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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...

 

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...

 

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