Thursday, August 5, 2021

Climate crisis has cost Colorado billions—now it wants oil firms to pick up the...

ExxonMobil and Suncor face lawsuits in the western state but big oil’s apologists say the U.S. consumer is to blame for emissions.

4 major environmental treaties the US never ratified—but should

“The United States has disproportionate power in global governance. Or it used to. It has to regain the credibility and the legitimacy that it lost.”

Here’s how the climate crisis is impacting the water cycle

The current extreme fluctuation in precipitation across the globe is due in large part to climate change.

Bayer to pull glyphosate products, including Roundup, from US home and garden market

Bayer's decision comes in response to the many lawsuits related to glyphosate that it inherited when it acquired Monsanto in 2018.

Bayer announces plan to end glyphosate-based herbicide sales to US consumers by 2023

The company will replace glyphosate in the consumer lawn and garden segment with other "known and well-established active ingredients."

Eliminating emissions by 2050 could save 74 million lives

“One key takeaway is that there are a significant number of lives that can be saved by reducing emissions.”

Maine becomes first state to make corporations pay for recycling

“While we’re first in the U.S., we’re not going to be the last.”

Italian government bans large cruise ships from entering Venice lagoon

Venice will no longer allow large cruise ships from entering the Basin of San Marco, the Canal of San Marco and the Giudecca Canal.

Ethiopian Renaissance Dam: A unifying Peoples Project

Ethiopians are faced with a choice: unite and prosper or withdraw into ethnic rivalries and fall into further conflict and discord.

How a powerful US lobby group helps big oil to block climate action

“I think it’s fair to say that API and its prominent member companies have a broadly shared goal, which is to keep the social license of the oil and gas industry operating, and therefore enabling them to continue to extract oil and gas for as long as possible, as profitably as possible.”