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New Map Shows Toxic Chemical Releases, Fires, and Explosions Happen Every Two Days in the U.S.

WASHINGTON – A new map created by the Coalition to Prevent Chemical Disasters on Friday shows 224 fires, explosions, and releases of toxic...

 

Advocates Renew Call to Modernize Federal Rail Brake Systems Following Ohio Train Derailment

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As a public health and environmental disaster unfolds following the derailment and explosion of a toxic-chemical cargo train in East Palestine, Ohio, advocacy groups renewed...

 

House Republicans Offer Free-For-All Energy Destruction on Public Lands, Groups Urge Responsible Mining Reforms

By Geoffrey Nolan, Earthjustice. WASHINGTON - Fifty environmental, Indigenous, and justice organizations sent a letter to House Natural Resources Committee Chair Bruce Westerman, Ranking Member Raúl...

 

Community Sues over West Kauaʻi Hydro Project's lack of EIS

WAIMEA, KAUAʻI — Today, kalo farmers and subsistence fishers from West Kauaʻi filed suit against the Hawaiʻi Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) for failing to require an...

 

Toxic Forever Chemicals Find Support in Republican Senators

By Amee Vanderpool. In the summer of 2021, the US House of Representatives passed the PFAS Action Act of 2021, which was a bipartisan piece of legislation that would have regulated toxic chemicals...

 

Are Gas Stoves Bad for Your Health

By Jonathan Levy Cooks love their gadgets, from countertop slow cookers to instant-read thermometers. Now, there's increasing interest in magnetic...

 

Giving Hope in 2023, Here are Six Environmental Wins 2022

The world now has eight billion people, according to the United Nations. The milestone, reached late this year, comes at a time when climate change is increasingly disrupting life on Earth as we know...

 

How to Host a Sustainable Holiday Party

By: Linnea Harris. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and your calendar is probably filling up with holiday parties and festive gatherings. While a time for enjoying food and sharing gifts...

 

Underfunded, understaffed, Canada's Indigenous Services Agency is failing to protect First Nations

Earlier this week, Canada’s auditor general reported that Indigenous Services Canada (ISC), the federal department responsible for coordinating emergency management services to First Nations,...

 

Tribes celebrate plan to remove dams on Klamath

By Chris Aadland. Underscore News and ICT Tribal nations and Native people are celebrating a decision made Thursday by federal regulators approving a plan for the largest dam removal plan in the...

 

Earthjustice on President Biden's Climate Commitments at COP27

US President Biden spoke at the 27th U.N. Climate Conference (COP27) where he affirmed his commitment to tackling the climate emergency through investments in clean energy investments, climate...

 

Citizens of the Blackfeet Nation and Montana Fight Back To Defend Blackfeet Culture and Wild Lands

By Timothy Preso. WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Pikuni Traditionalist Association (PTA), representing the cultural and religious interests of members of the Blackfeet Nation, appealed a recent...

 

Lula Defeats Bolsonaro in Brazil, a Crucial Win for the Amazon Rainforest

By: Paige Bennett. A tense presidential election runoff in Brazil has led to a victory for left-wing candidate and former president Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva against the far-right incumbent,...

 

The Supreme Court Will Decide the Future of Clean Water for Generations

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday, October 3, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments for the case Sackett v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, deliberating what waterways and wetlands are...

 

Cost of crypto: Report says U.S. bitcoin as dirty as 6 million cars

By Avi Asher-Schapiro. LOS ANGELES, Sept 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The carbon footprint of the U.S. bitcoin industry is rising at breakneck speed, a report from environmental groups found on...

 

EPA Faces Lawsuit as Inaction Exposes Millions to Carcinogenic Ethylene Oxide Every Day

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On September 20th, Earthjustice, on behalf of environmental and health advocacy groups, sent a 60-day Notice of Intent to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over...

 

The Yakama Nation's quest to rescue their nuclear waste ravaged land

More than 500 square miles large and ringed by Rocky Mountains, the decommissioned nuclear sit among production site is considered one of the most contaminated places in North America. Here,...

 

Plastic Recycling Isn't Effective, as Households Recycle Just 12% of Single-Use Plastic Packaging Per Year, UK Survey Says

By Cristen Hemingway Jaynes. Reprinted with permission from EcoWatch. Environmental organizations Greenpeace and Everyday Plastic have conducted one of the most ambitious voluntary research projects...

 

Supreme Court Restricts EPA's Ability to Fight Climate Crisis

By Olivia Rosane. The Supreme Court has restricted the ability of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to fight the climate crisis. In a 6 to 3 ruling on Thursday, the nation’s highest...

 

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...

 

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