This week’s news from the DOI features restoration efforts along the Gulf Coast and within the Klamath River basin.
Automobiles, trucks, motorcycles and other motor vehicles contribute to air pollution. Their emissions result in acid rain and atmospheric changes.
Biodiversity is a tricky thing. You can walk into a place and feel like you’re in a beautifully diverse landscape, full of a vast array of life. Stand in a marsh, and you’ll feel surrounded by waving reeds and bird song. However, if this marshland ecosystem has been damaged by development, cut off from the […]
Mountaintop mining is a controversial issue, generating protests among local communities in West Virginia and other areas. A study released today by scientists at Duke University in North Carolina has focused more closely on the impacts which mountaintop mining can have upon the water chemistry of the surrounding areas. Mountaintop Mining: a Controversial Process Mountaintop […]
If we’d been able to look into the future of oil, would we have done things differently? What type of energy would power our homes and factories today? If those who first started to use oil to power homes and factories and cars had understood the large-scale environmental implications of their actions, would they have […]
Petroleum fuels the world. From ocean-based rigs to new developments in the oil sands, petroleum also fuels local and global controversy about the ways in which we extract and use fossil fuels. To many, oil extraction brings to mind an ecstatic oilman, gleefully watching as free-flowing oil gushes from the ground. While some oil flows […]