As California farms and cities drill deeper for groundwater in a time of drought and climate change, they are tapping reserves from the prehistoric era, and scientists are worried about the long-term environmental consequences.
Earthquakes are synonymous with California to most Americans, but other states such as Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, Ohio and Colorado are seeing more “induced seismicity” – earthquakes likely triggered by human activity.
More than 500 North Carolinians say that their health and property values are hurt by nearby pig farms’ toxic manure lagoons and that the Chinese owners are making the situation worse by expanding the farms to export more pork.
Fur coats fell out of fashion years ago in the United States. But foreign demand for luxury fur garments made from the pelts of American wildlife has surged in recent years, sparking a Gold Rush-like trapping boom across parts of rural America. The activity is legal and regulated by state wildlife agencies. But it is
Cats are America’s most popular pet, with nearly 80 million in our homes today. But for every pet cat curling up in our laps, there’s another stray or feral cat roaming our landscape.
Check out our sneak peek at “Catfight,” an in-progress documentary coming out later this year. Cat lovers and wildlife conservationists clash over how to manage the stray and feral cats roaming alleyways, parks and woodlands. Who will prevail?
The resurgence of a frontier tradition – commercial fur trapping – is taking a toll on wildlife. The activity is legal, but it’s carried out in ways that often inflict prolonged suffering and capture many species by mistake.
State Sen. Jerry Hill wants California to smack its biggest water users with hefty fines and bad publicity.
While Oregon ranchers Dwight and Steven Hammond have been battling the U.S. government over arson charges, another federal agency quietly has helped them kill predators.