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Past articles by Reynard:

Feeling defeated by the Supreme Court’s EPA ruling? We can still fight back

Signed into law by President Richard Nixon in 1970 with the intention of reducing and controlling air pollution nationwide, the Clean Air Act is the nation’s primary federal air quality law, giving the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the authority to regulate air emissions from sources that ar → Read More

Kids are really worried about the climate crisis

Middle school student activists write their elected representatives to urge climate action. → Read More

Will humanity’s ‘last and best chance’ to save Earth’s climate succeed?

It would be an understatement to say that there is a lot riding on COP26, the international climate talks currently being held in Glasgow, Scotland. Officially, the gathering marks the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the → Read More

Climate crisis putting a billion children at ‘extremely high risk,’ warns new UN report

"Adults keep saying we owe it to the young people to give them hope. But I don't want your hope," said Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg in 2019. "I don't want you to be hopeful. I want you to panic. I want you to feel the fear I feel every day." Now the famed young eco-warrior and Nobel Peace → Read More

The real environmental crisis for humanity goes far beyond climate change

Solving the global climate crisis is not going to be easy. So when the seemingly simple "net-zero" concept was proposed, it quickly became a popular rallying cry in the fight against climate change. "Net-zero" is based on the idea that human society can continue to emit carbon dioxide into the atmos → Read More

'Convinced': Scientists warn of the cancer risk from a popular weedkiller

Glyphosate is a broad-spectrum herbicide used to kill weeds and grasses that compete with food crops. First registered for use in the United States in 1974 by agrochemical giant Monsanto under the brand name Roundup, it is one of the most widely used weedkillers in the nation, from large-scale indus → Read More

How eco-activists can use this terrible moment to help save the planet

One major lesson from the pandemic is that we can save the planet from climate change. → Read More

Global climate strike: Kids are demanding action, but will adults act?

There’s growing frustration, particularly among the youth, with how adults have mismanaged the climate crisis → Read More

How indigenous peoples won a landmark victory protecting the Amazon from oil drilling

The Waorani people of Ecuador won a historic lawsuit to save their homes — and the planet — from destruction → Read More

Indigenous peoples go to court to save the Amazon from oil company greed

Historic lawsuit launched by the Waorani people of Ecuador to save their homes — and our planet — from destruction → Read More

Why doesn’t Trump have a dog — and should he get one? Experts weigh in

The first family has broken with tradition: There is no canine companion in the White House → Read More

Why doesn’t Trump have a dog — and should he get one? Experts weigh in

The First Family has broken with tradition: There’s no canine companion in the White House. In his homily for the state funeral of former President George H.W. Bush on December 5, Rev. Russell Levenson Jr. joked that Sully, Bush’s loyal service dog, had probably received more press attention in recent days than the president himself. That sentiment echoed Fala, President Franklin Delano… → Read More

Eating locally and in season: Is it really better for the environment?

Eating locally reduces your ecological footprint, but studies show what you eat may be even more important → Read More

Eating Locally and in Season: Is It Really Better for the Environment?

Eating locally reduces your ecological footprint, but studies show what you eat may be even more important. Humans have been moving food around the world for thousands of years. → Read More

Watch: New Undercover Video Exposes Animal Abuse at US Supplier to World's Largest Meat Company

Workers were documented killing piglets by smashing their heads against the ground. In September of last year, two executives of JBS, the world’s largest meat producer, based in Brazil, were arrested and charged with insider trading. → Read More

Our cellphone addiction is turning wireless tech into an invisible weapon that’s destroying wildlife

Electromagnetic radiation from Wi-Fi and cell towers poses a “credible risk” to birds, mammals, insects and plants → Read More

How Trump's Dangerous and Misguided Trade War Could Reshape the American Diet

Tariffs on imports and exports could lead to increased food prices. During the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump made his protectionist views clear, saying that, if elected, he would renegotiate trade deals. He slammed the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) as "the worst trade deal the U.S. → Read More

Sorry, You Can't Have Fries With That: 12 Foods That May Disappear Thanks to Climate Change

Climate change is affecting the world in many ways, including what we eat and drink. Climate change is making the world a different place. There are more floods, droughts, wildfires, heat waves and other extreme weather events. Animal species around the world are either shifting habitats or worse, dying off. Even humans are migrating due to a warmer world.But there's one effect that will hit… → Read More

Rep. Ted Lieu urges Trump: Keep Pruitt as symbol of your administration’s corruption

Award-winning news and culture, features breaking news, in-depth reporting and criticism on politics, business, entertainment and technology. → Read More

Javier Bardem Joins Landmark Antarctic Expedition Supporting Creation of World's Largest Protected Area (Video)

Meanwhile, "Stranger Things" star fulfills his promise to dance with penguins. Actor and activist Javier Bardem was on hand Tuesday at the screening of rare film footage taken of the Antarctic seabed as part of a global campaign to create an Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary, which at 1.8 million square kilometers would be the largest protected area on Earth. → Read More