February's temper tantrum: Bitter end to winter part of worrisome trend in Nebraska

Climate scientists don't agree on what, if any, role global warming might be playing in a harsh end to winter. Arctic outbreaks of this year's severity occur naturally but are fairly uncommon.

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How extractive industries manage to carry on harming the planet

Around the globe, concern is mounting about the unfolding climate and ecological catastrophe. Yet the extraction of natural resources through mining and energy projects continues on a large scale, with disastrous environmental consequences.

Fossil fuel pollution kills eight million a year

With very little media attention, a report was recently published that makes the COVID-19 pandemic look trivial by comparison.

Uttarakhand flood: Green experts point at increased human intervention in Himalayan region

Increasing human intervention in ecologically sensitive Himalayan region is making it more vulnerable to climate change, environment experts say.

Trust Alberta’s energy regulator to safeguard coal mines?

The Kenney government says yes, but the agency has a messy track record.

Months before Albertans were told, Australian miners knew plans to axe coal policy

Investor presentations signalled the Kenney government aimed to open protected lands to open-pit mining.

Foreign owned salmon farms take Canada to court

Three firms challenge the feds’ decision to close down Discovery Islands operations.

Babine Lake mines leaking dangerous contaminants into salmon habitat, say critics

Advocates want greater oversight as a mapping project identifies more than 170 mines putting waterways at risk.

Loads of coal disinformation from the Kenney government

How Alberta’s energy and environment ministers misled on open-pit mining plans.

Chinese environmentalists up in arms over forest destroyed to make way for vineyards

The destruction of a forest in China's arid northwest to make way for vineyards has triggered an investigation by the local authorities as environmentalists warned it could cause an ecological disaster.

Council rejects new test results from King Salmon's team of private scientists

When New Zealand King Salmon got stung for damaging the seabed under one of its farms, it thought there was something fishy about the results. So the company hired a team of private scientists to investigate.


Alberta’s cancelled coal leases called a ‘trick’

An ex-deputy minister terms yesterday’s step back ‘misleading.’ And it won’t deter a court challenge by ranchers and First Nations.

Singers, ranchers and environmentalists are now battling Kenney’s coal plan

A growing wave of grassroots opposition is challenging the Alberta government's plans to pursue open-pit coal mining in the Canadian Rockies and encourage Australian companies to remove the tops off mountains.

In a time of social and environmental crisis, Aldo Leopold's call for a 'land ethic' is still relevant

Labeling Leopold racist oversimplifies his wilderness advocacy and his effort to understand human population pressure as a factor in environmental change.

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Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

"I was a total cheerleader for this industry at the beginning. Now I just want to make sure no one else makes the same mistake I did. It has ruined my life."

Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.

Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

LISTEN: Kristina Marusic discusses the "Fractured" investigation

"Once they had the results of our study [families] felt like they had proof that these chemicals are in their air, their water, and making their way into their bodies."

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