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.
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.
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.
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.
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.