Supermarkets Woolworths and Coles have been ordered by the New South Wales (NSW) Environment Protection Authority (EPA) to dispose of more than 5,732 tons of recycled soft plastics currently sitting in more than a dozen warehouses across NSW. The concern is that they’re being dangerously stored since the collapse of recycling organization REDcycle — a […]
An international quartet of Greenpeace-affiliated climate activists have boarded a Shell-contracted vessel bound for the oil fields of the North Sea with a simple message for the fossil fuel company: “Stop Drilling. Start Paying.”
A study released by the Biden administration recommends giving the go-ahead to an $8 billion oil drilling project on Alaska’s North Slope. Environmentalists have expressed fervent opposition to the ConocoPhillips Alaska Willow project, saying it goes against the president’s commitments to renewable energy and the reduction of carbon emissions from fossil fuels. The U.S. Department […]
Los Angeles County banned new oil drilling and set a 20-year phase-out of existing wells in late January. The unanimous Board of Supervisors vote followed similar ordinances passed by Culver City in 2021 and Los Angeles City in 2022. Oil and gas wells are located near more than a million people throughout LA county and […]
Seven states that depend on the drought-stricken Colorado River for water — Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico and Wyoming — failed to meet a January 31 deadline requested by the federal government to come up with a plan to reduce their water consumption. California, which has the largest share of water from the […]
The watershed of Bristol Bay, Alaska, is home to the largest wild sockeye salmon fishery in the world. But for decades a threat has loomed over the streams and rivers that provide spawning grounds for the salmon and habitat for other aquatic species: the planned Pebble gold and copper mine that would clog those waters […]
The decision of the United Arab Emirates (UAE)’s to name Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) chief Sultan Al Jaber to preside over this year’s COP28 Climate Change Conference was controversial from the start.