The Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture in Greenland

Iceberg in Rødefjord (Scoresby Sund), Greenland. photo: Hannes Grobe

In Greenland, Melting Ice Caps May Actually Be a Good Thing  by Journeyman Pictures Greenland Goes Green (2007): How the melting of Arctic ice is spurring an agricultural resurgence in Greenland (but reindeer herding is now more complicated […]

Video Report: Drinking Water Contaminated for 300,000 Residents in West Virginia After Chemical Spill

photo: JJ Harrison

West Virginia Water Woes: 36 Hour Recap by David Boucher & Elaine Mcmillion for Charleston Daily Mail West Virginia stands in a state of emergency after a potentially harmful chemical spilled into a local river and contaminated the […]

Longwall Mining for Clean Coal ‘Permanently’ Damaged 6 Streams in Pennsylvania

[longwall mining machine] 19 maj 2011, Deutsches Bergbaumuseum, Bochum.

New scrutiny of ‘longwall’ mining finds damage in Pennsylvania streams by Kristen Lombardi for Public Integrity The brutally efficient coal-extraction method known as “longwall mining” has permanently damaged a half dozen streams in Pennsylvania, state regulators have found […]

Methane & Fracking’s Impact on Climate Change

The Headley family spring in Fayette County, Pa., became flammable after a Marcellus well was drilled on their property. The horses stopped drinking the spring when it began to bubble. © J.B.Pribanic

Gas Planet: The Impact of the Natural Gas Boom on Climate Change. by the series Gas Planet for The Allegheny Front Why Methane is a Potent Greenhouse Gas by Reid R. Frazier in the series Gas Planet for The Allegheny […]

An Invisible Poison: Oil & Gas Air Emissions

Gas from the damaged Deepwater Horizon wellhead is burned by the drillship Discoverer Enterprise May 16, in a process known as flaring. Gas and oil from the wellhead are being brought to the surface via a tube that was placed inside the damaged pipe. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Patrick Kelley) U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area Photo by Patrick Kelley Date: 05.16.2010 Location: At Sea Related Photos:

‘Upset’ emissions: Flares in the air, worry on the ground by Kristen Lombardi & Andrea Fuller for Public Integrity  BATON ROUGE, La. — Shirley Bowman noticed the smell after 8 a.m. on June 14, 2012, her 61st birthday. […]

Sign of the Salamander

Hellbender. photo: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service- Northeast Region

Hellbender Salamanders: Giant Indicators of Clean Water by The Allegheny Front LISTEN TO FULL SHOW:  Each summer since 2007, Eric Chapman leads a team out intoLittle Mahoning Creek in Indiana, Pa. They risk life and limb hoisting rocks the […]

Methane Leaks in NYC Raise Doubt Over the Viability of Natural Gas and Fracking

"big rig" currently vertical, Dimock, PA. photo: arimoore

New Study Exposes How Natural Gas Isn’t the Clean Fossil Fuel It’s Hyped up to Be Leakages of gas in production and distribution systems can lead to higher greenhouse gas levels than burning other fossil fuels like coal […]

At the Bottom of the Well: America’s Pollution of Water Deep Underground may Mark Mexico’s Future

Mexico City from above. photo: eeliuth

Message from Mexico: U.S. Is Polluting Water It May Someday Need to Drink By Abrahm Lustgarten for ProPublica Mexico City plans to draw drinking water from a mile-deep aquifer, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times. The Mexican effort […]