Bipartisan Bill Seeks to Ban Drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

This post was originally published on this site A bipartisan group of House lawmakers introduced a bill on Monday would block oil and gas drilling in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). Reps. Jared Huffman (D-Calif.), Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.) aim to repeal a little-known Arctic drilling provision that was quietly snuck … Read moreBipartisan Bill Seeks to Ban Drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Ocasio-Cortez Fires Back at Trump Over Green New Deal

This post was originally published on this site Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez‘s sweeping Green New Deal resolution was never going to be embraced by her Republican foes, but she’s taking the criticism in stride—even if the missives come from the very top. At his El Paso, Texas rally on Monday, President Donald Trump referred to her … Read moreOcasio-Cortez Fires Back at Trump Over Green New Deal

Arctic Indigenous Voices Making a Difference on Polar Shipping

This post was originally published on this site By Verner Wilson II 2018 was a breakthrough year for Arctic conservation work at the International Maritime Organization (IMO). I wrote partly about it in my previous blog. Aside from obtaining internationally recognized routing measures and shipping areas to be avoided (ATBA) in the Bering Sea, IMO … Read moreArctic Indigenous Voices Making a Difference on Polar Shipping

Hong Kong Imports Over 90 Percent of Its Food, But That’s About to Change

This post was originally published on this site By Sarah Treleaven Farmers are starting to re-emerge, supported by a restaurant scene that is wise to the benefits of a fresh local food system and a network of farmers’ markets. In many ways, the scene at Hong Kong’s Tong Chong Street Market on Sunday mornings is … Read moreHong Kong Imports Over 90 Percent of Its Food, But That’s About to Change

Watchdog Group: EPA Sharing Pro-Trump Resignation Letter Violated Laws Against Campaigning on Public Dime

This post was originally published on this site The Office of Public Affairs for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ran afoul of a law against campaigning when it made a resignation letter praising President Donald Trump available to the press, watchdog group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) said Monday. On Feb. 7, former … Read moreWatchdog Group: EPA Sharing Pro-Trump Resignation Letter Violated Laws Against Campaigning on Public Dime

Rare Footage of Arizona Ocelot Shows What Could Be Lost by Border Wall

This post was originally published on this site Feline conservation group Conservation CATalyst released what it says is the first-ever trail camera footage of an endangered ocelot in Arizona on Sunday, at what the group said on its Facebook page is a “critical point” in the species’ conservation. That is partly because of President Donald … Read moreRare Footage of Arizona Ocelot Shows What Could Be Lost by Border Wall

About 500,000 Cattle Feared Dead After Historic Queensland Floods

This post was originally published on this site An estimated 500,000 are feared dead after historic floods inundated Queensland, Australia, according to News.com.au, citing the state’s cattle industry. Financial losses are estimated at $300 million Australian dollars (about $212 million U.S.). Days of “unprecedented” rainfall earlier this month led to widespread flooding across the state, … Read moreAbout 500,000 Cattle Feared Dead After Historic Queensland Floods

EPA Decision on PFAS Coming Soon as Pressure Mounts

This post was originally published on this site Under mounting public pressure, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) may finally set a national limit on perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl compounds, or PFAS, concentrations in drinking water. “A decision is expected soon,” the Associated Press reported Monday. PFAS are a class of man-made chemicals found in a … Read moreEPA Decision on PFAS Coming Soon as Pressure Mounts

8 Detox Salad Recipes to Kick-Start Healthy Eating

This post was originally published on this site Detoxing can be tricky. Done right, it can help jump-start your body’s process of eliminating toxins and energize you. Done wrong, it can rob your body of valuable nutrients, slow your metabolism and rob you of energy. Generally, detox eating plans aim to promote toxin elimination, improve … Read more8 Detox Salad Recipes to Kick-Start Healthy Eating

Greenpeace Ships Set Sail to Tackle the Global Plastic Pollution Crisis

This post was originally published on this site By Graham Forbes Corporations have created a plastic monster. More than 90 percent of the plastics ever produced have not been recycled, yet corporations have plans to dramatically increase their production of plastic packaging. With plastic production set to quadruple by 2050, recycling can never be enough … Read moreGreenpeace Ships Set Sail to Tackle the Global Plastic Pollution Crisis

Why Is HUD Ghosting America’s Hurricane-Ravaged Communities?

