The final official step to realizing construction of the Keystone XL pipeline was a Nebraska commission’s approval of the pipeline route, which it has now given. But the route is not the one the company preferred.
Instead of treating nature as property under the law, the rights-of-nature movement seeks legal recognition that "nature in all its life forms has the right to exist, persist, maintain and regenerate its vital cycles."
Alaska has the largest oil field in North America, with an 800-mile pipeline that moves the oil from the far North Slope to Valdez. A proposed deal with China would build a new pipeline to transport natural gas.
Big automakers have begun planning for a future built around the electric car, but House Republicans have a different idea: They want to end the tax credit that helped make EVs more desirable for consumers.
Insects work very hard to feed the world’s people. They are also food for birds, bats and frogs, and they pollinate many plants, including food crops central to human civilization. But now civilization is destroying them.