Global Climate Change


COP25: The ‘Point of No Return’ Climate Summit This Week

COP25: The ‘Point of No Return’ Climate Summit This Week

Madrid will host about 25,000 people this week for the 25th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UN Convention on Climate Change. This summit really does mark the ‘point of no return’ for climate change discussions.

Three Environmental Issues and Ways to Combat Them

Three Environmental Issues and Ways to Combat Them

For years now, humans have mistreated and contaminated the very environment that sustains them. But the broad concern for the environment can be so overwhelming that people don’t know what to do or where to start making a difference.

Health Researchers Receive $1.2 Million to Improve Air Quality Measurements

Health Researchers Receive $1.2 Million to Improve Air Quality Measurements

Earlier this week, researchers received $1.2 million to develop a model to better measure the effects of particulate air pollution on human health, according to the Milken Institute School of Public Health.

Energy in the Climate Future: Predictions from the International Energy Agency

Energy in the Climate Future: Predictions from the International Energy Agency

The annual World Energy Outlook was just released, and along with it, various forecasts for the future of energy sources and the climate crisis. Clean energy is growing, but not fast enough, it reports.

EP Attends HP Sustainable Impact Summit: An Inside Look at How It’s Done

EP Attends HP Sustainable Impact Summit: An Inside Look at How It’s Done

HP Inc. is making huge strides in the manufacturing and recycling sectors for its products. Environmental Protection was lucky enough to witness how the company meets its impressive sustainability goals at the Summit last week with site tours and a speaker agenda.

Great Lakes Water Levels Are Rising, and 2020 Could Be No Different

Great Lakes Water Levels Are Rising, and 2020 Could Be No Different

With ocean levels rising, many other bodies of water are affecting cities, too. The Great Lakes are overflowing with record-breaking levels, and 2020 is projected to see no relief.

Greta Thunberg Wins Sweden’s ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’ For Her Activism

Greta Thunberg Wins Sweden’s ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’ For Her Activism

Global icon and climate activist Greta Thunberg is one of four winners for Sweden’s Right Livelihood Award. She has also been nominated for the actual Nobel Peace Prize, winners to be announced.

Halve Global Emissions by 2030? Experts Say There are Dozens of Ways to Do It

Halve Global Emissions by 2030? Experts Say There are Dozens of Ways to Do It

Environmental experts believe we can still halt a mass environmental catastrophe – if we act fast. Read about the main ways experts say the world can curb emissions.



The Sustainable Forest Cooperative: HP Inc. and WWF Plan to Protect Forests

Today, HP Inc. announced its $11 million partnership with WWF to protect, restore, and manage forests in the paper printing industry. Not only is the company making huge environmental strides, but it’s encouraging other companies to do the same.

What to Expect this Week at the U.N. Climate Summit

What to Expect this Week at the U.N. Climate Summit

This week, the United Nations headquarters in New York will host the annual United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). The 2019 priority is one that is not unfamiliar: the world’s climate emergency.

Global Climate Strike Today: Protests Happening All Over the World

Global Climate Strike Today: Protests Happening All Over the World

The Global Climate Strike is expected to be one of the biggest in the history of environmental protests, and it is fueled by young people concerned for their future.

EPA’s Proposed Methane Rule Could Mean Big Bucks for Companies and Big Problems for the Environment

EPA's Proposed Methane Rule Could Mean Big Bucks for Companies and Big Problems for the Environment

Last week, the EPA under the Trump Administration proposed to adjust the existing methane regulation rules from the Obama Era. The rule could potentially save companies money but gravely impact the climate crisis.

Ways You Can Help the Burning Amazon Rainforest

Ways You Can Help the Burning Amazon Rainforest

The Rainforest Action Network (RAN) recently shared a couple different ways bystanders can help the Amazon Rainforest that is ablaze. The options include supporting both environmental and indigenous communities.

“We Need Water!” Becoming an Increasingly Common City Cry

“We Need Water!” Becoming an Increasingly Common City Cry

Although recent U.N. reports suggest global water access is improving, scientists and researchers say this is far from the truth.

Miami-Dade County Hosting First Sea Level Rise Workshops

Local experts will be available at the workshops to answer questions and to guide small group conversations to learn more about sea level rise in the county and to devise strategies to address anticipated impacts.

NYC Mayor Cutting City's Vehicle Fleet

The city will eliminate least 1,000 vehicles from its fleet by June 2021 and will reduce the number of take-home vehicles by at least 500 vehicles, curtail the reliance on SUVs in the city fleet, and promote increased vehicle efficiency by using advanced data collection.

UN Official Calls for Urgent Action on Climate Change

United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed decried what she called the negative consequences of the current "take, make, and dispose" global economic model, citing harmful environmental and health impacts associated with the extraction of metals used in mobile phones, plastic waste flowing into the oceans, and the huge amount of electronic waste generated every year.

MDEQ Announces Plans to Deal with Climate Change

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's Feb. 20, 2019, executive order reorganizes the MDEQ into the Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy, which will integrate the state's mission of protecting the Great Lakes, providing clean drinking water, and addressing climate change

California's Governor Warns Climate Change Pressuring Utilities

In his first State of the State address, Gov. Gavin Newsom said climate change is putting pressure on all of California's utilities, public and private, and that two recently had their credit ratings downgraded.

Climate Scientists Awarded 2019 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement

Michael E. Mann, Ph.D., distinguished professor of atmospheric science and director of the Earth System Science Center at Penn State University, and Warren M. Washington, Ph.D., distinguished scholar at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, are the 2019 Laureates.