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George Black
George Black has reported from five continents, chronicling civil war in Central America, the democracy movement in China, and climate change in countries from Bangladesh to Peru. His most recent book, Empire of Shadows, is about the 19th century exploration of Yellowstone.
Stories by George Black
April 2, 2013
Oklahoma! Where the fracking wells come shakin' down the Plain.
March 13, 2013
Where should you go for great environmental coverage? To a network run by the world's biggest carbon polluter, of course!
January 23, 2013
For good environmental reporting these days, sometimes you have to look in the most unlikely of places.
January 11, 2013
An author grapples with the notorious pollution of mining for copper and the near miraculous benefits the precious metal provides.
December 19, 2012
A competition for short documentaries highlights creative solutions to some of the world's most persistent problems.
December 14, 2012
A huge dam project in a pristine, riverine paradise gets put on the back burner … for now.
December 6, 2012
As we head into the renewable energy future, open-pit copper mines and human rights abuses will be among the trade-offs.
December 5, 2012
Giant mining companies are tearing up some of the wildest places on earth to feed our hunger for gold. But do we even need it?
November 16, 2012
Hurricane Sandy may present a teachable moment for climate change deniers, but the devil is in the details.
October 31, 2012
Who says the 2012 presidential hopefuls are being silent on climate? Oh wait, just ours.
October 9, 2012
As wind power and fracking push their way toward the jaw-dropping Rocky Mountain Front, how do we decide what is too beautiful to develop?
September 9, 2012
Whether Democrat or Republican, citizens across the country can agree on at least one thing: Yellowstone National Park is worth saving.
August 9, 2012
It is a small world after all, and global warming is making it smaller.
July 26, 2012
The number of murdered environmentalists is rising -- and we likely don’t even know the half it.