President Joe Biden’s 2022 initiative America the Beautiful has a goal of conserving and restoring 30 percent of lands and waters in the United States by 2030. A new contribution to that goal was announced by The White House today with the establishment of the Baaj Nwaavjo I’tah Kukveni – Ancestral Footprints of the Grand […]
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 […]
As companies race to expand renewable energy and the batteries to store it, finding sufficient amounts of rare earth metals to build the technology is no easy feat. That’s leading mining companies to take a closer look at a largely unexplored frontier – the deep ocean seabed.
One of the less sustainable aspects of the drive to transition from gas to electric vehicles (EVs) is that building them requires metals and minerals that must be mined from the Earth, an activity that raises both ecological and environmental justice concerns. In fact, a new report from the Climate and Community Project and the […]
At a rate of every other day for the past 10 years, an environmental defender has lost their life protecting their home. That’s one sobering statistic from the latest Global Witness report “Decade of Defiance: Ten Years of Reporting Land and Environmental Activism Worldwide.” For every year since 2012, the environmental and human rights organization […]