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Green campaigners have welcomed EU moves to ban the outdoor use of pesticides they claim are harmful to bees. A majority of European countries backed a Brussels proposal to prohibit the use of three neonicotinoids. German pharmaceutical giant Bayer said the decision was “a sad day for farmers and ...
This is why environmentalist Mark Lynas's new book, Seeds of Science: Why we got it so wrong on GMOs, is such a welcome read: it gives us a peek into ... the reader to re-examine conceptions of science and environmental activism by giving space to anti-GM environmentalists like Monbiot to expound on ...

An environmental group claims Alabama Power Co. is wrongly charging fees that increase costs for customers who install solar panels. The Southern Environmental Law Center and others filed a complaint Thursday with the Alabama Public Service Commission challenging surcharges the utility imposes ...
The natural gas boom was supposed to help the electric sector lower its carbon footprint by replacing old, carbon dioxide-spewing coal plants with newer, lower-emitting natural gas plants. And to a degree, that's happened. As coal plants have retired, carbon emissions from the power sector have ...
LANSING — Michigan utility regulators unanimously approved DTE Energy's plans for a nearly $1 billion natural gas power plant in St. Clair County over objections from renewable energy advocates. The Public Service Commission's approval came amid ongoing debate about the state's energy future as ...
BERLIN, Md. - As an influx of visitors make their way to Assateague Island in the coming months, environmental activists want to make sure you're keeping their beaches clean. The Assateague Coastal Trust works to protect the natural resources of the coastal bays and their latest initiative is doing just that.

Hopeton lies just outside Chilicothe, and Ruby is leading a dozen or so archaeologists and environmentalists through the site to raise awareness for the Land and Water Conservation Fund. The federal program was instrumental in preserving this site, but without Congressional action, it will expire later this ...
Michael Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York and the United Nations Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Climate Action, recently announced that he will provide $4.5 million to fund the UN Climate Change Secretariat. While the annual contribution of the U.S. to this Secretariat is set at $7.5 million, ...
When Iran carried out mass arrests of environmental activists in February, Madani was detained for 72 hours. It also emerged at the time that an Iranian-Canadian environmentalist, Kavous Seyed-Emami, died in custody in mysterious circumstances. At least 13 other activists remain behind bars.
To me, taxes are a blessing, not a burden. Rather than agonize over them, we might choose to enjoy them. If you look closely, taxes are part of what makes us happy, not what makes us sad. On Tax Day think of these 10 ways to guide your prayers of thanksgiving to be able to contribute to a country you ...
BP is making preparations for a lower carbon future, and is keeping its greenhouse gas emissions either at or below the levels it saw in 2015, according to a new report, “Advancing the Energy Transition”, but its plan is failing to impress environmentalists, according to The Guardian. The report, published on ...
Environmentalists say removing the EPA's authority — and leaving the regulation of ballast water solely to the Coast Guard — would remove important water protections. “VIDA moves us away from the responsible management of ballast water discharges by completely removing Clean Water Act authority ...
Xiuhtezcatl Martinez stepped up to the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium stage and immediately started rapping. The rap lasted under two minutes but incorporated three languages and the overarching message of love for the Earth. Martinez, a 17-year-old hip-hop artist, author and activist, spoke at a ...
BATON ROUGE -- The companies building the Bayou Bridge Pipeline have spilled 87,273 barrels of hazardous liquids in 527 separate events in the past 15 years, according to a report titled “Oil and Water,” released Tuesday by Greenpeace and the Waterkeeper Alliance. Authors Tim Donaghy and Donna ...
Environmental activist arrested during French Quarter Fest. Updated April 16, 2018 at 9:49 AM ; Posted April 15, 2018 at 1:10 PM. Longtime environmental activist Luke Fontana, was arrested Friday (April 13) during French Quarter Festival (Photo courtesy Luke Fontana). Comment. By Doug MacCash. NOLA.com | The ...
Renowned gay rights attorney and environmentalist self-immolates at Brooklyn park. By ABC News ... Notable gay rights lawyer and environmental activist David Buckel was discovered burned to death in an apparent suicide in a popular Brooklyn, New York, park early Saturday morning. A jogger on a run ...
