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Solar Panels: The Next eWaste?

In recent years the electronics industry has gained notoriety for creating an endless stream of disposable products that make their way at life’s end to developing countries, where poor people without safety gear cut and burn out valuable materials, spilling contaminants into…
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by: Erica Gies – September 2, 2010

Oil, gas and the grizzly

Energy exploration may push Yellowstone’s charismatic megafauna over the edge

A burly brown grizzly strides across a meadow in Yellowstone National Park in late spring, as the last light of day filters through the cloud cover. Elk and bison look up from their grazing. The bear, weak from hibernation, is focused on procuring easy meals, such as scavenged bison carcasses and the tiny white blossoms and corms of spring beauties that speck the forest edges. A keystone species in several ecosystems, the…
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by: Erica Gies – Winter 2003

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