When it comes to being bad, we know that President Trump excels. He has told more lies, he is one of only three presidents to be impeached, he has flouted the rule of law, and he has retaliated against many in government who dared to defy him, and used his power as President to harm […]Continue Reading 1108 words
by Grace Ge Gabriel, Regional Director of Asia, International Fund for Animal Welfare One billboard at Wuhan Huanan live animal market, where scientists believe the Coronavirus has originated, sends a shiver down my spine. The sign from the store with “wild tastes” in its name reads like a zoo’s exotic animal collection mixed with […]Continue Reading 622 words
By Patrick Ramage, Director – Marine Conservation, International Fund for Animal Welfare This World Whale Day, as whale-huggers and marine conservationists from Maui to Monterey, Monaco to Mombasa measure recent progress, there is much to celebrate. As we assess prospects for actually “saving the whales” in the 21st century, there is also much cause for […]Continue Reading 265 words
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The Trump Administration has begun blasting through a Native American cultural site called Monument Hill in the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in southern Arizona. What’s worse is that the administration had begun the construction without any consultation with the Tribe about the impact it would have on this sacred burial site. Then yesterday, as […]Continue Reading 121 words
Younger generations aren’t getting married at the same rates as their parents but that’s because love may look a little differently these days. For instance, Tinder recently conducted a survey that found that “climate change”, “environment”, and “social justice” were the most popular among GenZ user bios. Additionally, Schurman Retail Group, which operates stores […]Continue Reading 116 words
Sharon Lavigne, is 67-year-old recently retired special-ed teacher born and raised in St. James Parish, LA and a staunch advocate for her community that sits in what’s been dubbed as “Cancer Alley.” When Lavigne was a child she recalls St. James Parish being lush with fruit trees, vegetable gardens and full of families living off […]Continue Reading 180 words
Late last month, Columbia University President Lee Bollinger, acting on a recommendation by a university-wide Task Force, announced a bold new initiative — it will form a new cross-disciplinary “Climate School” to address “the long-term climate issues that will be with future generations, and will also act swiftly given the short timeframe with which the world must act.”
Why This Matters: There is nothing else like this proposed school in the U.S. and certainly not at an institution as prominent as Columbia.Continue Reading 458 words
The City of Houston has adopted a plan to prepare the city for what is expected to be more of the same for decades to come due to climate change — through a range of actions such as the planting of 4.6 million new trees and the removal of all homes from city floodways.
Why This Matters: FEMA studies have shown that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure — $1 invested before a disaster saves on average more than $5 after — and sometimes much more.Continue Reading 437 words
Rue Mapp is the Founder and CEO of Outdoor Afro, a national not-for-profit organization and social community reconnecting African Americans with natural spaces through outdoor recreational activities. She oversees a volunteer leadership team of 80 men and women who represent 30 of the United States. Through Outdoor Afro, Mapp shares opportunities to build a broader […]Continue Reading 793 words
Cement accounts for 8% of the annual emissions of carbon dioxide globally and reducing the carbon emissions from the process of making it has been a tough nut to crack, The Wall Street Journal reports. But now climate-conscious entrepreneurs are working to develop three new construction materials that could replace cement (read more about them […]Continue Reading 493 words
Congress in 2018 gave a lucrative tax credit to the nascent and controversial carbon capture industry, but so far, according to The New York Times, the Internal Revenue Service has yet to promulgate the regulations that would allow businesses that qualify to get the tax benefit.
Why This Matters: The Republicans’ big plans on carbon capture and sequestration won’t mean bupkis if the Trump Administration won’t implement them.Continue Reading 494 words
Two new reports from the Union of Concerned Scientists explain in detail how this administration’s rollbacks of bedrock environmental, health and safety standards have exposed children to more poisons in the food they eat, the water they drink, and the air that they breathe and has actively suppressed the science that would give us a greater understanding of how children are uniquely affected by chemicals and toxins.Continue Reading 521 words