MICHIGAN CITY — In the shadow of the cooling tower at NIPSCO's coal-fired power plant, the Sierra Club's Ashley Williams discussed Indiana's Beyond Coal campaign Thursday evening. Williams, speaking at the Northwest Indiana Green Drinks event at Shoreline Brewery, said the national campaign, ...

A group of San Jacinto River activists hope they can push ExxonMobil to lesson its emissions numbers in a proposed facility expansion. ExxonMobil is looking to expand polymer manufacturing at its Baytown chemical plant, and the San Jacinto River Coalition members want to know their rights in the public ...
A heavy machine works, left, as wastewater flows down a trough, right, at the site of the blowout at the Gold King Mine outside Silverton on Aug. 13, 2015. It will take years, if not decades, and many millions of dollars to clean up and manage the toxic wastewater from a this Colorado mine that unleashed a ...
In response to a circulating Facebook post from California-based environmental activist Erin Brockovich questioning the district's methods of chlorine maintenance, the North Texas Municipal Water District said in a news release Thursday that the district's water is safe and complies with regulations from ...
The agreement is the first in the world to put in place legally binding rules to protect environmental activists — or, as the UN and many civil society groups call them, ... She was perhaps the most prominent environmental activist in Latin America and had considerable success in holding up this project.
BOSTON (WWLP)—Environmentalists are pushing for Massachusetts to transition to 100 percent renewable energy by 2050. They said the move will reduce air pollution, create jobs and improve public health. The United States is one of the world's largest emitters of carbon dioxide; these emissions are ...
Millions of federal dollars are used to help protect and restore waters across the country, including Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. But soon, most of that money may be washed away. President Trump's proposed budget calls for cuts to environmental programs, like the Great Lakes Restoration ...
This tragedy could not have happened without the help of former University of Miami President Donna Shalala, who is now running for U.S. Congress and hopes to paint herself as a progressive, environmentally conscious Democrat. The developer, Palm Beach County-based Ram Realty Services, bought ...
It's time for all of us, Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians, and Independents, to become pro-business environmentalists. ... A pro-business environmentalist might apply that knowledge and determine what infrastructure we need to attract those companies to locate in Stevensville instead of Missoula.
Environmental groups are petitioning the federal government to add an Oregon salamander to the federal endangered species list. They say plans to boost logging on federal land are a major concern. The Siskiyou Mountains salamander lives only in its namesake mountains straddling the ...
Alamo, Texas—Defying the threat of rain, more than 600 protesters gather January 27 in an agricultural field next to the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge. They are here to oppose President Donald Trump's proposed border wall, which would slice through not only the refuge, but the vibrant immigrant ...
Environmental activists in Dakshina Kannada, who have been opposing the Yettinahole diversion project, have dropped plans of fielding their own candidates in the Assembly elections. Instead, they said they would take up a campaign urging voters to opt for none of the above (NOTA) to register their ...
High school environmentalists bring youth voice to the Capitol. Alaska Youth for Environmental Action meet with lawmakers, express support for four bills. High school students and participants in Alaska Youth for Environmental Action, Kiara Demientieff, left, and Krystyn Kelly, right, speak with Rep.
Raleigh, N.C. — Duke Energy spends tens of millions a year in North Carolina on lobbying, public relations and advertising, focusing in its most recent TV and radio spots on the "smarter energy future" it's working toward. The Charlotte-based utility, which has a public relations staff of more than 100 people, ...
When it comes to Baton Rouge drinking water, the foxes are guarding the hen house, according to environmental groups that want to shake up the groundwater commission and kick out several members. Industrialists have pointed to several water conservation measures they've undertaken, and the ...
Florida's Senate approved legislation Thursday allowing a state agency to take over wetlands protection that's handled now by the federal government, a change that worries environmental activists. “This does nothing but put our remaining wetlands at even further risk than they already are. It will make it ...
Why in the world have the Yale College Democrats and the Yale Student Environmental Coalition, or YSEC, agreed to support a plan backed by Republican politicians and big oil companies? Both groups — in addition to the Yale College Republicans — are now co-founders of a coalition called Students ...
