Top Environmental Scientist Says Second Donald Trump Term Would Be Catastrophic For The Climate

Michael Mann, a respected environmental scientist and professor at Penn State University, has claimed that a second Donald Trump presidential term will be catastrophic for the climate on a worldwide scale. In an interview with The Guardian, Mann said that another four years of Trump in office would make it impossible to avert more detrimental […]

Controversial Keystone XL Oil Pipeline To Begin Construction In April

TC Energy, a Canadian natural gas company, announced on Tuesday, March 31, that it will move forward with the Keystone XL pipeline according to the Associated Press. Construction of the oil sands pipeline, which cuts across the Midwest, is currently slated for April. The controversial pipeline is heavily opposed by environmentalists and some Native American […]

Researchers Discover Bacterium That Can Break Down Hard-To-Recycle & Toxic Plastic

Plastic pollution in the environment is continuing to increase, prompting scientists and researchers to find new ways to get rid of the material, which can take centuries to decompose naturally. A recent study, published in the journal Frontiers in Microbiology, discovered that a bacterium exists that feeds on toxic plastic, using it as a food […]

Donald Trump Administration Approved Toxic Chemical Linked To Fetal Heart Defects, Report Says

A report from Reveal News claims that the administration of Donald Trump pushed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to approve the toxic chemical trichloroethylene (TCE), which is reportedly in tap water systems in 41 states, despite research linking it to fetal heart defects. According to the report, John DeSesso was at the center of the […]

Donald Trump’s Claim About Flushing Toilet 10 Times Was Met With Ridicule By EPA Officials, Emails Reveal

When Donald Trump claimed in December that due to supposedly excessive government regulations, toilets now required 10 or even 15 flushings per use just to clear the toilet bowl, officials inside the Environmental Protection Agency in charge of water conservation programs reacted with disbelief and ridicule, according to a set of internal emails released on […]

Environmental Activists Interrupt Pete Buttigieg Campaign Event

On Friday, a group of environmental activists interrupted a Pete Buttigieg campaign event in New Hampshire, reports The Hill. The activists aired their grievances about Buttigieg’s campaign contributions, holding signs claiming that the former South Bend mayor “Takes Money From Fossil Fuel Billionaires.” “We are fighting for our future, something, something strong,” the protesters chanted. […]

Donald Trump Boasts Of Environmental Record, Citing Book By Own Adviser Praising Him As Environmental ‘Hero’

In a sweeping rollback of environmental regulations that have been in place for 50 years, Donald Trump on Friday announced new rules that would severely curtail the 1970 National Environmental Policy Act. But in making the announcement, the president claimed that he was in fact, an “environmentalist,” and said that he’s “a big believer in […]

‘CNN’ Fact-Checks Strange Donald Trump Dishwasher Monologue, He Claimed ‘You Press It 12 Times, Women Tell Me’

At a rally in Battle Creek, Michigan, on December 18 — the same night of the impeachment vote in the House of Representatives — Donald Trump made an extended speech in which he attacked recently manufactured dishwashers for wasting water and electricity. In the seemingly improvised diatribe, Trump claimed that “women tell me” they need […]

Trump Administration Claims Border Wall Is Going To Benefit The Environment Because Immigrants Light Fires

The Trump administration is claiming that the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border is going to be a boon for the environment. The head of the Bureau of Land Management claims that the wall – which scientists agree is going to be a disaster for the environment – will prevent fires and reduce trash. According to […]

Environmentalists Fear The Worst For Sea Turtles In Wake Of The Trump Administration’s Recent Activity

The Endangered Species Act was put into place in 1973. Its goal is to help protect not only animals that are in danger of extinction but also the habitats that are crucial to their survival. Among the creatures this act is meant to protect are tigers, certain kinds of panda bears, snow leopards and sea […]

Malaysia Ships Trash Illegally Dumped In The Country Back To The U.S. & Other Origin Countries

Malaysia’s Environment Minister Yeo Bee Yin announced that the country will be shipping 60 containers with a total of 3,300 tons of plastic trash back to several countries, including the United States and Canada, reported U.S. News. According to Yin, the waste had been illegally smuggled into the country’s processing facilities. “These containers were illegally […]

China Has Secretly Been Emitting A Banned Ozone-Destroying Gas

A gas that was banned in the 1980s due to its catastrophic effects on the ozone layer has unfortunately made a startling resurgence, and scientists are blaming China, according to The National Post. Chlorofluorocarbons (known as CFC) are chemicals that used to be present in foams and appliances such as refrigerators. However, the 1982 Montreal […]

