Best of 2017: 5 questions you’ve wanted to ask about the Paris Agreement

Conservation International answers the questions you might have.

Trump to Gut Bears Ears by 85%, Grand Staircase-Escalante by 50% on Monday

President Donald Trump is expected to order a significant downsizing of two national monuments in Utah next week, a move environmentalists have condemned as the “largest rollback of federal land protections ever.” According to leaked documents obtained by the Associated Press , the president plans to shrink Bears Ears National Monument by nearly 85 percent and reduce Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

New Trump Administration Plan for Mexican Gray Wolves Puts the ‘Lobo’ on Path to Extinction

The Trump administration released on Wednesday its long-overdue recovery plan for Mexican gray wolves , one of the most endangered mammal species in North America with an estimated wild population of just over 100. However, the plan charts a course for extinction rather than recovery, cutting off wolf access to vital recovery habitat and failing to respond to mounting genetic threats to the species. “It’s a ‘recovery plan’ in name only. Without additional habitat and greater genetic diversity, the wolves will continue to teeter on the brink of extinction. The plan provides none of these essential needs,” said Heidi McIntosh, an attorney with the nonprofit environmental legal organization, Earthjustice , which sued the federal government on behalf of

Zinke Proposes New National Monument in His Home State But Wants to Shrink Them Elsewhere

Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke wants to reshape and repurpose 10 national monuments for drilling, logging and other commercial activities, but you wont see the same recommendations for existing monuments in Montana—Zinke’s home state. Notably, if the former Congressman’s plans take shape, Montanans might even find themselves with a new, 130,000-acre national monument in their state. Tucked in the second-to-last page of the interior secretary’s review of national monuments over the summer was the suggestion of creating three new monuments, including the Badger-Two

Bill Nye: Trump Administration Will Be ‘Last Gasp of the Anti-Science Movement’

As the former host of PBS’s Bill Nye the Science Guy, Bill Nye taught a whole generation of kids about the wonders of science. But in his new documentary , Nye laments how his life’s work could be upended by an emerging war on science. (Just think of Trump’s stack of climate change skeptics in his cabinet). “We’re living in this extraordinary time where people are anti-science,” Nye tells famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson over a glass of wine, adding that scientific innovation helped propel the U.S. as the world’s preeminent industrial nation. Bill

As California Burns, State Pushes Back on Trump’s Anti-Climate Policies in Court

Amid record wildfires devastating the north and an unusual October heatwave scorching the south, conditions in California right now are a perfect snapshot of our ever-warming world. As California Gov. Jerry Brown said an interview with BBC’s Today program on Tuesday, ” Climate change is occurring, global warming is occurring, California is beginning to burn up.” But for President Trump and his administration, climate change is fact being inconveniently ignored. That’s why, Brown says, states are fighting back. When asked during his interview

Richard Branson to Donald Trump: The Whole World Knows Climate Change is Real

Virgin Group founder and longtime environmentalist Richard Branson , who faced two damaging hurricanes in a row from his home in the British Virgin Islands, called out President Donald Trump ‘s refusal to accept the science of climate change . “Look, you can never be 100 percent sure about links,” the British billionaire said Tuesday on CNN’s “New Day” when asked about the correlation between global warming and the recent string of

Why moms (and the rest of us) must fight for EPA’s future

Women control 85 percent of spending power in the United States. Time to mobilize.

Island nations mustn’t pay the price for Trump’s stance on climate change

This post is by Matthew Perks, CEO of New Energy Events LLC, the organisers of the annual Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum (CREF). which will take place in Miami from 18-20 October, 2017. A little over a month ago, on 1 June 2017, the day that Donald Trump announced the withdrawal of the US from the Paris Agreement, the New York

Episode 78: The Paris pullout, investor power and the era of remanufacturing

In this week’s episode, investors mobilize for climate action, companies turn a new leaf on deforestation and why the hottest business trends are circular.

Marching for climate, justice, jobs and action

On the eve of the People’s Climate March, 100 women working in climate convened to show that gender justice, climate justice and jobs walk together.

On The Wrong Side Of History …

What happened with people who sided with Hitler and the Nazis in their quest to murder countless humans? As their crowd rose to the heights of power and prestige, many people who supported them must have thought their futures were looking up and they were setting up some kind of positive family reputation for future generations. To […] On The Wrong Side Of History … was originally posted on: PlanetSave. To read more from Planetsave, join thousands of others and subscribe to our free

Is employee activism on sustainability nearing a tipping point?

Most of those working for large U.S. companies expect their CEO to be vocal about environmental and social issues, according to new research. And when it comes to the issues they care about most, renewable energy trumps immigration.

Bipartisan group of former federal CSOs has some advice for President Trump

With the fate of federal sustainability initiatives up in the air, former advisers to Presidents Clinton, G.W. Bush and Obama offer their perspective on why the new administration should build on decades of progress.

When You Elect A Con Man, You Probably Got Conned

The United States. “We” elected a man who for decades has had a reputation as a con man. What could go wrong?… â™  He talked about bringing all Americans health care — more affordable and cheaper health care. Turns out, after trying to push through a health care plan that would result in ~20 million Americans losing […] When You Elect A Con Man, You Probably Got Conned was

5 Issues With Trump’s Attack On Syria

Donald Trump’s bombing of Syria was odd, and not just for one reason. There were a handful of oddities about it. 1. First of all, Trump heavily, heavily, heavily pushed Obama to not bomb Syria after Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons on his citizens a few years ago. It

Rural America advances on sustainability, calling it common sense

One primary concern in rural areas: higher temperatures put strain on water and energy sources.

Can corporate transparency prevail under Trump?

Three ways to make the business case for corporate disclosure in the face of an opaque government.

Can rising seas yield common ground with Trump?

Exploring opportunities for climate collaboration with the Trump administration

Oil pipelines destroy jobs, too

Sure pipelines are good for oil companies, but what about jobs related to preserving nature and culture?

Why Washington’s anti-regulation agenda will hurt the economy

Fortune 500 CEOs are calling on the president to keep business-savvy environmental protections strong. Will they be Trumped?

Ashley Biden Shows Ivanka Trump How to Make American Fashion Great Again

President Donald Trump’s promise to bring back American manufacturing has a big problem—his daughter Ivanka’s fashion empire is mostly manufactured overseas, mainly in Asia . But in a true example of how to “Make America Great Again,” Ashley Biden—the daughter of former Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden—has partnered with the e-commerce site Gilt

Think environmental regulators are anti-business? Think again

Years of research challenge the view that federal environmental protections are anti-business.