’ scientific research could unleash the huge potential of aquatic biomass in creating a sustainable energy supply. (This first appeared on our site in February, 2012.)
Reading Time: 1 minute The truth about whistleblowers—and why they do what they do. Turns out they’re not crazy; though the rest of us might be. An inspiring video talk on how we all could be whistleblowers.
Reading Time: 1 minute Two new short documentaries on the astounding things the Dutch are doing with bikes. This is wheelie, wheelie cool.
Reading Time: 11 minutes 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
Reading Time: 1 minute 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.
Reading Time: 1 minute 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.
Reading Time: 1 minute Originally published Jul 1, 2011: Check out the new billboard for Coca-Cola. Talk about a wholesome way to get publicity! Go green.
Reading Time: 1 minute 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.
Reading Time: 1 minute 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.
Reading Time: 7 minutes 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.
Reading Time: 9 minutes 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.