Posted on January 19, 2015
Why have salmon been pouring back into the Columbia River in record numbers recently while returns to the Washington coast and Puget Sound continue to drop?
One big reason is that, for the past decade, someone in a position of authority has been in charge of protecting and restoring Columbia River salmon.
Posted on January 16, 2015
Study charts foreign corporations' growing use of NAFTA's investor protections to sue governments over environmental and economic regulations.
Posted on December 30, 2014
Decades of organizing and protest rewarded!
Today, thanks to decades of citizen organizing and protest; the wise backing of the elected officials of the State of Vermont; the attempted deception of Vermont Yankee owners, Entergy, whose representatives even lied under oath; and the hopeless economics of nuclear power, the Vermont Yankee reactor has shut down permanently.
The lights will not go out. In fact, the New England electric grid operator knew two years ago that permanently closing Vermont Yankee would not affect regional grid stability.
Posted on December 29, 2014
1) It is historic. John Kerry was right to use the phrase in his New York Times oped announcing the deal: for the first time a developing nation has agreed to eventually limit its emissions, which has become a necessity for advancing international climate negotiations.
Posted on December 29, 2014
In March, the beleaguered – some would say besieged – city of Detroit, Michigan announced it would begin shutting off water services to between 1,500 and 3,000 households every week. It seemed impossible at the time, but officials quickly made good on the promise – at least 27,000 households have had their water services disconnected in 2014.
Posted on December 18, 2014
Fracking has been banned in New York State since 2008. Then-Governor David Paterson imposed a moratorium on the controversial technique— which fractures shale rock using high pressure, specially treated water to release gas trapped inside—citing the need for further study of health and environmental risks.
Posted on December 13, 2014
Pennsylvania Ecosystem Fights Corporation For Rights In Landmark Fracking Lawsuit
For the first time in United States history, an ecosystem — a watershed, to be exact — has filed to defend itself in a lawsuit. The suit aims to reverse a local ban on the injection of fracking wastewater.
Posted on December 11, 2014
I’m going to say it: I am ashamed to be a US citizen.
Posted on December 10, 2014
Hundreds of pronghorn antelope and deer have been killed by trains in Montana this winter after herds gathered on tracks to escape deep snows, a state wildlife official says.
Mark Sullivan, of Fish, Wildlife & Parks, said that a train recently killed about 270 pronghorn antelope near Vandalia in northeastern Montana, and 18 deer were found dead on the tracks by a grain elevator near Chinook.
Many antelope not killed by the impact had be destroyed by Blaine County authorities.