England Is Banning All Plastic Straws, Stirrers, And Q-Tips

England is banning plastic straws, stirrers, and cotton-tip swabs in the country starting in April 2020. The country is hoping to reduce the amount of plastic trash that is littering the country’s shores and oceans, and eliminating the 5 billion disposable straws that people use each year in the country is a huge step in […]

Amazon Slammed For Trashing Millions Of Unsold Products — From Toys To Flat Screen TVs

Internet behemoth Amazon is being slammed by reports that it often destroys its unsold merchandise, reports CBS News. News first broke of the practice after reporters in France posed as Amazon employees and discovered a “destruction zone.” In this so-called “destruction zone,” brand new toys, kitchen equipment, and flat-screen TVs were being put onto trucks […]

Luke Perry Reportedly Buried In ‘Mushroom Suit’ To Turn His Body Into Compost

Luke Perry was secretly buried in a “mushroom suit” so that his body could decompose in an environmentally-friendly way and nourish the soil, Radar Online is reporting. That the Beverly Hills, 90210 actor wanted his remains put to rest in an environmentally-friendly way has been known since he died in early March. At the time, […]

Jay Inslee Is Running On Climate Change, Here’s How The 2020 Democratic Field Stacks Up

With the announcement that Washington Governor Jay Inslee is throwing his hat in the ring as a Democratic Party hopeful for the 2020 presidential election, the first reaction from many observers was, “Who?” But with Inslee’s powerful record on the environment, a second look reveals the possibility that his candidacy could very well help bring […]

Thanks To Government Shutdown, Yosemite Visitors Are Pooping On The Roads, Creating An Environmental Hazard

Yosemite National Park has a poop problem. Thanks to the government shutdown, the restrooms in the popular California park aren’t open, and visitors, when nature calls, are simply doing their business on the roads, the San Francisco Chronicle is reporting. Whenever the government shuts down, the first things to be shuttered are “non-essential” services, which […]

How To Properly Get Rid Of Your Christmas Tree, Other Christmas Trash

It’s time to get rid of your Christmas tree. December 26 is the day when many Americans who celebrates Christmas suddenly finds themselves with a very large, obsolete bit of holiday decor that needs to be dismantled and gotten rid of. That’s saying nothing of all of the wrapping paper, cardboard boxes, burnt-out lights, and […]

Trump Administration Sued For Failing To Protect Giraffes

Conservation groups and environmental activists have teamed up to sue the Trump administration over its failure to protect giraffes. As reported by truthout, the groups intend to sue over what they are referring to as a “silent extinction.” The Trump administration stands accused of failing to consider protections for Africa’s giraffe population under the Endangered […]

Facebook Joins ‘Dirty List’ Of 49 Companies Accused Of Violating Human Rights In Myanmar

Several companies from the U.S., U.K., France, Switzerland, and China have been added to a “dirty list” compiled of corporations accused of human rights or environmental violations in Myanmar, reports the Guardian. Also added to the list are companies allegedly involved with the country’s military, which has been accused of genocide. The list, created by […]

Trump To Roll Back Obama-Era Wetlands Protection

On Tuesday, the Trump administration announced plans for a broad rollback of protection for the wetlands and similar small bodies of water. This new plan will directly combat rules set up by the Obama administration back in 2015. The proposal for the new rules will be published in the Federal Register for public review. According […]

Fox News Shared Questions With Trump Cabinet Official, ‘The Daily Beast’ Reports

It’s well-known that Fox News’ morning show Fox & Friends is somewhat friendly to President Trump and his administration. Trump is known to watch the show religiously, sometimes even live-tweeting what is said by its hosts. According to a new report, Fox & Friends has gone even further than previously thought in its defense of […]

A Monkey Killed A 12-Day-Old Baby In India

A monkey has killed a 12-day-old baby in India, the second severe monkey-on-human injury to have taken place in the country within the space of less than a day, Reuters is reporting. Sikandra police spokesperson Ajay Kaushal says the infant’s mother was breastfeeding him when a pack of monkeys set upon mother and child and […]

Prince Harry & Prince William On The Habit They Got From Prince Charles That Got Them Teased By Classmates

As part of a documentary celebrating the 70th birthday of Prince Charles, both Prince Harry and Prince William were interviewed. The brothers reveal in that interview that their father ingrained a habit in them from the time they were small that has stuck with them despite the fact that it got them teased in school. […]

New Zealand Retailers Given Six Months To Stop Providing Plastic Bags Or Face Fine After Country-Wide Ban

