2014 the California State Legislature passed a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags. That ban is prevented from taking effect until California voters weigh in on a ballot referendum this November 8th, 2016. Delay = 17 million plastic bags a day.
In the wake of a devastating oil train derailment and explosion in Mosier, Oregon, Washington state firefighters have joined the call to stop oil train traffic. Now, weâEUR(TM)re calling on Western state governors to stand with them...
Mining companies want to develop nickel strip mines in the pristine headwaters of the Wild and Scenic Smith and Illinois Rivers in southwest OregonâEUR(TM)s Kalmiopsis region. Nearby Hunter Creek and the Pistol River, on the Wild Rivers Coast, are also
These, friends, are Cavendish bananas. You just know them as "bananas":They're America's most popular fruit. We put them in our lunches, we split them in our ice cream, and we put condoms on them in awkward junior high health classes. And, thanks to a fun
From the public safety risk to the pollution of our climate, oil trains represent the wrong direction for our country. President Obama can take decisive action to shut down this unnecessary, dangerous threat once and for all.
Arizona's southern treasures are at risk from a proposed massive new development. Villages at Vigneto, a Tuscany-inspired development proposed for more than 12,000 acres near Benson, Arizona, would have significant negative effects on the San Pedro River
We recently delivered more than 150,000 comments to U.S. Export-Import Bank. Together, we sent a strong message to Ex-Im Bank that we won't tolerate our tax dollars being used to finance the dangerous Orion coal projects near the Sundarbans in Bangladesh
California land officials dropped their longstanding environmental objections to the state's last nuclear power plant and signed off Tuesday on a deal to close the Central Coast facility nearly 20 years ahead of its previously planned termination.
Isle de Jean Charles, Louisiana, has been inhabited by tribal communities since the Trail of Tears era. The island, which used to be the size of Manhattan, has lost 98 percent of its land over the last 60 years, MSNBC reported.
The hypoxic zones are created because of the runoff of agricultural waste into waterways. Phosphorus and nitrogen from fertilizers and waste from livestock can rob regions of water bodies of their oxygen.
Scientists have found dangerous drug-resistant super bacteria off beaches in Rio de Janeiro that will host Olympic swimming events and in a lagoon where rowing and canoe athletes will compete when the Games start on Aug. 5.