This American Land

We are exposed to hundreds of chemicals every day in household items that you might not expect to be potentially harmful, including non-stick cookware, plastic bags and bottles, and cleaning products. Under regulations that currently exist,... Read More
Truck driver Ben Wright was more than startled when a bald eagle struck his windshield with great force as he traveled along the interstate outside of Bear Lake, Idaho at 65 miles per hour. “I didn’t know what hit the windshield, all I knew was the... Read More
R. J. Kopchak was formerly the part owner of a fisherman’s co-op in Cordova, Alaska, which was experiencing great success in the late 1980s. Then, on March 24, 1989, the Exxon Valdez oil tanker ran aground, and "the world changed."
Now that President Obama has just approved offshore drilling in Alaska, how will that affect the native population? Here are some reactions from the native population and their concerns for the future.
Momentum is building to initiate new uranium mining efforts in northern New Mexico, home to the nation's richest deposits. Assignment Earth traveled to communities around Mount Taylor, N.M., where uranium mining holds a "dark legacy."
Serene. Soothing. Magnificent. These are all words appropriate to describe the Cascadia Marine Trail, a 150 mile entirely water-based recreation trail along the coast in the Pacific northwest. Beginning in Olympia, Washington and winding through the... Read More
The Centers for Disease Control says 93% of us have Bisphenol-A in our bodies. From the linings of food and soda cans to eyeglasses, water bottles and dental sealants, billions of pounds of this petroleum-based chemical are used to strengthen... Read More
Last year the only known wild jaguar in the United States was captured in a trap and euthanized by Arizona Wildlife authorities. The death of this big cat, called Macho-B, triggered a federal investigation that found violations of the procedures... Read More