Environment

Since the very first Earth Day in 1970, Bill Moyers has covered the environment and the impact of industrial and other forms of pollution on the air we breathe, the water we drink and the food we eat. Eye-opening documentaries and programs below share important truths about the state of the world and the parts we play in its preservation.

EXPLORE Environment

Image courtesy of Media Matters.
April 8, 2014 | Blog

Thirty percent of CNN’s and 8 percent of MSNBC’s climate-related segments were misleading. Continue reading

The ExxonMobil refinery in Torrance, Calif., is seen Monday, Oct. 8, 2012. For the third straight day Monday Oct. 8, 2012, the California statewide average price for a gallon of regular rose to an all-time high, hitting $4.668, according to AAA. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
April 4, 2014 | Blog

A future in which governments regulate carbon emissions is an unrealistic thing to imagine, and not worth planning for, says the company. Continue reading

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April 3, 2014 | Blog

In her new book, Seeds of Hope, anthropologist Jane Goodall, who turned 80 today, writes about a new movement in gardening that transforms the “typical ridiculous American lawn” into a native plant habitat for bees, other insects, birds and a whole host of small creatures. Read an excerpt. Continue reading

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March 31, 2014 | Blog

The food supply will dwindle, and the poor will be hit hardest, but we’ll all be affected as the world becomes more unstable. Continue reading

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March 26, 2014 | Blog

Keystone XL may have received a lot of public scrutiny, but Big Oil has other routes for its dirty, tar sands crude. Continue reading

Members of the Nitro Volunteer Fire Department distribute water to local residents following the chemical spill on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 in Charleston, W.V. (AP Photo Michael Switzer)
March 21, 2014 | Blog

Community-based groups beat the government and industry in responding to the needs of 300,000 people affected by the chemical spill in West Virginia’s Elk River. Continue reading

FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2011 file photo, a drilling rig is set up near a barn in Springville, Pa., to tap gas from the giant Marcellus Shale gas field. In an unlikely partnership between longtime adversaries, some of the nation's biggest energy companies and environmental groups announced Wednesday, March 20, 2013 that they have agreed on a voluntary set of standards for gas and oil fracking in the Northeast. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
March 20, 2014 | Blog

New bills in the Congress aim to speed up exports of liquefied natural gas to several countries, including Ukraine Continue reading

Waves crash against the cliffs of Big Sur, Calif. A new report says erosion could cause coastal cliffs to retreat more than 100 feet by 2100. April 2005. (AP Photo/Anja Schlein, FILE)
March 19, 2014 | Blog

Scientists want you, the American public, to know that yes, they really do agree that climate change is happening, and its effects will be scary. Continue reading

In this Monday, Jan. 28, 2013 photo, a Buddha statue is silhouetted by the sun on the hill of Phmon Baseth, outskirt of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)
March 19, 2014 | Blog

We’d live in a very different world if we privileged well-being over growth. Continue reading

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March 18, 2014 | Blog

A look at the main, factually unsound complaints about Neil deGrasse Tyson’s series. Continue reading

Johnny Collins, of Kernersville, N.C., holds a large photo of a Duke Energy coal plant during a protest near Duke Energy's headquarters in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 over Duke Energy's coal plants. Duke Energy estimates that up to 82,000 tons of ash has been released from a break in a 48-inch storm water pipe at the Dan River Power Plant on Sunday. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
March 17, 2014 | Blog

The Dan River coal ash spill is a case study in what happens when a regulator gets too friendly with the industry it regulates. Continue reading

The Empire State Building and large portions of midtown Manhattan are seen without power as a result of Hurricane Sandy. October 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)
Updated March 24, 2014 | Blog

One study looks at historical examples and concludes that it’s possible. Continue reading

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March 14, 2014 | Blog

The state places a dollar amount on how much the solar power generated by customers is worth to the society and the environment as a whole. Continue reading

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March 11, 2014 | Activism

“Sometimes the right thing to do in ordinary times is exactly the wrong thing to do in extraordinary times.” Continue reading

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March 6, 2014 | Activism

A new citizen science project launched by the University of Oxford will probe whether global warming led to massive floods in the UK this winter. Continue reading

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