Sustainability at a glance

: Most people at a public hearing in Waynesboro, Georgia, in early May opposed the use of eminent domain to build the Palmetto Pipeline.

The politics behind oil pipelines

Sep 4, 2015
The environmental costs of leaks and spills are devastating, too.
Posted In: Oil, pipelines, keystone
A view of a 14-foot wave made of plastic bottles in San Francisco, California

One victim of falling oil prices? Recycling

Sep 4, 2015
It's now cheaper to make new plastic than to recycle the old.
Posted In: recycling, waste, oil prices

Home sweet risky home

Sep 3, 2015
A new study looks at home values in areas prone to natural disasters.
Posted In: wildfires, natural disasters, homeowners
A view of Alaskan peak Mount Denali, formerly known as Mount McKinley. In Alaska, 90 percent of the state budget relies on oil.

Alaska's oil industry struggles amid climate change

Aug 31, 2015
Melting ice leads to more drilling, which leads to more warming and melting ....
Posted In: sustainability, barrel of oil, Alaska, Trans Alaska Pipeline

Obama visits a state that lives climate change: Alaska

Aug 31, 2015
President Obama is visiting Alaska and the Arctic to talk about climate change.
Posted In: Alaska, Arctic, Obama, climate change

Living in a wildfire zone

Aug 27, 2015
In much of the West, the question is not 'will there be a wildfire?' It's 'when?'
Posted In: wildfires, Northwest, firefighters

How Nevada could cast a shadow over solar

Aug 26, 2015
State regulators are considering charging home users for connecting to the grid.
Posted In: solar power, utilities, Nevada
The Carbon II coal-fired power plant in Nava, Coahuila, Mex. where coal from a new mine in Eagle Pass, Tex. will be burned.

In Texas, a coal mine opens to power Mexico

Aug 25, 2015
Border town residents are nearly united in opposition to the strip mine.
Posted In: Mexico, coal industry, floods
A pumpjack stands on the North Dakota prairie. The number of drilling rigs in the Bakken oil field has fallen to a six-year low, eliminating a lot of jobs servicing the rigs.

In oil glut, fewer oil rigs mean less work

Aug 21, 2015
Steve Brown started his Bakken water-hauling business during the field's peak .
Posted In: North Dakota, Oil, Bakken
A look at the concentration of fires in the West.

In Northwest, fire officials are accepting volunteers

Aug 21, 2015
The experiment could be a model for managing disasters with limited resources.
Posted In: Washington, fire, volunteering
 
 
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