Felony Charges in Flint

Michigan’s attorney general, Bill Schuette, announced that four individuals will face felony charges as a result of the Flint water investigation. Merrit Kennedy, 2 Former Flint Emergency Managers, 2 Others Face Felony Charges Over Water Crisis,…

Climate Change and Disaster Relief

For the first time in the nation’s history, a village wants the federal government to declare the impending impacts the village will face due to climate change an official disaster. Rachel Waldholz, Alaska Village, Citing Climate…

Is Fiat Chrysler the Next Volkswagen?

Just one day after Volkswagen plead guilty to using emissions-cheating software (and was forced to pay $4.3 billion as part of a settlement agreement), The Environmental Protection Agency is now accusing Fiat Chrysler of similar charges….

Volkswagen Set to Plead Guilty – Finally

In 2014, regulators began investigating Volkswagen after a study found that their diesel cars polluted far more than their official emissions tests indicated. For over a year, Volkswagen provided misleading or false information to the California Air…

The Importance of Urban Trees

A new report by the Nature Conservancy has detailed an interesting way to help save lives in cities: planting trees. As the report details, planting trees in urban centers can help reduce pollution while also limiting…

Scott Pruitt as Head of the E.P.A.

This week Scott Pruitt, Attorney General of Oklahoma, was announced as the next head of the Environmental Protection Agency under Trump. Coral Davenport & Eric Lipton, Trump Picks Scott Pruitt, Climate Change Denialist, to Lead E.P.A.,…

Rebecca Bratspies The Climate Injustice Conference, Condensed

Rebecca Bratspies, CUNY Law professor, introduced her panel. She asked “what tools do we have at our disposal, what forces do we have as human society and our institutions to deploy?” Courtesy of The Roosevelt House…

The DAPL Battle Is Not Over

On Sunday, December 4, 2016, the United States Army Corps of Engineers denied a key permit for the Dakota Access Pipeline that would’ve allowed the pipeline to cross the Missouri River and Lake Oahe. This is an important…

Climate Change and the Amazon

Trees act as carbon sinks, absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and transforming it into food. Camila Domonoske, Deforestation of the Amazon Up 29 Percent From Last Year, Study Finds, www.npr.org, (Dec. 2, 2016). When a…

Powering an Island

As I was preparing a long, detailed post about the transportation trade-offs of various sources of energy and the long-term value in focusing on sustainable sources as they relates to resiliency, I came across an unbelievable…