Environment

We Can’t Afford To Feed Our Poor–But We Hand Big Oil $5 Trillion A Year (VIDEO)

We Can’t Afford To Feed Our Poor–But We Hand Big Oil $5 Trillion A Year (VIDEO)

Despite the solar industry outpacing fossil fuel companies, growing 12 times faster than the overall economy, we may never shake our national addiction to fossil fuels so long as we continue to subsidize big oil to the tune of five trillion dollars a year, 6.5% of global GDP. According to a study in the journal World Development, subsidies […]

U.S. Scientist Has Had ENOUGH: He’s ‘Blowing The Whistle On Trump Administration’ (VIDEO)

U.S. Scientist Has Had ENOUGH: He’s ‘Blowing The Whistle On Trump Administration’ (VIDEO)

A former policy advisor to the Interior Department has become, in his words, a “whistleblower” on the Trump administration’s treatment of climate scientists. Joel Clement was director of the Office of Policy Analysis at the Interior Department for nearly seven years. But on June 15, he was summarily transferred to the accounting office, an area […]

US To Use Climate Change Fund To Build New Coal Plants (VIDEO)

US To Use Climate Change Fund To Build New Coal Plants (VIDEO)

According to a new report from Bloomberg, the U.S. will seek to use money intended for climate change adaptation to promote the construction of new coal plants. The plan, according to an anonymous official inside the Trump administration, is to use the Green Climate Fund to facilitate the construction of new coal plants abroad. The […]

10 Things Donald Trump Has Done To Hurt The Planet… Besides Dropping Out Of The Paris Agreement (VIDEO)

10 Things Donald Trump Has Done To Hurt The Planet… Besides Dropping Out Of The Paris Agreement (VIDEO)

President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Accords was one of the worst things he has done for the future of the United States and the planet. However, it is not the only thing he has done. He has been rolling back EPA regulations since his presidency began. Here are […]

Bette Midler Blasts Clueless Rick Perry After He Confuses Supply And Demand (VIDEO)

Bette Midler Blasts Clueless Rick Perry After He Confuses Supply And Demand (VIDEO)

Governor of Texas and Secretary of Energy Rick Perry has hit the headlines and for all the wrong reasons. Not only was he delivering a talk promoting coal, he managed to confuse supply and demand. A year 9 economics student may have fared better. Perry said: “Here’s a little economics lesson: supply and demand. You put […]

Federal Courts Overrule Trump Administration: Order Enforcement Of EPA Methane Rule (VIDEO)

Federal Courts Overrule Trump Administration: Order Enforcement Of EPA Methane Rule (VIDEO)

A federal court ruled this week that the Trump Administration cannot delay implementation of an Environmental Protection Agency rule requiring oil and gas companies to fix methane leaks from their equipment. Methane is a greenhouse gas with a global warming potential 21 times that of carbon dioxide. The rule was developed under the Obama administration […]

Antarctica Is Melting Faster Than Scientists Predicted (VIDEO)

Antarctica Is Melting Faster Than Scientists Predicted (VIDEO)

In the coming days and weeks global climate change will be making quite a splash. A piece of ice approximately 110 miles wide (the size of Delaware) will break off of Antarctica. In the scope of Antarctica, this is actually a small piece of ice. I know that is hard for many of us to wrap […]

NASA Satellite Images Catch Climate Change In Action – Causing Unprecedented Devastation (IMAGES/VIDEO)

NASA Satellite Images Catch Climate Change In Action – Causing Unprecedented Devastation (IMAGES/VIDEO)

Of course you’re not a climate change denier. You wouldn’t be reading this on this site if you were. You realize, of course, though, here in the United States of America, we are in the unique (and embarrassing) position of having an entire political party – and president – that has staked its reputation on fabricated doubt, or […]

Judge Orders Environmental Review Of Dakota Access Pipeline (VIDEO)

Judge Orders Environmental Review Of Dakota Access Pipeline (VIDEO)

Finally! A judge is ordering an environmental review of the Dakota Access Pipeline. This leaves several questions. The biggest one is whether the pipeline will remain open until the case is solved. Here are some questions and answers about the pipeline and the case. What Is The Pipeline? The $3.8 billion pipeline was built by […]

Here’s What Would Happen If Every Single American Recycled Just ONCE (VIDEO)

Here’s What Would Happen If Every Single American Recycled Just ONCE (VIDEO)

It’s no surprise that if everyone in America recycled, the country would be a lot cleaner. But recycling offers significant opportunities for economic growth, too. A recent feature in USA Today underscores how recycling can fulfill both environmental and economic needs. Keep America Beautiful, a recycling advocacy organization, compiled data showing what one act of […]

UPDATE: Rick Perry’s Latest Cringe-Worthy Moment Proves He Is Still A Colossal Idiot (VIDEO)

