Archive | June, 2017

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Wins An Initial Pipeline Victory

28 Jun

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has won an initial victory in its fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

On June 14, federal judge James Boasberg ruled that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers failed to adequately study the potential environmental consequences of the Dakota Access Pipeline. This was the first legal victory for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in their year-long battle against the pipeline. However, he did not order the pipeline’s shutdown. […]

Online Shopping Creates A Sea of Cardboard For the Sake of Convenience

21 Jun

While online shopping is a great convenience, it creates a massive amount of cardboard packaging that goes into our waste stream.

Online shopping can be a huge boon. You can order whatever you want, and within hours (or even minutes) it can be delivered right to your doorstep. Businesses have rushed to respond to consumers’ demands for speed and convenience from e-commerce. Amazon leads the charge with its subscription membership service to Amazon Prime. According to […]

Small Temperature Increase Leads to Big Chance of Heat Deaths

14 Jun

A mean temperature increase of just 0.5 degrees Celsius dramatically increases the risk of heat deaths in India and other low- and mid-latitude nations.

An increase in mean temperature of 0.5 degrees Celsius over 50 years may seem trivial, but it more than doubles the probability of a heat wave in India that could kill more than 100 people. This is according to recent research from the University of California – Irvine (UCI). Using data gathered by the India […]

Despite Trump Decision, States and Cities Step Up to Paris Agreement Plate

7 Jun

While Donald Trump pulled the U.S. out of the Paris Agreement, mayors and governors across the country have stepped up to take the lead in conservation and greenhouse gas reduction.

As news of President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the U.S. out of the Paris Agreement on climate change spread, many states and cities immediately had a message for the president: even if you don’t believe in climate change, we see the reality, and if you won’t do something about it, we will. Shortly after […]

Trump Pulls Out of Paris Agreement

2 Jun

On June 1, 2017, President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the Paris Agreement on climate change. The announcement was greeted with cheers by some and sorrow by many.

On June 1, President Donald Trump announced that the United States will withdraw from the Paris climate accord. He also said the U.S. would begin negotiations to enter the accord, or a new treaty, on terms that he believes would be better for American businesses and taxpayers. “So we’re getting out, but we will start […]