Stories by Scott Thill

Scott Thill runs the online mag His writing has appeared on Salon, XLR8R, All Music Guide, Wired and others. subscribe to Scott Thill's feed

Posted on: Jul 20, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Tens of thousands of parents are refusing to accept the medical research that shows little correlation between vaccines and autism.

Posted on: Jul 3, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Too much CO2 in the air and not enough oxygen in the oceans may release a toxic dose of hydrogen sulfide -- an unheralded executioner.

Posted on: Jun 25, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Countries yoked to America's currency, and therefore its cratering empire, want to kick the dollar to the curb. And that's bad news for the U.S.

Posted on: Jun 5, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Nearly a third of the country's food supply comes from California, but drought there may be a catastrophe for farmers -- and the rest of us.

Posted on: Apr 16, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Ice cubes the size of American states are melting into the ocean; we face frightening scenarios and tough choices for coastal habitation.

Posted on: Apr 2, 2009, Source: AlterNet

At worst, it could spell the end of America as a superpower and destroy the global economy as we know it.

Posted on: Mar 9, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Once the topic of arcane science, defense research and conspiracy theories, wider questions emerge on the role humans played in recent earthquakes.

Posted on: Feb 15, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Global warming deniers keep pointing to snowstorms as proof that climatologists are wrong. But both extreme heat and cold are on tap.

Posted on: Dec 17, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Bill Richardson believes we need to "rethink and decriminalize" our cannabis laws. Now that he's in office, he has the chance to achieve it.

Posted on: Nov 19, 2008, Source: AlterNet

A dystopian sci-fi fantasy may soon be coming to fruition on a battlefield near you.

Posted on: Oct 3, 2008, Source: AlterNet

L.A. has two options: Pray for rain, or suck off Northern California's supply. Guess which one it's going to try first?

Posted on: Sep 29, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Failing banks? Endless war? Call Homeland Security.

Posted on: Aug 20, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The controversial oil magnate has made headlines for a supposed conversion to cleaner energy, but there's ample reason to be suspicious.

Posted on: Jul 31, 2008, Source: AlterNet

An American financier is pitching a vast theme park in Baghdad, not out of kindness, but as he says, "for profit."

Posted on: Jul 25, 2008, Source: AlterNet

With multiple crises on the horizon, survivalist views don't seem as marginal as they did before.

Posted on: Jul 20, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Bush has set about destroying the decades-old lenders for good, plunging his knife into the backs of programs that helped normal Americans.

Posted on: Jul 17, 2008, Source: AlterNet

In California there were 8,000 lightning strikes in one event, and that was months before fire season. There is more of that in store across the West.

Posted on: Jul 13, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The new book <i>Curse of the Black Gold</i> shows how Nigeria may be the epicenter of the full-blown resource wars to come.

Posted on: Jul 2, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Google's motto is "Don't be evil." But when it comes to its environmental impact, some think the company can't live up to its own hype.

Posted on: Jun 10, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Will their ignorance ever catch up with them?

Posted on: Jun 5, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The fate of global food production has now become the chief terror of the future.

Posted on: May 26, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The rise of environmental disasters from climate change and destruction of ecosystems will create a surge of refugees across the planet.

Posted on: May 12, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Hedge funds exploited the misfortunes of those caught beneath currency, housing and internet bubbles, and got paid by the boatload.

Posted on: Apr 30, 2008, Source: WireTap

For every Minuteman who beats his chest at the border, there are many more immigration rights supporters.

Posted on: Apr 25, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Injecting nitric oxide into the penises of sedated cats is just one of the newly discovered bizarre studies conducted by the tobacco industry.

Posted on: Apr 6, 2008, Source: AlterNet

By rewarding the criminals and screwing the victims, the Federal Reserve's behavior feeds into rumors and conspiracy about its true function.

Posted on: Mar 24, 2008, Source: AlterNet

While scientists hash out human growth hormone's health risks, stars like Sly Stallone and ordinary guys are shelling out millions for fast results.

Posted on: Mar 5, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Monsanto doesn't want consumers to know the truth about the milk they're drinking. The corporation's monopoly is at stake.

Posted on: Mar 2, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Despite the Clemens saga in Congress, money, not morality will determine whether human growth hormone becomes an every day drug.

Posted on: Feb 26, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The National Park Service is considering confining protests to a designated area.

Posted on: Feb 13, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The media pounced on his admitted love of weed and coke but did little to investigate the prescription drugs that did him in.

Posted on: Feb 10, 2008, Source: AlterNet

An experimental study that treats PTSD veterans with the drug MDMA could make life after war a lot more livable.

Posted on: Jan 31, 2008, Source: AlterNet

As housing markets tank, "trash-outs" are on the rise, leaving owners, lenders and banks fighting over who should pay the clean-up bill.

Posted on: Jan 27, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The government-backed lender is embroiled in a murky battle.

Posted on: Jan 16, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Meet the Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act.

Posted on: Jan 14, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Desalination plants are popping up all over the world, but they may very well make the environmental crisis worse.

Posted on: Oct 25, 2007, Source: AlterNet

If our government really is a corporation and Bush is its CEO, we're all likely to be self-employed contractors out of a job.

Posted on: Oct 16, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Bush has a socialized health plan, yet he is against offering one to low-income kids. Find out why and how you can help overturn his veto of a children's health insurance bill.

Posted on: Aug 28, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Under Bush, terror has become a justification for any and every abuse of power.

Posted on: Jul 25, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Hedge funds have helped create a counterfeit economy that some experts say could lead to another full-blown economic depression.