Thursday, August 5, 2021

Tag: environment

Everyone has a role to play in stopping the Line 3...

Indigenous water protectors and allies are effectively engaging all four roles of social change.

Here’s what climate change will mean for bats

"A commitment by world governments to significantly reduce carbon emissions should be urgently sought in order to avoid further deterioration of bat communities and the important ecosystem services that they provide.”

Italian government bans large cruise ships from entering Venice lagoon

Venice will no longer allow large cruise ships from entering the Basin of San Marco, the Canal of San Marco and the Giudecca Canal.

Great Barrier Reef in danger: Don’t fight the diagnosis, fight the...

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.

Coral disease spreading in Caribbean linked to wastewater from ships

Since the identification of the disease off Virginia Key in 2014, it has spread to the Caribbean, the Bahamas, Jamaica, Saint Maarten and Mexico.

House passes PFAS Action Act which protects environment and human health

“We are one step closer to protecting the health of Americans from these toxic forever chemicals.”

Tribes are leading the way to remove dams and restore ecosystems

Together, the country’s 2 million dams block access to more than 600,000 miles of river for fish.

EPA warns of Mountain Valley Pipeline impact on streams, says project...

The natural gas pipeline already has hundreds of water quality violations. Opponents are hopeful the EPA’s warning brings the project’s cancelation closer.

Bank risk policies failing to protect Amazon from oil-related threats: Report

“And you have an ecosystem like the Amazon biome that is so vulnerable to climate change and so biodiverse, the argument is there to just not be involved in oil and gas extraction in the region at all.”

Study: Financial markets ignore environmental damage

Credit-rating agencies say they can discipline companies that behave badly, and they have in some cases, but research reveals negligible progress.

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Obama wants his private presidential center on public land—and mainstream media is looking the...

Advocates say an alternate site in Washington Park is less disruptive and more beneficial to the community and the environment.

A global anti-Olympics movement rises to challenge the games’ darker side

“The Olympics Games put tremendous pressure on the host city’s local budget, crash the democratic government process and destroy the environment."

The far right’s new-old war on women

From the Trumpists who attacked the U.S. Capitol to far-right populists in Europe, insecurities about women are a major ideological motivation that often goes underappreciated. Mainstream conservatives, in particular, should be wary of the role that gender issues play in opening the door to extremists.

The Right’s grotesque, negative learning curve is steadily demolishing its national brand

For a white nationalist base obsessed with “losing its country” (and dominance) to outsiders and non-whites, won’t chronic, severe political whoppers achieve exactly its worst fear?

How Civil Rights Leader Bob Moses used math literacy to push for racial equality

The Algebra Project is a nonprofit dedicated to helping students from historically marginalized communities develop math literacy.