The EU already banned most uses of methylene chloride back in 2011. What’s keeping this highly toxic chemical on U.S. shelves? This installment in our digital series on dangerous chemicals looks at the human cost of working with such toxic substances.
Pedro Medina was a driven, ambitious executive who launched McDonald’s in Colombia. After years of living life always on the go, he found a truer path to success.
A new ad from Apple rolled out on YouTube last week claiming that iPhones are assembled at ‘Zero Waste to Landfill’ facilities.
The seas will continue to rise for 300 years. That’s the conclusion of a new study, published in Nature Communications, which projects how much the sea level will rise under varying degrees of success in tackling climate change right up to the year 2300.
A Federal judge on Friday issued a preliminary injunction ordering Energy Transfer Partners to stop work on the Bayou Bridge Pipeline in Louisiana.
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New York is the latest city to contemplate congestion pricing as a way to deal with traffic problems. This strategy, which requires motorists to pay fees for driving into city centers during busy periods, is a rarity in urban public policy: a measure that works and is cost-effective.
Annetta Coffman can name 35 people in her neighborhood who have recently died from cancer—and that includes her own family. Coffman’s mother died of cancer in 2007, and three years ago her 18-year-old son was diagnosed with cancer. “Every single neighbor I’ve had has died of cancer,” Coffman told Mother Jones.
Environmental destruction and rehabilitation is the story of our times. Take a look at how Fusion’s environmental team reports from all corners of the globe on this story that touches us all.
When exactly was the moment that the holidays became synonymous with buying stuff? I do not know, but it seems that we’ve long passed the gifting tipping point and the melding of consumption and Christmas is complete.
Carbon capture is one of the few technologies that seems to make both sides of the energy debate happy: the fossil fuel team is on board because carbon capture means their industry can continue sizzling CO2 without being blamed for global warming, and renewable energy advocates see it as a necessary step towards a…
The US Forest Service just released a report this week saying that 27 million trees died in California over the past year—that’s roughly 27 times the yearly average. This is a devastating figure, especially if viewed from above in aerial images.
Fusion’s Madison Stewart travels to the shores of Mexico where sharks are being caught at an unsustainable rate. In the eighth episode of The Deep End Stewart questions the idea that “hope” is what we need to save the oceans for the future. Hope is a resignation of its own. It’s like giving up and not fighting for the…
“If you had told me, ‘Chantel, you’re gonna be an urban farmer,’ I would’ve laughed at you.”
People on small islands have lived in co-existence with sharks for centuries, some even going as far as to make sharks part of their religion. Hawaiians have had a strong respect for sharks ingrained in their culture for centuries. Some Hawaiian natives continue to respect sharks after losing limbs to them, often…
We see wild animals in captivity at a wide range of venues—zoos, circuses, aquariums, safari parks and even museums. But is keeping animals in captivity for scientific or educational purposes justifiable or even necessary?
An undercover investigation into the Mexican animal farming industry has revealed what many of us already know but often choose to ignore: the treatment of animals in factory farms is brutally violent and horrifying. The investigator and photographer behind the project, who keeps their identity secret for their own…
Last week in Nairobi, Kenya, the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) passed a resolution to stop plastic waste from entering the world’s oceans.
As Republican presidents go, Donald Trump isn’t particularly popular in Utah, one of the country’s most reliably Republican states. He won Utah in 2016 with only 45 percent of the vote, the worst performance of a GOP nominee since 1992, and his approval rating there still hovers around 50 percent. (Mitt Romney won 73…