Environment

Julia Conley, staff writer
"We must act now both on biodiversity loss and climate change."
Julia Conley, staff writer
"Americans have been kept in the dark" about the effects of Trump's drilling...
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
A vast expanse of toxic waste fills the tailings dam on April 21, 2011, frequently whipped up by strong winds dumping mllions of tonnes of radioactive materials toward surounding villages where farmers blame the state-owned giant Baogang Group, China's largest producer of rare earths and a major iron ore miner and steel producer, for poisoning their fields and ruining their livelihoods near Baotou city in Inner Mongolia
Processing of rare earths has unleashed environmental catastrophe in China

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Though he gets the appeal of free snow cones and penguins, John Oliver is more worried about the environmental impact of an estimated 40,000 eager tourists a year traipsing to and inevitably trashing Antarctica. His solution: A hilarious anti-tourism PSA.