President Trump’s incredible achievements in environmental management

U.S. 10/08/20, 15:49

The multiple actions taken by President Donald Trump, in the care and conservation of the environment and its resources mark a path that does not stop since the beginning of his mandate, obtaining numerous achievements. One of the laws that President Trump signed in 2018 was the John D. Dingell, Jr. ...

Bolsonaro puts Biden in his place for threats against Brazil in the presidential debate: ‘Our sovereignty is non-negotiable’

South America 09/30/20, 18:54

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro used his Twitter account Wednesday, to express his displeasure at comments made by Democratic candidate for president Joe Biden during the presidential debate with President Trump during Tuesday's Sept. 29 presidential debate. Biden appeared to threaten the Brazilian government with significant economic consequences if it did not ...

NASA says the hole in the ozone is smallest since discovery in 1982

World 10/23/19, 20:20

According to NASA, the hole in the ozone reached its smallest size since it was discovered by scientists in 1982 because of unusual weather patterns in the upper atmosphere above Antarctica. The hole fluctuates each year and is typically the highest between late September and early October during the coldest months ...

Selfie-taking fern records own growth using plant power

Europe 07/02/19, 13:47

Conservationists at the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) are attempting to harness plant energy to oversee remote ecosystems. They are working on a project that could enable a plant “to take a selfie.”  A maidenhair fern is hooked up to produce the energy to snap its own selfie photograph—all in the ...

Canada to ban single-use plastics by 2021

America 06/11/19, 08:45

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Monday, June 10, that Canada is planning to ban single-use plastics by 2021 in an attempt to curb plastic pollution. “I'm very happy to announce that as early as 2021 Canada will ban harmful single-use plastics from coast to coast to coast,” said Trudeau. Speaking ...

Biodegradable plastic made from seaweed organisms

News 06/07/19, 10:19

From bags to bottles, every year about 13 million tons of plastic flows into our oceans, according to a U.N. report published in 2018. If the situation continues, our oceans could contain more plastic than fish by 2050. Birds and other animals often mistake plastic waste entangled in seaweed in the ...

Brazil reduces top environment council, trims independents

Enviroment 05/30/19, 10:47

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is slashing the size of a body that oversees environmental policy, effectively reducing the role of non-governmental organizations.The decree issued Wednesday cuts the size of the National Council of the Environment from 100 to 21. It also eliminates 105 "alternate" members who traditionally have taken part ...

New Hampshire sues 3M, DuPont, other chemical companies

Enviroment 05/29/19, 16:57

New Hampshire has sued eight companies including 3M and the DuPont Co. for damage it says has been caused by a class of potentially toxic chemicals found in pizza boxes, fast-food wrappers and drinking water.The substances — known collectively as PFAS — have been used in coatings meant to ...

Michigan AG will move to shut pipeline in June if no deal

Enviroment 05/29/19, 15:40

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel said Wednesday she will move in June to shut a Great Lakes oil pipeline if the governor cannot reach a resolution with operator Enbridge, saying the state is in "great peril" the longer the oil continues to flow under a sensitive waterway.Nessel revealed her timeline ...

Another plant sought to treat toxic water from former mine

Enviroment 05/29/19, 12:31

Atlantic Richfield wants to build a second treatment plant to lower the level of acidic, metal-laden water that has collected in a former mining pit in Butte that was closed more than 35 years ago, The Montana Standard reported Wednesday.Atlantic Richfield's parent company, BP, hopes to eliminate possible risk in ...

Malaysia to send back plastic waste to foreign nations

Enviroment 05/28/19, 02:38

Malaysia will send back some 3,000 metric tons (3,300 tons) of non-recyclable plastic waste to countries such as the U.S., U.K., Canada and Australia in a move to avoid becoming a dumping ground for rich nations, Environment Minister Yeo Bee Yin said Tuesday.Yeo said Malaysia and many developing countries have ...

Monitoring group: Deforestation up 20% in Brazil’s Amazon

Enviroment 05/27/19, 15:58

A non-governmental group that has monitored the Amazon rainforest for two decades said Monday that the pace of deforestation increased 20% in the most recent nine months.Imazon said satellite imagery showed the region lost 2,169 square kilometers (837 square miles) of forest from August through April, up from 1,807 square ...

Cleanup resumes at former chemical plant site in Michigan

Enviroment 05/27/19, 10:06

Cleanup work has resumed at a former chemical plant in central Michigan that's become one of the country's costliest Superfund sites.An Environmental Protection Agency official, Thomas Alcamo, told MLive.com that it could still take another seven years to finish cleaning up the Velsicol Chemical plant site in St. Louis, Michigan."I ...

Climate activists call for action in Latin America

Enviroment 05/24/19, 13:58

Climate change activists in Latin America rallied for action on global warming Friday, heeding a call by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg to hold demonstrations across the world.In Rio de Janeiro, a small group of students gathered outside the state legislature to deliver a letter dated from the future in which ...