Monday, May 17, 2021

93% of the Great Barrier Reef is Now Bleached

Coral bleaching events in 1998 led to a death of 16 percent of the world’s coral. This time it may be worse.

The UN Paris Climate Change Agreement: One World, One Climate?

The Paris climate change agreement may be an ambitious and balanced plan and a historic turning point in the goal of reducing global warming, but according to French ambassador to the United Nation, Francois Delattre, - : “On espere, -- One hopes.”

If You Want to Convert a Climate Skeptic, Don’t Talk About Science

Scientist and Christian Katherine Hayhoe shares how she wins over those who doubt climate change is happening — by not mentioning climate science.

BREAKING: Criminal Charges for 3 Over Flint Water Crisis is “Only the Beginning”

Attorney General Bill Schuette stated that these charges are “only the beginning” and that no one guilty will be able to escape justice because “no one is above the law.”

San Francisco Becomes First Major City to Require Solar Panels on New Buildings

California also has more solar jobs and installed more megawatts of solar capacity last year than any other state in the nation.

10 Years of Fracking: Its Impact on Our Water, Land and Climate

“The best way to protect our health and climate from this dirty drilling is to ban it altogether and keep fossil fuels safely in the ground.”

Monsanto’s Evil Twin: Disturbing Facts About the Fertilizer Industry

The currently catastrophic, but largely unrecognized, greenhouse gas damage from chemical farms and industrial food production and distribution must be reversed.
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Bernie Proposes Nationwide Ban on Fracking

Bernie Sanders focuses on the environmental issue of fracking this week while campaigning in New York and Pennsylvania.

97% of Endangered Species Threatened by 3 Common Pesticides

The Center for Biological Diversity, as well as a number of farmworkers, child-safety and environmental advocacy groups, sent a letter to the EPA last month urging it to ban several organophosphate pesticides that are currently under review.

Climate Rally for Bernie Sanders Draws 1,000 Anti-Fracking Activists in Upstate New York

It was a moment when elements of the grassroots anti-fracking movement in New York State joined hands with the larger political groundswell behind the Sanders campaign.