Earth is ‘really quite sick now’ and in danger zone in nearly all ecological ways, study says

2023-05-31T09:00:24-07:00May 31st, 2023|News|

Earth has pushed past seven out of eight scientifically established safety limits and into “the danger zone,” not just for an overheating planet that’s losing its natural areas, but for well-being of people living on it, according to a new study.

The study looks not just at guardrails for the planetary ecosystem but for the first time it includes measures of “justice,” which is mostly about preventing harm for countries, ethnicities and genders.


From AP News

Hidden in plain sight: Windshield washer fluid is an unexpected emission source

2023-05-30T09:14:21-07:00May 30th, 2023|News, Uncategorized|

Exhaust fumes probably come to mind when considering vehicle emissions, but they aren’t the only source of pollutants released by a daily commute. In a recent Environmental Science & Technology study, researchers report that alcohols in windshield washer fluid account for a larger fraction of real-world vehicle emissions than previous estimates have suggested. Notably, the levels of these non-fuel-derived gases will likely remain unchanged, even as more drivers transition from gas-powered to electric vehicles.

From Phys.Org

Historic Colorado River deal not enough to stave off long-term crisis, experts say

2023-05-23T12:48:40-07:00May 23rd, 2023|News|

Agreement between California, Arizona and Nevada will cut water consumption by 13% but experts warn river is still in serious peril.

A hard-fought agreement between California, Arizona and Nevada to slash the states’ use of the shrinking Colorado River is only a temporary salve to a long-term water crisis that continues to threaten the foundations of life in the American west, experts have warned.

From The Guardian

What if nature had rights?

2023-05-16T11:21:51-07:00May 16th, 2023|News|

Overall, humanity has made a lot of progress, albeit uneven, over the past decades. Our environment, on the other hand, might be in worse shape than ever. So, what if we all agreed that nature had basic rights similar to human rights?

From the New York Times

India amends power policy draft to halt new coal-fired capacity

2023-05-10T08:38:22-07:00May 10th, 2023|News|

India plans to stop building new coal-fired power plants, apart from those already in the pipeline, by removing a key clause from the final draft of its National Electricity Policy (NEP), in a major boost to fight climate change, sources said.


From Reuters:

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‘Not just a problem of science’: how the environmental crisis is also cultural

2023-05-02T12:44:04-07:00May 2nd, 2023|News|

An interrogative exhibition at the New-York Historical Society examines the social, cultural and civil rights impact of development and devastation.

From The Guardian

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The 2023 Goldman Environmental Prize Winners

2023-04-25T11:42:59-07:00April 25th, 2023|News|

The 2023 Goldman Prize winners were announced on Monday, April 24, 2023

The Goldman Prize winners were celebrated at live ceremonies that coincided with Earth Day: at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco on Monday, April 24. There will another ceremony at the Eisenhower Theater at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, on Wednesday, April 26. The mission of the prize is

Celebrating grassroots leaders who prove that ordinary people can have an extraordinary impact on the environment.


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