Ecosystems


EPA Establishes Office of Environmental Justice and External Civil Rights

EPA Establishes Office of Environmental Justice and External Civil Rights

The office will have many responsibilities, including working with communities to "understand their needs" and ensuring environemtnal justice issues are included in EPA work, the agency said.

Coral Cover of Great Barrier Reef Improving in Some Areas

Coral Cover of Great Barrier Reef Improving in Some Areas

The northern and central areas have increased in coral cover since 2021.

Monarch Butterfly Species Added to Endangered Species List

Monarch Butterfly Species Added to Endangered Species List

Climate change and change in habitants have led to a decrease in butterflies.

Clean Water Act Violations: Idaho and Missouri Companies Agree to Pay Penalty

Alleged Clean Water Act Violations: Idaho and Missouri Companies Agree to Pay Penalty

The Missouri company will pay $210,000 and the Idaho company will pay $222,400.



New York Air Force Base is now Known for its Federal Facility Excellence

New York Air Force Base is now Known for its Federal Facility Excellence

The EPA chose the base as a 2021 site reuse award winner.

Research Finds Half of Single-Use Plastic Waste is Produced by 20 Companies

Research Finds Half of Single-Use Plastic Waste is Produced by 20 Companies

Researchers and U.S. leaders plan to take action before the problem escalates further.

What Will the Future of Sustainable Cities Look Like

What Will the Future of Sustainable Cities Look Like

As more people move into urban areas and environmental issues become more pressing, cities will have to rethink their systems and their environmental impacts.

Big Tech Companies are Making Climate Change Commitments, but Are They Actually Impactful?

Big Tech Companies are Making Climate Change Commitments, but Are They Actually Impactful?

Many large companies like Apple, Amazon and Microsoft are rethinking their supply chains and carbon footprints after pressure from consumers and employees to address their role in climate change. Here’s what these groups are doing, and experts’ take on their effectiveness.

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Here's How the Seafood Industry Is Cracking Down on Sustainability

The seafood industry relies on one of the world's biggest and most important ecosystems: the ocean. Here are ways the fishing industry is being pressed to operate more sustainably.

World Rainforest Day: Retailers Commit to Deforestation-free Supply Chains

World Rainforest Day: Retailers Commit to Deforestation-free Supply Chains

Every year, June 22 is recognized as World Rainforest Day: a day committed to raising awareness about our world’s largest source of oxygen—and one of the Earth’s most important types of ecosystems. This year, 45 major businesses decided to recognize it together by reevaluating their supply chains.

While Wildfire Technology Grows in Australia, U.S. Funding for Fighting Fires Dwindles During Corona

While Wildfire Technology Grows in Australia, U.S. Funding for Fighting Fires Dwindles During Corona

This year started with a burning Australia and then a worldwide pandemic. As Australia recovers from its scorched landscape with new fire response technology, the U.S. enters into a hot summer season of high fire risk—with little wildfire funding after COVID-19.

Cities Prepare for Green Initiatives Post-Coronavirus

Cities Prepare for Green Initiatives Post-Coronavirus

For many policymakers, efforts to reopen the economy overlap with the need for green initiatives. As various regions prepare for the bumpy road ahead, the focus on green living and environmental protection has never been more crucial.

Earth Day Celebrates 50 Years: a Walk Through History

Earth Day Celebrates 50 Years: a Walk Through History

Since its birth in 1970, Earth Day has become a worldwide movement to garner more attention for the environment, its resources and its species. While the movement has evolved over the years, its ultimate call to action has only gotten louder.

An Ocean Renaissance: There is Hope for Marine Life

An Ocean Renaissance: There is Hope for Marine Life

Major review reports the recovery of marine life—but we are not done yet.

A Global Pandemic Means Littered Disposable Gloves—Everywhere

A Global Pandemic Means Littered Disposable Gloves—Everywhere

The outbreak of the coronavirus has meant littered medical supplies waste in parking lots, on sidewalks and most other public spaces. It is one of the many unintended byproducts of the pandemic.

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