Category: Environment

We Need To Face Our Other Global Environmental Catastrophe: Plastic Pollution

We Need To Face Our Other Global Environmental Catastrophe: Plastic Pollution

Much of this detritus finds itself on the world's oceans and clogs the beaches of some of the planet's most isolated--and beautiful--islands.
Climate Change Is Always in Season

Climate Change Is Always in Season

Whatever time and attention we gave to effects of, and debate around climate change, seem as though they can perhaps recede until next year as we concern ourselves with the winter ahead.
Trump has Moved On…to Posting Fake Weather

Trump has Moved On…to Posting Fake Weather

The president who introduced the world to "fake news" has branched out in a whole new level of inanity and dishonesty by delivering fake weather from the Oval Office.
Instead of Preparing for Hurricane, Trump Decides Golfing is More Important

Instead of Preparing for Hurricane, Trump Decides Golfing is More Important

With Hurricane Dorian bearing down, Donald Trump was at Camp David working on his golf swing.
Schumer Calls Trump’s Methane Rule Roll-back ‘Dagger in the Heart of Efforts to Preserve the Planet’

Schumer Calls Trump’s Methane Rule Roll-back ‘Dagger in the Heart of Efforts to Preserve the Planet’

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) slammed the Trump administration's intention, announced Thursday, to weaken Obama-era rules governing the emission of climate-changing methane into the atmosphere.
If Carbon Offsets Require Forests to Stay Standing, What Happens When the Amazon Is on Fire?

If Carbon Offsets Require Forests to Stay Standing, What Happens When the Amazon Is on Fire?

The emergency threatening part of the world’s largest rainforest is proof that offsets are too risky to count on to cancel out corporate pollution, and that the Amazon needs help without strings attached.
Sanders on Climate Change: Bigger Issue than ‘ISIS or al Qaeda’

Sanders on Climate Change: Bigger Issue than ‘ISIS or al Qaeda’

"Four years ago I came here to Iowa and I was asked what is the major national security issue we face."
Proposed California Law Would Punish Companies for Failing to Limit Harm to the Planet’s Forests

Proposed California Law Would Punish Companies for Failing to Limit Harm to the Planet’s Forests

The legislation could affect everything from what paper gets used in state offices to what gets served in California cafeterias.
Extreme Weather and Climate Change Threaten to Worsen the Affordable Housing Crisis

Extreme Weather and Climate Change Threaten to Worsen the Affordable Housing Crisis

Homelessness and the lack of affordable housing are already at crisis levels in the United States, but extreme weather events, fueled by climate change, threaten to compound these problems.
Lawmakers Offer Green New Deal Alternative

Lawmakers Offer Green New Deal Alternative

Several leading House Democrats have introduced a new plan to deal with climate change and serve as an alternative to the so-called Green New Deal.