Daniel Blakemore

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$1 Trillion Trove of Rare Minerals Revealed Under Afghanistan

Despite being one of the poorest nations in the world, Afghanistan may be sitting on one of the richest troves of minerals in the world, valued at …

Canadian researcher targeted by hate campaign over Fukushima findings

Jay Cullen never expected the world of hate he encountered when he began to post scientific information about the impact of the Fukushima accident on the Pacific Ocean.<p>Criticism was anticipated – but then he started getting death threats.<p>After the Japanese nuclear reactor melted down in 2011, …

Indonesia’s palm oil fires are emitting more greenhouse gases every day than the entire US

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>It happens every year, but this year is shaping up as one of the worst ever. During Indonesia’s dry season, certain people—rarely identified, much less punished—set fires to make land suitable for the palm oil and paper-and-pulp industries. Those fires generate huge …

Palm Oil

Bernie Sanders To Strike A Blow For Justice By Introducing Bill Banning Private Prisons

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) will introduce a bill tomorrow that takes a major step towards justice for all by banning private prisons.<p>According the …

Bernie Sanders

Mining body's pro-coal campaign backfires hilariously

Coal is getting a bad rap these days, what with all the pollution and concerns about global warming. Australia's peak mining body is trying to turn …