Politics

Next U.S. Energy Boom Could Be Wind Power in the Gulf of Mexico

Next U.S. Energy Boom Could Be Wind Power in the Gulf of Mexico

By Michael E. Webber and Hugh Daigle With passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, which contains $370 billion for climate and energy programs, policy experts are forecasting a big expansion in clean electricity generation. One source that’s poised for growth is offshore wind power. Today the U.S. has just two operating offshore wind farms, off […]

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    House Expected to Pass Inflation Reduction Act, Including Historic Investment in Climate

    House Expected to Pass Inflation Reduction Act, Including Historic Investment in Climate

    In a letter to Democratic colleagues, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the “life-changing legislation” will pass the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday, ending more than a year of internal negotiations among Democrats over the climate, healthcare, and tax bill. The passage of the bill comes after positive jobs and inflation reports and other legislative accomplishments like […]

    U.S. Virgin Islands Protects Land From Development With New Parks System

    U.S. Virgin Islands Protects Land From Development With New Parks System

    The U.S. Virgin Islands have created a new system of parks within over 30 areas that will now be protected from commercial development, while being preserved for nature and outdoor recreation. Hundreds of acres across sites on St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas are now preserved within the new Territorial Park System, which includes […]

    COP27 in Egypt Subjects LGBTQIA+ Climate Activists to Human Rights Abuses

    COP27 in Egypt Subjects LGBTQIA+ Climate Activists to Human Rights Abuses

    The annual UN Conference of Parties to negotiate international climate policy is supposed to be held in different countries and continents in order to make it easier for activists from otherwise overlooked regions (the global south) to attend. This year’s COP27 is in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, and while the African placement, Yessenia Funes at […]

    Solving the Plastic Crisis Through Community Empowerment

    Solving the Plastic Crisis Through Community Empowerment

    Of the 8.3 metric tons of plastic produced in this world to date, 6.3 billion tons of that is trash, and less than 10% of it is recycled, which has created a global crisis, not just with the environment, but our health.  Microplastics — tiny pieces of plastic debris, which result from the disposal and […]

    The UN Just Declared a Universal Human Right to a Healthy, Sustainable Environment – Here’s Where Resolutions Like This Can Lead

    The UN Just Declared a Universal Human Right to a Healthy, Sustainable Environment – Here’s Where Resolutions Like This Can Lead

    By Joel E. Correia Climate change is already affecting much of the world’s population, with startlingly high temperatures from the Arctic to Australia. Air pollution from wildfires, vehicles and industries threatens human health. Bees and pollinators are dying in unprecedented numbers that may force changes in crop production and food availability. What do these have […]