Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Maryland banning foam takeout containers

The state is the first state to implement a ban on foam food containers witch includes cups, plates, takeout containers and trays.

Plastic-eating super enzyme could help solve the plastic waste crisis

“The faster we can make the enzymes, the quicker we can break down the plastic, and the more commercially viable it will be.”

Four environmental fights on the 2020 ballot

Across the country, voters will weigh in on ballot measures to decide issues like wolf reintroduction, taxes on oil companies, and renewable energy standards.

‘2020 really belongs to us’: The youth climate movement rallies around the election

The Sunrise Movement and progressive allies are applying new strategies to turn out young voters—and to convince parents to pull the lever for Democrats.

The ecological impact of militarism

“In the face of both COVID-19 and the climate crisis, we urgently need to shift from a culture of war to a culture of care.”

Black voters know climate justice is racial justice

Research suggests that people of color may be more concerned than Whites about climate change.

Retirement fund for many California firefighters battling wildfires puts money in coal

By continuing to hold fossil fuel investments, the logic goes, CalPERS may be taking some of that money and using it to add fuel to the wildfires of tomorrow.

Trump administration to allow logging in pristine national forest

The roughly 9 million acres that the administration wants to open up now have been protected since the 2001 by the Roadless Area Conservation Rule, or Roadless Rule.

Democrats need to be pressured on climate, too

"We are already facing the consequences of the climate crisis."

Tell Home Depot and Lowe’s to stop selling Bayer-Monsanto’s Roundup Herbicides

Tell Home Deport and Lowe's to remove Roundup from store shelves and help protect both human and pollinators' health.