How Americans Became Exposed to Biohazards in the Greatest Uncontrolled Experiment Ever Launched
China is literally choking on itself.
China is playing a dangerous game based on a seductive (but faulty) economic theory.
The next time your climate-denying uncle says it's arrogant to assume people can affect the atmosphere, show him this.
Searching for the Seventies" takes a new look at the 1970s using remarkable color photographs taken for a Federal photography project called Project DOCUMERICA (1971-1977). Created by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), DOCUMERICA was born out of the decade's environmental awakening, producing striking photographs of many of that era's environmental problems and achievements. Drawing its inspiration from the depression era Farm Security Administration photography project, project photographers created a portrait of America in the early-and-mid-1970s. They documented small Midwestern towns, barrios in the Southwest, and coal mining communities in Appalachia. Their assignments were as varied as African American life in Chicago, urban renewal in Kansas City, commuters in Washington, DC, and migrant farm workers in Colorado. The exhibit, featuring 90 images from the project opens March 8, 2013 at the National Archives in Washington D.C. It runs through September 8, 2013. What follows is a small sampling of the collection digitized by the National Archives. -- Paula Nelson
Beijing has been blanketed by another round of heavy smog, this time causing more chaos as businesses reopen and people return after the Lunar New Year Holiday. Over the past eight weeks, the capital has
It's time we looked at the creditor-borrower relationship that has created our climate debt. The following article first appeared in the Nation. For more great content from the Nation, sign up for their email newsletters here.
In China, rapid industrialization has created a toxic environment in urban areas. Emissions from new factories and coal-fired power plants mix into a literal and figurative dark cloud over the country's capital, Beijing. Although the government would prefer to avoid criticism by keeping this issue under wraps, there is a grass roots effort underway to inform the public about air pollution levels and enlist citizens' help in crafting a solution.