20 Most Read Posts of the Year


From Noam Chomsky’s epic post on his fears of the coming Trump Administration to Michael Moore’s damnation of the Flint water crisis to Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s first-hand account of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline, 2016 was jam-packed with news once again showing our continued disregard for the health of people and the planet.

Though there were many positive news stories last year of people, companies and governments making strides to adopt sustainable practice and transition to renewable energy sources, the world’s top scientists still fear the worse as atmospheric CO2 concentrations are just above 400 parts per million, taking us closer to the “danger zone” of 2 degrees celsius increase in temperature relative to pre-industrial time.

Many people think we have already reached the tipping point, but I believe power of people can turn this around. So, here’s to a 2017 where millions more people become engaged on the most important environmental issues impacting the future of our planet.

Please read and share our content to get more people involved. You can like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and sign up to receive our Most Read News of the Day.

Here are EcoWatch’s 20 most read posts of 2016:

1. Noam Chomsky: ‘The Republican Party Has Become the Most Dangerous Organization in World History’

2. World’s Largest Solar Project Would Generate Electricity 24 Hours a Day, Power 1 Million U.S. Homes

3. Solar Impulse Pilot: ‘I Flew Over Plastic Waste As Big As a Continent’

4. Lake Powell: Going, Going, Gone?

5. Mark Ruffalo Delivers Solar Panels to Camp Where Thousands Are Fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline

6. Scientists Uncover Array of Strange Animals in Cave That Has Been Sealed Off for 5.5 Million Years


7. Nation’s Longest Bike Path Will Connect Maine to Florida

8. Scientists Are Freaking Out Over This 25-Year-Old’s Solution to Superbugs

9. World’s Biggest Sockeye Run Shut Down as Wild Pacific Salmon Fight for Survival

10. Michael Moore: 10 Things They Won’t Tell You About the Flint Water Tragedy, But I Will

11. 800,000 People Attempt to Plant 50 Million Trees to Break Guinness World Record

12. It’s Official: Injection of Fracking Wastewater Caused Kansas’ Biggest Earthquake

13. Monsanto’s Glyphosate Found in California Wines, Even Wines Made With Organic Grapes

14. Robert F. Kennedy, Jr: ‘I’ll See You at Standing Rock’

15. Federal Bill Seeks First Native American Land Grab in 100 Years

16. ‘Brilliant’ Climate Change Cartoon Goes Viral After Elon Musk, John Green Share It on Twitter

17. Syria: Another Pipeline War

18. Epic Middle East Heat Wave Is Being Compared to Weapon of Mass Destruction

19. Listen to Sen. Inhofe’s Response to His Granddaughter Asking Him: ‘Why Is It You Don’t Understand Global Warming?’

20. Humboldt County’s Marijuana Boom Is Destroying Redwoods and Killing Rare Wildlife

EcoWatch Daily Newsletter