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Court Rules EPA Failed to Fully Consider Glyphosate's Risk to Humans and Wildlife

By: Olivia Rosane. A federal court ruled Friday that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must reconsider whether glyphosate – the active ingredient in Bayer’s Roundup weedkiller ...

 

Seafood Watch Warns Against Consuming Lobster, Snow Crab, to Help Save Right Whales

By Paige Bennett. Reprinted with permission from EcoWatch. The Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program recommends that consumers avoid eating any lobster or snow crab caught in the U.S. and...

 

50% of U.S. Lakes and Rivers Are Too Polluted for Swimming, Fishing, Drinking

By Olivia Rosane. Fifty years ago, the U.S. passed the Clean Water Act with the goal of ensuring “fishable, swimmable” water across the U.S. by 1983. Now, a new report from the Environmental...

 

Environmental Groups Applaud Biden's Executive Order on Crypto

President Biden signed an executive order directing the Justice Department, Treasury and other agencies to study the legal, economic, and environmental impact of cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin...

 

Half the U.S. Population Was Exposed to Dangerous Lead Levels During Childhood, Study Finds

An extraordinary number of people in the U.S. of adult age by 2015 were exposed to dangerous lead levels when they were children, new research has found. The study, published in the journal...

 

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Dakota Access Pipeline Appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to consider an appeal by Energy Transfer, the Dallas-based operator of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), over a 2020 ruling requiring an environmental review of...

 

Pharmaceutical Drug Pollution in Rivers Poses 'Global Threat to Human and Environmental Health,' Study Finds

By Cristen Hemingway Jaynes. Pharmaceutical drugs have polluted the world’s rivers and pose “a global threat to environmental and human health,” according to a new study by the University of...

 

Butterfly Sanctuary That Stood Up to Trump's Border Wall Closes After Right-Wing Threats

By Olivia Rosane. The National Butterfly Center in Texas that stood up to former President Donald Trump’s border wall is now shuttering indefinitely because of harassment from right-wing conspiracy...

 

2021 Ocean Temperatures Were Warmest on Record

By Olivia Rosane. The world’s oceans reached record temperatures in 2021, despite a La Niña event that typically has a cooling influence. The new record was announced in a study published in...

 

Five Climate Moves by the Biden Administration You May Have Missed in 2021

Although President Biden’s Build Back Better package is in limbo, the president is incorporating climate action and environmental justice into government decision-making. Critics say he should be...

 

There is an environmental impact each time you hit 'buy now.' Here's an alternative

When did constant consumerism become a thing? Most finance watchdogs say the tradition really took off near the end of World War II, when the economy was thriving, and the market exploded with...

 

Feeling Hopeless About the Climate? Try This 30-Day Action Plan

A recent poll found that people today, especially younger people, feel helpless when it comes to fighting climate change. Here’s the thing: That’s exactly how polluting corporations want you to...

 

EPA restores water protections weakened under Trump

By Mark Armao. The Biden administration on Thursday, Nov 18, announced its plans to strengthen federal protections for the nation’s waterways by replacing a Trump-era rule that significantly...

 

Land defenders appear in court after police raids in Wet'suwet'en territory

By Mark Armao. Indigenous land defenders were in a British Columbia court Monday after they were arrested during police raids that took place on Wet’suwet’en territory Friday, Nov 19. During the r...

 

Indigenous Environmental Network

The Indigenous Environmental Network condemns the actions of Canada as it inflicts settler violence against the Wet’suwet’en peoples, hypocritically breaking both Wet’suwet’en and Canadian...

 

COP26 KEEPS 1.5C ALIVE AND FINALIZES PARIS AGREEMENT

COP26 ends with global agreement to accelerate action on climate this decade Two weeks of intense negotiations finally complete the Paris Rulebook For the first time COP agrees position on phasing...

 

Native opposition to Nevada lithium mine grows

By Maddie Stone. When Daranda Hinkey, a 23-year-old member of the Fort McDermitt Paiute and Shoshone Tribe in northern Nevada, gazes across the austere expanse of old growth sagebrush 25 miles...

 

COP 26

World leaders, environmentalist and protestors from nearly 200 countries are meeting in Glasgow, Scotland, from Oct. 31 to Nov. 12 . There, they will work out the rules of a new global climate pact....

 

Indigenous Groups Officially Excluded from COP26, Continue Calling for Action

Indigenous groups from around the world are preparing to travel to Glasgow for COP26 to call for climate action and demand a greater say in negotiations, the Arizona Republic reports. However,...

 

23 Species From 19 States Lost to Extinction

WASHINGTON. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed today to remove 22 animals and a plant from the endangered species list because of extinction....

 

Environmental Battles on Both Sides of the Border

In the United States, a federal judge has denied tribal leaders’ bid to temporarily block digging for an archaeological study required before construction can begin for a Nevada lithium mine on what...

 

Swinomish Tribal Community Provides Notice of Intent to Sue Corps of Engineers

LA CONNER, W.A. As Skagit Chinook salmon populations and the Southern Resident Killer Whales dependent upon them continue to dwindle, today the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community (“Swinomish” or ...

 

Bristol Bay Tribes, communities celebrate EPA move to resume work on permanent protections, urge quick action

DILLINGHAM, AK – Bristol Bay Tribes and communities celebrated today’s announcement that the Environmental Protection Agency will resume work on permanent protections for the Bristol Bay...

 

EPA Will Ban a Farming Pesticide Linked To Health Problems In Children

A pesticide that’s been linked to neurological damage in children, including reduced IQ, loss of working memory, and attention deficit disorders, has been banned by the Biden administration followin...

 

Latest IPCC Report Is 'Code Red for Humanity'

By Olivia Rosane. Reprinted with permission from Ecowatch. The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is out, and it offers an urgent call to act immediately on the...

 

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