Environment and Health

Toxic Tech

Toxic Tech

Ming Kunpeng went to work for ASM Pacific Technology — a chip supplier for Apple — when he was 19 years old. Required to handle the known carcinogen benzene on a daily basis without adequate training or protective gear, the young worker fell ill at the age of 22....

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Changing our Climate of Indifference

Changing our Climate of Indifference

A new scientific report predicts more dire and irreversible consequences of the climate crisis than ever before. "No one on this planet will be untouched by climate change," declared Rajendra Pachauri, the chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which...

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Boehner’s Joke’s on Us

Boehner’s Joke’s on Us

Said Boehner, "What the Hell is this, a joke?" Said Obama, "Oh no, not again with this bloke." The ACA sign-up deadline's extended To benefit millions as it was intended. The website snafu caused such delays, "We need the extension," the President says. Boehner is...

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A Fossil-Fueled Bombshell

A Fossil-Fueled Bombshell

Royal Dutch Shell buried a bombshell in its recently released 2013 annual report. Amid 200 pages of predictably and mind-numbingly dry text, the world's seventh-largest oil company foreshadowed something big. Here are the exact words, which Shell buried in the...

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The Great American Experiment

The Great American Experiment

There are more than 1,000 chemicals known to be toxic to the brains of animals in lab experiments. Yet we only know of 214 for humans, and just 12 for developing fetuses and infants, a recent study revealed. Why are these numbers so far apart? Is it because lab...

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Poetic Justice Strikes the CEO of ExxonMobil

Poetic Justice Strikes the CEO of ExxonMobil

Rex Tillerson is mad. Fracking mad. The 61-year old farmer from Bartonville, Texas is another victim of the fracking boom that has invaded people's homes and lives nationwide, from upstate New York to Southern California. Millions of Americans have experienced...

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