Thursday, September 29, 2022


Flooding and power outages are concerns as Ian ravages Florida, advocates urge remembering those with disabilities amid the hurricane, and there may be a link between flood risk and abandoned mine land.


Floridians are urged to stay put as Hurricane Ian ravages the Gulf Coast, the U.S. suspects the Nord Stream pipelines were sabotaged, and the White House pledges to end hunger by 2030.


Baseball is America's pastime, and more international players are taking the stage, rural communities can get help applying for federal funds through the CHIPS and Science Act, and a Texas university is helping more Black and Latina women pursue careers in agriculture.

Climate Change/Air Quality

A 2021 study in the journal Science found that fine particulate matter, one of the main pollutants produced by gas-burning vehicles, is responsible for 85,000 to 200,000 excess premature deaths per year in the United States. (Aleksandr Kondratov/Adobestock)

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Local Officials Call on Feds to Adopt CA Clean-Car Standards

Local officials concerned about climate change are calling on the Biden Environmental Protection Agency to adopt strict national clean car standards -…

Nearly 1.5 million electric vehicles were registered in the United States in 2021. (Samuel B./Adobe Stock)

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Drive Electric Week Rides into Idaho

This week is National Drive Electric Week, and the vehicles are garnering more attention than ever. Over the weekend, Boise hosted an event …

Study authors found that 80-90% of Americans underestimate the support for major climate change mitigation policies. (Adobe Stock)

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Study: Perception Versus Reality about Climate-Change Distress

The political divide over climate change seems well entrenched, but a recent study suggested the conventional wisdom is wrong. The study, published …

The proposed Perennial Wind Chaser Station was a gas-fired power plant that would have generated 415 megawatts of power. (Ranimi/Adobe Stock)

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

OR Scraps Plans for Gas-Fired Power Plant

Oregon has officially axed a gas-fired power plant near the Columbia River. The Oregon Energy Facility Siting Council terminated the site …

The number of Pennsylvania residents who have already installed solar power at their homes or businesses is now close to 15,000. (Diyanadimitrova/Adobe Stock)

Monday, September 26, 2022

Clean-Energy Investments to Boost PA Economy

Renewable energy has the possibility to boost the economy and benefit workers and the environment in the Keystone State. That was the message at the …

Authors of a new study predict lakes in the Northern Hemisphere will eventually lose their frozen surface between 15 and 45 days earlier as climate change worsens. (Adobe Stock)

Monday, September 26, 2022

New Study Adds to Concerns About Diminishing Lake Ice Cover

Minnesotans are preparing for another winter, and a new global study raises questions about how colder climates might see fewer days of ice cover on …

The Lummi Nation totem pole traveled through the islands of Puget Sound before making its way to the East Coast. (Freddie Lane)

Monday, September 26, 2022

WA Totem Pole Travels U.S. for 'Just' Clean Energy Transition

A totem pole from the Lummi Nation in northwest Washington is traveling across the country as part of a bid to call for clean energy and environmental…

The Suncor Line 1 Rocky Mountain Pipeline Project would replace an existing 10-inch pipeline with a 16-inch pipeline. (Adobe Stock)

Monday, September 26, 2022

Colorado Groups Petition Leaders to Halt Suncor Line 1 Pipeline

More than 40 environmental groups are urging federal regulators and Colorado's Congressional delegation to put a pause on a pipeline project under way…

According to the Bureau of Land Management, there are more than 200,000 abandoned mine sites in Arizona, about 20,000 located on public land. (John Chandler Media/Adobe Stock)

Monday, September 26, 2022

Report: Reclaiming Abandoned, Degraded Lands Benefits Economy, Climate

A new study found reclaiming abandoned mines and other degraded lands could bring hundreds of millions of dollars to the U.S. economy, fight climate …

The Biden administration is working on new nationwide regulations for methane gas emissions from oil and gas sites. (Leonid Ikan/Adobe Stock)
Report: 40% of Regional Methane Pollution Linked to "Super Emitters"

A relatively small number of so-called "super emitters" are responsible for 40% of the methane emissions in oil and gas hotspots such as California's …

Elementary school students on a field trip marvel at the size of a redwood tree. (Victoria Reeder)
For Students, A Trip to the Forest is a Game Changer

As California's children settle into the new school year, about 1,500 students will soon take the field trip of a lifetime to see the giant redwoods…

Crater Lake National Park covers more than 180,000 acres in southern Oregon. (aiisha/Adobe Stock)
Public Lands Day Celebrates 'Spectacular' Landmarks in OR, U.S.

Saturday is National Public Lands Day, a celebration of national parks in the United States. People will be able to access national park lands for …


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