First April tropical depression on record forms in the Eastern Pacific well south of Baja California
Climate activists don't think the former vice president's climate plans go far enough—but they may soon have to pick between him and Trump.
The head of the Democratic National Committee's new climate change council was in New Hampshire just ahead of the primary, quietly kicking off efforts to reshape the party's environmental platform in 2020.
Ruffalo plays a real life attorney who sued DuPont chemicals for polluting a West Virginia community's water supply.
President Donald Trump loves to tout his support of "beautiful, clean coal." Or at least he used to. He didn't mention it once during his Monday speech on the administration's environmental record.
A growing number of environmentalists are warning that "scrubbers" increasingly used to clean dirty cargo ship fuel and improve air quality are discharging pollutants into the sea.
Peter Dykstra: Brace yourself for more attention — and attacks — on climate change and the environment
Advocates of action on climate change have long been galled by the neglect of the issue in reporting on national politics.
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Joe Balash, Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management for the U.S. Department of the Interior.<p> Also flying under the radar this week was <strong> </strong>Joe Balash, Assistant Secretary of Interior for land and minerals management. </p><p> He got caught telling the truth in a closed-door speech to an oil industry group. According to <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/mar/14/offshore-drilling-trump-official-reveals-plan-and-distractions-delight" target="_blank">an account of the meeting</a> obtained by <em>The Guardian,</em> Balash said: "One of the things that I have found absolutely thrilling in working for this administration is the president has a knack for keeping the attention of the media and the public focused somewhere else while we do all the work that needs to be done on behalf of the American people." </p><p> In other words, Trump can deflect attention away from climate concerns even while responding to predictions of more frequent and intense Stormy Daniels. </p><p> This helps advance the quiet dismantling of the regulatory structure </p><p> And he's not the only Trump: In early March, Donald Trump, Jr. dropped this Tweet, reserving his all-caps anger for "RACIST AIR" in an Olympian contortion of the <a href="https://www.ehn.org/minorities-exposed-to-more-pollution-2631310729.html" target="_blank">well-documented tendency</a> to locate polluting facilities in poor and minority neighborhoods: </p><script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><p>The bottom line is that Democrats see an opportunity to seize the momentum on climate and environment. </p><p> They also have an opportunity to fumble it in the face of the GOP's opportunism and denial.</p>
If you want to talk about the inequality in our economy, COVID-19, race, and silent violence in our cities, you need to start with environmental injustice.
Researchers say that more microplastics pollution is getting into farm soil than oceans—and these tiny bits are showing up in our fruits, veggies, and bodies.