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

Chris Mooney global warming denial article screenshot
January 30, 2014

Bill Moyers takes on radical-right Republicans for denying the science behind evolution and climate change, showing a video clip of Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA), who says evolution is a lie “straight from the pit of hell” and climate change, a hoax. Continue reading

The Supreme Court building in Washington, DC. Photo Credit: iStock
January 29, 2014 | Blog

Our weekly roundup of key money and politics reporting. Continue reading

President Barack Obama shakes hands with House Speaker John Boehner before he delivers the State of the Union address in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Jan. 28, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
January 29, 2014 | Blog

The president only included a vague throwaway line about trade. Continue reading

Barack Obama, Joe Biden, John Boehner, SOTU 2014
January 29, 2014 | Blog

Close to 3,000 people weighed in on the Bill Moyers Facebook page with comments on President Obama’s speech last night. Here’s what they had to say. Continue reading

President Barack Obama addresses the nation in a live televised speech from the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013. President Obama blended the threat of military action with the hope of a diplomatic solution as he works to strip Syria of its chemical weapons. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Pool)
January 28, 2014 | News & Notes

Climate activists have given up on Congress — but the president can make good on his promise to take action on his own. Continue reading

Neil deGrasse TysonTHIRD
January 28, 2014 | Blog

Watch clips from part three of the astrophysicist’s interview with Bill, in which he talks about American students’ poor performance on international science tests. Continue reading

Duke University
January 27, 2014 | Activism

A small group of determined college students took on Duke, leading the university to invest its endowment in more socially responsible funds. Continue reading

Illustration from 1902 Scribner edition of Mody Dick. (Image: I. W. Taber)
January 27, 2014 | Blog

Two characters from Herman Melville’s novels foretold the dangerous future of American empire. Continue reading

Crews clean up a chemical spill along the Elk River in Charleston, W.Va., which compromised the public water supply of eight counties on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Tyler Evert)
January 24, 2014 | Blog

The company behind the spill filed for Chapter 11 protection, giving us a better understanding of its murky ownership. Continue reading

Michael Bishop displays one of the flags he flies upside down on his property in Douglass, Texas, because it's "in distress," he says. Photo: Tara Lohan.
January 22, 2014 | Activism

The Southern leg of the controversial pipeline opened for business today, but landowners like Michael Bishop and others in its 485-mile path through Oklahoma and Texas aren’t happy about it. Continue reading

In this Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, file photo, workers inspect an area outside a retaining wall around storage tanks where a chemical leaked into the Elk River at Freedom Industries storage facility in Charleston, W.Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
January 17, 2014 | Blog

The former labor secretary writes that desperation for jobs is part of the reason workers vote against better safety and health regulations for fear they might drive companies out of town. 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)
January 16, 2014 | Blog

“The chemical and coal industries have a stranglehold on most institutions in the state.” Continue reading

Obama Meets Trans-Pacific Partnership Leaders
January 16, 2014 | Blog

Documents indicate the US is caving on environmental standards it had previously set for international trade agreements. Continue reading

APTOPIX Philippines Typhoon
January 15, 2014 | Blog

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins says transitions to cleaner energy sources are good signs of progress, but the toll climate change takes on the poor remains virtually ignored. Continue reading

A pile of coal is shown at the TXU Corps Big Brown power plant near Fairfield, TX. August 2006. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
January 10, 2014 | Blog

New pollution caps will make the construction of traditional coal power plants illegal. Continue reading

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