This new video by rap artist Odub and singer/songwriter Misty Murphy celebrates the life and enduring legacy of the late climber Todd Skinner
At high elevations in the northern Rockies, mountain pine beetles are killing countless whitebark pine trees, a major source of food for wildlife including grizzly bears.
Washington State prison inmates pay their debt to society by helping to create a sustainable environment. A new film produced by Benjamin Drummond and Sara Joy Steele illustrates an initiative that teaches the incarcerated science and common practices for life upon their release in a better world.
In the shadow of the Canyonlands of Eastern Utah, a site has been proposed for the state’s first nuclear power plant. Located outside the town of Green River, the plant would generate electricity for three million homes and provide a much need economic boost to the community. But the project would depend on huge amounts of water from the Green River itself, raising questions about its capacity to support this new development and other claims to its shrinking supply, not mention the impact on fish and other wildlife “Whether it be oil shale, coal gasification plants, nuclear power plants and so, quite frankly there’s not enough water to support all these things,” said John Weisheit, the conservation director of Living Rivers in Moab. “In a river system such as this, even a small incremental drop can strand endangered fish habitat.” In the edition of Assignment Earth we weigh the balance between energy generation and environmental protection.