Reading Time: 2 minutes Scientists say noise pollution is bad for our health. Time to make that move to the quiet countryside?
Reading Time: 7 minutes Can the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act level the playing field between factory farms and community activists? One community showed how it can be done.
Reading Time: 2 minutes A British diver found himself swimming amid a cluster of trash so dense it could be mistaken for a seaweed colony.
Reading Time: 4 minutes The battle of humankind vs. nature might have been a draw this year — with several huge blows to the environment as the planet metaphorically struck back with devastating natural disasters. It is a fight with no winners.
Reading Time: 5 minutes China’s pollution problems have caused domestic unrest, threatening not only the country’s stability, but that of the United States and the rest of the world.
Reading Time: 6 minutes WhoWhatWhy reporter Dan Mika discusses his recent article on an underground fire in a landfill that also holds Manhattan Project-era nuclear waste on national radio.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Western media conglomerates, aching for a piece of the pie, have been complicit in covering up China’s problems for many years. But recent catastrophes that could not be hidden from public view are evidence that the Great Firewall of China is showing its first cracks.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Big Coal, legally mandated to clean up mining-operation messes left behind in several states, could end up sticking taxpayers with the bill for its dirty deeds.