Judith Lewis Mernit: Rice farmers’ efforts are meaningful and dramatic in the fight against climate change — so much so that the farmers can sell their greenhouse-gas savings to polluting industries struggling to meet voluntary or state-imposed reduction targets.
Larry Wines: Rachel Carson began to discern that environmental systems that were robust in terms of Earth’s natural processes were shockingly fragile when assaulted by the unintended consequences of human industrialization.
While SolarCity has been an incredible job engine, for some workers the pace of growth has come at a cost.
Stephen Fox: California can require Monsanto to label its popular weed killer Roundup as a carcinogen, although the corporation maintains that the product is harmless, according to a ruling by a judge in Fresno, California.
Paul K. Haeder: What’s at stake is for sure the redband trout, steelhead, and other fish that were for centuries the life source for the Spokane Tribe and other Inland Salish clans.
irst off, let me be clear: The Republican Party bears responsibility for Donald Trump becoming the 45th President of the United States. The Republican Party nominated him. The party leaders enabled him. There were many complex social, political, and economic forces that produced the Trump catastrophe, but no amount of disassembling and deflecting will change […]
Walter Brasch: Unlike 97 percent of climate scientists who believe climate change is the result of humans using fossil fuels, Trump believes climate change is a hoax “created by and for the Chinese,” and that the numbers fluctuate.
Rosemary Jenkins: The target of the program will be in areas within Los Angeles where installation of solar panels on homes and businesses is much lower than in many other parts of the District.
Dan Bacher: Trump’s comments have shown a strong embrace of the campaign by corporate agribusiness interests to pump more water from the Delta at the expense of Delta smelt and salmon populations.
Judith Lewis Mernit: Sent to ordinary processing centers, plastic bags clog up sorting screens and have to be cut out with hook knives and saws. They don’t degrade, but disintegrate, turning ocean and freshwater into a diluted chemical soup.
Stephen Frantz: You may or may not be surprised to learn that the following, mostly nationwide, “organic” brands were basically found not acceptable by Cornucopia.
Walter Moss: Even before Trump emerged as the Republican Party’s candidate for the 2016 election, that party shamed itself by its hostility to global-warming evidence.
Georgianne Nienaber: In the space of two years, Standing Rock has gone from the promise of Presidential empathy to faded pictures of an Indian child used as a Presidential prop pasted to cardboard that threatened to rip in the stiff headwinds.