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We've only got one planet, and it makes our lives possible. We can no longer take it for granted.
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The West Coast Will Determine the Fate of the Fossil Fuel Industry

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 12:30
All along the Pacific Coast, environmentalists are gearing up for an epic fight.
Categories: Ecological News

ING Bank Just Divested Their DAPL Financing—We All Helped to Change Their Mind

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 12:30
Last month, bank officials met face to face with leaders of the Standing Rock Sioux, and this week they announced the bank had sold the loan at the request of tribal leaders.
Categories: Ecological News

A Small Act of Scientific Civil Disobedience

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 12:30
Big science publications put important peer-reviewed research behind expensive paywalls. But some scientists have found creative ways around them.
Categories: Ecological News

How Nature Makes Us Healthier and Happier

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 12:30
Over 100 studies have shown that being in nature—or even watching it in videos—benefits our brains, bodies, feelings, thought processes, and social interactions.
Categories: Ecological News

This Invention Lets Rural Hondurans Clean Their Water—And Own the Treatment Plants

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 13:30
What’s at stake in a world where science is marginalized? Programs like AguaClara, which offer sustainable, low-cost solutions to communities in need.
Categories: Ecological News

Water Is Life: The Story of Standing Rock Won’t Go Away

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 14:30
The Dakota Access pipeline is set and oil will flow. But this is not the only fight about water, and Standing Rock is only one chapter somewhere in the middle of a long story.
Categories: Ecological News

As Police Evict Water Protectors, Tribes Vow to Continue the Fight

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 13:30
“This isn’t the end by any means. This is the spark. The whole world is waking up now.”
Categories: Ecological News

Why the People Who Grow Your Food Are Worried About Scott Pruitt

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 13:30
Pruitt’s approach to the EPA is likely to threaten farmworkers, who are highly exposed to the effects of climate change, including heat stress and increased pesticide use.
Categories: Ecological News

To Billionaire Doomsday Preppers: Your Wealth Won’t Save You

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 13:30
The only solution is to bring your wealth home and invest in community resilience to ensure the survival of all.
Categories: Ecological News

The Student-Built Website That Keeps Government Climate Data Safe

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 13:30
Since Trump’s election, scientists have been scrambling to save climate change data sets. And one Michigan graduate student thought the more copies, the better.
Categories: Ecological News

Pruitt Ignored Cries to Regulate Fracking in Okla. Now Residents Face Big Oil on Their Own

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 13:30
The Senate just confirmed Scott Pruitt to run the EPA. But as residents reported major damage from fracking-related earthquakes, the then-attorney general closed his office’s environmental enforcement unit.
Categories: Ecological News

Call for Submissions: It’s Time for a Just Transition

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 13:30
Send us your ideas by March 13.
Categories: Ecological News

Why Science Can’t Be Silent

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 13:30
Up against the White House’s “alternative facts” and attempts to hide climate data, new allies—citizens and science—can prevail against politicians and corporations.
Categories: Ecological News

Science Isn’t Just for Scientists—We Can All Take Part

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 13:30
The internet and new technology are reviving the role citizens can play in documenting the world around us.
Categories: Ecological News

In California’s Imperial Valley, Residents Aren’t Waiting for Government to Track Pollution

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 13:30
For marginalized communities along the California-Mexico border, projects to gather and share scientific reports are crucial to holding agencies accountable.
Categories: Ecological News

The Carbon Tax Debate Isn’t Going Away. What Would the Ideal Bill Look Like?

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 13:30
After opposing a Washington state carbon tax in November, climate justice advocates are setting the stage for a more thorough initiative to address both climate change and inequality.
Categories: Ecological News

Seattle Just Divested Billions From Wells Fargo Over Dakota Access Pipeline

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 13:30
Minneapolis and others are ready to follow.
Categories: Ecological News

In Defense of Standing Rock Reporter Jenni Monet—and All Journalists

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 13:30
If you’ve valued our Standing Rock coverage over the months, tell the Morton County State’s Attorney to drop all charges against Monet. Journalism is not a crime.
Categories: Ecological News

3 Creative Solutions to Protect Water, Wildlife, and a Warming City

Sun, 02/05/2017 - 13:30
In the heat zone of Louisville, Kentucky, 170 residents have been trained as “citizen foresters.”
Categories: Ecological News

University of California Next In Line To Dump Wells Fargo Contracts

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 13:30
The UC system is severing $475 million in contracts with Wells Fargo over, among other things, the bank’s ties to private prison corporations.
Categories: Ecological News