In a June press release issued by the U.S. Department of the Interior, new Interior Secretary Sally Jewel announced the Obama administration’s latest steps in its “all-of-the-above” energy strategy. The release announced the approval of three renewable energy projects and a crucial first step in development of the massive potential [...]
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO), a group of analysts who model and project the consequences of US Congress’...
We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly...
As the permafrost melts in Alaska, over 180 indigenous communities are under threat due to erosion and flooding caused...
The Supreme Court of the United States recently rejected farmer Vernon Hugh Bowman’s claim that the soybeans he bought from a grain elevator were not covered by Monsanto’s patents. The case, named Bowman v. Monsanto Co., verifies Monsanto’s claim that progeny bought second-hand from sellers, such as local grain elevators, [...]Read more ›
Living along the border edge like the majority of Canadians do, we become accustomed to taking opportunity to skip down to the States for the advantage of cheaper shopping. But to what degree does this hedonistic habit of ours impact economy and industry in Canada? Narrowing the scope, a flux [...]Read more ›
An old uranium mine in the Grand Canyon is set to reopen in a few years, but serious environmental concerns are at the heart of a lawsuit filed to stop it.Read more ›
Americans use more than 367 million gallons of gasoline on a daily basis, and this has forced the nation to obtain oil from other countries. Unfortunately, this reliance can cause large spikes in gasoline prices, and it has also been a driving force behind many global conflicts that the U.S. [...]Read more ›
The recent tragic collapse of a Bangladesh factory making cheap garments for Western wearers has re-invigorated the debate about workers’ rights versus consumer interest to buy cheaply, immediately and frequently. (Seems like a no-brainer, right?) Many of us are doing what we can to fight against fast fashion: buying local, [...]Read more ›
Do you remember the Deepwater Horizon disaster of 2010? It was all over the news for months and months… and then seemed to simply disappear from the media once BP announced they’d stopped up the gushing oil well. Whistleblowers are claiming that’s no mistake — and in a recent report [...]Read more ›