Thursday, May 23, 2019

Hong Kong Announces Plan to Ban the Ivory Trade

Hong Kong announced on Wednesday that it plans to ban the domestic ivory trade.

Obama Ends New Coal Leases on Public Lands

The federal coal leasing program had not been updated for 30 years until Obama’s recent move to stop a majority of new coal leasing on America’s public lands.

Today’s Top Wind Energy Stories: Cost Down 60 Percent Since 2009 (Video)

In the United States, the cost of wind-generated electricity is down 66 percent since 2009, and there are now 50,000 wind turbines, generating enough electricity to power 19 million homes.

‘Nail in the Coffin’: Obama to Halt New Coal Mining Leases on Public Lands

"The only safe place for coal in the 21st century is deep underground—these reforms will help keep more of it there."

Fossil Fuel Industry Granted Defendant Status in Youths’ Landmark Climate Lawsuit

In their lawsuit, the young plaintiffs assert the federal government violated their constitutional rights to life, liberty and property by allowing and facilitating the exploitation of fossil fuels.

Deputy Pleads Guilty to Beating His K-9 Partner on Video

Officer Brett Berry agreed to plead guilty to animal cruelty on the condition that the prosecutor will drop the assault charge.

These Are the Most Dangerous Kinds of Plastic Polluting the Ocean

A new study identifies the 20 most deadly forms of plastic killing sea turtles, marine mammals, and sea birds.

A Toxic Threat Is Killing Off Europe’s Killer Whales and Dolphins

Researchers find high exposure to PCBs could drive some marine mammal to extinction.

What the Catastrophic Aliso Canyon Methane Leak Teaches Us About Our Addiction to Fossil...

To prevent more disasters like Aliso Canyon in California and around the country we need an emergency statewide effort to shut down facilities that lack basic safety equipment, including Aliso Canyon.

Michigan’s Water Crisis Has Gotten So Bad The National Guard Has Been Deployed

It's the governor's latest attempt to address a growing public health crisis.