Robert S. Eshelman

environment

Heavy Metal: Water Contaminated by Lead Is Poisoning Kids Across New Jersey

Lead is the material through which America's yawning economic inequities do their damage — and, in the Garden State, lead contamination remains a persistent problem.
Robert S. Eshelman
5.18.16
environment

Drunk Bros Suspected of Killing One of the World's Rarest Fish Captured in Nevada

They allegedly fired shotguns, left behind beer cans and a pair of boxer shorts, vomited, and went skinny-dipping in the fish's habitat near Death Valley National Park.
Robert S. Eshelman
5.13.16
environment

Obama Administration Issues New Rules on Methane Emissions From the Oil and Gas Industry

Climate change is a legacy issue for the US president and the latest rule is among a growing list of executive actions aimed at cutting domestic greenhouse gas emissions.
Robert S. Eshelman
5.12.16
tipping point

This Graph Shows Nations Are Addressing Climate Change Without Tanking Their Economies

Data compiled by the World Resources Institute shows that 21 nations, including the United States, Germany, and France, grew their economies while reducing greenhouse gas pollution.
Robert S. Eshelman
4.6.16
politics

Here's What the Oregon Occupiers and the GOP Presidential Candidates Agree On

The standoff in Oregon and tentative support it has garnered from Republican leaders reveals the party's deeply held antagonism toward environmental protections.
Robert S. Eshelman
1.6.16
environment

The Chevron Tapes: Video Shows Oil Giant Allegedly Covering Up Amazon Contamination

Footage released by an environmental group seems to show workers associated with Chevron finding contaminated soil in areas that it claimed were already clean, illustrating alleged fraudulent activity.
Robert S. Eshelman
4.8.15
environment

Activists Want to Send These Alcoholic Russian Bears to Rehab in Romania

The bears have been held captive for over 20 years in a garbage-strewn cage outside of a Sochi restaurant, whose owner allowed patrons to give the bears alcoholic beverages.
Robert S. Eshelman
2.27.15
environment

Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline Legislation — But White House Says Approval Still Possible

Just hours after Congress delivered its bill green-lighting construction of the project, the President sent the legislation back — just the third time he's used his veto power.
Robert S. Eshelman
2.24.15
environment

2014 VICE News Awards: Climate Change Denier of the Year — James Inhofe

The man who said climate change was the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people will likely chair the Senate's environment committee.
Robert S. Eshelman
12.30.14
environment

Then and Now: 10 Years After the Indian Ocean Tsunami

Countries hit by the deadly waves commemorate those that lost their lives and adopt early-warning systems that might help prevent future catastrophes.
Robert S. Eshelman
12.26.14
environment

Ten Years After the Deadly Indian Ocean Tsunami

On December 26, 2004, an earthquake off the coast of Sumatra triggered a powerful tsunami that killed over 200,000, highlighting humans' precarious relationship with nature.
Robert S. Eshelman
12.26.14
environment

NASA Video Shows Images of Holiday Lights Around the World From Space

Researchers say understanding the links between energy consumption and social phenomena like holiday celebrations might help in developing strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Robert S. Eshelman
12.19.14
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