Poultry Eaters do the Funky Chicken

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.

Tigers Forever: Saving the World’s Most Endangered Big Cats

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).

Classic WHO—Seaweed as Fuel

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.)

XL Pipeline Nightmare

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

TVWHY: Why There is Plastic in Your Food and Your Body

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.

WhoVideo: Fracking…NOT the Gas Industry’s Version (Second Installment)

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.

WhoVideo on Fracking: Not from the Gas Industry

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.

Radioactive Eye Glasses…Silverware…Zippers…Hip Joints… Anyone?

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.

Can a Small Community Throw a Monkey Wrench into the Global Fracking Machine?

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.