Abandoned oil and gas wells are scattered across the United States, lying in wait for unwary property owners and recreators. A lack of accountability for the industry is creating an environmental crisis.
As farms increase to the load of particulate pollution, it’s time to talk about how industrial agriculture can reform its practices to protect the environment.
Children across the US are mounting multiple cases against federal and state agencies, demanding that they take action on climate change. It’s working.
Racism plays out in many complicated ways for people of colour in the environmental movement — in addition to the structural inequalities that degrade the environment in their communities, the movement itself continues to struggle with racialised problems.
Burial and cremation are old news: Find a more ecologically-friendly way to dispose of your carcass, and consider doing something nice for the planet while you’re at it.
It’s common to lease out rights to exploit natural resources on public lands, and while the government claims to balance competing uses in national parks, wildlife refuges, and other protected areas, should it be acceptable to use resources that are arguably part of the public commons?
In the popular imagination of the rest of the country, California is blue skies, toasty temperatures, palm trees, the Golden Gate Bridge, Hollywood, and earthquakes. While the state hasn’t actually had a serious quake in a while, we have enough minor ones to hit the news occasionally, and big events like Northridge stuck stayed in […]
Two years ago—on 24 April, 2014—the city of Flint, Michigan, made a calculated decision, switching from nearby Detroit’s water system to the Flint River as the primary water source for its residents. The choice was motivated purely by cost. Almost immediately, residents began complaining that the water was discoloured, malodorous, and unpleasant to drink. Flint’s […]
Beaches around the world are in a steady state of erosion, and one of the most immediate costs for people is the loss of oceanfront homes, whether located on the beach or on cliffs that tower over it. These losses are economically catastrophic, and the cost of dealing with them is going to increase in […]
The purpose of copyright law is to protect an invention or innovation, ensuring that people who put substantial energy into developing something receive some sort of return — it would be hardly fair to spend millions on a technology, for example, only to have other companies promptly start selling it and undercutting your price. They’d […]