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On July 19th, 2018 by Lee Temple

Ireland on Thursday moved to pull its public funds out of fossil fuels, a development that marks the most significant advance to date for a divestment campaign pushed by environmentalists worldwide. The lower house of Parliament passed a bill that requires the country’s sovereign fund, valued at 8.9 billion euros, or about $10.4 billion, to […]

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On July 19th, 2018 by Lee Temple

From the normally mild summer climes of Ireland, Scotland and Canada to the scorching Middle East to Southern California, numerous locations in the Northern Hemisphere have witnessed their hottest weather ever recorded over the past week.

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On June 29th, 2018 by Lee Temple

Mario Rosales, who farms 365 acres along the Rio Grande, knows the river is in bad shape this year. It has already dried to a dusty ribbon of sand in some parts, and most of the water that does flow is diverted to irrigate crops, including Mr. Rosales’s fields of wheat, oats, alfalfa and New […]

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On June 28th, 2018 by Lee Temple

CONNECTS THE FUTURE OF THE WEB WITH THE LITTLE-KNOWN STORY OF ITS BIRTH. IN 1989, 33-YEAR-OLD COMPUTER PROGRAMMER TIM BERNERS-LEE INVENTED THE WORLD WIDE WEB AND HIS VISIONARY DECISION TO MAKE IT A FREE AND ACCESSIBLE RESOURCE SPARKED A GLOBAL REVOLUTION IN COMMUNICATION.

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On June 27th, 2018 by Lee Temple

For five years, opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline and members of the Ponca Indian Tribe have sown native tribal corn in the path of the controversial project as a form of resistance. Now they’ve planted another potential roadblock. Last weekend, Art and Helen Tanderup, who farm north of Neligh, Nebraska, deeded the 1.6-acre plot […]

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On June 26th, 2018 by Lee Temple

UCS visits the EPA’s Midwest Office to investigate how Trump administration policies are hampering the agency and harming Americans’ health. From the regional office of the Environmental Protection Agency in the tall, modern Ralph Metcalfe Building in downtown Chicago, teams of scientists, investigators, and lawyers enforce the nation’s environmental laws across the EPA’s Region 5: […]

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On June 26th, 2018 by Lee Temple

If you’re looking for good news on the climate front, don’t look to the Antarctic. Last week’s spate of studies documenting that its melt rates had tripled is precisely the kind of data that underscores the almost impossible urgency of the moment. And don’t look to Washington DC, where the unlikely survival of the EPA […]

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On May 21st, 2018 by Lee Temple

Further increasing much needed transparency in the supply chain, a new interactive map shows the connections between international buyers like brands and retailers and their suppliers in China. The Green Supply Chain Map is the brainchild of the U.S. Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the Institute of Public & Environmental Affairs (IPE) in China […]

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On May 21st, 2018 by Lee Temple

A growing number of electric cooperatives and municipal utilities are capturing the economic, grid, and environmental benefits from community-scale solar (CSS) installations as institutional barriers to development are addressed for this emerging technology solution, according to a new report by Rocky Mountain Institute.

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On May 21st, 2018 by Lee Temple

Last week, the New Orleans City Council — all Democrats — voted 6-1 to approve a big new gas-fired power plant. Sometime in the coming weeks, in Orange County in upstate New York, another vast new gas power plant is expected to go on line — as soon as it’s hooked up to a new […]

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