Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Republicans Call Everyone But Governor Snyder for Congressional Hearing on Flint Water Crisis

It is unknown who will be called to testify at the hearing, or why the Governor of the State, whose administration and appointees were responsible for the decisions that led to the public being forced to drink and bathe in contaminated water for so long, isn’t being called to the hearing.

Pennsylvania is discharging radioactive fracking waste into rivers as landfill leachate, impacting the Chesapeake...

Edited by Melissa Troutman Originally published by Joshua B. Pribanic and Talia Wiener for Public Herald edited by Melissa Troutman

Fighting back: Six states sue the EPA over its approval of pesticide linked to...

“The EPA is egregiously sacrificing our children’s health by refusing to make a determination on this dangerous pesticide.”

Volunteers plant 67,500 trees in Portuguese forest devastated by wildfires

"In an era of climate change, such disasters are becoming reality all over the world."

U.S. government reports: ‘It is raining plastic’

After analyzing rainwater samples collected from the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, the U.S. Interior Department recently released a study concluding that microscopic...

The youth of the world call on us to act against climate change

Since Greta Thunberg began her Friday strikes in front of the Swedish parliament, calling for action against climate change, she has been...

EPA refuses to allow warning labels for glyphosate

California tried to warn the public about glyphosate but the EPA is siding with Monsanto.

Oil Spills are Actually Good for Birds, Fish, and the Economy According to the...

“Environmentalists worry that an increase in oil trains could lead to a rise in oil train derailments, but witnesses that testified before the EFSEC on behalf of Vancouver Energy say oil spills might not actually be that bad for the environment.”

Buenos Aires Zoo to Close After 140 Years, Will Be Turned into an Ecopark

The closure of the zoo is one act in a line from the last few years that shows the shift from traditional zoos and animal entertainment into more thoughtful alternatives.

Arturo the World’s Saddest Polar Bear Dies in Captivity

At least 64 captive animals have died at the Mendoza Zoo in the last 7 months, reportedly due to bacteria outbreaks and overcrowding. Arturo died on Sunday due to a “blood circulation imbalance.”