Stories tagged "pollution"

April 17, 2019

The Gila River Named Most Endangered

The environmental group American Rivers published their annual list of the “most endangered” rivers in the U.S. and this year the Gila River took the top spot because of a planned diversion project that would block the last free-flowing river in New...

April 16, 2019

Industry pushes back on the Lake Erie Bill of Rights

We wrote a couple of weeks ago about the Lake Erie Bill of Rights, an initiative that requires the Toledo City Charter be amended to ensure the Lake Erie watershed has legal rights to “exist and flourish,” and provides a right for citizens to sue private actors that...


The Green Mountain State of Vermont Is the Greenest

As Earth Day approaches, the consumer website WalletHub issued its annual report yesterday on the Greenest States and this year’s winner is the Green Mountain State, Vermont.  WalletHub set out to recognize the greenest states and call out those doing a poor job...

March 8, 2019

Interview of the Week: Valerie Craig of the National Geographic Society

Valerie Craig is the Deputy to the Chief Scientist and VP Operating Programs for the National Geographic Society and is talking with us this week about their exciting Ocean Plastic Innovation Challenge with Sky Ocean Ventures. ODP:  The Planet or Plastic NG Magazine...

February 11, 2019

The Green New Deal: What’s In It?

As you can see from the interview by Tucker Carlson on Fox, there has been some confusion and even disinformation about what is IN and what is not in the Green New Deal (GND) bill, H.R. 109.  We summarize it for you here.  First, it is a resolution, not a law, and its...


Light Bulb Efficiency Rollback Will Be Costly

The Trump Administration’s anti-environment policies are so extreme, they are now even proposing to roll back energy efficiency standards for light bulbs.  In 2017, the day before President Trump took office, the Energy Department issued a rule to expand the...

January 29, 2019

Navy Denies Camp Lejeune Toxic Water Claims

Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer last week denied claims for financial compensation from 4400 claims (some claims were made on behalf of groups of people) that alleged people exposed were made ill by contaminated drinking water at the Marine Corps’ Camp...

January 24, 2019

Confusion Over Compostables Is Landing Them In Landfills

Compostable cups, bags, and cutlery were supposed to be the answer to single-use plastic products, but recent news reports say that instead, they are causing problems for recycling plants and also ending up in landfills where the conditions are not right for them to...