Environmental Groups, UAW Sue USPS Over Delivery Vehicle Purchase Plans

Several U.S. environmental groups on Thursday and the UAW union filed suits seeking to block the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) plan to buy mostly gas-powered next-generation delivery vehicles, arguing it failed to comply with environmental regulations.

From US News and World Report
https://www.usnews.com/news/us/articles/2022-04-28/environmental-groups-sue-usps-over-delivery-vehicle-purchase-plans

2022-04-28T09:45:58-07:00April 28th, 2022|Climate and Energy, News|Comments Off on Environmental Groups, UAW Sue USPS Over Delivery Vehicle Purchase Plans

New Global Forecasts of Marine Heatwaves Foretell Ecological and Economic Impacts

Researchers have developed global forecasts that can provide up to a year’s advance notice of marine heatwaves, sudden and pronounced increases in ocean temperatures that can dramatically affect ocean ecosystems.

From the Environmental News Network

https://www.enn.com/articles/70159-new-global-forecasts-of-marine-heatwaves-foretell-ecological-and-economic-impacts

2022-04-20T15:58:22-07:00April 20th, 2022|Climate and Energy, Marine Conservation, News|Comments Off on New Global Forecasts of Marine Heatwaves Foretell Ecological and Economic Impacts

Intersectional environmentalism: How foundations simultaneously address race and climate

Conserving natural spaces. Cleaning up waterways. Reducing the use of fossil fuels. At first glance, all of these areas may seem to just be environmental issues. Yet foundations (among many others) are increasingly advocating with their money and their megaphones that environmental and racial issues are intertwined. To make the most environmental impact, race needs to also be part of the conversation and the action, according to many nonprofit leaders.

From Alliance:

https://www.alliancemagazine.org/blog/intersectional-environmentalism-how-foundations-simultaneously-address-race-and-climate/

2022-04-05T13:11:16-07:00April 5th, 2022|Climate and Energy, DEI, News|Comments Off on Intersectional environmentalism: How foundations simultaneously address race and climate

Hurricanes Expected to Linger Over Northeast Cities, Causing Greater Damage

By the late 21st century, northeastern U.S. cities will see worsening hurricane outcomes, with storms arriving more quickly but slowing down once they’ve made landfall.

From Environmental News Network

https://www.enn.com/articles/69176-hurricanes-expected-to-linger-over-northeast-cities-causing-greater-damage

2021-12-02T09:57:19-08:00November 23rd, 2021|Climate and Energy, News|Comments Off on Hurricanes Expected to Linger Over Northeast Cities, Causing Greater Damage

US Climate Action News Updates

Some of the latest news on climate action in the US

House Select Climate Committee –(No legislative authority)

Committee Website

Solving the Climate Crisis Report

Protect and Restore Ocean and Wetland Ecosystems

Make Public Lands and Waters Part of the Climate Solution

Biden-Harris Transition–

Biden-Harris transition website

Transition teams all departments

Biden Energy Platform

Report from Climate 21 presented to transition team

House Natural Resources Committee–(Legislative Authority)

Chairs Grijalva, Castor Introduce Landmark Oceans Solutions Bill to Tackle Climate Crisis

2020-11-17T09:55:15-08:00November 17th, 2020|Climate and Energy, News|Comments Off on US Climate Action News Updates