Some GOP lawmakers and mining companies are banking on the EPA's new head, Scott Pruitt reversing an earlier veto by the agency of a controversial mine project in Alaska's Bristol Bay, despite local opposition and the threat to sockeye salmon fisheries.
Rising seas, polluted coastlines and the specter of more frequent droughts and storms have lent new urgency to efforts to restore the ecosystem of the Florida Everglades, the largest freshwater wetland in the United States.
After experiencing a series of near-biblical storms, California's six years of extreme drought conditions appears to finally be over. The state is 83 percent drought-free compared with just 6 percent a year ago.
A special message carried on Taliban news outlets from new leader Hibatullah Akhundzada urges Afghan's to plant more trees. Trees in Afghanistan are cut down for fuel and illegal timber sales creating a severe deforestation problem.
The progressive legislation across the U.S. in allowing the legal cultivation of marijuana is helping many people with defined medical conditions. However, the expansion of growing cannabis plants is having an environmental impact.
The Colorado River, the American Southwest's most important waterway, supplying water to over 40 million people. is shrinking due to the effects of global warming. The flow of the river could be reduced by more than a third by the end of the century.
Australia's plan to rescue the beleaguered Great Barrier Reef has been set back at least two decades after the fragile ecosystem suffered its worst-ever bleaching last year, experts said Friday.
Opposition to the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline project continues to grow, with the Vancouver City Council voting 8-2 to request a judicial review of the province's environmental approval the controversial pipeline expansion.
A Japanese court on Thursday awarded record compensation for thousands of residents near a US military base over aircraft noise, but rejected their demand to suspend flights at odd hours.An Okinawa court ordered the Japanese government to pay 30.
On March 4, in Vancouver, BC, a fundraiser, and movement-building event with Indigenous land & water protectors is taking place, allowing diverse groups to pull together in solidarity against the Kinder-Morgan Pipeline.
Canadian conservation activists have called on ministers at all levels of government to put in place measures to recover Canada’s imperilled woodland caribou herds. This needs to be addressed through habitat management.
A cow's skull lies baking in the sun and nearby another dead cow rots, symbols of the desolation gripping northeastern Brazil during its worst drought in a century.Farmer Kerginaldo Pereira, 30, walks through the dust and cactuses in dismay.
Northern California has already recorded two deaths attributed to the latest storm to track across the state after a brief reprieve over the weekend. Heavy rain, mountain snow, and high winds will pound the northwestern United States early this week.
The MOSAiC project is being billed as the single biggest Arctic expedition ever planned, with researchers hoping to gather valuable new insights into the Arctic, a region where climate is changing faster than any other place on Earth.
Typical. Last week New South Wales was the hottest place on Earth. We had the usual heat, floods, fire and more. Now, we have snow. Australian weather doesn’t like to be boring, or predictable.