Environmental Protection


Residents Outside New Orleans Forced to Evacuate as Isaac Nears

Residents in unprotected, low-lying areas outside New Orleans were evacuating Monday as Tropical Storm Isaac threatened to strengthen into a hurricane that could make landfall in or near Louisiana almost seven years to the day after Hurricane Katrina struck.

Weighing Benefits and Pitfalls of Increased Oil and Gas Production in the U.S.

Two years ago, the U.S imported two-thirds of its oil. Now, imports are less than half of U.S. oil needs. Jeffrey Brown talks to National Resources Defense Council's Kate Sinding and the Manhattan Institute's Robert Bryce about increased domestic energy production and whether economic benefits outweigh environmental concerns.

Drought's Impact on the Range

CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the most recent crop report from the USDA and gives a look at the extended impact of the Midwestern drought on hog farmers and cattle ranchers.

USDA Severe Drought Will Drive Up Cost of Food

The drought gripping the Midwest is affecting 88 percent of the country's corn crop and will send food prices up next year, according to a report released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Native Americans Meet Up to Discuss Effects of Climate Change

Native Americans from Maine to Washington state convened for a conference this week at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. Their goal: To discuss the effects of climate change on tribal communities.

Environment, Economy at Heart of Keystone XL Pipeline Debate

A Canadian company wants to build a $13 billion, 1,700-mile pipeline to carry crude oil from the so-called tar sands region in Alberta through six states and a major aquifer to Texas for refining.

Scorched Earth

Drought blankets more than half the United States.

Deadly Black Lung Disease Rises Among Coal Miners

Despite legislation meant to enact safety practices to prevent coal miners from getting black lung disease, workers are still being exposed to high levels of dust.

The Global Health Crisis at Rio + Social

Dr. Alain Labrique of Johns Hopkins speaks about the current global health crisis at Rio + Social. Rio + Social was held the night before Rio+20.

Song for the Environment

Singer Erik Wennergrens has released his debut single to raise awareness about the environment. He is releasing the song ahead of the UN's upcoming conference on sustainable development, RIO + 20.

Horrible Smell Afflicts Seaside Town

Residents in Stonington, Conn. are complaining about an overwhelming smell on their shoreline. They say rotten seaweed has landed on the beach, causing it to attract flies and smell like rotten eggs.

In Louisiana, Rising Sea Levels Threaten Native Americans' Land

Native Americans' tribal lands along the Louisiana coast are washing away as sea levels rise and marshes sink. PBS NewsHour reports.


The Environmental Impact of Hydraulic Fracking

May 29, 2012

Kevin Pereira, host of G4's Attack of the Show, talks to Cornell engineering professor Tony Ingraffea about the dangers of hydraulic fracking.

Duration: 8:51

Seed Project

Seed Project Allows People to Plant Seeds and Create Art Across the Planet

The Seed Project is a global environmental installation where people plant seeds creating individual art projects around the planet.

Solar Panels

How to Add Solar Panels to Your Home

Michelle Waldgeir, representative of one of the largest vendors of solar panels on the East Coast, speaks to Patch about breaking down the process of solar panels and what consumers should expect.

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