‘Work Together’ or ‘Destroy it’: Goldman Prize Winner Francia Márquez on World’s Second Deadliest Country For Environmental Activists

This post was originally published on this site By Robert Valencia In April 2018, Afro-Colombian activist Francia Márquez won the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize, thanks to her work to retake her community’s ancestral territories from illegal gold mining. However, her international recognition comes at a very risky price. Francia was born in Yolombó, a town […]

How Climate Change Is Fueling Extreme Weather

This post was originally published on this site By Emilie Karrick Surrusco Across the globe, extreme weather is becoming the new normal. Torrential rains and flooding. Record hurricanes. Destructive wildfires. Deadly heatwaves and drought. From season to season and year to year, weather events that were once rare occurrences are now increasingly commonplace. Human activity […]

Bees and Beekeepers Feel the Sting of Trump Administration’s Anti-Science Efforts

This post was originally published on this site By Jessica A. Knoblauch It’s been a particularly terrible summer for bees. Recently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it is allowing the bee-killing pesticide sulfoxaflor back on the market. And just a few weeks prior, the USDA announced it is suspending data collection for its […]

Fireflies’ Glow Could Soon Be Extinguished by Human Actions

This post was originally published on this site By Jessica A. Knoblauch Say goodbye to one of the dreamiest things about childhood. In the Midwest, fireflies are dying off. For many Americans, it’s hard to imagine summer nights without the magical glow of dozens of bioluminescent bodies fluttering above the grasses and fields, and lighting […]

Landmark Coal Ash Bill Signals Hope for Midwest Communities

This post was originally published on this site By Jessica A. Knoblauch Summers in the Midwest are great for outdoor activities like growing your garden or cooling off in one of the area’s many lakes and streams. But some waters aren’t as clean as they should be. That’s in part because coal companies have long […]

How ‘Freeway Revolts’ Helped Create the People’s Environmental Law

This post was originally published on this site By Teju Adisa-Farrar & Raul Garcia In the summer of 1969 a banner hung over a set of condemned homes in what was then the predominantly black and brown Brookland neighborhood in Washington, DC. It read, “White man’s roads through black men’s homes.” Earlier in the year, […]