Pesticide Drift Forces Clash Between French Fry Farm, Sick Rural Residents

Bonnie Wirtz recalls the nurse practitioner’s private words as she was released from a rural Minnesota hospital last month: “I want to let you know that you are not the first person I’ve seen that has come in for this.”

Unprecedented Melt Stuns Scientists

‘Transocean And BP Dropped The Ball’

Industry Ties Plague Fracking Study

Migrant Laborers Sue Monsanto Over Working Conditions

Officials Eyeing Possible Tsunami Debris Off Washington


David Kirby: Near Death At SeaWorld: Worldwide Exclusive Video
A newly available video depicts the November, 2006 aggression incident by the female orca Kasatka against her highly experienced trainer, Ken Peters, at SeaWorld San Diego.

William deBuys: The Oxygen Planet Struts Its Stuff
This summer’s conditions may indeed be perfect for fire in the Southwest and West, but if you think of it as a “storm,” perfect or otherwise — that is, sudden, violent, and temporary — then you don’t understand what’s happening in this country or on this planet.

Howard L. Anderson: 9 Not-So-Cute Animal Books
Stories of animals behaving badly is not a new trend in literature and I am not the first author to venture into this territory. Here are 9 other not-so-cute animal books.

Sean Gerrity: Connecting With Nature Requires Public Access to the Natural World
People in the United States have a slowly eroding relationship with nature, but we could help reverse this trend with a combination of changes. A prerequisite is easy and abundant access to nature and that opportunity, as a whole, is slipping away in many parts of this country.

Matthew Spiegl: Ocean Frontiers: A Film for Everyone Who Cares About the Sea
The ocean is facing unprecedented challenges and it is up to us to find solutions to protect it. Ocean Frontiers is more than a film, it is an outreach campaign designed to engage, inspire and mobilize people to better manage and conserve our ocean.