Saturday, February 23, 2019

Climate change claims its first mammal extinction

Perhaps this second declaration of the extinction of the Bramble Cay melomys will finally inspire enough attention to prevent the loss of similar species.

As cleanup dispute looms, Peabody-linked group pushes Navajo Nation to buy west’s largest coal...

If the Navajo Nation were to buy the plant and mine, Peabody could shift liability for the shutdown onto the shoulders of the Nation.

Environmental defender murdered in Mexico days before vote on pipeline project

"This is a political crime for the human rights defense that Samir Flores Samir and the FPDTA carried out against the [project] and for people's autonomy and self-determination."

#DrillingisKilling: Surfrider Foundation releases video to inform public of Trump administration’s offshore drilling plans

The Trump administration's new plan to expand offshore oil drilling will impact thousands of miles of coastline and the coastal life as many have...

Answering the attacks on the Green New Deal

But now it seems that someone in Congress is listening. The Green New Deal is America’s last best chance to get it right.

EPA grants bee-killing pesticide ’emergency’ approval; a ‘routine abuse of emergency exemptions’

"The EPA is routinely misusing the 'emergency' process to get sulfoxaflor approved because it's too toxic to make it through normal pesticide reviews."

Victory: Federal court throws out Energy Transfer’s lawsuit against DAPL water protectors

"This is a huge victory not just for Greenpeace but for anyone and everyone who has ever stood up against powerful corporate interests."

A vote to retire two coal-fired power plants passes despite Trump’s cry to save...

"It is not about coal. This decision is about economics."

Bill McKibben: Climate change is scary – not the Green New Deal

It’s very clear that conservatives have one plan for dealing with the popularity of the Green New Deal: scaring the hell out of people.

Saving the future

Only immediate climate action can save the future. If we don’t take action, the collapse of our civilizations and the extinction of much of the natural world is on the horizon.