August 28, 2015

Storing Solar Power Is About to Get a Lot Cheaper

Last month, Australian consultancy AECOM released a 130-page report that predicts an imminent and major drop in the price of battery storage. This would be a windfall for solar homeowners, allowing them to reap the rewards of their surplus energy rather than letting it go to waste or flow back into the grid. Right now, Read More

August 28, 2015

Hawaii Wants to Be 100% Renewable in Just 30 Years

This week, Hawaiian Governor David Ige declared that he wants his state to run entirely on renewable energy by 2045. The Governor made the announcement at this week’s Asia Pacific Resilience Innovation Summit, which was held in Honolulu, Hawaii. Committing to this plan means that Hawaii will not replace its conventional petroleum-based electricity plants with Read More

August 28, 2015

Frostpaw the Polar Bear to Join Alaska Rally Against Arctic Drilling

ANCHORAGE, Alaska— The Center for Biological Diversity’s Frostpaw the Polar Bear will be in Alaska in the coming days to join other environmental activists in urging President Obama to call off plans to drill for oil in the Arctic and adopt stronger policies to address the global climate crisis. Obama and leaders of other countries Read More

August 28, 2015

Fighting Big Oil and Climate Change in Achuar

Written by Andrew E. Miller, Advocacy Director for Amazon Watch Who are Amazon Watch’s indigenous partners? Why are they so important for the long-term survival of the Amazon? How is oil extraction a threat to their way of life? What does climate change mean to them? There is a lot of information available on the Read More

August 28, 2015

Organized Crime Makes Major Profits From Illegal Fishing

The Black Fish has launched a series of civilian night patrols around the English coast to track shellfish poaching. Shellfish poaching is a multi-million dollar black market trade, threatening shellfish populations, exploiting migrant workers and fueling organized crime. Citizen Inspectors have been on watch since early this week, at bays and estuaries where shellfish poaching Read More

August 27, 2015

Studies That Deny Man-Made Climate Change? They’re Seriously Flawed.

Environmental scientist Dana Nuccitelli and his colleagues recently took a look at several scientific papers that dispute man-made climate change. What they found was disturbing. But before we discuss their results, let’s first get into why anthropogenic (man-made) climate change is such a controversial topic in the first place. The 97 Percent Consensus on Man-Made Read More

August 27, 2015

We Can Save Wolf Creek Pass From Reckless Development

For more than a decade Rocky Mountain Wild and a coalition of other conservation organizations have been fighting to stop the development of “The Village at Wolf Creek.” This proposed development would build roads, homes, condos, retail stores, and energy infrastructure to support 8,000 people at the top of Wolf Creek Pass.   The “village” Read More

August 27, 2015

How a State Treasure Became a ‘Toxic Dumping Ground’

FLAGSTAFF, Arizona— In the wake of the toxic spill in the Animas River earlier this month, tribes, local governments and environmental groups today petitioned the Department of the Interior and Department of Agriculture to reform outdated mining rules on the federal lands they manage. The 74-page petition requests four key changes to federal mining regulations Read More

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August 26, 2015

Why Methane Matters

By the end of this century, global average temperatures are estimated to increase between 1.5°C and 4.5°C relative to the 1880s. As the climate changes, there is a greater likelihood of extreme weather events, crop shortages, and sea level rise as a result of the collapse of the Antarctic ice sheet. While most people have Read More

August 26, 2015

INFOGRAPHIC: How to Reduce Your Bottled Water Footprint

Coastal Cleanup Day and other cleanups are fast approaching, and now is the perfect time of year to raise awareness about keeping our oceans and lakes clean. That’s why we’ve created an infographic that explains how plastic water bottles, one of the most common types of litter, affect the environment. Eating local saves water, but Read More

August 26, 2015

Costa Rica Scientists Recommend Ban on Hammerhead Shark Products Exports

San José, Costa Rica – Halt all hammerhead shark product exports! That is the main recommendation of the Hammerhead Shark Non Detrimental Extraction Finding (NDEF), elaborated by the Costa Rican Council of Scientific Authority Representatives of the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CRACCITES-Costa Rica), and published last Read More

August 26, 2015

New Mexico Activists to Rally in Support of Releasing More Mexican Gray Wolves

SANTA FE, N.M.— Wildlife supporters will rally Thursday morning to call on the New Mexico Game Commission to support the federal government’s release of endangered Mexican gray wolves in the Gila National Forest in southern New Mexico. Activists are also urging the commission to vote down two separate proposals: one that would allow cougar trapping Read More