Darren Ankrom

environment

In Photos: Bangladesh's Arsenic Crisis — 'The Largest Mass Poisoning of a Population in History'

A Human Rights Watch report shows how access to clean water remains a severe problem for millions of Bangladeshis two decades after gaining international attention.
Darren Ankrom
4.22.16
environment

The US State Department Maintains a Hands-Off Approach to Honduras, Despite Wave of Activist Murders

Over 100 activists have been killed in Honduras since 2009, including two leading environmental and indigenous rights campaigners in the past month.
Darren Ankrom
3.21.16
tipping point

There's One Thing That Could Make the Zika Virus Much More Dangerous — Climate Change

Researchers say record-breaking temperatures and a lack of rain could have played a role in the outbreak of the virus in Brazil — and its spread to other countries.
Darren Ankrom
2.8.16
tipping point

Obama Tells Oil and Gas Companies to Get a Grip on Methane Emissions

For the second Friday in a row, the White House says it's updating a 30-year-old rule coving the fossil fuel industry — And, for the second time in two weeks, environmentalists say it's a good start.
Darren Ankrom
1.22.16
tipping point

Obama Halts New Coal Mining Leases on Federal Lands

The moratorium comes amidst a string of major coal company bankruptcy filings and increasing federal regulation of fossil fuel emissions.
Darren Ankrom
1.15.16
environment

Birdwatchers Have Their Feathers Ruffled Over Oregon Occupiers

The anti-government militia, led by Ammon Bundy, is occupying an important plot of land along the Pacific Flyway — one of four north-south migratory bird routes in North America.
Darren Ankrom
1.11.16
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This Gas Is Worse for the Climate Than Carbon Dioxide — And It's Leaking All Over the Place

Uncontrolled methane leaks in California and Texas highlight the uncertainty about the claim that natural gas is less damaging to the Earth's climate than coal.
Darren Ankrom
12.15.15
environment

Guys: This NGO Will Give You a T-Shirt If You Get a Vasectomy Today

One conservation group wants men included in family planning decisions, which could have a positive impact on the environment — not everyone is convinced, though.
Darren Ankrom
11.13.15
tipping point

Hillary Clinton Says There's a Lot of Evidence ExxonMobil Misled the Public on Climate Change

The Democratic presidential candidate follows Bernie Sanders and several members of Congress calling for an investigation following media accounts alleging the company has long know fossil fuel burning causes global warming.
Darren Ankrom
10.30.15
tipping point

These Oil and Gas Companies Say It's Time to Address Climate Change

The companies, including BP, Royal Dutch Shell, and Statoil, support holding temperature rise to within 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels — but environmental groups are critical of the lack of details.
Darren Ankrom
10.16.15
environment

China Commits to Addressing Climate Change for the First Time

Speaking during his first state visit to Washington, Chinese President Xi Jinping committed to a national cap-and-trade program, which will begin in 2017, and he pledged $3.1 billion to help developing countries adapt to a warming planet.
Darren Ankrom
9.25.15
California

Here's How Insane This Year's Fire Season Has Been

Ninty-eight percent of fires today are suppressed before they reach 300 acres, but the 2 percent that escape containment account for 97 percent of fire fighting costs and total area burned.
Darren Ankrom
9.18.15
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