Thursday, December 5, 2019

US youth win the right to sue US government for inaction on climate change

A group of US youth, ranging in age from 9 to 20, were granted the right to sue the federal government and fossil fuel industry over climate change and environmental degradation that endangers their future.

Largest bank in Norway sells its assets in Dakota Access Pipeline

Earlier this month, Reuters reported that DNB was “reconsidering its participation” in the financing of the pipeline if “concerns raised by Native American tribes against its construction are not addressed.”

After Trump elected, nearly 200 nations proclaim “urgent duty” to implement Paris Climate accord

This comes just over a week after the election of Donald Trump, who has vowed to pull the United states out of the Paris Agreement and has called climate change a Chinese-created hoax.

Hunter who helped kill Cecil the Lion gets charges dropped

A Zimbabwe court drops charges against the local hunter who led dentist Walter Palmer to the famous lion.

Oil Drilling in the Arctic Ocean and off the Atlantic Coast has been blocked

With this plan, it will be hard for the current President-elect to come in a change or alter the policy.

Fighting a mid-Atlantic pipeline in the age of Trump

Presidential politics and property rights take center stage as Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley pipeline opponents strategize post-election.

Stephen Hawking: We must find another planet to live on

“Six years ago I was warning about pollution and overcrowding, they have gotten worse since then,” Hawking said.

Fracking fluid caused months-long earthquake events in Alberta: New study

Eaton says he hopes the research will result in better regulation and risk assessment processes.

Suddenly time—and the oil market—are on the side of the Standing Rock Sioux

This week’s new Army Corps decision and a fresh lawsuit could delay the Dakota Access pipleline more than makes economic sense.

New Jersey to become first U.S. state to ban declawing of cats

The procedure is considered to be physically and mentally painful for cats, which is why it might soon be banned in New Jersey.