For hundreds of years, beavers "kept North America hydrated," says environmental author Ben Goldfarb. Now, some farmers, ranchers and land managers are advocating that we let them do their job again.
As a child, the prospect of an overnight journey by train sounded exciting, but the reality of the situation soon sunk in — Norman had become one of the nearly 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry interned by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Climate change is no laughing matter…except in Indiana.
Chile's Daniel Zamudio died more than a year ago in Santiago. Now, his sadistic murder is a rallying point for Chileans trying to push for gay rights.
With national policy on climate and energy in political gridlock, the opponents are fighting in local and state trenches. That's why money is pouring into a small county north of Seattle, where there's a debate over a shipping terminal that would send coal to Asia.
A North Vietnamese businessman who last year bought the tiny town of Buford, Wyoming, has launched his international coffee business there. Pham Dinh Nguyen is hoping traditional Vietnamese style coffee will catch on.
Plans are underway to build several port terminals in the Pacific Northwest that would transfer North Dakota oil from trains onto ships bound for West Coast refineries, but the recent oil train disaster in Quebec may put the brakes on the proposed projects.
The United States loves its paper money. Dollar coins get introduced and re-introduced but they still remain the domain, largely, of vending machines. But a new bill in Congress seeks to change that, by phasing out the paper dollar bills. And supporters say it would bring a financial boon for the government.
President Barack Obama is still trying to get his second-term cabinet nominees in place. A number of those still to be confirmed focus on the environment, including Energy Secretary nominee Ernest Moniz and EPA administrator nominee Gina McCarthy. Moniz and McCarthy both recently had confirmation hearings.