Reading Time: 5 minutes A 2014 ruling that all but absolved Chevron for one of the worst oil spills in South American history is being challenged in a New York appeals court. Video tapes showing Chevron officials laughing at the environmental destruction they caused in the rainforest—tapes that were not permitted as evidence in the 2014 trial—may be the long-sought “smoking gun.”
Reading Time: 6 minutes From time to time, WhoWhatWhy will bring you unusual perspectives you probably won’t find elsewhere. You may agree or disagree, but you can be sure it’ll be thought-provoking. This piece from Victor Wallis, who teaches history and politics at Boston’s Berklee College of Music, argues that putting forth a token person or effort to mark progress in issues of gender, race or environment may hamper advancement.
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: 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.
Reading Time: 4 minutes From living bridges, to the world’s cheapest light bulb – bright ideas to rethink our environment.
Reading Time: 1 minute How great is green consumerism? Video from our new associate Lori Harfenist.
Reading Time: 2 minutes How we can learn from leaves: Artificial photosynthesis could be the key to unlocking the sun’s full energy potential.
Reading Time: 1 minute More and more people angrily declare Climate Change a fraudulent concept. Apparently, all environmental groups and scientists are in cahoots….
Reading Time: 2 minutes ‘Ground-breaking’ scientific research could unleash the huge potential of aquatic biomass in creating a sustainable energy supply.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Scientists reveal new method of dealing with ‘one of the most challenging issues of our century’
Reading Time: 2 minutes The recent winner of the 2011 James Dyson Award offers a low-tech and original solution to one of the world’s major problems.
Reading Time: 1 minute Video explains how the answer to some of the world’s biggest problems can be found in the smallest of places.
Reading Time: 4 minutes From Living Bridges, to the World’s Cheapest Light bulb – Bright Ideas to Rethink our Environment
Reading Time: 4 minutes Did Obama say “let’s roll” for household energy efficiency? Take a spin on this….
Reading Time: 2 minutes Watch out Taliban, here comes Sesame Street. A tough mushroom makes a tougher bumper. And welcome a microscopic friend.
WORTH READING: The Censorship Business, US Still Segregated, Don’t Shoot (Your Camera)!, No Cars Allowed
Reading Time: 2 minutes The Censorship Business You may have heard how the revolutions across the Middle East were spurred by Facebook and Twitter. You probably also know that the governments blocked these websites to counter the protestors. But you probably didn’t know that the technology used to censor these sites comes from US based company McAfee. Read more Read More