Nearly 10% of Marine Life Threatened with Extinction

Nearly 10% of Marine Life Threatened with Extinction

The effects of human activity from climate change to pollution, are “devastating” marine life, with nearly a tenth of underwater plants and animals assessed so far threatened with extinction, the latest Red List of Threatened Species showed on Friday. More...
Halloween Terror? Afraid Not.

Halloween Terror? Afraid Not.

I didn’t see this question on last week’s PSATs, but it should have been: What’s more terrifying than a beach covered in garbage? (a) Two beaches covered in garbage. (b) No plan to stop the toxic runoff, industrial, agricultural and residential waste...
Promises, Promises

Promises, Promises

A new report from UN Climate Change shows that countries around the world are failing to live up to their commitments to fight climate change. According to the report, countries are “bending the curve of global greenhouse gas emissions downward but underlines...
Code Red for the Planet

Code Red for the Planet

Populations of monitored animal species have plummeted nearly 70 percent in the last 50 years, according to a landmark assessment released today by the WWF (World Wide Fund For Nature). The report highlights “devastating” losses to nature due to human activity. The...
Supreme Court Limits E.P.A.’s Authority on Emissions

Supreme Court Limits E.P.A.’s Authority on Emissions

In a significant blow to addressing the causes of climate change, today the Supreme Court stripped the federal government of a crucial tool to combat air pollution. Not being either environmental or constitutional lawyers (or lawyers of any kind, for that matter), we...
Phasing Out Single-Use Plastic

Phasing Out Single-Use Plastic

On World Ocean Day, the Secretary of the Interior issued an order which aims to reduce the procurement, sale, and distribution of single-use plastic products and packaging with a goal of phasing out single-use plastic products on Department-managed lands by 2032.  The...