Federal officials have given energy and mining companies permission to pollute aquifers in more than 1,500 places across the country, releasing toxic material into underground reservoirs that help supply more than half of the nation's drinking water.Read more »
The plot for Matt Damon's film, "Promised Land" had to be completely rewritten, to nearly comical proportions, because research showed that the fracking claims that were the basis of the story showed to be invalid.Read more »
Vedanta Resources, a British company, intends to dig an open-pit bauxite mine on Niyamgiri mountain in India.
The mine will destroy the forests on which the Dongria Kondh depend and wreck the lives of thousands of other Kondh tribal people living in the area.
India’s Supreme Court has given the go ahead for the mine, but the Kondh peoples are determined to prevent the destruction of their most sacred site.Read more »
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