Environmental Protection


USDA is helping Texas ranchers learn to keep some green on their land, even during a drought.

Preserving Green Grazing Even During Drought

Oct 05, 2012

This video posted to YouTube by the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Oct. 4, 2012, shows how USDA officials are helping ranchers in Texas learn to keep some green on their land, even during a drought.

Duration: 1:50

The Marathon Oil video features Eagle Ford Asset Manager Kirk Spilman.

Marathon Oil's Eagle Ford Operations in Texas

Oct 01, 2012

Marathon Oil's Eagle Ford Asset Manager Kirk Spilman highlights the Company's activity in this important liquids-rich play, and the opportunity for continued growth. Marathon has Eagle Ford offices in San Antonio, Kenedy, Pleasanton, and Gonzales.

Duration: 2:49

The video explains how Chevron uses horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing to produce natural gas from shale formations.

Using Hydraulic Fracturing and Horizontal Drilling for Natural Gas Production

Sep 24, 2012

Geologists have long known about huge natural gas deposits trapped in shale rock formations, but it is only over the past decade that energy companies have combined two established technologies to unlock this resource. See how Chevron uses horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing to safely produce natural gas from shale.

Duration: 3:10

This Waste Management video explains to residential customers how to make automated collection of trash and recyclables efficient.

Waste Management: Guide to Container Placement

Sep 12, 2012

This August 2012 video from Waste Management explains to residential customers how to make the automated collection of trash and recyclables efficient. It's a quick guide to placing WM containers at the curb.

Duration: 2:09

This August 2013 video from DOE provides an overview of the concept behind The Solarize Guidebook.

Community Shared Solar with Solarize

Sep 04, 2012

This August 2012 U.S. Department of Energy video provides an overview of the concept behind The Solarize Guidebook, which offers neighborhoods a plan for getting volume discounts when making group purchases of rooftop solar energy systems.

Duration: 3:15

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.

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