Lawsuit Launched to Protect Endangered Species From Trump’s Rollback of Clean Water Protections

WASHINGTON—Conservation groups filed a formal notice of intent today to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for failing to consider harm to endangered species when adopting a rule that delays the effective date for… Read More

Air Pollution from Industrial Shutdowns and Startups Worse Than Thought

Because of Hurricane Harvey, refineries and other facilities released 2,000 tons of pollutants. AP Photo/LM Otero Nikolaos Zirogiannis, Indiana University; Alex J. Hollingsworth, Indiana University, and David Konisky, Indiana University When Hurricane Harvey struck the Texas coast in… Read More

‘Time for Tepid Market Schemes and Corporate-friendly Clean Energy Baby Steps is Over’

With a new government report projecting that America’s carbon footprint is on pace to be slightly larger in 2050 than it is now—a prediction that partially takes into account President Donald Trump’s attack on environmental regulations—green groups are arguing that only a… Read More

Farmers, Conservationists Challenge Trump’s EPA, Monsanto Over Crop-Damaging Pesticide

EPA Unlawfully Approved Monsanto’s XtendiMax Weed-Killer, Ignoring Warnings of Rampant Drift, Destroying Crops on Millions of Acres in Devastating 2017 Farm Season With More to Come Evidence Shows Hundreds of Endangered Species at Risk and Unprotected   WASHINGTON—On… Read More

Aviation Expansion: The Global Cost of the Carbon Jet Set

A new global network has been launched to combat and coordinate action against the frightening expansion plans of the aviation industry. The plans are driven by the super rich flying increasingly frequently to their tax havens – and… Read More

Corporate Power, Not Public Interest, at Root of Upcoming Science Committee Hearing

By Carey Gilliam Via US RTK   Score another point for corporate power over protection of the public.  U.S. Rep Lamar Smith, chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, & Technology, has slated a full… Read More

At Least 197 Eco-Defenders Murdered in 2017

Global Witness calls the murders part of “the ruthless scramble for natural wealth.”   By John R. Platt Via The Revelator   At least 197 environmental activists and eco-defenders around the world were murdered in 2017 — nearly four deaths per… Read More

Oil and Gas Industry’s 2017 Suing Spree Could Set Speech-Chilling Precedents

By Sharon Kelly Originally published by DeSmogBlog   In 2017, while the Trump administration absorbed media attention with its cries of “fake news,” the oil and gas industry was busy launching private legal actions across the U.S., attacking critics… Read More

Women on the Front Lines of Halting Deforestation

Judith Ncube, the chairperson of the Vusanani Cooperative in Plumtree, Zimbabwe. Credit: Sally Nyakanyanga   By Sally Nyakanyanga Via IPS   PLUMTREE, Zimbabwe, Jan 29 2018 (IPS) – In Zimbabwe, the bulk of rural communities and urban poor still get… Read More

WATCH: New Short Documentary Spotlights Michigan’s Water Wars

This week, The Story of Stuff Project, producer of the award-winning Story of Stuff, released its latest short documentary on fights to secure safe, affordable, public water in communities across the country. A Tale of Two Cities shows how citizens of… Read More