A new report from Utah Rivers Council, the Glen Canyon Institute and the Great Water Basin Network is calling for government action to repair plumbing in the Glen Canyon Dam. Without action, the report warns that it could lead to parts of the Colorado River — namely, the iconic section that runs through the Grand […]
On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate worked out a deal for a reconciliation package that includes $369 billion toward climate and energy funding. The deal comes after Senator Joe Manchin, D-W.V., reversed his initial decision against the bill, citing concerns over increasing spending amid rising inflation. The bill, if passed, would reduce emissions by 40%, compared to 2005 levels, by the end of this decade.
On Thursday, Senator Joe Manchin crushed Democrats’ hopes of passing broad climate legislation this year when he informed Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and his staff that he wouldn’t support the climate provisions in Democrats’ economic package or tax hikes on the wealthy or corporations. Manchin’s vote was so important to break the tie in […]
According to a new Pew Research Center survey of 10,282 U.S. adults conducted from May 2 to 8, Americans are deeply divided on how well they think the federal government is doing when it comes to tackling climate change and environmental issues. Overall, 49 percent of adults in the U.S. said Biden’s policies on climate […]
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Boston has ruled to reinstate bans on lobster fishing gear in an area about 1,000 square miles off of the coast of Maine. The ban is a conservation measure meant to protect endangered right whales. In 2021, the National Marine Fisheries Service, also known as […]
In September of last year, a record massacre of 1,428 dolphins in the Faroe Islands shocked and outraged animal lovers locally and around the world. In response, the Faroese Ministry of Fisheries has proposed a limit of 500 white-sided dolphins for 2022 and 2023, but animal welfare advocates argue that number is far too high. […]
Is market-based decision making compatible with a sustainable relationship between people and nature? A new assessment from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) found that decisions about nature are being made based on a narrow range of values that precipitate biodiversity loss. “Biodiversity is being lost and nature’s contributions to people […]
The Biden administration has taken a major step on a proposed oil drilling project in Alaska’s North Slope by releasing a draft of an environmental impact statement (EIS), much to the dismay of climate advocates, CNN reported. The ConocoPhillips project, known as Willow, would release tons of carbon dioxide emissions and spell disaster for the […]