In September 2010, Argentina passed a law banning mining on glaciers and the area around them on the 3100 mile border with Chile. Mining companies sued to overturn the law, but Argentina’s supreme court said the law remains in place.
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The official report of the National Diet of Japan Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission (NAIIC) is out and it states that Fukushima was a manmade disaster.
The South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary would have covered most of the Atlantic Ocean south of the equator, from the coast of South America to the coast of Africa. It would have joined with the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary and the Indian Ocean Whale Sanctuary.
The Nature Conservancy released an interactive map highlighting conservation projects around the world. The map is part of an effort to assess the value of nature.
Water, the New Petrol is a web site which aims to raise awareness of the current state of water issues in the world and the problems related to it. On Tuesday, the U.S. State Department announced that Water, the New Petrol was one of two web sites that had won the Doors to Diplomacy Award.
Today the U.S. Department of the Interior released draft rules governing hydraulic fracturing, also called fracking. The new rule covers federal lands and Indian lands.
The Maldives aren’t sinking, of course. Sea level is rising, and since the highest point in the Maldives is 1.5 meters above sea level, the people who live there are quickly running out of land.
These five books are a great place to start to learn more about the water crisis, water conservation methods, and ways to help those in need.
In 1972, the EPA sent freelance photographers out across the nation to document the state of the environment. The EPA was only a year old at the time and hadn’t had much of a chance to change things. Some of these photos show stunningly beautiful wilderness, but some serve as a stark reminder of why we have anti-pollution regulations.
Businesses are saying one thing to legislators and another to investors concerning clean air and clean water regulations.
In a ruling last week, European Union (EU) officials announced that there is no proof that water prevents dehydration.
There is finally a concerted effort in the Great Lakes region to deal with the problem of Asian carp and other invasive threats to the ecosystem. After a series of unsuccessful lawsuits by Michigan and others to get the state of Illinois to close the Chicago River lock system and the subsequent confirmation of large […]