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March 16, 2017 Environment

Clean Water Needs EPA

By: Marc Yaggi

Reposted with permission from Waterkeeper Alliance On the spring day of April 22, 1970, more than 20 million Americans took to the streets to demand clean water, clean air, and...

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March 16, 2017 Environment
Lighters and other plastic pollution litter Midway Island. (Photo: Kris Krug / Flickr)

Our Plastic World: Promoting Sustainability Through a Circular Economy

By: Nick Marinoff

This is the first piece in a three-part series about recycling and the efforts of the Plasticity Forum. Plastic is everywhere: in our homes, our offices, our schools – we...

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March 7, 2017 Environment
Plastic pollution in Singapore. (Photo: vaidehi shah / Flickr)

Progress in the Fight Against Plastic Pollution

By: Tiffany Paige

I had the opportunity to talk to two incredible women fighting the battle against plastic pollution: Lisa Kaas Boyle and Dianna Cohen. They are co-founders of the Plastic Pollution Coalition...

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March 3, 2017 Environment

Saving Half the Earth in Bhutan

By: Michael Buckley

How Bhutan aims to become the greenest nation on the planet: four reasons why Bhutan’s ecosystems and dazzling biodiversity remain intact—and one damn reason that threatens this integrity… Radical times—climate-changing...

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March 2, 2017 Environment
Photo: Joke Baert / Amazon Watch

Why We Rise and Resist for the Amazon

By: Leila Salazar-Lopez

Just a few weeks ago, I was in deep in the Amazon visiting our indigenous partners the Sápara and the Kichwa of Sarayaku with a small group of Amazon Watch...

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March 1, 2017 Environment

Infographic: Palm Oil's Pernicious Effects

By: Guest Author

Your favorite pizza dough, detergent, lipstick, chocolate, and biodiesel have something in common: Most of these products contain palm oil. Palm oil comes from the fruit on tropical oil palm...

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February 28, 2017 Environment

The Grief for Gunny

By: Rocky Mountain Wild

Never, in recent memory, has the political climate been more perilous for a poor, rare bird, on the Endangered Species list. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced two bills to weaken...

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February 24, 2017 Environment
An Oscar award. (Photo: Davidlohr Bueso / Flickr)

And the Environmental Oscar Goes To...

By: Belinda Waymouth

Red carpets are ready to roll, the gold statues have been polished—and speculation goes on as we await this year’s Academy Award winners. You may have read critics’ hot takes,...

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February 24, 2017 Environment
Actors Jane Fonda and Jeff Bridges attend the 14th Annual Global Green Pre-Oscar Party at TAO Hollywood on February 22, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Global Green)

Eco-Friendly Celebs Tout Standing Rock Sioux, Activism at Global Green’s Pre-Oscar Party

By: Jedamiah Wolf

“In the 60’s there was all this flower power stuff, then it was like, what happened to that? Turns out we’ve all gone to seed and now we’re coming back...

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February 15, 2017 Business
A rendering of the Nanjing Vertical Forest currently under construction in China. (Image: Stefano Boeri Architecture)

5 Futuristic Innovations For a Greener World

By: Nick Marinoff

Green technology has helped our economy move forward. It’s given us jobs, new ideas, and reinstated our spirit of invention. But sometimes, green gadgets come in odd and unique forms....

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February 7, 2017 Environment
EPA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. (Photo: EPA / Flickr)

5 Ways the EPA Has Made America Great

By: Erica Wohldmann

Born in the late 1970's, I am among the first generation of Americans who would never know life without an Environmental Protection Agency — at least that’s what I thought...

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February 2, 2017 Environment

Pruitt Will Help Dismantle Our Environmental Protections

By: Marc Yaggi

Reposted with permission from Waterkeeper Alliance This morning, Republican Senators on the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee green-lit Scott Pruitt as EPA Administrator despite objection from all of the...

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January 26, 2017 Environment
Beachgoers in Los Angeles rely on EPA-funded water quality tests. (Photo: Ana Paula Hiram / Flickr)

A Big Chill for the EPA

By: Heal the Bay

By Matthew King These are strange and unsettled times in Washington, D.C. Many conservatives and populists are euphoric about the promise of a new administration, while progressives grow increasingly pessimistic...

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January 25, 2017 Environment

Federal Employees Create Alternative NPS Twitter Account to Protest Trump

By: Brian Klonoski

Having wasted no time declaring war on the environment, President Trump now faces what appears to be the first major sign of mutiny from within the executive branch over which...

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January 23, 2017 Environment
Roseate spoonbills at the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge in Florida. (Photo: Jonathan Milak / USFWS)

On Final Day, Obama Administration Phases Out Lead Ammo, Tackle From Wildlife Refuges

By: Center for Biological Diversity

On the last full day of the Obama administration, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued an order phasing out the use of lead ammunition and fishing tackle on national wildlife refuges...

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January 20, 2017 Climate & Energy
California's Shasta Dam with a receding Lake Shasta in the background during drought conditions in September 2014. (Photo: Dan Brekke / Flickr)

Storms End California's Drought -- But Could Harsher Dry Spells Be on the Way?

By: Nick Marinoff

It’s official… California’s six-year drought is coming to an end. Over the past few weeks, winter storms have drenched the Golden State with a welcomed deluge, and the eternal dry...

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January 19, 2017 Environment
Sunset at Cedar Mesa Valley of the Gods, Bears Ears National Monument in Nevada. (Photo: Bureau of Land Management / Flickr)

Revoking Obama’s National Monuments: Can Trump Really Do That?

By: Ariane Sims

As the final hours of Obama’s presidency draw to a close, one of the many looming questions on both sides of the aisle is whether Trump can unilaterally declassify the...

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January 13, 2017 Environment

J Henry Fair Photographs America’s Drowning Coastline, Talks Trump

By: Pierce Nahigyan

I spoke to J Henry Fair on Election Day 2016. He had just overseen a special presentation of his “Industrial Scars” series in Berlin, in which his aerial photographs of...

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