Climate change is a tricky business. Scientists consistently (and rightly) remind us that you can’t pin any individual storm or drought or hurricane on climate change – there are too many variables, and climate change is just one of them (albeit a rapidly growing one).
A recent report from the Department of Energy’s Shale Gas Subcommittee calls for more transparency, more accountability, and better environmental protections for production of natural gas that involves hydraulic fracturing or “fracking.”
Many states are providing strong incentives for biomass-derived energy through their Renewable Energy or Renewable Portfolio Standards, but when they allow whole trees and wood cut without any environmental restrictions to be considered “renewable”, those incentives can do real damag
Shell's ongoing oil spill battle in the North Sea is disturbing, but it is made even more disturbing given that Shell recently received conditional approval to move forward with dangerous drilling plans in Alaska's Arctic waters next summer.
On Prince of Wales Island in Southeast Alaska, a coalition of conservation organizations, including The Wilderness Society, is working with partners to undo the damage caused by decades of clearcut logging in the Tongass National Forest—logging that had devastated t