Saturday, February 27, 2021

Tag: environment

Delaware River Basin Commission votes to ban fracking in historic victory

"Banning fracking in the Delaware River Basin is an historic event."

Pandemic may have left over 250 million people with acute food...

As Black and Latinx families experience disproportionate food insecurity, experts warn of famine in dozens of countries.

US approves of expansion of Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary...

The Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary will now include portions of 14 additional reefs and banks in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico, representing approximately a 104 square mile increase in area.

Climate activists nationwide take ‘polar bear plunge’ to push Congress to...

Congressman Don McEachin (D-Va), Bill Mckibben, and the Rev. Lennox Yearwood lead the kickoff rally—participants plunged into rivers, ponds and backyard pools from coast-to-coast.

Federal judge rules in favor of continued construction of Line 3—a...

“But we will continue to press our case that the Army Corps violated the law and failed to fulfill its responsibilities in granting the permit.”

Air pollution is linked to permanent vision loss, study finds

University College London researchers hypothesized that air pollution might heighten the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration.

Biden signs executive order to protect 30 percent of country’s lands...

The 30x30 goal is said to be part of Biden's larger plan to preserve wildlife and combat global warming.

Restoring our water systems should be top priority for Biden administration

Healthy rivers can no longer be separated into the “nice-to-have” column of environmental progress.

Decoding the hype behind the natural gas industry’s hydrogen push

The oil and gas industry is once again trying to disrupt the renewable energy process, this time with methane-derived hydrogen.

Tell Congress to #StopLine3

Congress must stop the expansion of a dying tar sands industry and #StopLine3 construction immediately.

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Nearly 800 organizations and individuals in the United States demand the Biden administration end...

“President Biden claims to care about racial equity but his actions in Haiti show the emptiness of that rhetoric.”

Cost of War: US ‘counterterrorism’ activities in 85 countries

"If the U.S. is truly to end the post-9/11 wars and related activities around the world, then the U.S. public and its leaders must take a broader view of their reach."

Is US presidential candidate Joe Biden a war criminal?

Joe Biden had supported the Iraq War of 2003. But no one knows why he is running away from the truth.

Senate parliamentarian says minimum wage increase cannot be in relief bill, Progressives urge VP...

“This is not a difficult decision. Use your power. Keep $15 in.”

The disaster of Andrew Cuomo and New York’s pandemic response

If the failures of this pandemic have taught us anything, it’s that when we finally come out of it we need a new normal.