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Be Prepared – NYS ban on plastic bags begins March 1, 2020

On Earth Day April 22, 2019, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation that bans the sale of single-use plastic bags in New York State. This ban...

 

'This Will Be the Biggest Loss of Clean Water Protection the Country Has Ever Seen': Trump Finalizes Clean Water Rule Replacement

Reprinted with permission from Ecowatch On Thursday, January 23, 2020 the Trump administration finalized its replacement for the Obama-era Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule in a move that strip...

 

'No Other President Has Had the Gall': Environmental Groups Balk as Trump Proposes Major Rollback of Infrastructure Review Process

Reprinted with permission from Ecowatch President Donald Trump proposed one of his most aggressive environmental rollbacks yet on Thursday, January 9, 2020 announcing a change that would exempt...

 

Trump Administration Removes Federal Database That Tracked Pollution

Reprinted with permission from ECOWATCH The 15-year-old interactive map was beneficial to researchers and environmentalists. The National Library of Medicine (NLM), part of the National Institutes of...

 

Native Americans Continue Fight Against Keystone Pipeline in light of another spill

Last month, a Keystone Pipeline spill released more than 383,000 gallons of oil in North Dakota - equivalent to filling half of an Olympic swimming pool. The spill affected 200,000 square feet of...

 

Trump Admin rolls back yet another U.S. environmental protection

By EcoWatch The Trump administration repealed the 2015 Clean Water Rule rule on Thursday, September 12, 2019 a rule intended to protect 60 percent of the nation’s waterways from pollution, The New...

 

Trump Admin Guts Endangered Species Act in the Midst of Climate Crisis and Biodiversity Loss

The Trump administration announced sweeping changes to the Endangered Species Act Monday in a move that could make it harder to protect plants and animals from the climate crisis, The New York Times...

 

A Fourth of the World Is Living Under Extreme Water Stress, Says New Research

One quarter of the world’s population are living in areas where the competition for water resources is extreme, according to a new report from the Washington-based global research group World...

 

Trump Administration Refuses to Ban Neurotoxic Pesticide

Reprinted with permission from Human Rights Watch July 22, 2019. Last week, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) decided not to ban chlorpyrifos, a neurotoxic pesticide that,...

 

83 Plus Environmental Rules Being Rolled Back Under Trump – Part One

President Trump is hell-bent on making as much money as possible for his coal and fossil fuel friends and along the way - destroying the planet. By eliminating federal regulations, his...

 

Ducks Unlimited Canada And Partners Preserve Important Coastal Wetland Habitat Near Cornwall

South Glengarry, Ont. (June 25, 2019) - Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) has completed a significant restoration project at Charlottenburgh Marsh, a large...

 

187 countries sign agreement to restrict global plastic waste trade – U.S. not part of treaty

The governments of 187 countries have agreed to control the movement of plastic waste between national borders in an effort to curb the world’s plastic crisis, but the United States was not among...

 

One Million Species at Risk of Extinction, Threatening Human Communities Around the World, U.N. Report Warns

Our world is losing biodiversity, and fast. According to a report released in the first week of May by the United Nations, up to one million species could face extinction in the near future due to...

 

Trump Administration Weakens Post-Deepwater Horizon Offshore Drilling Safety Regs

Reprinted from Earth Justice MAY 2, 2019. Washington, D.C. The Trump administration today is expected to issue a rule rolling back safety regulations designed to prevent another Deepwater Horizon...

 

Chlorpyrifos - The toxic pesticide now harming our children and environment

Reprinted with permission from Earth Justice For half a century, staple food crops in the United States - such as corn, wheat, apples and citrus - have been sprayed with chlorpyrifos, a dangerous...

 

Clarkson University Study Warns of Potential for Plan 2014 to Increase Mercury Risk in the Saint Lawrence River

(February 28, 2019) Clarkson University graduate student Evie Brahmstedt recently gave a plenary presentation on her research on mercury cycling in...

 

During Shutdown, Trump Administration continued effort to expand Alaska Oil Drilling

The Trump administration is continuing work on one of Interior's biggest, most controversial priorities: opening up more Arctic lands in Alaska to...

 

'Absolutely Unconscionable': Trump EPA Refuses to Limit Toxic Chemicals Contaminating Drinking Water

In a decision deemed by critics unsurprising but also “absolutely unconscionable,” the Trump administration’s U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reportedly plans to refrain from...

 

The U.S. Faces it's Second Big Loss for the Environment in Two Weeks

On Thursday, December 6, 2018, as world leaders gathered in Poland for the United Nations 24th annual United Nations Conference of the Parties, the climate summit where governments are debating how...

 

Here's how climate change will impact North America

The recently released lengthy Fourth National Climate Assessment includes detailed information about how specific regions of the will be impacted. Here’s what else you need to know. Northeast There...

 

The Great River Rapport – Have your say!

(November 20, 2018) CORNWALL, ON - The River Institute is embarking on a new project called ‘The Great River Rapport’ – an ecosystem health report to answer your questions and provide informatio...

 

Wild Turkeys Facing an Uncertain Future

Submitted by Rich Gast, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Franklin County The wild turkey, Meleagris gallopavo, is one of only two domesticated birds...

 

Boxelder Bugs and Insects That Look Like Them

A pamphlet by MCA Tehotiiennawakon Department Boxelder Bugs The bodies of boxelder bugs are black in color and are marked by red lines along the...

 

The First Shall Not Last

Submitted by Paul Hetzler, CCE Horticulture and Natural Resources Educator Seems like competitiveness may be part of human DNA. But it does not always pay to be first. No prize awaits the fastest car...

 

Seattle's Campaign to Ban Plastic Straws Goes Nationwide

Reprinted with permission from Soundbite Source SEATTLE - To rid the world’s oceans of plastic pollution, environmental advocates are hoping Seattle’s move to ban plastic straws will send ripple...

 

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