Friday, July 3, 2020

How deforestation helps deadly viruses jump from animals to humans

Given the evidence, it is clear humans need to balance the production of food, forest commodities and other goods with the protection of tropical forests.

Temperatures reach record heights in the Arctic Circle this past weekend

“The Arctic is believed to be warming twice as fast as the global average.”

15,000 gallon oil spill threatens river and drinking water in Native Alaskan village

Because of travel restrictions, officials from ADEC and the Environmental Protection Agency cannot travel to the spill site. Instead, both agencies are in contact with local responders.

Fossil fuel companies and their supporters ask Supreme Court to intervene in climate lawsuits

“I would imagine the oil companies will seek en banc [full court] review in the Ninth Circuit. If that fails they'll petition … the Supreme Court.”

In break with Trump’s EPA, Nevada announces plan to cut tailpipe emissions

“Clean car standards will provide Nevadans with more transportation options and much-needed relief from volatile gas prices and dirty air.”

DNC ‘snubs’ climate movement just as Greenpeace endorses Democratic panel’s visionary plan

"As we confront the interwoven crises of climate change, white supremacy, and Covid-19, we must demand nothing short of a visionary, transformative agenda from Democratic leadership."

Barcelona Opera House reopens with concert for 2,292 plants

Monday's unique concert was conceived as a prelude to the opera's 2020-2021 season.

Trump’s EPA rolls back regulation of chemical linked to brain damage in infants that...

“Is this what the Environmental Protection Agency has come to?”

Bipartisan senators praise passage of Great American Outdoors Act

“Years of bipartisan work have led to this moment and this historic opportunity for conservation.”

‘Shell must not get away with this’: Niger Delta still waiting for big oil...

Titled "No Clean-Up, No Justice," the new report explains that for "more than five decades, the people of Ogoniland, in the Niger Delta, have struggled against oil pollution, destruction of the environment and human rights violations."