Environmentalism: The Greatest Obstacle and Threat to the Trump Administration

Just last week The Guardian published an interview that is short but very telling about Donald Trump’s administration: in it Myron Ebell, the man who was tasked by Trump to lead the “transition” of the Environmental Protection Agency (and who is now back at his old position at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, i.e. a far-right pro-corporate “think tank”), said […]

President Obama Creates the Largest Marine Reserve in the World!

Now for a bit of positive news: at the end of August, President Obama created the largest marine reserve in the world by expanding Hawaii’s Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument to 4 times its original size. The monument – which was originally created by President George W. Bush in 2006 and was designated a World Heritage site in 2010 […]

4 Reasons for Optimism Regarding the Recent Supreme Court Stay and the Paris Climate Agreement

You may have heard the recent disturbing news that the U.S. Supreme Court has issued a judicial stay on the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan (and the news of Justice Scalia’s unfortunate but well-timed departure from this world) until there is a final legal ruling on it—which will likely take a while considering the plan is currently being litigated in the federal court […]