25 Sneaky Names for Palm Oil and Why to Avoid It

November 11, 2018 at 2:58 pm




Palm oil is destroying rainforests and threatening extinction of orangutans, tigers, rhinos and elephants

Trump Picks Former Monsanto Executive to Head U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

November 6, 2018 at 3:14 pm




A woman who helped reverse a rule against bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides and GMO crops on national wildlife refuges has been chosen to oversee the protection (or some say destruction) of national wildlife refuges

There’s Plastic in Our Poop, Study Finds

October 31, 2018 at 2:51 am




After finding microplastics in our seafood, salt and drinking water, scientists have now confirmed there is plastic in our poop too

China is Turning the Rainforest into Cheap Furniture for the U.S.

October 29, 2018 at 10:12 pm




China is rapidly and illegally gobbling up the world’s second largest rainforest, in Africa, to fuel America’s appetite for cheap furniture.

Europe Votes to Ban Most Single-Use Plastics By 2021

October 26, 2018 at 6:56 pm




European Union votes to ban plastic bags, straws, cutlery, plates and carry-out containers across the continent

Florida’s “Tire Reef” Has Become an Environmental Disaster

October 22, 2018 at 4:09 pm




An artificial reef made of tires in the 1970s is breaking apart, damaging actual coral reefs and littering beaches with old tires

Denmark Bans Sale of Fossil-Fueled Cars by 2030

October 4, 2018 at 2:31 pm




By 2030, all new vehicles sold in Denmark will be electric or hybrid

A Plague of Giant Mosquitoes Rises Out of Florence Floodwaters

October 2, 2018 at 1:46 pm




Billions of wasp-sized mosquitoes, able to bite through two layers of clothing, descend on North Carolinians like “flurries of snow”

NASA Images Show Dark, Polluted NC Rivers Flowing Into Ocean After Hurricane Florence

September 26, 2018 at 1:49 pm




Rivers polluted by Duke Energy’s coal ash and flooded manure lagoons at factory farms are creating giant, dark plumes in the Atlantic Ocean

Florence Has Washed Away A Mountain of Toxic Coal Ash, Likely Into NC Rivers

September 17, 2018 at 1:08 pm




At least one of Duke Energy’s giant coal-ash piles has collapsed, displacing 2000 cubic meters of ash containing arsenic, lead and mercury, likely into North Carolina’s drinking water.

39,000 tons of coal ash spilled from a coal ash pond in Eden, NC, in 2014, contaminating 70 miles of the Dan River. Credit: Waterkeeper Alliance