EPA to Make Racial Equality a Bigger Factor in Environmental Rules

EPA to Make Racial Equality a Bigger Factor in Environmental Rules

In a historic move, the Environmental Protection Agency announced that it is establishing a new national office charged with advancing environmental justice and civil rights. The creation of the Office of Environmental Justice and External Civil Rights is part of...
Clean Shipping Act

Clean Shipping Act

Earlier this year, Congressman Alan Lowenthal ((California), who represents the Port of Long Beach–one of the nation’s busiest cargo ports–introduced the Clean Shipping Act, legislation aimed at zeroing out pollution from all ocean shipping companies...
Historic Coral Restoration News

Historic Coral Restoration News

They said it couldn’t be done, but they did it. Scientists at the Florida Aquarium have made a major breakthrough in the restoration of the endangered Caribbean elkhorn coral. Until this latest development, elkhorn coral had been impossible to reproduce in an...
Environmental Justice Day

Environmental Justice Day

The States of Washington and Nevada have proclaimed August 29th as Environmental Justice Day to highlight the human cost of pollution and climate change. Each state has compiled resources for its citizens to address environmental issues in their communities and learn...
A Treaty to Preserve Marine Biological Diversity

A Treaty to Preserve Marine Biological Diversity

For the next two weeks, representatives from Member States have gathered at the United Nations to try and reach a consensus on a legally binding instrument regarding the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national...