Environmental Security


Five Biggest Environmental Issues Affecting the U.S.

Five Biggest Environmental Issues Affecting the U.S.

We take a closer look at the current environmental issues in the U.S., how it may be exacerbating these problems and what the country may do to resolve them.

Australia is Quenching Its Fires—But a Few Still Remain

Australia is Quenching Its Fires But a Few Still Remain

A recent New York Times article reports that most of the fires are finally out in New South Whales, but there are still more to address.

The EPA Finalized the 2015 Clean Water Rule to Clarify “Confusion”

The EPA Finalized the 2015 Clean Water Rule to Clarify “Confusion”

The finalized version of the water rule aims to clarify water resources management in the US under a provision of the Clean Water Act of 1972. EPA makers of the rule call it a new definition for “waters of the United States.”

New Jersey Marks a “Novel” First in Fighting Climate Change

New Jersey Marks a “Novel” First in Fighting Climate Change

Now, builders will be forced to consider climate change, including rising sea levels, in order to win government approval for projects.

The University of Oklahoma is Awarded $4.5 Million for Climate Study

A $4.5 million grant was given to the University of Oklahoma (OU) to study climate extremes such as droughts, floods, and heat waves

Greta Thunberg Named TIME Person of the Year Today

Greta Thunberg Named TIME Person of the Year Today

Despite the mixed opinions already flying in response to TIME’s 2019 person of the year, one thing is indisputable: this teen activist has been incredibly impactful all over the world this year.

The 2019 WMO State of the Global Climate Report: Key Takeaways from the Worrying Report

The 2019 WMO State of the Global Climate Report: Key Takeaways from the Worrying Report

At the COP25 this week, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) issued its annual report on the state of global climate change. The data-heavy results are notable, and alarming.

HP Inc Unveils Carbon Neutral Printer at Sustainable Impact Summit

HP Inc Unveils Carbon Neutral Printer at Sustainable Impact Summit

Today, HP Inc. hosted a sustainable impact summit in Nashville, and it had some exciting environmental news to share. Not only is it focusing more on recycled materials, but it announced its first carbon neutral printing system.



EPA Awards Colorado $1,170,000 to Improve Water Quality

EPA Awards Colorado $1,170,000 to Improve Water Quality

The EPA and the state partner with the agriculture industry to restore watersheds in the Lower Arkansas and Lower Gunnison River basins.

OSHA Makes Alliance with NWRA and SWANA for a Better Solid Waste Industry

OSHA Makes Alliance with NWRA and SWANA for a Better Solid Waste Industry

As of September 27, OSHA signed an alliance with the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) and Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA). The goal? To better protect workers in the waste industry.

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 Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act: Cleaning Up Narragansett Bay

The Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act Cleaning Up Narragansett Bay

Last week, the EPA announced a WIFIA loan to the Narragansett Bay Commission (NBC) to help reduce pollutant discharges into Narragansett Bay. The first of its kind in New England, the loan will help protect public health and ecosystems as a part of the Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Phase IIIA Facilities Project.

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.

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.

As Energy Efficiency Efforts Suffer the Rebound Effect, Water Seems to Be an Exception

Energy Efficiency Efforts Suffer the Rebound Effect

As increased energy consumption cancels increased energy efficiency efforts, the future of global water sources seem to be taking a different path.

INTERPOL Meeting Highlights Environmental Crimes

Experts participating in the Security and Environmental Crime conference issued a 15-point call for action to raise awareness and encourage greater involvement by the global community.

The Cascadia Fault: Overlooked and Underprepared

The Cascadia Fault: Overlooked and Underprepared

North of the San Andreas Fault is the lesser known and far more insidious subduction zone running 750 miles from Vancouver to Northern California.

The American Chemistry Council has asked Congress to pass bipartisan legislation that will improve current freight rail policies.

Congress Urged to Pass Freight Rail Policy Improvements

The American Chemistry Council has asked Congress to pass bipartisan legislation that will improve current freight rail policies.

Earth Day Texas

The Lone Star State seeks environmental awareness.