In a broad new study, scientists conclude that the impacts of mountaintop removal are "pervasive and irreversible."
An EPA rule requiring large polluters to report greenhouse gases went into effect December 29, 2009.
Debt relief has allowed poor nations to pay for schools and health care instead of loan interest. A new bill in the U.S. Congress would offer relief to more countries and make lending more responsible.
Appalachian residents are calling on environmental protection agencies to stand up to mountaintop removal.
Two environmental groups petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency to use the Clean Air Act to cap carbon dioxide at 350 parts per million.
Cap and trade is one of the main climate change "solutions" under discussion. In a new nine-minute film, Annie Leonard, creator of The Story of Stuff, offers a warning about what she considers the dangers of cap and trade.
By working with local businesses, Michelle Long helped make Bellingham, Washington a national leader in urban sustainability. As executive director of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies, she's taking her vision to cities around North America.
"The Energy Learning Curve", a Public Agenda poll, and additional polling data show America's changing attitude to climate action.
The U.S. House of Representatives condemned a UN report accusing Israel of crimes against civilians during the war in Gaza. Though the House accused the report of a bias against Israel, the original version, by the Jewish South African judge Richard Goldstone, found evidence that both Israel and Hamas had committed war crimes.
Thousands of people voted to protect nine basic rights, ranging from the right of the environment to exist and flourish to the rights of residents to have a locally based economy and to determine the future of their neighborhoods.
In Portland, Recovery Act funds are "laying the foundation for long-term economic, environmental, and community health."
The skyrocketing costs and casualties of the war in Afghanistan should make us re-evaluate our national priorities and broaden our definition of security.
Freelance journalist and veteran traveler Michael Fox has sought medical care in more than a dozen countries. One of them stands out as the most difficult place to get treatment: his native United States.