New York City just became the first city in the US to adopt a congestion pricing plan. The plan is expected to raise about $1.5 billion in revenue every year, mostly for its crumbling subway system.
Over 99% of the tiny Cook Islands territory in the South Pacific is ocean, and home to coral reefs and many threatened marine species. Now, thanks in part to activist Jacqueline Evans, the Cook Islands’ entire ocean territory is being managed for sustainability.
Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro, who is running for president as a Democrat, has made climate change one of his key issues on the campaign trail.
When a major export terminal project threatened to bring 360,000 gallons of crude oil per day through the Fruit Valley neighborhood of Vancouver, Washington, along the Columbia River, Linda Garcia led a long fight against the project.
The United Nations recently released a shocking report on the state of the world’s biodiversity, warning that about a million plant and animal species are on the verge of extinction due to human activity.
The government of Uganda and international agencies have taken an innovative approach to housing displaced persons by building more permanent facilities that serve both refugees and local residents.
Representative Tulsi Gabbard is running as a Democratic candidate for president. At a recent town hall meeting in Exeter, New Hampshire, Congresswoman Gabbard spoke about the importance of addressing climate change and shifting money from military spending to urgent domestic needs.
Most small migratory birds travel by instinct, but climate change could disrupt their mysterious migratory patterns.
Scientists are finding microscopic bits of plastic just about everywhere they look, including in remote, pristine environments and in the human body.
Since the first Earth Day, on April 22, 1970, much has been done to clean up our air and water here in the US and elsewhere. But the world isn’t yet curbing carbon emissions fast enough, and US leadership on the issue has almost vanished.