The scale of the world’s current micro plastic pollution problem can’t be overstated. Plastic, and more importantly its nearly invisible half-broken-down remnants, are now everywhere. It’s in the food you eat, the water you drink, and even often enough in the air you breathe. By James Ayre Even knowing that, I was still somewhat surprised by […]
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This week, I was honored to stand in Washington, D.C. alongside community and environmental leaders from 10 states to oppose Donald Trump and Scott Pruitt’s continuing efforts to weaken clean water protections against coal plant pollution. We started the day with a press conference at the National Press Club, where I called on Trump and Pruitt to […]
An archive of my Big Coal cartoons. The pen is mightier than the sword (but probably not as mighty as the multi-billion dollar coal industry…).
With the spotlight shining on clean energy, the stage has been set for the U.S. to rid itself of a harmful addiction to foreign oil. The stars are aligned and the cards have been dealt. Soon we’ll have kicked the dirty habit, right?
A lawyer for a mining company in Alaska argued today for the company to continue dumping deposits into a nearby lake, even though the deposits are killing off the local aquatic life.
Could this be the most environmentally destructive lame duck president ever?
When our own elections are over, it’s difficult to remember that in other countries big decisions are still being made. Israel gets to make more of those decisions than most countries although it may often seem that nothing changes there.
As many as 80% of Chinese think protecting the environment should be made a priority, even if this results in slower growth and a potential loss of jobs. The new data suggest the Chinese people may be struggling with some of the consequences of economic growth.
We learned it in Kindergarten–“If you make a mess, CLEAN IT UP!” Especially if that mess is the gasoline additive MTBE, a possible carcinogen that has leaked into our groundwater. It’s been around since 1979 (ironically, when I was in kindergarten) and is now banned in 23 states, and has not been used by oil […]
Editor’s note: Welcome to “Tangled Up in Green,” Red, Green and Blue’s weekly debate over the hot issues in environmental politics. Each week, writers Ranjit Arab and Adam Bowman will “throw down the glove” on current events involving environmental policy, legislation and citizen action. Adam and Ranjit are both graduate students in journalism at the […]