City of Douglas ending their curbside recycling program
On August 1, 2023, the city of Douglas will discontinue its curbside recycling service. The city began the residential curbside service in 2013 to continue to provide recycling options to citizens after recycling centers were continuously contaminated.
Toxic Air Pollution From Fracking in Ohio Causes Serious Health Problems
Some residents of Belmont County in eastern Ohio have long suffered from headaches, fatigue, nausea and burning sensations in their throats and noses. They suspected these symptoms were the result of air pollution from fracking facilities that dominate the area, but regulators dismissed and downplayed their concerns.
Major Changes Coming to U.S. Walmart Stores
The changes are packaging-related in an effort to cut waste and, subsequently, cost. This article is based on corporate postings and accredited media reports. Linked information within this article is attributed to the following outlets:Corporate.Walmart.com and ALNews.com.
Ambitious Turkey Creek Marina Development Project Might Endanger the Manatee Population in Palm Bay
Exciting news for boating enthusiasts, but less so for the decreasing population of endangered manatees: a multimillion-dollar marina expansion on Turkey Creek in Palm Bay is ready to forge ahead.
Clean Water, Clean Air and Green Jobs Environmental Bond Act Listening Tour Launches
New York State Governor Kathy Hochul recently launched her educational listening tour for the Clean Water, Clean Air and Green Jobs Environmental Bond Act in Buffalo, New York, providing an opportunity for the public and potential applicants to learn more about the Bond Act, which was passed back in 2022.
Bill to ban all weather modification technology stalls in Illinois Senate
Illinois - Senate bill SB0134, otherwise known as the Weather Modification Act, proposed by Sen. Neil Anderson (R - 47th District), has been stalled in the legislative process since March. This legislation takes a firm stance against any form of weather modification within state lines, raising intriguing questions about the historical, current, and future status of weather modification practices.
California lithium mining by the Salton Sea: more pollution for local residents
This article is compiled from several online sources and all attributions are linked within. Since the accidental creation of the Salton Sea, it has continued to evaporate, leaving behind toxic chemicals that harm the residents. Portside explains that as the lake dries up, due to climate change and lessening inflow from the Colorado River Basin, “its solution of pesticides, chemicals and heavy metals grows more concentrated…and more children here than anywhere else in California visit emergency rooms or are hospitalized with asthma-related illnesses.”
Good news: The Chicago River shows new signs of life
When it comes to planning a trip, most Chicagoans think of a park, a day of fishing, or a restaurant. It is hard for them to think of riverfront activities and the reason is obvious: there are more than enough problems.
Fighting homelessness, helping migrants emphasized in Denver council budget
(Denver, Colo.) The Denver City Council has forwarded its 2024 budget priorities to the mayor’s office, and they include everything from housing for people experiencing homelessness, including migrants, to an expansion of the STAR program, or Support Team Assisted Response.
Gavin Newsom Surprises California With Positive News
Governor Gavin Newsom recently surprised California with positive news. The state is expected to achieve the ambitious goal of 100% clean electricity by 2045... California Governor Gavin Newsom recently announced the “Building the Electricity Grid of the Future: California’s Clean Energy Transition Plan." According to Gov. Newsom, the state will achieve the ambitious goal of 100% clean electricity by 2045. He also promises to keep costs affordable and maximize energy supply throughout the transition to clean energy.
Leading the Way: California Pushes For Emissions Disclosure Even If SEC Does Not Mandate It!
California is known for its ambitious climate policies, and the state is once again taking the lead in the fight against climate change. Recent developments reveal that California is considering a groundbreaking move to require large companies to disclose their greenhouse gas emissions, even if the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) does not mandate it.
California's Groundbreaking Move: Government Seeks EPA Approval to Ban Sale of Gasoline-Only Cars by 2035!
This move aims to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) and other zero-emission alternatives. California's government authorities have taken a significant step towards combating climate change and reducing emissions by proposing a plan to prohibit the sale of new gasoline-powered cars by 2035. This move aims to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) and other zero-emission alternatives.
Why Mature Trees Matter More Than You Think
Mature trees are nature’s enduring treasures that hold immeasurable value for the planet and our lives. They purify the air, combat pollution, and provide fresh oxygen. Their sprawling canopies also create havens for diverse species, fostering biodiversity and maintaining a delicate balance in ecosystems.
Race Against Time: California Joins Forces With Two Other States to Prevent Colorado River from Drying Up!
In a monumental move, three states—Arizona, California, and Nevada—have agreed to implement a plan that aims to conserve at least 3 million acre-feet of water by 2026 from the drought-stricken Colorado River.
The First Chimp “War” And Why They Make Horrible Pets
In 1932, a psychologist adopted a young chimpanzee — and raised it alongside her baby boy. His goal was to see if it could grow to behave and think like a human. Eventually, the chimp hit a cognitive wall. There was no amount of training or encouragement that could get it past that wall. In the years since, so many incredible chimp experiments have revealed insights into human nature.
Give Pollinators a Spring Boost: Embrace the 'No Mow Monday' Movement
Give yourself a break and help bees and other pollinators at the same time. Conservationists are encouraging people to keep the lawnmower in the shed for a few more weeks and let the bees, butterflies and other pollinators take advantage of the wildflowers sprinkled across the lawn.
Sustainable Aviation Fuel: What is it and will it be a gamechanger for the travel industry?
Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) is not a new concept, although few travelers probably give it much thought when they hop on an airplane. Still, varying degrees of guilt exists in most of us who travel with a carbon footprint these days.
Galveston Might Receive $1 Billion For Flood Protection, Say Texas Lawmakers
Galveston is on the frontline of climate change in Texas and desperately needs funding for flood protection... Texas lawmakers are considering allocating a billion dollars to prevent floods in Galveston.
Gavin Newsom Faces Backlash for Fast-Tracking California Water Projects Over Environmental Concerns!
California Governor Gavin Newsom has sparked controversy with his plan to accelerate major construction projects, particularly water initiatives, across the state. Photo by(Gage Skidmore/Flickr)
Controversial Decision: California Lawmakers Reject Bills Targeting Oil Companies and Emissions Reduction!
California lawmakers recently blocked two significant environmental bills, one aimed at increasing the state's emissions targets and another seeking to hold oil companies accountable for health problems faced by residents near oil wells.