Rene Umberger has been fighting to shut down Hawaii’s commercial aquarium industry for years. As a former dive instructor, she’s seen with her own eyes the impacts the trade has had on near-shore reefs.
As the oldest individual organisms on the planet, Great Basin bristlecone pine trees are nothing if not resilient. But rising temperatures due to climate change are putting these trees, which can live to be over 5,000 years old, under a new and worrisome kind of pressure, according to a new study.
For Mayor Philip Stoddard, requiring solar on new buildings in his city of South Miami was a no-brainer.
It’s easy to spot the similarities between the Bayou Bridge pipeline, a proposed oil pipeline in Louisiana, and the now-infamous Dakota Access pipeline. Bayou Bridge is operated by the same company as Dakota Access, threatens water supplies for indigenous communities, and poses a risk to the local environment.
Things in the Chesapeake Bay, an estuary that’s been plagued by pollution for decades, have been looking pretty good in the last few years, environmentally-speaking.
In Florida, the effects of climate change are easy to spot: The increase of “sunny-day” flooding in coastal cities like Miami, the bleaching of coral reefs off the coast as ocean temperatures rise, the recent hesitancy of homebuyers to purchase houses too close to the water. But under current Governor Rick Scott, the…
Environmentalists rejoiced last summer when Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, fresh at the start of their very public bromance, announced their cooperation on climate change. After nine years of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who cut research funding and pulled Canada out of the Kyoto Protocol,…