This post was originally published on this site By Jeff Turrentine The costliest hurricane season in our nation’s history took place two years ago, when 17 named storms—including three that went by the names of Harvey, Irma and Maria—all came ashore within a six-month period, killing more than 3,300 Americans and causing more than $300 … Read moreWhy Is HUD Ghosting America’s Hurricane-Ravaged Communities?

Venomous Yellow Scorpions Are Moving Into Brazil’s Big Cities—and the Infestation May Be Unstoppable

This post was originally published on this site By Hamilton Coimbra Carvalho I live in São Paulo, the biggest city in Brazil, home to some 12 million people—20 million if you count the outskirts, which have been sprawling for three decades. That makes it a good place to observe the phenomenon I research: complex social … Read moreVenomous Yellow Scorpions Are Moving Into Brazil’s Big Cities—and the Infestation May Be Unstoppable

5 Eco-Friendly Valentine’s Gift Ideas

This post was originally published on this site By Brian Barth Do the planet a favor and skip the roses this year. Trace the path of a rose back from your local florist to the pesticide-drenched greenhouse in South America from whence it likely came, and you will quickly realize that beautiful red bud has … Read more5 Eco-Friendly Valentine’s Gift Ideas

Climate Change Seen as Top Threat in Global Survey

This post was originally published on this site Climate change is seen as the biggest international threat facing many nations, according to a 26-country survey released by the Pew Research Center on Sunday. Thirteen of the countries surveyed listed global warming as their top security concern. Other major concerns were the Islamic State or ISIS, … Read moreClimate Change Seen as Top Threat in Global Survey

Insects Could Go Extinct Within a Century, With ‘Catastrophic’ Consequences for Life on Earth

This post was originally published on this site More than 40 percent of the world’s insects could go extinct in the next few decades, according to a report that lead author Francisco Sánchez-Bayo told CNN was the first global review of the threats facing the class that makes up 70 percent of earth’s animals. A … Read moreInsects Could Go Extinct Within a Century, With ‘Catastrophic’ Consequences for Life on Earth

How to Meal Prep — A Beginner’s Guide

This post was originally published on this site By Alina Petre, MS, RD (CA) Meal prepping is the concept of preparing whole meals or dishes ahead of schedule. It’s particularly popular amongst busy people because it can save a lot of time. Having pre-prepared meals on hand can also reduce portion size and help you … Read moreHow to Meal Prep — A Beginner’s Guide

The 19 Best Foods to Improve Digestion

This post was originally published on this site By Amy Goodson, MS, RD, CSSD, LD The digestive tract plays a vital role in your health, as it’s responsible for absorbing nutrients and eliminating waste. Unfortunately, many people suffer from digestive problems like bloating, cramping, gas, abdominal pain, diarrhea and constipation for a variety of reasons. … Read moreThe 19 Best Foods to Improve Digestion

Will Hawaii Ban Purposeful Killing and Abuse of Sharks and Rays?

This post was originally published on this site Hawaiian lawmakers and conservationists are pushing for a landmark law to protect the Aloha State’s sharks and rays. House Bill 808, which outlaws the intentional killing, capture, abuse or entanglement of sharks and rays in state marine waters, passed its first committee meeting on Wednesday. The upper … Read moreWill Hawaii Ban Purposeful Killing and Abuse of Sharks and Rays?

UK Biomass Plant Starts Groundbreaking Carbon Capture Project

This post was originally published on this site For the first time, carbon dioxide is being captured at a biomass power plant in the UK. Britain’s Drax announced that its pilot bioenergy carbon capture and storage project is expected to capture a ton of CO2 a day from its North Yorkshire-based wood-burning plant. The company … Read moreUK Biomass Plant Starts Groundbreaking Carbon Capture Project

Bike-Friendly Cities Should Be Designed for Everyone, Not Just for Wealthy White Cyclists

This post was originally published on this site By Anne Lusk Designing for bikes has become a hallmark of forward-looking modern cities worldwide. Bike-friendly city ratings abound, and advocates promote cycling as a way to reduce problems ranging from air pollution to traffic deaths. But urban cycling investments tend to focus on the needs of … Read moreBike-Friendly Cities Should Be Designed for Everyone, Not Just for Wealthy White Cyclists

