Environmental News

Daily environmental news headlines on topics including global warming / climate change, recycling, pollution, consumer product safety, environmental health, politics, parks, endangered species, animal rights, vegetarian- and veganism, and how to live a greener lifestyle. Headlines provided courtesy of the Society of Environmental Journalists

"The House [Thursday] afternoon passed water projects legislation and a continuing resolution to keep the government funded into next year, but t more...

"President-elect Donald J. Trump’s choice of a fossil-fuel advocate and climate-change denier to head the Environmental Protection Agency comes a more...

"Scott Pruitt, Donald Trump's pick to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, has fought President Barack Obama’s measures to curb cl more...

"Forecasters are sending chills down some spines with a prediction that much of the northern half of the United States could see frigid weather n more...

"Japan's government on Friday nearly doubled its projections for costs related to the Fukushima nuclear disaster to 21.5 trillion yen ($188 more...

"Washington state filed an environmental lawsuit on Thursday against agricultural company Monsanto Co seeking damages and cleanup costs associate more...

"Could this be push-back from an agency anticipating cuts? Could the Trump administration dismantle GeoCARB?" Source: , more...

"In a few days, the water-bound wind turbines off of Rhode Island’s Block Island are expected to generate electricity commercially for the first more...

"Saying she does not believe a Texas judge has considered her arguments, Massachusetts AG Maura Healey files an appeal to halt her questioning by more...

"U.S. EPA employees are abuzz today about President-elect Donald Trump's choice to be their new boss, and many of them are wary." Sourc more...

"President-elect Donald Trump is planning to pick Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to run the EPA, putting one of the agency's most ho more...

"The giraffe, the tallest land animal, is now at risk of extinction, biologists say." Source: , more...

"Insurers should pay more heed to climate risk in their investment strategies to plug an annual $100 billion 'protection gap' of uninsu more...

"Missouri’s largest peach producer has filed a lawsuit against Monsanto Co., alleging that the biotech company bears responsibility for illegal h more...

"The federal government on Wednesday banned mountaintop coal mining from more than 500 miles of ridges in East Tennessee’s Cumberland Mountains, more...

"Lawmakers negotiating an energy reform package have run out of time to come to a deal. Speaker Paul Ryan’s office said Wednesday that Congress w more...

"The Weather Channel has a message for the website Breitbart: 'Earth Is Not Cooling, Climate Change Is Real and Please Stop Using Our Video more...

"The oil giant, seemingly emboldened by a federal judge's ruling it can poke into a state AG's investigation, wants 350.org's reco more...

"These infamous clams are invading new areas, buoyed by climate change and the 2011 tsunami in Japan." Source: , more...

"The conservative network helmed by billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch is launching a for-profit public relations agency." Source: more...

"In a former Montana National Guard armory where more than 20 workers got sick, lead-laced dust bunnies the size of tangerines clogged the ventil more...

"The company building the Dakota Access Pipeline turned to a federal judge late on Monday for a permit to finish the job after the federal govern more...

"One coal-state senator has vowed to block a must-pass spending bill to keep the government open unless Congress approves a fix for a pension and more...

"Extreme downpours could happen almost three times as often, and with a 70 percent increase in intensity, throughout the United States by the end more...

"A lot of leading companies have committed to getting all of their energy from renewable sources. Google has dispensed with its aspirational phas more...