The U.S. is a relatively young country, in terms of world history, but its rapid rise as an industrial superpower has not come without consequences. Sheer ignorance, coupled with poor government oversight and pure-old greed, is often a recipe for disaster. Here are some of worst … [Read more...] about Top 10 Worst Environmental Disasters in the United States
Photo courtesy of Pixel&Fork27 at Flickr.com. A man in Georgia was recently called out on news shows around the country for being the biggest water hog in his county. News vans parked in his driveway, his behavior caused the city to introduce new rates for excessive use, … [Read more...] about Can water hogs be shamed into changing their ways?
Photo courtesy of floridapfe at Flickr.com. An increasing number of scientists and activists are raising concerns about the impact of biofuel production. The ethanol boom has its roots in a corn surplus that depressed prices - now, shortages of corn are causing food prices to … [Read more...] about Biofuels and the Law of Unintended Consquences
Photo courtesy of Mischief 78 at Flickr.com. A major producer of polysilicon is under investigation in China for dumping waste on public land. This flagrant disregard for the safety of local workers has caused many solar power advocates to take a closer look at the business … [Read more...] about The Dark Side of Solar Power
I saw this guest blog post by Robert F Kennedy on the official Google blog today about mountaintop coal mining and how it devastates the environment. I agree with his assessment of mountaintop removal coal mining. But I can't help but wonder where Mr. Kennedy expects our … [Read more...] about Robert F Kennedy doesn’t like coal mountaintop removal mining, but he doesn’t like wind either