Monthly Archives: May 2014

7 Places With Unexpected Forest Restoration Potential

by Laura Beans

The world has lost almost half of its original forest cover, due largely to booming population growth and agricultural

Why Natural Gas is a Bridge to Nowhere

by Brandon Baker

A Cornell professor says methane makes natural gas a bigger greenhouse emitter than coal

U.S. Sen. Edward Markey Meets Pope For Climate Change Discussion

by Brandon Baker

Markey was one of five leaders from around the globe to meet the pope in Rome

BLM’s Failure Pollutes Colorado River Water Supply With Oil

by Nicole D'Alessandro

The poorly-­designed oil ponds, which had not been built to withstand a storm, overflowed during a forecasted rainstorm, dumping perhaps thousands of gallons

Researchers Discover African Zebras Log World’s Longest-Known Terrestrial Migration

by Laura Beans

Scientists have just discovered the longest-known terrestrial migration of wildlife in Africa

Louisville Utility Faces $68 Million Penalty for Hidden-Camera Captured Coal Ash Dumping

by Brandon Baker

A Sierra Club and Earthjustice lawsuit ask a judge to order LG&E to pay for illegal activities

Melting Arctic Ice Could Unlock Massive Amounts of Frozen Microplastics

by Laura Beans

If melting trends continue at their current rate the sea ice could unlock over one trillion pieces of microplastics

Three Green Divas Walk Into a Recording Studio…

by Nicole D'Alessandro

What happens when EcoWatch founder and CEO Stefanie Spear joins Lynn Hasselberger and Meg McWilliams of the Green Divas for

8 States Pave Road For 3.3 Million Electric Vehicles by 2025

by Brandon Baker

The governors have released an 11-step plan to put millions of emissions-free cars on their roads

Species Are Going Extinct 1,000 Times Faster Because of Humans

by Laura Beans

A new landmark study, published yesterday in Science, has found that the current rate of species extinctions

Answering 3 Questions About Obama’s Upcoming Carbon Emissions Rules

by Brandon Baker

The rules will have a lasting impact on the environment, our health and power plant operators’ profits

John Boehner: ‘I’m Not Qualified To Debate the Science Over Climate Change’

by Brandon Baker

However, he somehow knows that fighting climate change is bad for the economy

Will New Federal Law Facilitate Privatization of U.S. Water?

by Laura Beans

A major piece of legislation funding the development and improvement of water-related infrastructure

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