environmental issues

Philippines Passes Law Requiring Students to Plant 10 Trees Before Graduating

Philippines Passes Law Requiring Students to Plant 10 Trees Before Graduating

Environmental issues are at the forefront of many people’s’ minds, but it’s the younger generation who is particularly concerned about the future of our planet. From global school strikes for climate

You Can Now Take a Virtual Tour of Prince Charles’ Royal Highgrove House Gardens

It includes Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis' tree house.
While the Bear Cam bears hibernate, the Trump admin weighs a big plan to mine their world

While the Bear Cam bears hibernate, the Trump admin weighs a big plan to mine their world

When the peak of summer arrives in Alaska and the radiant midnight sun hangs in the northern sky, tens of millions of salmon make their move. They race up rivers, leap over waterfalls, and clog narrow
Five steps you can take today to make your office more sustainable

Five steps you can take today to make your office more sustainable

Presented By EpsonBy Mashable Brand XWith the global sustainability movement in full swing, there’s no denying we’re all searching for ways we can change our daily habits to help create a more
5 New Year's resolutions that can help the environment in 2019

5 New Year's resolutions that can help the environment in 2019

At the start of January, people typically make resolutions about health, money, and relationships, with the mindset of "new year, new me." In 2019, they need to add environmental goals to the list.
Why an enduring U.S. oil spill can't be stopped

Why an enduring U.S. oil spill can't be stopped

When the Taylor Energy oil drilling platform toppled over in September 2004, its 500-foot-tall metal legs twisted and bent as the looming structure sank to the seafloor. Hurricane Ivan's pummeling
Oil and gas interests to get a seat at the table of North Dakota’s new environmental agency

Oil and gas interests to get a seat at the table of North Dakota’s new environmental agency

This is part three of ThinkProgress’s State of Conflicted Interest series. In 2014, less than five years after horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing turned the hills and prairies of the Bakken
6 states join battle over the largest proposed coal export terminal in the U.S.

6 states join battle over the largest proposed coal export terminal in the U.S.

The largest proposed coal export terminal in the United States is getting some help from interior states in a legal battle over whether Washington state regulators were wrong to reject two critical
In a surprise to scientists, gains in tackling dirty air have stagnated

In a surprise to scientists, gains in tackling dirty air have stagnated

In the 1950s, Los Angeles residents raised signs protesting the region's filthy air. One woman's sign, at an anti-smog committee meeting in 1954, mocked that Los Angeles' San Gabriel Valley had been
Trump’s wall is running into some environmental trouble

Trump’s wall is running into some environmental trouble

The spending bill passed by Congress on Thursday allocates more than a billion dollars to construct President Donald Trump’s border wall through the Rio Grande Valley. But there is one key
Climate change could decimate California’s major crops, and that should concern everyone

Climate change could decimate California’s major crops, and that should concern everyone

A new study, published on Tuesday in the journal Agronomy, contains a dire warning for anyone in the United States who eats: By the end of the century, climate change could wreak havoc on California’s
Congress has been a serious ally for Trump’s anti-environment agenda

Congress has been a serious ally for Trump’s anti-environment agenda

The Trump administration’s first year was marked by a barrage of environmental rollbacks, from announcing the United States’ intention to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement to the repeal of the
Don’t let Scott Pruitt’s first class travel distract you from an even bigger scandal

Don’t let Scott Pruitt’s first class travel distract you from an even bigger scandal

It has been a rough week for Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt. On Sunday, the Washington Post reported that Pruitt spent at least $90,000 on first class and business

All the catastrophes that the World Economic Forum says we should worry about

Every year, the World Economic Forum (WEF) asks its community of experts what keeps them up at night. Their answer is a collage of our…

The radical movement to make environmental protections a constitutional right

In 2012, as Pennsylvania was in the midst of a natural gas boom ushered in by hydraulic fracturing, the state legislature passed a law known as Act 13. Presented under the auspice of updating the

Here’s what’s at stake for the 21 kids suing the Trump administration over climate change

On Monday, a group of 21 youth plaintiffs currently suing the federal government over climate change will go before a federal court to argue that their case — which legal experts have classified as a

The Trump climate agenda relies on manufactured reality

On November 8, as world leaders and environmental ministers gathered in Bonn, Germany to hash out the gritty details for implementing the Paris climate agreement, the U.S. Environmental Protection
A new group of kids are taking Trump to court over his climate denial

A new group of kids are taking Trump to court over his climate denial

Two Pennsylvania children are suing the Trump administration over its environmental policies, claiming that its deregulatory agenda is based on “junk science” that knowingly increases the “damages,
Environmental group sues Irish government over climate change

Environmental group sues Irish government over climate change

For the first time in the country’s history, an Irish environmental group is turning to the legal system for help answering an important question: Is the government doing enough to protect its
Here are some EPA programs that Scott Pruitt’s $900,000 taxpayer-funded expenses could pay for

Here are some EPA programs that Scott Pruitt’s $900,000 taxpayer-funded expenses could pay for

Since assuming office in late February, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has spent upwards of $900,000 of taxpayer dollars on extraneous expenses, including round-the-clock personal security, private