Two US-led wars in Iraq have left behind hundreds of tonnes of depleted uranium munitions and other toxic wastes.
Vintner Steve Lyons of Santa Barbara County was stunned when he found an oil well in his vineyard in 2011. Veneco Inc. owns his mineral rights and proceeded to drill and frack a well without even notifying Lyons.
Remember that one time? In Congress? When an anonymous group of House Republicans tried and failed to sneak a rider into the farm bill that would have exempted agribusiness from liability for biotech crops and all but eliminated the government's power to regulate them? Good times.
The latest target of the unconventional oil craze is California, specifically the Monterey Shale in southern California (see map). Will California become the next North Dakota? Let us ponder.
The Cornucopia Institute formally requested that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) remove the common additive carrageenan from the US food supply.
The number of monarch butterflies that completed an annual migration to their winter home in a Mexican forest sank this year to its lowest level in at least two decades, due mostly to extreme weather and changed farming practices in North America, the Mexican government and a conservation alliance reported on Wednesday.
California (CROMCA)'s reputation for environmental protection may be jeopardized by the lure of a $25 billion tax windfall that depends on how the state permits oil companies to take advantage of vast deposits lying two miles beneath its golden hills.
In the 1970s, Father Jorge Bergoglio faced a moment of truth: Would he stand up to Argentina's military neo-Nazis "disappearing" thousands including priests, or keep his mouth shut and his career on track? Like many other Church leaders, Pope Francis took the safe route, Robert Parry reports.
For several years anti-abortion advocates have been warning that a new technology for enhancing flavors such as sweetness and saltiness uses aborted fetal cells in the process.
Dozens of people converged at the state Capitol complex Friday is support of a measure that would mandate labels on foods made with genetically modified organisms.
The country's soya industry is booming, but what is the impact on Argentinians and their land?
Almost 10 percent of the U.S. workforce is in the restaurant industry. Why is it legal to treat them so poorly?
Grocery giant Whole Foods Market will require all foods that contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs) sold in its U.S. and Canadian stores to be labeled as such by 2018. This puts the company in the position of being the first grocery chain in the United States to set a deadline for GMO labeling.
In the fetid atmosphere of factory farms, animals are crammed together in such close confinement they have barely room to move. Poultry spend their entire growth cycles on beds of excrement. Pigs, cattle and calves are reared on slatted floors. Their feces fall beneath them into manure pits. Ammonia fumes permeate the atmosphere and burn the animals' respiratory tracts and weaken immune systems.
There is an entire industry out there that exists solely for the purpose of carefully engineering what can only be described as intentional junk food addiction.
We recommend which seafood to buy or avoid, helping consumers and businesses become advocates for ocean-friendly seafood. You can get our recommendations online, in our printed pocket guides, or on your mobile devices.
There is good news in the Boston Globe today for the managers, development directors, visionaries, political hacks and propaganda flacks who run "the Progressive Movement." More easy-to-earn and easy-to-hide soft money, millions of dollars, will be flowing to them from super rich Democrats and business corporations. It will come clean, pressed and laundered through Organizing for Action, the latest incarnation of the Obama Money Machine which has recently morphed into a "nonpartisan non-profit corporation" that will ''strengthen the progressive movement and train our next generation of leaders.''
The number of monarch butterflies making it to their winter refuge in Mexico dropped 59 percent this year, falling to the lowest level since comparable record-keeping began 20 years ago, scientists reported Wednesday.