Proctor & Gamble Announces Aggressive New Carbon Target

Proctor & Gamble, which operates an enormous new plant in Berkeley County, announced its new goal of becoming carbon-neutral by 2030. P&G’s previous target was to reach carbon neutrality by 2050. Read more on Proctor & Gamble or download the PDF»

Great Lakes Water Temperature Highest on Record

Water temperature in the Great Lakes is the highest on record, reaching roughly 10 degrees above normal in Lakes Michigan, Ontario and Erie. Read more on The Washington Post or download the PDF»

Judge Halts Dakota Access Pipeline

A federal judge ordered a halt to the Dakota Access Pipeline until a proper environmental impact analysis is done, which could take a year. Read more on The Washington Post or download the PDF»

Developers Abandon Atlantic Coast Pipeline Effort

Fresh off a victory in the Supreme Court, two power companies throw in the towel on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Read more on The Washington Post or download the PDF»

NOAA Issues 2019 High Tide Flooding Report

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has issued a report detailing the level of high tide flooding (HTF) in 2019. Coastal flooding caused by sea level rise is happening now and will increase each year into the future. Flooding typically occurs when ocean water reaches .5 meter above daily average high tide. This causes water […]

Amazon to Create $2B Climate Fund

Facing criticism for its rising emissions, Amazon has announced the creation of a $2 billion venture capital fund for investing in technology that will help it meet its goal of zero emissions by 2040. Read More»

California Adopts Historic Clean Truck Rules

On June 24, the California Air Resources Board adopted the world’s first zero-emission commercial truck requirements.  The rule, which will require truck makers to sell an increasing number of clean trucks in California to replace notoriously dirty diesel engines, will cut toxic fossil fuel emissions in heavily polluted communities near freeways, ports and freight hubs […]

Climate Change Has Produced Longer Summers and Shorter Winters

A climate scientist has compared the 90 hottest and coldest days annually during the past two 30-year periods.  In the lower 48 states, what was a 90-day winter now lasts only 81.5 days, and what was a 90-day summer now lasts 96.4 days. Read more on The Washington Post or download the PDF»

Now a treasure, Monongahela Forest was a wasteland when created 100 years ago

Stretching across 921,000 acres in 10 West Virginia counties, the Monongahela National Forest encompasses the state’s highest peaks, cleanest streams, largest expanses of forest and most remote tracts of wilderness. Now the second-largest national forest in the Eastern United States, the Mon draws visitors from across the region to hike and bike its trails, fish […]

Keystone XL Ruling Has ‘Sweeping’ Impacts for Other Projects

A federal court’s decision striking down a critical Keystone XL permit has broad implications beyond the embattled oil pipeline. The Wednesday ruling from the U.S. District Court for the District of Montana tossed a nationwide permit the Army Corps of Engineers uses to approve water crossings for projects all over the country, concluding the agency […]