Top 10 Environmental Stories of 2011

Harold Camping was wrong—twice—about 2011 ushering in the end of days, but the year certainly had its share of environmental catastrophes. Thankfully, there were a few glimmers of hope, as well.

2011 was a big year for the environment.    

From the sentencing of civil disobedient Tim DeChristopher to the arrests of public protesters like Bill McKibben, 2011 turned out to be one of the most contentious years for environmental issues in recent memory. The college co-eds of 350.org joined forces with the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York City. Farmers joined rallies in rural towns in Nebraska to stand against a pipeline. Landowners in Pennsylvania broke their vows of silence after they found that the energy companies taking gas from beneath their farms had also polluted water supplies. None of those stories will go away in 2012, so we’ll catch you up on the things you should know heading into the New Year.

10. Murdered Environmentalists
9. Extreme Connection
8. Standard Change
7. EPA Gets Smoked
6. Climbing Collaborative
5. Acid Drip
4. What Price?
3. The Meltdown
2. All Fracked Up
1. Pipe Dreams

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