Environment

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  Grousing at windmills

A rare dispute between environmentalists and renewable energy advocates has broken out in Wyoming, where wind energy development threatens the fragile habitat of the sage grouse.

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  How green is my country?

The race is on to develop sustainable solutions to climate change. Can the U.S. compete?

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  Is the population bomb ever going to explode?

World Population day was July 11, 2010. Did you even know that? Environmentalists and human rights advocates regularly point to a growing world population as a potential source of strife. But one environmental author doesn’t agree. Fred Pearce is an environmental and investigative journalist. His books include “Confessions of an Eco Sinner” and “PeopleQuake,” in [...]

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BP: No oil flowing into the Gulf

Live feed, video news and chat space from our partners at the PBS Newshour

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  Chevron vs. 30,000 Ecuadorian rainforest dwellers and a filmmaker

Over the course of three years director Joe Berlinger followed one of the largest and most controversial class-action environmental lawsuits in the world, which pits 30,000 rainforest dwellers from the Amazon jungle in Ecuador against the oil giant Chevron. Then Berlinger was dragged into his own battle with Chevron when they subpoenaed him to turn over 600 hours of his unused outtakes.

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  A conversation with a pro-drilling environmentalist

Amanda Little describes her personal experience on an off-shore oil rig and her optimistic belief that American ingenuity can solve our energy problems.

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  The most powerful environmental law on the books

Need to Know talked with David Skelly, professor of ecology at Yale University about the power of the Endangered Species Act and how fear of its consequences has produced some reluctant conservationists.

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Driven to abstraction: Why Obama’s words are not reaching us

When Obama compares the oil spill to 9/11, his words zoom right past the part of our brains that need him most. “The Invisible Gorilla” authors explain.

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The TEDx conference

On June 28, great minds were brought together to address the crisis at the TEDx Oil Spill conference. Speakers included Sylvia Earle, Philippe Cousteau and Carl Safina.

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  The mystery BP Twitterer revealed!

An exclusive interview with Leroy Stick, the brains behind a fake BP twitter account called BPGlobalPR that’s racked up more than 180,000 followers.