New Video Shows Damage Wrought by Trump’s Border Wall

This post was originally published on this site Drone footage of new border wall in New Mexico shows that the Trump administration’s border militarization is already damaging ecosystems and wildlife. Trump waived 25 laws that protect clean air, clean water, public lands and endangered wildlife to speed construction of 20 miles of new walls. The … Read moreNew Video Shows Damage Wrought by Trump’s Border Wall

For Detroit Students, Water Fountains are Health Hazards

This post was originally published on this site By Sierra Searcy Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has created an office for clean water, housed within the newly formed Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy, to investigate complaints about water quality. “Right now, communities across our state don’t trust the water coming out of their taps, … Read moreFor Detroit Students, Water Fountains are Health Hazards

Two Pipelines Shut Down After 43 Barrels of Crude Leak into Missouri Soil

This post was originally published on this site Parts of two pipelines owned by controversial Canadian pipeline companies remained shut down Thursday following the discovery of a leak near St. Louis, Missouri on Wednesday, CBC News reported. Both TransCanada‘s Keystone pipeline and Enbridge‘s Platte pipeline run parallel to each other through the area. The Keystone … Read moreTwo Pipelines Shut Down After 43 Barrels of Crude Leak into Missouri Soil

Ship That Spilled 700+ Gallons Into Vancouver, BC Bay Acquitted

This post was originally published on this site The ship MV Marathassa was acquitted of all charges Thursday relating to an oil spill that released 2,700 liters (approximately 713.3 gallons) of fuel into Vancouver, B.C.’s English Bay and coated four migratory birds with oil. The ship was originally charged with discharging a pollutant into the … Read moreShip That Spilled 700+ Gallons Into Vancouver, BC Bay Acquitted

Feds to Sell Even More Public Land for Fracking Near Sacred Park

This post was originally published on this site The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is pushing ahead with the sale of oil and gas leases on land outside of Chaco Culture National Historical Park and other sites revered by Native American tribes, The Associated Press reported. The latest listing—which quietly appeared on the BLM … Read moreFeds to Sell Even More Public Land for Fracking Near Sacred Park

11 Edible Flowers With Potential Health Benefits

This post was originally published on this site By Ansley Hill, RD, LD Floral centerpieces on the dinner table are a classic and timeless tradition, but flowers can sometimes show up on your dinner plate, too. Edible flowers are used in many different styles of cuisine and can be found on menus all over the … Read more11 Edible Flowers With Potential Health Benefits

Attenborough: ‘If We Wreck the Natural World, We Wreck Ourselves’

This post was originally published on this site Britain’s Prince William interviewed famed broadcaster David Attenborough on Tuesday at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Switzerland. During the sit-down, the 92-year-old naturalist advised the world leaders and business elite gathered in Davos this week that we must respect and protect the natural world, adding … Read moreAttenborough: ‘If We Wreck the Natural World, We Wreck Ourselves’

A Mysterious Leaf Disease Is Killing Beech Trees—and It’s Spreading

This post was originally published on this site If you’ve seen lovers’ initials carved in a tree, it’s probably a beech. The iconic species—known for its smooth, delicate bark—is not just a favorite canvas for bark carvers, they provide shelter and food for a large range of wildlife, including birds, squirrels and bears. But scientists … Read moreA Mysterious Leaf Disease Is Killing Beech Trees—and It’s Spreading

A New Call to National Climate Action

This post was originally published on this site By Rhea Suh Minutes after opening the 116th Congress last week, incoming Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi issued a stirring call to national action on what she called “the existential threat of our time: the climate crisis.“ In Pelosi we have a leader who is listening … Read moreA New Call to National Climate Action

16 Cruelty-Free, Vegan Hair Dye Brands to Check Out

This post was originally published on this site There’s just something sublimely satisfying about dyeing your hair a vibrant shade of red in the middle of a cold, gray winter or bright blonde at the height of summer. Fortunately, there are many cruelty-free hair colors available today to help you achieve the perfect look. No … Read more16 Cruelty-Free, Vegan Hair Dye Brands to Check Out