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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...

 

"This Was Avoidable," Climate Activists Say About Apocalyptic UN Climate ReportThe United Nation's latest climate report says capping global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees C target is imperative-and still within reach through immediate, aggressive action.

By Mark Hertsgaard. The United Nations COP 26 climate summit this November was already set to be one of the most important diplomatic gatherings in history, a meeting where world leaders will,...

 

Extreme Heat Waves in a Warming World Don't Just Break Records – They Shatter Them

By Scott Denning. Summer isn't even half over, and we've seen heat waves in the Pacific Northwest and Canada with temperatures that would be hot for D...

 

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...

 

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