ENVIRONMENT

As flood waters rise from Hurricane Florence’s aftermath, manure from hog farms and toxic coal ash from power plants threaten to pollute waterways and damage critical aquifers.
The Center for Biological Diversity has sued the Trump administration for refusing to release public records related to the government’s failure to develop greenhouse gas emission standards for airplanes as required by the Clean Air Act.
A new report says livestock farming is no longer sustainable because of increased damage to the environment, and because meat consumption is increasingly tied to serious health risks.
Tests from a research team from Sea Shepherd showed 100% positive test results for the presence of piscine orthoreovirus (PRV) collected in British Columbia’s open-net fish farms.
Soon after the conclusion of the trial in San Francisco which found Monsanto’s Roundup liable for $289M in causing Non Hodgkins lymphoma, St. Vincent and the Grenadines suspended all imports of glyphosate-based herbicides.
NASA is about to launch a satellite that will make it easier than ever to precisely map the changes in polar ice throughout the world as the world heats up.
The world is heating up faster than most realize and we may have already run out of time to save the planet.
A new university study suggests offshore tax havens may be a way for companies to hide their dirty funding of environmentally hazardous investments around the world.
The EPA just issued its proposed Affordable Clean Energy rule, which will keep coal-burning power plants running longer and which the EPA admits will increase premature deaths across the country.
A federal court in Great Falls, Montana reversed the Trump Administration’s order that the Keystone XL pipeline could begin construction without a full environmental review.
In yet another sign of the impact of climate change, Mount Everest is seeing twice the normal levels of rain and snowfall this summer.
North Korea, South Korea and Japan have been hotter than ever in recent weeks, just in time for a new report from NOAA telling us just how bad things are going to be in the future.
Climate change effects are “no longer subtle”, according to a prominent climate scientist, and this summer’s heat, drought, crop failures and fires could be the new normal.
A new University report shows that dicamba, one of the deadliest pesticides currently in use, has already drifted away from its intended lands and damaged 1.1 million acres of agricultural crops, trees and other plants just this year alone.
The city of Baltimore, Maryland, just filed suit against a long list of major oil and gas companies for the “potentially catastrophic” damage caused by the global climate crisis – very much the result of fossil fuel emissions.
For more than 15 years, the corrupt government of Costa Rica has been trying to have Captain Paul Watson arrested and imprisoned for stopping Costa Rican poachers in Guatemala in partnership with the Guatamalan government.
In the twenty years from 1992 to 2012, a region equivalent to the land in all of New York State – about 30 million acres of farmland – was lost to development. Worse was that fully one third of that land was considered among the best kind of land for crop production.
The Environmental Protection Agency, aka Environmental Pollution Agency (EPA) was directed in June 2018 to radically change how it determines the health and safety risks of toxic chemicals. Among other things, it will eliminate consideration of how chemicals disseminate over time into the land, throughout waterways and aquifers, and into the air.
Our planet continues to heat up and experience record setting high temperatures, just as it has noticeably done for much of the last few decades. Yet, only 73% can accept the fact that our planet is getting hotter, according to the National Surveys on Energy and the Environment.
Australian EV charging specialist Tritium has been chosen by the NRMA as the supplier for a new $10 million electric vehicle charger network roll out, currently under way in New South Wales and the ACT.
It has been thirty years since NASA scientist James Hansen spoke before a U.S. Senate Committee and warned us that global warming was real. Unfortunately for all, very few took his comments seriously enough.
On June 19, Donald Trump issued an executive order which effectively turns over yet another precious natural resource for big business to plunder. This time it’s America’s oceans, lakes and waterways which will feel the pain.