The man who destroyed a vast forest wins the park

The man who destroyed a vast forest wins the park

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – In a move that shocked conservationists, the government of Brazil’s third largest state has given up on a legal fight to protect a state park in one of the most biodiverse areas in the Amazon. The result of that decision is that a man responsible for deforesting large areas of … Read more

Whistleblowers are essential to the climate efforts of the Inflation Reduction Act

Whistleblowers are essential to the climate efforts of the Inflation Reduction Act

Often, politics in Washington can start to look predictable. But for those worried about tackling climate change, the Senate produced an unexpected bombshell last week worthy of a season finale. After declaring that there was no agreement to be reached on tax reform and climate change, Senator Joe Manchin (DW.Va.) announced that he had reached … Read more

Energy & Environment – Sinema says yes to the climate, to taxes

Energy & Environment – Sinema says yes to the climate, to taxes

Senators are preparing to vote on historic climate legislation after all 50 Democrats said “yes”. Meanwhile, China ceases climate and military cooperation with the United States for President Nancy Pelosi’s (D-California) trip to Taiwan. This is energy and environment during the night, your source for the latest news focused on energy, the environment and beyond. … Read more

City of DFW area subject to water restrictions

City of DFW area subject to water restrictions

As heat continues to weigh on Texas, drought conditions are forcing cities in the DFW area to adopt water restrictions. DALLAS – It’s hot, very hot. So hot, in fact, with little rain coming our way that drought conditions have worsened, forcing cities in the Dallas-Fort Worth area to enact water restrictions. We wanted to … Read more

Yes, sea otters can be reintroduced to the Oregon coast, but it needs to be done carefully, the report says

Yes, sea otters can be reintroduced to the Oregon coast, but it needs to be done carefully, the report says

A federal study ordered by Congress concluded that it would be possible to reintroduce sea otters to the coasts of Oregon and Northern California. However, this discovery doesn’t mean that the super adorable predators will be relocated to their former ocean habitat anytime soon. Sea otters were hunted to local extinction along the Pacific Northwest … Read more

“Everyone Knew”: Textile Company Tricked Regulators About Using Toxic PFAS, Documents Show | PFA

“Everyone Knew”: Textile Company Tricked Regulators About Using Toxic PFAS, Documents Show |  PFA

A French industrial textile manufacturer who poisoned drinking water supplies with PFAS “chemicals for ever” over 65 square miles (168 square km) of southern New Hampshire misled regulators about the amount of toxic substance used, a group of state lawmakers and public health advocates accuse. The company, Saint Gobain, now admits it has used far … Read more

A new study finds that nature affects our lives in more ways than we think

A new study finds that nature affects our lives in more ways than we think

Comment on this story Comment Humans have long benefited from nature’s offerings. But in addition to being an essential source of food, water and raw materials, the natural world can contribute to people’s overall well-being through a number of intangible effects and, according to new research, there are many more critical connections between humans and … Read more