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Report: Trump Promised to Reverse Biden Environmental Rules in Exchange for $1B Reelection Pledge From Top Oil Executives

By: Cristen Hemingway Jaynes. Ecowatch. According to a new report by The Washington Post, last month at his private Mar-a-Lago club Donald Trump bluntly proposed a “deal” to more than 20 oil exe...

 

It's the world's first Indigenous-led 'blue park.' And Kitasoo Xai'xais Nation pulled it off without waiting on Canada

By Steph Kwetásel’wet Wood. The Narwhal. A marine protected area managed by Kitasoo Xai’xais Nation has been designated a ‘blue park’ — an internationally recognized example of excellence in marine...

 

Victory for Swiss Senior Women for Climate Protection: Climate protection is a human right

STRAUSBURG, France – The association of the Swiss Senior Women for Climate Protection, whose members took action against Switzerland for violating their human rights by failing to set sufficient c...

 

Earthjustice Opposed Congressional Efforts to Weaken the Clean Water Act

The Creating Confidence in Clean Water Permitting Act would allow polluters to recklessly pollute our streams, wetlands, and waterways while shielding them from accountability. The U.S. House of...

 

U.S. Has Produced More Oil Than Any Country in History for Six Consecutive Years

By: Cristen Hemingway Jaynes. According to a new analysis by the Energy Information Administration (EIA), the United States has produced the most crude oil globally for six years in a row – more t...

 

EPA Strengthens Chemical Disaster Safeguards

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced final new safeguards and rules aimed at nearly 12,000 chemical plants operating under the Risk Management Program (...

 

How Solar Geoengineering is Clouding Issues of Tribal Consent

Hilary Beaumont Last February, two balloons that were launched from Reno, Nevada, flew to Northern California. Along the way, as planned, they released a small amount of sulfur dioxide, a gas that...

 

Plastic Bag Bans in U.S. Have Reduced Plastic Bag Use by Billions, Report Says

By Paige Bennett. A new report from nonprofits Environment America, U.S. Public Interest Research Group Education Fund and Frontier Group has found that bans on plastic bags around the U.S. have alrea...

 

Canada Makes Its Largest Land Transfer in History

By Cristen Hemingway Jaynes The Canadian government made its largest land transfer in history on Thursday when it officially signed over the massive Arctic territory of Nunavut to its own government,...

 

U.N. Climate Talks Chief Says "No Science" Backs Ending Fossil Fuels That's incorrect

The head of United Nations climate talks underway in Dubai insisted incorrectly that there is no science to support phasing out fossil fuels to avoid catastrophic warming. Sultan al-Jaber, who is...

 

Earthjustice Statement: NY Governor Hochul Vetoes Community Gardens Protection Bill

By Nydia Gutiérrez. ALBANY – Last week, Governor Hochul vetoed a bill to help preserve the state’s community gardens (S.629-A/A.4139). The bill, which passed the Senate and Assembly unanimously, woul...

 

What the Melting of Antarctic Ice Shelves Means for the Planet

Interview by Steve Curwood, “Living on Earth” From Inside Climate News collaborating partner “Living on Earth,” public radio’s environmental news magazine, an interview by Host Steve Curwood w...

 

In Shocking Decision, 8th Circuit Sends Chlorpyrifos Food Use Ban Back to EPA

By Erin Fitzgerald, Earthjustice. SEATTLE, WA — Thursday, November 2, the 8th Circuit vacated the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) rule that revoked all food allowable for chlorpyrifos, whi...

 

'Climate Vulnerability Index' Shows Where Action, Resources Are Needed To Address Climate Change Threats

Dr. Weihsueh Chiu, a professor at the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, partnered with Environmental Defense Fund to...

 

Humans Have Exceeded Six of the Nine Boundaries Keeping Earth Habitable

Human activities have caused the Earth to exceed six of nine boundaries necessary for keeping the planet healthy, pushing the environment "well...

 

With New Biden Rule Tribes Have More Authority to Block Projects That Affect Water

WASHINGTON D.C. – States and Native American tribes will now possess enhanced powers to halt energy projects, including natural gas pipelines, that might contaminate rivers and streams. This change c...

 

'Era of Global Boiling' Has Arrived, UN Chief Says

As heat waves and wildfires cause chaos in North Africa, Europe and North America, climate scientists from the United Nations (UN) have announced that it is almost certain this July will be the...

 

FDA Allows Ongoing Use of Toxic Chemicals that Leach into Food and Drinks

By Zahra Ahmad. Earth Justice. On July 21, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) affirmed its May 2022 decision to allow the ongoing use of phthalates, a class of toxic chemicals, in food packaging...

 

'The fight for our lives': Arizona's water regime limits the Hopi Tribe's future

By Umar Farooq. In September 2020, the Hopi Tribe's four-decade effort to secure its right to water culminated in a court proceeding. The outcome...

 

Canada's Record Wildfires Made Four North American Cities Among the Five Most Polluted Cities in the World

By: Cristen Hemingway Jaynes. Hundreds of wildfires have been burning in nearly all of Canada’s provinces for almost a month, the smoke from them drifting down into the midwestern and eastern U...

 

White House Environmental Justice Advisory Urges EPA to Move Swiftly to Significantly Strengthen Air Quality Standards

By Zahra Ahmad. Earthjustice The White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council sent a letter urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to strengthen the national ambient air quality...

 

Debt Ceiling Deal – a Slap in the Face to Environmental Justice Communities

House Republicans and the White House cut a deal that raised the debt ceiling and averted an economic crisis. The deal cuts spending for programs critical to environmental protections and our social...

 

Supreme Court Weakens Clean Water Act Protections

By Erin Fitzgerald. WASHINGTON – On Thursday, May 25, 2023, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling in Sackett v U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, re-interpreting the Clean Water Act to e...

 

Strawberries Smaller When Pollinated by Bees That Ingest Pesticides

By: Cristen Hemingway Jaynes Bees are better for strawberries. About ten to fifteen percent of flowering plants are mostly self-pollinating, and strawberries are one of them. However, when the plump...

 

How to Attract Pollinators to Your Yard

By Linnea Harris. Pollinators are crucial for growing the food we eat and supporting the diverse plant life that sustains our ecosystems. When feeding on pollen or nectar for energy, pollinators carry...

 

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