Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Great Barrier Reef in danger: Don’t fight the diagnosis, fight the threats (commentary)

My plea to the government and to my fellow Australians: Don’t let politics thwart science. Don’t fight the diagnosis. Fight the threats. The world is watching and the clock is ticking.

As Glaciers Melt in Ecuador, Pope Francis Challenges Technocrats, Touts ‘Keeping’ the Environment

Because of global warming, Ecuador could face a water crisis while with their glacier melts. Pope Francis continues to advocate for environmentalism and addresses crowds in Ecuador to educate its citizens.

How Biden can do more Than just restore Trump’s environmental rollbacks

President-elect Joseph R. Biden has indicated that he’ll quickly roll back the rollbacks as soon as he’s inaugurated. Yet a reset is not enough.

Community scientists have new EPA guidelines for sampling microplastic pollution. How useful are they?

The protocol acknowledges that because "microplastics smaller than [one millimeter] in size (such as microbeads) are more difficult to find... more sophisticated technology is required to conclusively identify them."

‘Abnormally high’ turtle deaths after acid-laden ship sinks off Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka urgently needs national-level, long-term monitoring of environmental parameters in the ocean using a standardized methodology.

17 governors renew climate pledges on anniversary of Trump’s Paris Accord retreat

The governors of sixteen states and Puerto Rico that make up the U.S. Climate Alliance recommitted their pledges to the Paris agreement and announced a new wave of initiatives to accelerate and scale up climate action.

5 lessons for the future of water

In a moment where we feel caged, where we are scared of losing our loved ones, and we feel vulnerable in the middle of a pandemic that seems unstoppable, our ecosystem is presenting us with a challenge.

Sanders says last thing California needs is ‘some right-wing Republican governor’

“The September 14 recall of Governor Newsom is a bold-faced Republican power grab. Don’t let it happen.”

The Hairball That Gagged a Fracker

Rick Berman is a political consultant who plays so dirty even Big Oil is not interested him. This man takes funding from corporations and uses that money to publicly slam environmentalists, low-wage workers, and any of his enemies.

EPA’s plan to regulate chemical contaminants in drinking water is a drop in the...

Political and social factors, as well as pressure from industry, can lead to wide disparities in exposure, with some communities protected and others left vulnerable.