Environment

The Fukushima Fearmongers
What unites the left and right: a radioactive plume headed for the West Coast
March 10, 2014

Welcome to the first major nuclear disaster of the Internet age. 

Natural Gas Will Not Save the U.S. Economy
We're racking up environmental debt, and still borrowing more
March 06, 2014

We're racking up environmental debt, and still borrowing more.

Trapped in a Devastating Drought, California Needs to Take on Some Surprising Sacred Cows
March 06, 2014

The state's water situation is life-changing. Here's the behavior that needs to be altered.  

An Obama Advisor Is Attacking Me for Testifying That Climate Change Hasn't Increased Extreme Weather
March 05, 2014

John Holdren is wielding his political position to delegitimize an academic whose views he finds inconvenient.

In Conservative West Virginia, Clean Water Trumps Government Overreach
February 24, 2014

No matter their politics, West Virginians want their water regulated. 

Keystone Opponents Have Nothing to Apologize For: Stopping the Pipeline Will Slow Climate Change
February 19, 2014

There's a reason the energy industry wants that pipeline—the alternatives aren't as cheap or practical as they sound.

Valentine's Day Is an Environmental Travesty
The carbon costs of greeting cards
February 12, 2014

Totting up the carbon costs of an old ritual

Giant Fungus Towers Will Take Over New York This Summer
February 07, 2014

This piece originally appeared on newstatesman.com. Remember the fungus chair?

A Power Plant Spilled Coal Into a North Carolina River, and No One Knows What to Believe
February 07, 2014

The water quality in Sochi’s hotels has been making headlines lately, but that’s nothing compared to what thousands of Americans are experiencing after two recent chemical spills.

Evidence Is Mounting that Fracking Causes Birth Defects
February 05, 2014

In his recent State of the Union address, President Barack Obama praised natural gas as “the bridge fuel that can power our economy with less of the carbon pollution that causes climate change” and vowed to “cut red tape” to help business invest in i

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