New Zealand’s government has announced a country-wide ban on all lightweight, single-use plastic bags in an attempt to reduce the amount of plastic pollution making its way into the surrounding marine environment, reports The Guardian. Retailers in the country are given six months to stop providing plastic bags to customers or they will face a […]

Pope Francis Tells Oil Execs ‘Energy Use Must Not Destroy Civilization’

The world’s leading oil and finance executives gathered at the Vatican for a two-day conference about ways to make the change to clean energy across the globe. Pope Francis, an outspoken advocate for taking action against climate change and for fighting poverty, took advantage of his captive audience of about 50 people by telling them […]

EPA’s New Regulations Could Limit Some Studies Its Policies Are Based On

As reported by the New York Times, Scott Pruitt, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, announced a new EPA regulation on Tuesday. Many scientists contend that the new EPA regulation will forever deteriorate the agency’s ability to protect public health. Under the new rule, the EPA will only allow scientific studies to be used […]

Exciting April 22 Roundup: Earth Day And ‘Westworld’ Season 2 Premiere

April 22 is a big day for environmentalists and Westworld fans; not only is it the annual Earth Day holiday, but it’s also the kick off to season 2 of the popular HBO show. Fortunately, Westworld doesn’t return until 9 p.m. EST, which gives TV-loving environmentalists time to participate in both exciting April 22 events. […]

10 Million Pounds Of Poop Stranded In Alabama Railway Sparks Outrage In Nearby Town

In the small rural town of Parrish, Alabama, several train cars carrying tons of human waste have been stranded for months. Residents literally cannot step out of their houses without getting a whiff of the foul stench emanating from the stranded train cars. According to a report from CNN, the train cars were on their […]

Easter Candy Has Negative Eco Impact, ‘Food Research’ Journal Claims

New Easter candy debuts are a special time of year for many treat lovers, but there is new research from professors at the University of Manchester that shows one specific type might not be good for the environment. In the meantime, Americans wait patiently each year to find out how businesses will surprise them with […]

Pakistani Man Arrested For Joyride With Pet Lion [Video]

A man in Pakistan was arrested by local authorities after social media videos surfaced of him driving around with his pet lion. The lion was hanging out in the back of a pickup truck as he made his way through the busy and heavily-trafficked streets of Karachi city. Lions are not allowed to be kept […]

Leonardo DiCaprio Hands Over Marlon Brando’s Oscar Amid Embezzlement Scheme

Leonardo DiCaprio handed over to the federal government an Oscar that was originally won by Marlon Brando as evidence in the Department of Justice’s investigation into what is quite possibly the world’s largest embezzlement scheme. The production company, Red Granite Pictures, is accused of using millions of dollars meant for the people and environment of […]

Kate Middleton: The Duchess Goes Back To School, Put On The Spot By Curious Pupil

Kate Middleton has been making her fair share of appearances to support a number of important causes, such as those related to the Heads Together campaign, which focuses on eradicating the negative stigma attached to mental illness. Most recently, the Duchess of Cambridge went back to school to help teach pupils about environmental issues. Middleton […]

World Environment Day Is June 5 — How To Embrace This Year’s Theme ‘Connecting People To Nature’

World Environment Day takes place every June 5 and is a campaign held to create awareness regarding environmental issues that threaten humanity on a global level. The United Nations first launched World Environment Day on June 5, 1974, and the observance varies from many other holidays as it is hosted in a different country each […]

Climate March: These Kids Are Suing Donald Trump And Marching To The White House In Protest Of Climate Change A huge climate march in Washington will mark President Trump’s 100 days in office. Rallies and marches have become a common sight in the Trump’s era, but today, kids as young as 9-years-old will be part of the rally protesting climate change. Wow: enormous crowd for the Climate March today, just a week after […]

Kentucky’s Poor Troll Governor Bevin: Raise $165 Of His Unpaid Taxes

Kentucky has one of the highest poverty rates in America, but their governor has suggested in the past that the poor on Medicaid are not doing enough to pay their part, but the governor does not even pay his own taxes. According to WDRB, Matt Bevin stated in 2016 — as he was slashing the […]

Cancer Deaths In Kentucky 45 Percent Higher As Healthcare Dumped By Trump, Bevin, McConnell

Will Trump and Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin reinstate Obamacare to help people in the Bluegrass State fight cancer? In 2016, Matt Bevin repealed the Kynect healthcare system in the state of Kentucky and replaced it with, and now Trump plans to repeal nationwide with the help of Republican Senator Mitch McConnell. Now, a […]

