February 5, 2016
January 26 was a day of tense emotions, ranting locals, and unwavering environmentalists. The downtown public library in Salt Lake City, Utah, was an eight-hour roller coaster of public outcry vs. support for the Beehive State’s widespread coal industry. Concerned citizens and members of...
February 5, 2016
While New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced an important and much-needed phase-out of coal-fired power plants, New York has a way to go before it leads the pack cleaning up its transportation sector and supporting the transition to electric vehicles (EVs). While it has subsidized 500 of New York’s 1,200 charging stations through its Charge NY program and recently proposed funding for 900 more, it is inching forward. New York has yet to join other northeastern states that provide crucial financial incentives for consumers: rebates. Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Rhode Island offer a consumer rebate for purchase or lease of an EV. All this leaves the Sierra Club’s newly assembled New York EV team wondering if 2017 will be the year New York can take the lead.
February 4, 2016
The water crisis in Flint, Michigan, is an unmitigated environmental and human health disaster. The democratic process did not fail the people of Flint; it was the willful public policy action and mandates created by state government alone that created this crisis. The Flint poisoning represents one of the worst environmental public health crises since Love Canal—and it was entirely avoidable.
February 3, 2016
Last Friday, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a settlement Sierra Club and other environmental groups reached with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that establishes a timeline for the agency to issue regulations ensuring that polluters - not taxpayers - pay to clean up their toxic messes.
Egrets gather on a floodplain in Danube-Dráva National Park, Hungary.
Sorry, beavers. Hydrologists trying to improve conditions for fish just don't need you anymore.
To fish or to mine? Alaskans must decide the future of a wild beach with a long history.
Lumber Liquidators was turning virgin trees from the world's last Siberian tiger habitat into floorboards.
Can you help Clueless U clean up its act? Play to find out.
A Columbia student helps Nepali villagers deal with climate change.
A wig made of sea sponge protects this crustacean from predators.
Wisconsin and Florida officials adopt the bureaucratic equivalent of sticking their fingers in their ears and saying "la la la."