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

Chad Stunted Nation
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

In a photo made through a chain-link fence, traffic is gridlocked on the Long Island Expressway into Manhattan near the turn off for the Queensboro Bridge, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, in the Queens borough of New York. New York's subway system rumbled partially back to life Thursday, though the morning commute was plagued by long delays and massive gridlock on the main highways and bridges leading into the city. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
March 4, 2014 | Blog

The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday finalized major new regulations that will create a cleaner environment, improve public health and help flight climate change. Continue reading

Students march toward the White House, where 400 will be arrested protesting the Keystone XL Pipeline. (Photo: John Light)
March 4, 2014 | Activism

About a thousand students gathered outside the White House Sunday, some submitting to arrest, to urge President Obama to reject the controversial oil pipeline. Continue reading

Bloomberg Climate Change
February 27, 2014 | Perspectives

We need to take collective ownership of our fight for a cleaner, more equitable planet before it’s too late. Continue reading

In this Jan. 19, 2012 file photo, smoke rises in this time exposure image from the stacks of the La Cygne Generating Station coal-fired power plant in La Cygne, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, Filr)
February 25, 2014 | Blog

Industry groups are challenging the EPA’s ability to regulate climate change. Continue reading

Barack Obama, Joe Biden, John Boehner, SOTU 2014
February 25, 2014 | Blog

President Obama has ordered his officials to step on the gas and clear as much of his regulatory agenda as possible. Continue reading

American Petroleum Institute still from Fiore cartoon
February 20, 2014 | Blog

Cartoonist Mark Fiore takes a look at the organization that has been lobbying their heart out to get Keystone XL approved.
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Businessman Tom Steyer listens during a meeting to announce the launch of a group called Virginians for Clean Government at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013. The group was formed to explain the impact of CONSOL Energy not paying royalties to their family and neighbors as well as speaking out against Ken Cuccinelli's acceptance of $111,000 in CONSOL contributions. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
February 19, 2014 | Blog

It’s the wealthy who hold the power to set the agenda. Continue reading

Similar to the Keystone XL pipeline, the proposed Bluegrass pipeline in Kentucky has met opposition from an unlikely coalition of environmentalists, religious groups and libertarians defending property rights. (Michael Fleshman/Flickr/Creative Commons)
February 19, 2014 | Activism

Nuns, landowners and environmentalists take on the union-backed Bluegrass Pipeline. Continue reading

Faith Spotted Eagle, a Yankton Sioux, speaks in opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline, with Carl Hudson, Chief of the Southern Cherokee, right, awaits his turn to speak, during the U.S. State Department's sole public hearing in Grand Island, Neb., Thursday, April 18, 2013, to allow citizens to make their views known on the $7.6 billion Canada-to-Texas Keystone XL pipeline. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
February 18, 2014 | Activism

Organizers are considering everything from vigils to civil disobedience to blockades to thwart the moving of construction equipment and the delivery of materials. Continue reading

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February 14, 2014 | Blog

“When this much coal slurry goes into the stream, it wipes the stream out.” Continue reading

FILE - In this April 23, 2010 file photo, workers move a section of well casing into place at a Chesapeake Energy natural gas well site near Burlington, Pa., in Bradford County. So vast is the wealth of natural gas locked into dense rock deep beneath Pennsylvania, New York, West Virginia and Ohio that some geologists estimate it's enough to supply the entire East Coast for 50 years. But freeing it requires a powerful drilling process called hydraulic fracturing or "fracking,"using millions of gallons of water brewed with toxic chemicals that some fear threaten to pollute water above and below ground, deplete aquifers and perhaps endanger human health and the environment. (AP Photo/Ralph Wilson, File)
February 14, 2014 | Blog

Not directly, but yes, it is. Continue reading

A protester holds a sign against the fast-track authority for the TPP during a protest in Portland, Oregon, on January 31, 2014. (Photo by Alex Milan Tracy/NurPhoto/Sipa USA) (Sipa via AP Images)
February 13, 2014 | Activism

Nancy Pelosi’s strong opposition to a “fast-track” trade bill probably spells the end of the TPP — at least for now. Continue reading

Protestors brave a snowstorm in New York City to demonstrate against the Keystone pipeline project.
February 12, 2014

Activists took to the streets in over 200 coordinated vigils across 44 states last week. See the photos. Continue reading

Writer and environmental activist Bill McKibben prepares to speak to the Vermont legislature. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)
February 10, 2014 | Blog

Watch clips from Bill’s interview with environmental activist Bill McKibben. Continue reading

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