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The Words 'Climate' and 'Science' Are Back on EPA Website After Four Dark Years Under Trump

By Andrea Germanos. Reprinted with permission from Common Dreams. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Thursday brought back its climate change website — a resource the former Trump...

 

These 10 Golden Rules for Planting Trees Could Help Save the Planet

By Lynsey Grosfield. Forests are not only complex ecosystems and habitats for wildlife, they are also central to the livelihoods of around 2 billion people. The critical role they have in...

 

Bitcoin's 'Staggering' Energy Consumption Raises Climate Concerns

By Olivia Rosane As bitcoin’s fortunes and prominence rise, so do concerns about its environmental impact. The process of mining the cryptocurrency is enormously energy intensive, so much so that it...

 

Keeping Trees in the Ground: An Effective Low-Tech Way to Slow Climate Change

By Beverly Law and William Moomaw. Reprinted with permission from EcoWatch Protecting forests is an essential strategy in the fight against climate change that has not received the attention it deserv...

 

Polar Vortex – Everything You Need to Know

Reprinted with permission from EcoWatch. Let's not waste time. You will need: warm clothes, plenty of firewood and enough supplies (flour, yeast,...

 

To Help Save Bumble Bees, Plant These Flowers in Your Spring Garden

Reprinted with permission from EcoWatch In an effort to aid North American bumblebee conservation, a group of California researchers has identified which flowers certain bee species prefer. There are...

 

Bears Ears is just the beginning

Long before former President Barack Obama established Bears Ears National Monument — and former President Donald Trump nearly destroyed it — these geographically stunning southern Utah canyons...

 

Report Urges Biden to Reverse Trump's Environmental Rollbacks

By Brett Wilkins, EcoWatch A report published December 29, 2020 by the eco-advocacy group Environment America urges President-elect Joe Biden to immediately restore critical environmental protections...

 

Seven Wins (almost) for the Year 2020

In 2020, wildfires raged through Australia and the American West, hurricanes battered Central America and the Gulf Coast, dark clouds of locusts descended on the Horn of Africa, and a new, deadly...

 

Chemicals Lurking in Toys and Costumes are Harmful to Children. EPA Must Act Now.

Reprinted with permission from Earthjustice Plastics are everywhere: in couches, televisions, makeup, toys, costumes, and even children’s bodies. New reports show the dangers synthetic chemicals in...

 

Indigenous and Climate Leaders Outraged Over Minnesota Permits for Line 3 Pipeline

By Jessica Corbett. Common Dreams/Ecowatch Environmental and Indigenous leaders on Thursday, November 12, 2020 responded with alarm after Minnesota regulators approved key permits for Enbridge...

 

The Biggest Environmental Wins and Losses of the 2020 Election

By Tara Lohan. Reprinted with permission from Ecowatch Election Day 2020 - the day before the United States officially left the Paris climate agreement - didn’t deliver an immediate rebuke to...

 

EPA gives Oklahoma environmental oversight on Indian land

By Kolby KickingWoman. Reprinted with permission from Indian Country Today. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved the state of Oklahoma’s request to administer environmental regulato...

 

Trump administration sets logging plans for Alaska forest

By Joaqlin Estus. Reprinted with permission from Indian Country Today The U.S. Forest Service has released a report laying the groundwork to open more than 9 million acres in the nation’s largest...

 

'Bringing beaches back to life': First Nations restoring ancient clam gardens

Reprinted with permission from the Guardian On winter nights for the past six years, a group of 20 people have rustled through dark, coniferous woods to emerge on a Canadian beach at the lowest...

 

Northwestern cites rank for dirtiest air quality

Reprinted with permission from IQAir Washington Wildfires Several wildfires erupted through the state of Washington on Monday, September 8. Fanned by 50 mile-per-hour winds and fueled by an abundance...

 

Trump Admin Pushes Final Drilling Plan for Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Reprinted with permission from Ecowatch The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, thanks to protections put in place 60 years ago, has remained a pristine oasis in the most remote section of Alaska. Now,...

 

Judge Orders Dakota Access Pipeline to Shut Down Pending Full Environmental Review

Reprinted with permission from Ecowatch A federal judge ruled Monday that the controversial Dakota Access pipeline must be shut down and drained of oil until a full environmental review of the...

 

Controversial Atlantic Coast Pipeline project cancelled by Duke Energy, Dominion Energy

CHARLOTTE, N.C. Duke Energy and Dominion Energy announced the cancellation of the controversial Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) citing “ongoing delays and increasing cost uncertainty.” In a joint...

 

Trump Opens Marine Sanctuary to Commercial Fishing

Reprinted with permission by Ecowatch Friday, June 5, 2020. In a move that environmentalists warned could further imperil hundreds of endangered species and a protected habitat for the sake of...

 

Trans Mountain Pipeline Spills up to 50,000 Gallons of Oil on Indigenous Land in BC

Reprinted with permission from Ecowatch Canada’s Trans Mountain pipeline spilled as many as 190,000 liters (approximately 50,193 gallons) of crude oil in Abbotsford, British Columbia (BC) Saturday,...

 

Bluer Skies, Less Greenhouse Gas. What Happens After the Pandemic?

Reprinted with permission from Ecowatch Earlier this month, health care experts from across the United States gathered to address hundreds of journalists and policymakers by webinar. But their focus w...

 

Trump's EPA Weakens Justification for Life-Saving Mercury Pollution Rule

Reprinted with permission from Ecowatch As many Americans fight for their lives in the midst of a respiratory pandemic, the Trump administration Thursday axed the justification for a mercury...

 

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Prevails as Federal Judge Strikes Down DAPL Permits

Reprinted with permission from Earthjustice (March 25, 2020) Washington, D.C. A federal court granted a request by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to...

 

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...

 

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