Michigan Just Banned Local Governments From Banning Plastic Bags

Michigan lawmakers and the Lt. Governor Brian Calley just passed a controversial law that essentially bans local government officials in counties and cities in Michigan from banning plastic bags. Just in case you doubt whether you read that right; Michigan just preemptively banned the banning of plastic bags. In a report from The Washington Post, […]

EPA Report Finally Confirms Fracking Contaminates Drinking Water

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) confirmed this week that fracking has contaminated drinking water in the United States and reversed earlier statements that the oil and gas drilling process had not led to “widespread, systemic impacts” on drinking water resources, according to APR Reports. The admission was included in the final version of a six-year, […]

Gold Dredgers Push Fishy 1872 General Mining Law To U.S. Supreme Court

After having their reputation dragged through the mud in three states, gold miners in California using a technique that involves dredging are taking their case about the 1872 General Mining Law to the U.S. Supreme Court. Sacramento Bee reports on December 1 that after several years of being stalled, a gold prospector in California is […]

Dakota Access Pipeline Part Of Conspiracy To ‘Crush Venezuela,’ Says Native Activist Winona LaDuke

As the Dakota Access Pipeline protests wear on, some activists are arguing that the push for domestic oil production at all costs is a conspiracy to avoid doing business with troubled socialist nation Venezuela. Native American activist Winona LaDuke spoke with Democracy Now! outside of the Red Warrior Camp about her view that the United […]

DAPL Protest Gains Allies Despite Censorship

The Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) continues to be a fixture in the news cycle and in everyone’s social media feed even after the work was ordered to a temporary halt September 9 by multiple federal agencies in a prescribed area. An article in the progressive community from Common Dreams began circulating that very same day […]

It Has Been Zero Days Since The Last Nuclear Catastrophe

Fukushima Daiichi is still pouring radioactive water into the Pacific ocean, the consequences of which we still don’t know in the short term and can’t predict in the long term. Zero days since last injury #marketingagencyproblems #workerscomp #socialmediakills — Arke Marketing (@arkemarketing) April 5, 2016 I’m pointing this out now because as the slander […]

A Vote For Jill Stein Is A Vote For A Beautiful Life

The phrase goes “A vote for Jill Stein is a vote for Trump.” We all know that one. What about if you could make sure your vote didn’t take anything away from Hillary? Check out this brilliant strategy by Fantasy Football whizz kid Josh Moore. What you do is, you find a disenfranchised Republican voter […]

Jules Wainstein Downplays Divorce And Cheating: ‘This Isn’t The End Of The World’

Jules Wainstein made headlines earlier this week when her marriage fell apart. Jules had often gushed about her marriage on The Real Housewives of New York, but the marriage started to show signs of trouble during Wednesday’s episode of the show. Jules and her husband had gone out for dinner with Dorinda Medley and John […]

52 Activists Arrested In Washington Environmental Protest

Fifty-two climate activists were arrested following a two-day railroad protest in Washington state, reported ABC News. Authorities in northwest Washington state’s Skagit County arrested activists Sunday morning after the group shut down railroad tracks not far from two oil refineries just north of Seattle. “About 150 people spent the night in tents and sleeping bags […]

Flint Water Crisis: Who Was In Charge And What Happens Next

Last week, the Flint water crisis became a criminal case when two Michigan state regulators and a city employee were charged with official misconduct, tampering with evidence, and a number of other offenses related to the lead contamination that has plagued the city’s public water supplies, reported CBS News. According to Michigan Attorney General Bill […]

Porter Ranch Gas Leak Task Force To Review What Went Wrong And How To Prevent A Repeat

The Obama administration has convened a task force to look into the Porter Ranch gas leak, with the goal of determining what specifically went wrong and how it can be prevented from happening again, CBS Los Angeles is reporting. California’s Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein announced the convening of the multi-agency task force on […]

Obama Creates Three New National Monuments — President Has Protected More Land Than Any Other

During his administration, President Obama has helped protect 265 million acres of land and water in the U.S. — more than any other president. He has just designated three new national monuments in California and has his eye on even more as his second term winds down. The sites encompass 1.8 million acres, will link […]

Mark Ruffalo Tells David Cameron He’s Wrong On Fracking

Mark Ruffalo warned Britain PM David Cameron he is making a big “legacy ruining mistake” by supporting fracking in the U.K. Actor and environmental activist Mark Ruffalo has been protesting against gas drilling for years, and most recently called on Barack Obama to ban fracking in the U.S. Speaking to Friends Of The Earth, Ruffalo […]