Monday, November 30, 2020

EPA warns glyphosate is likely to harm the nation’s most endangered species

“If we want to stop the extinction of amazing creatures like monarch butterflies, we need the EPA to take action to stop the out-of-control spraying of deadly poisons.”

Trump administration targets banks divesting from fossil fuels in new anti-climate rule

The OCC’s new rule could stunt divestment campaigns by requiring major banks to justify each individual decision to regulators using “quantitative, impartial risk-based standards established by the bank in advance.”

CO2 levels hit record high despite pandemic lockdowns

Scientists calculate that emissions must fall by half by 2030 to give a good chance of limiting global heating.

Changes to National Environmental Policy Act increases logging in national forests

The new rule will "authorize logging and other activities without following NEPA’s public notification and environmental review requirements."

New report reveals plastic crisis affects on marine mammals and sea turtles in oceans

"While there may never be a complete account of the fate of all marine animals impacted by plastic, this report paints a grim picture."

President-Elect Biden: Time for YOU to follow the science

A president can do a lot in battling climate change, without Congressional approval, through executive orders and EPA regulations. Obama’s record was mixed and hesitant. Biden will need to do many times better.

Minnesota Permits for Line 3 Pipeline approved. Indigenous and Climate Leaders are left outraged

Environmental and Indigenous groups say this construction threatens the water where Native Americans harvest wild rice and also would be a factor in increasing climate change.

As climate crisis rages, the world’s public banks gathered at first-ever summit and chose...

"There is no excuse for the continued funding of billions of dollars in coal, gas, or oil projects. This must stop now."

TD Bank joins other major financial institutes to commit to ambition climate action plan

The Group's commitment to a global climate action plan makes them the latest major financial institution along with Morgan Stanley and Barclays.

A historic victory for gray wolves in Colorado election

“These are things that signal the fact that all is right ecologically, that wildness has returned.”