The Killing of an Indigenous Leader in Brazil Is Part of a Global Trend of Attacks on Environmentalists
In 2018, more than 160 land and environmental defenders were killed—many of them Indigenous.
The Oil Industry and Environmentalists Form an Odd Alliance Against Trump on Ethanol
It could be years before farmers see any gains from the rollback of E15 restrictions—or before oil interests and environmental groups see any losses.
Behind the Scenes: Getting Sentimental About Science
"Science is no longer about the quest for knowledge. Now it's about fixing problems. But just limiting science to fixing problems also limits your chances of making big discoveries."
Viewfinder: Protest Against Diesel Cars in Germany
Activists hold a demonstration against diesel cars in front of the Transport Ministry in Berlin, Germany, on March 14th, 2018.
The Week in Photos: From a Refugee Camp in Syria to the Holi Festival in India
A round-up of images from Viewfinder, Pacific Standard's daily photo feature.
The Continued Targeting of Environmental Activists
The murder of environmental activist Berta Cáceres leaves many demanding answers.
Wyoming Has Effectively Made Citizen Science a Crime
A sweeping new law could make data like photographs and soil samples inadmissible in court.
Progress and Controversy Arrive With New Rules for Fracking on Public Lands
An initial review of rules issued by the Interior Department shows the federal government has taken important steps to protect drinking water resources, while not adopting the strictest regulations in place in some states.