With spring settling in across the U.S. and days lengthening, many people are ready to spend more time outside. But after a walk outdoors, have you ever found seeds clinging to your clothes? Lodged in your socks and shoelaces? Perhaps tangled in your pet’s fur? While most of us don’t give these hitchhikers much thought, seeds and burrs may be the first signs of invasive plant spread.
Days into his presidency, President Joe Biden signed Executive Order 14008, mandating that 40 percent of federal climate, environment and energy funding go towards disadvantaged communities that have been exposed to more than their fair share of pollution. But how will these communities actually access this money? The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Thursday […]
Nonprofit American Forests and the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) have announced a statewide collaboration for Washington that will focus on achieving tree equity by improving urban tree cover. The partnership, called the Washington Tree Equity Collaborative, will spend the next few years working with cities, organizations and other stakeholders to form programs […]
Grand Canyon National Park is one of the most iconic public lands in the U.S., but the surrounding area has long been in the sights of developers, especially uranium miners. That is why the Grand Canyon Tribal Coalition wants President Joe Biden to permanently protect around 1.1 million acres north and south of the park […]
In 2022, the news broke that Southern California celebrities were using far more than their fair share of water during an ongoing drought. Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union went more than 489,000 gallons over water limits in May of that year because of problems with their pool, while Sylvester Stallone drew 533 percent over his monthly water budget in a bid to save mature trees on his property.
The amount of critically endangered fish species in Australia has recently doubled after nine species were newly categorized as critically endangered in March. All nine species are part of the galaxias genus, and an additional tenth galaxias species has been labeled as endangered. The findings present an urgent need to conserve these species. One major […]