Environmental News Roundup – May 20, 2015

Cleanup of 21,000-gallon oil spill resumes off Santa Barbara County coast The rupture on an 11-mile-long underground pipe, part of a larger oil transport network centered in Kern County, was first reported about noon Tuesday after a woman at Refugio … Continue reading

Environmental News Roundup – May 13, 2015

Alaska’s tricky intersection of Obama’s energy and climate legacies President Obama’s move to open up vast, untouched Arctic waters to oil and gas drilling as he pursues an ambitious plan to fight climate change illustrates the inherent tensions in his environmental and energy agenda. … Continue reading

Environmental News Roundup – May 6, 2015

Tesla ventures into solar power storage for home and business In recent years, the fast-growing popularity of solar panels has intensified a central challenge: how to use the sun’s energy when it isn’t shining. Now, Tesla Motors, the maker of luxury electric … Continue reading

Environmental News Roundup – Apr. 29, 2015

Did Nepal Earthquake Change Mount Everest’s Height? The massive earthquake that struck Nepal Saturday likely caused permanent changes in the Earth’s surface and may have made Everest a little taller—or shorter, scientists say. A team of geologists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is … Continue reading

Environmental News Roundup – Earth Day 2015

Earth Day’s Importance and Evolution Since 1970 Decades later, we find the issue of environmental protection has evolved in a number of important ways. Environmental pollution is widely seen as a public health issue and broad public support for a … Continue reading

Environmental News Roundup – Apr. 15, 2015

World’s Last Male Northern White Rhino Placed Under 24-Hour Armed Guard In Kenya After the decimation of his species by poachers, Sudan the rhino finds himself in a extremely precarious position: He is the last male northern white rhinoceros on the … Continue reading

Environmental News Roundup – Apr. 8, 2015

ADM Announces Plan to Fight Deforestation Archer Daniels Midland, one of the world’s largest commodities suppliers, has joined the growing number of major agriculture and food companies promising to take steps to conserve forests that are threatened by the global … Continue reading

Environmental News Roundup – Apr. 1, 2015

New U.S. Climate Target Is Achievable and Sends an Important Signal to the World The U.S. formally proposed that it would cut its emissions 26 to 28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025. This emissions reduction target shows a commitment … Continue reading

Environmental News Roundup – Mar. 25, 2015

Virginia gets country’s first wind energy research lease in federal waters Virginia is the first state in the country to secure a wind energy research lease to build and operate turbines in federal waters, Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Tuesday. The agreement with … Continue reading

Environmental News Roundup – Mar. 18, 2015

The melting of Antarctica was already really bad. It just got worse. Humans may remember 2014 as the year that we first learned that we may have irreversibly destabilized the great ice sheet of West Antarctica, and thus set in motion more than … Continue reading