UPDATE: Rick Perry’s Latest Cringe-Worthy Moment Proves He Is Still A Colossal Idiot (VIDEO)

Rick Perry has had some really cringe-worthy moments in his political career. And here’s another! In an interview on CNBC on Monday he denied that man-made carbon dioxide emissions are the primary cause of climate change, contrary to all the scientific evidence ever. The interviewer asked Perry if he believed that carbon dioxide was: “…The […]

Flint Officials Finally Prosecuted For Their Role In Poisoning Citizens With Lead-Tainted Water (DETAILS)

Flint Officials Finally Prosecuted For Their Role In Poisoning Citizens With Lead-Tainted Water (DETAILS)

Citizens of Flint, Michigan. have for years suffered the deadly effects of lead poisoning due to the negligence of Gov. Rick Snyder (R) and top state health officials. Those citizens might now finally be receiving the attention they deserve. On Wednesday, Michigan attorney general Bill Schuette charged five current and former government officials with involuntary manslaughter for their alleged role in […]

Fundies Were Calling For Jerry Brown To Be Lynched As Bullets Were Flying In Alexandria (VIDEO)

Fundies Were Calling For Jerry Brown To Be Lynched As Bullets Were Flying In Alexandria (VIDEO)

Within hours of word getting out that the triggerman behind Wednesday morning’s horrific shooting in Alexandria, Virginia was a Bernie Sanders supporter, right-wingers started pointing fingers. Newt Gingrich tried to blame potty-mouthed Democrats, while Donald Trump, Jr. tried to blame a staging of “Julius Caesar” starring a title character that looked a lot like his dad. However, […]

WATCH: ‘Justin Trudeau Just Kayaked Up To My House’ (TWEETS/VIDEO)

WATCH: ‘Justin Trudeau Just Kayaked Up To My House’ (TWEETS/VIDEO)

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is known for being friendly. He recently took that friendliness a step further by paddling up to some Canadians and making small talk. In a kayak. World Environmental Day To celebrate World Environment Day, Trudeau decided to go kayaking in Niagara-on-the-Lake in Ontario. While he was paddling around in his […]

States Take Charge Of The Fight Against Climate Change – Defy Trump’s Paris Fail (VIDEO)

States Take Charge Of The Fight Against Climate Change – Defy Trump’s Paris Fail (VIDEO)

In the wake of America’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, U.S. states are moving to combat climate change without the help of the federal government. This week, Minnesota joined a growing list of states committed to the United States Climate Alliance, an agreement between individual states to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at least 26 percent […]

Trump Admin Wants To Lift Uranium Mining Ban, Risk The Grand Canyon And People’s Health (VIDEO)

Trump Admin Wants To Lift Uranium Mining Ban, Risk The Grand Canyon And People’s Health (VIDEO)

If you’ve got plans to see the Grand Canyon, do it soon, because if the Trump Administration gets its way, a lift on the ban on uranium mining might be in the near future. According to a piece in the Guardian, a coalition of influential officials in Arizona and Utah argue the 2012-enacted twenty-year ban on new […]

How Will Trump’s War On The Environment FDA, And Other Regulations Affect You? Badly

How Will Trump’s War On The Environment FDA, And Other Regulations Affect You? Badly

This article was prepared by Bridget Stack and Lindsey Pasieka with ConsumerSafety.org. If you watched President Donald Trump’s first hundred days speed by, you’re no doubt familiar with the enormous scope of changes he is bringing forward. Before the end of March, he signed 26 executive actions, in addition to pushing substantial policy changes through Congress. […]

Why Are Evangelicals So Damn Skeptical Of Climate Change? (VIDEO)

Why Are Evangelicals So Damn Skeptical Of Climate Change? (VIDEO)

On Thursday, President Donald Trump announced that the United States will be exiting the Paris Accords. Many mainstream Protestant denominations denounced these actions. The Vatican denounced it. However, Evangelical Christians did not. President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Al Mohler said in his podcast that the “secular” environmental movement goes against the purpose of […]

What Trump Got Totally WRONG About The Paris Climate Agreement (VIDEO)

What Trump Got Totally WRONG About The Paris Climate Agreement (VIDEO)

The magnitude of what President Donald Trump got wrong Thursday when he announced the United States’ withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accords will take several years to truly feel as our businesses lag behind other nations’, our economy flags, and climate change’s effects intensify. But we’re talking about the Trump administration, where disinformation — or […]

The Real Reason Trump Pulled Out Of The Paris Climate Agreement – It Will Have You Seething!

The Real Reason Trump Pulled Out Of The Paris Climate Agreement – It Will Have You Seething!

Many of us were both appalled and disgusted to hear that President Trump decided to leave the Paris climate agreement. As if this move wasn’t detrimental enough, understanding Trump’s real reasons will have you boiling! He basically wanted to say “Fuck you, world!” –  And of course, it was about money too! Michael Grunwald says: […]

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