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Category Archives: Environmental Law

The Power of Big Oil

“FRONTLINE examines the fossil fuel industry’s history of casting doubt and delaying action on climate change. This three-part series traces decades of missed opportunities and the ongoing attempts to hold Big Oil to account.” See also – The Guardian – ‘”In a powerful new three-part docuseries, the oil industry is put on trial as the… Continue Reading

Massive wildfires helped fuel global forest losses in 2021

Forest Loss Remained Stubbornly High in 2021 – “The tropics lost 11.1 million hectares of tree cover in 2021, according to new data from the University of Maryland and available on Global Forest Watch. Of particular concern are the 3.75 million hectares of loss that occurred within tropical primary rainforests — areas of critical importance… Continue Reading

The “State of the Air” 2022 report

American Lung Association: “The “State of the Air” 2022 report finds that despite decades of progress on cleaning up sources of air pollution, more than 40% of Americans—over 137 million people—are living in places with failing grades for unhealthy levels of particle pollution or ozone. This is 2.1 million more people breathing unhealthy air compared… Continue Reading

Animated map of EV charging stations shows huge dead zones around the country

Fasts Company: “Electric vehicles are clearly the future, but their mass adoption is somewhat hindered by infrastructure rollout—namely, the charging stations that drivers need to keep them powered, especially on long cross-country trips. But data compiled from geographic information systems firm Esri shows that some areas of the United States are doing better than others… Continue Reading

The European Commission and the IEA outline key energy saving actions

“The International Energy Agency and the European Commission outlined today a range of simple steps that people can take to reduce their energy use and save money, and that would save enough oil to fill 120 super tankers and enough natural gas to heat almost 20 million homes if adopted by all EU citizens. These… Continue Reading

Take Action Against Climate Change With These Tools and Resources

Wired: “In early April, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released another report detailing the latest scientific understandings and possible mitigation efforts. In his analysis of the report for WIRED, senior writer Matt Simon wrote, “We’ll need to leverage both nature and technology if we’re going to head off the worst of climate change. And… Continue Reading

WaPo – free access to our entire site through April 22

Washington Post – “In honor of #EarthDay, enjoy free access to our entire site through April 22. Just sign up with your email address when prompted.” Washington Post – “Seeds of hope: How nature inspires scientists to confront climate change. Sarah Kaplan, one of The Post’s climate reporters, introduces a series of short essays from… Continue Reading

AreaHub website shows local environmental dangers

Cornell Chronicle: “A new database allows users to search any U.S. ZIP code, city name or even an address to learn about extreme weather concerns like hurricane or wildfire exposure, and nearby environmental industrial hazards such as Superfund sites, neighborhood brownfields or problematic nuclear reactors. Pick a place: Type in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, for example, to… Continue Reading

NYC Climate Dashboard

New York City Comptroller Brad Landner: “The climate crisis is one of the greatest risks facing New York City. As an agency tasked with identifying and confronting risks to NYC’s government and residents, the Comptroller’s Office is committed to advancing a just transition toward a more equitable, low-carbon, and resilient city. Tackling the climate crisis… Continue Reading