ANCHORAGE, ALASKA – An environmental group sued the Trump administration Thursday over its failure to list Pacific walruses as a threatened species because of diminished sea ice, the primary habitat of the marine mammals. The lawsuit was filed seven years after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ...
The region where most environmental activists die each year is taking action with a new landmark agreement. The "Escazu Accord" is only the second regional agreement on environmentalists' rights in the world. ... Latin America is the most dangerous region in the world for environmental activists. Brazil ...
Environmentalists plan to raise concerns at a public hearing tonight about water-quality issues caused by Ameren Missouri's Rush Island Energy Center in Festus. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is in the process of renewing a water discharge permit for the Rush Island plant. But for the first ...
Central Florida politicians are joining environmentalists and residents in opposing a fast-changing bill working its way through the Legislature that would do away with rural protections on land within three miles of a state university, including University of Central Florida. That means most land in Seminole ...
In addition to protecting environmental activists, the agreement also enshrines rights to "environmental information" and "participation in environmental decision-making." Excell stressed the importance of these provisions as well. "I cannot understate how critical it is for communities to have access to ...
... is different in practice. Murders were only 15 percent of the cases, as other types of physical attacks and criminalization of activism are the most common form of aggression. In 2018, the environmental activist and Cheran's forest ranger Guadalupe Campanur's remains were found near her hometown.
On February 13, Tehran Prosecutor Abbas Jafari Dowlatabadi accused the recently deceased Seyed-Emami and the other detained environmentalists of being spies before any of them had been tried in a court of a law. “On January 9, 2018, based on a report by one of the security organizations sent to the ...
Environmental activists and community members on Sunday joined the ranks of Salt Lake City officials speaking out against a bill that aims to create a self-governing international trade hub in the city's northwest quadrant. The National Audubon Society, Westpointe Community Council and Utah Physicians ...
The Swedish-owned Stena Forth, a 750-foot-long, ultradeepwater oil drilling ship, sits anchored about a mile and a half from the Rockland breakwater after being brought to Maine for engine repairs in this June 2010 file photo. A coalition of anti-offshore drilling groups plan to meet Wednesday in Augusta, ...
BAGUIO CITY, Philippines – Indigenous and environmental activist Ricardo Pugong Mayumi was shot dead on Friday, March 2, in Sitio Angadal, Ambabag, Kiangan, Ifugao, by at least two assassins. Mayumi, 52, was one of the leaders of the Ifugao Peasant Movement (IPM) and led the opposition to the ...
AUGUSTA – Fishing groups, environmentalists, politicians and tourism advocates plan to use a pair of tailored public hearings this week to oppose the Trump administration's proposal to expand offshore drilling in the Atlantic and other ocean waters. The federal government's meetings in Maine and New ...
The idea behind the blended beef-mushroom burger is that mixing chopped mushrooms into our burgers boosts the umami taste, adds more moisture and reduces the amount of beef needed. And reducing the need for beef has a big impact on the environment. /The Mushroom Council. Dan Charles | NPR ...
It's a decision that wasn't well received by environmentalists across the country. Home to 400 species of plants and animals including birds, bobcats, lizards, and insects, the Santa Ana Wildlife Refuge is just one example of a natural sanctuary that could have its protections stripped in the name of border ...
... other environmental activists from the Lavardin Nature Conservation Institute detained by a security organization, apparently the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), were arrested in Bandar Lengeh late in February. The reasons for the detention of these environmentalists and their whereabouts are not clear.
For a major governmental public hearing on a topic of significant interest to coastal residents, the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management put its offshore drilling meeting Wednesday evening at a place removed — the Renaissance Concourse Atlanta Airport Hotel, around 300 miles from Brunswick ...
In 2014, the New York Times obtained an audio recording of Berman advising fossil fuel executives at an industry summit that they should envision their struggle against environmentalists as “an endless war”. He then asked the gathered executives to finance the Environmental Policy Alliance's “Big Green ...
The idea behind the blended beef-mushroom burger is that mixing chopped mushrooms into our burgers boosts the umami taste, adds more moisture and reduces the amount of beef needed. And reducing the need for beef has a big impact on the environment. The Mushroom Council hide caption.


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