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Actions, Climate, Politics

Voters Care About Climate, But Will Candidates Notice?

Voters Care About Climate, But Will Candidates Notice?

Independents are in favor of climate action, and most voters –– even Republicans! –– are in favor of solutions like revenue-neutral carbon taxes.
by × August 22, 2012 × 1 comment

Conservation, Ecosystems, Human Landscape, Out West

Fed Up: Cultivating Elk and Acrimony in Wyoming

Fed Up: Cultivating Elk and Acrimony in Wyoming

Every winter, the state of Wyoming feeds thousands of wild elk to protect the animals against starvation. But are the feedgrounds keeping the herds alive, or dooming them –– and tearing apart human communities in the process?
by × August 13, 2012 × 1 comment

Actions, Activism, Human Landscape, Indigenous Peoples

National police patrol the streets of Cajamarca on the fourth of July.

Conga No Va: Peruvians Die in Gold Mine Protests

Protests against a planned gold mine in Cajamarca, Peru, turned violent last week, resulting in five deaths. The conflict pits American mining giant Newmont against locals who claim that the mine will poison their water and destroy their livelihoods. FES' own Vrinda Manglik was in Peru to witness the protests.
by × July 10, 2012 × 1 comment

Actions, Ecosystems, Oceans, Politics, Uncategorized

Three reasons America should ratify the Law of the Sea right now

Three reasons America should ratify the Law of the Sea right now

For three decades the United States has shamefully failed to ratify the UN's Law of the Sea. Now more than ever, it's time for America to get with the program.
by × June 18, 2012 × 0 comments

Actions, Conservation, Ecosystems, Energy, Fisheries, Human Landscape, Oceans

An Unsettling Experiment: Dispersants in the Gulf

An Unsettling Experiment: Dispersants in the Gulf

On April 20th, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, kicking off a long summer of videos of crude gushing into the sea. Two years later, the offshore oil business is booming, and conventional wisdom has it that the Gulf has fully recovered from the disaster. Not so fast, says Sandy Aylesworth, in an in-depth investigative report.
by × April 22, 2012 × 15 comments

Activism, Ecosystems, Oceans

Seemingly harmless shipwrecks may be leaching oil and other hazardous materials into marine environments. Photo: Ben Goldfarb

OP-ED: European Union Must Strengthen Laws for Shipwreck Cleanup

Adele Faure and Anthony Moffa are J.D. candidates at Yale Law School, and Sandy Aylesworth and Ben Goldfarb are Master’s candidates at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. As part of Yale’s Environmental Protection Clinic, the students are