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Tribes Are Leading the Way to Remove Dams and Restore Ecosystems

Cameron Macias bent down to examine a small pile of sawdust-filled scat on the floor of the former Lake Mills on the Elwha River in the northwest corner of Washington state in 2016. It was a sign...

 

A quest for Alaska oil sparks a fight over tribal sovereignty

By Max Graham. Every spring, the shallow ponds and spruce forests of the Yukon Flats, in Interior Alaska, stir with the flapping of scoters and scaups, the laugh-like yelps of white-fronted geese and...

 

Biden Suspends Oil Leases in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge While Supporting Drilling Elsewhere in Alaska

By Kaitlan Sullivan. Reprinted with permission from EcoWatch. The Department of the Interior on Tuesday suspended oil and gas leases in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge until a...

 

15 Organizations and Initiatives Helping to Save the Bees

More than 75 percent of the world's food crops rely on pollinators, according to the United Nations Environment Program. Through their pollination,...

 

Earthjustice Got a Big Win in Court Against a Pesticide Linked to Harming Kids' Brains

May 2021. Children and farmworkers may soon be spared from a toxic pesticide linked to lifelong intellectual disabilities. On April 29, a federal appeals court sided with Earthjustice and its...

 

Indigenous Rights Groups Join Michigan Gov. Whitmer in Demanding Shutdown of Enbridge's Line 5

By Julia Conley. Reprinted with permission from Common Dreams. Indigenous rights and climate action groups are set to hold an “Evict Enbridge” celebration on Wednesday and Thursday to mark Michiga...

 

Undisclosed Ingredients in Roundup Are Lethal to Bumblebees, Study Finds

By Jenna McGuire. Commonly used herbicides across the U.S. contain highly toxic undisclosed “inert” ingredients that are lethal to bumblebees, according to a new study published Friday in the...

 

Scientific American to Use 'Climate Emergency' in Magazine's Future Coverage

After over 175 years of publishing, Scientific American made a major editorial announcement on Monday: the historic U.S. magazine will officially adopt the term “climate emergency” for its...

 

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,...

 

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