Latest from EarthProtect.com

Earth Protect lets you find and share videos and films on environmental issues and solutions, and learn more about how you can get involved.

JOIN today at earthprotect.com.


EP

This feed was created by mixing existing feeds from various sources.

Bill Moyers Takes on Scott Pruitt

President Trump's choice to lead the Environmental Protection Agency might put it on the endangered species list.

Bill Moyers takes on President Trump’s choice to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has a track record of putting the business interests of the energy sector before the environmental and health interests of the public. He has spent his ca...

Posted: February 19, 2017, 6:56 pm
Earth Justice on Scott Pruitt

President Trump’s nomination of Scott Pruitt, a climate-change denier and bedfellow of polluter lobbyists, to head the Environmental Protection Agency is an attack on the right of all Americans to safe, breathable air and drinkable clean water.

The EPA is responsible for upholding national air quality standards and regulating discharges of pollutants into bodies of water to protect people and th...

Posted: February 19, 2017, 6:52 pm

Opinion piece originally published in The Denver Post November 20,2016 with permission of Author Auden Schendler, VP Aspen Skiing Company and board chair of Protect Our Winters 

On the day after Trump won, I walked with my family to a melting glacier in New Zealand. A waterfall several hundred feet tall poured runoff into the valley, and seracs glistened as if sweating in the beating sun. We at...

Posted: February 14, 2017, 4:04 pm

This month, the Maryland Senate voted 32-13 to override Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of a major clean energy bill after an outcry of bipartisan public support for the bill.

 It’s a big victory for Maryland and for all of us who want to see more clean energy and less burning of fossil fuels.

 The new law is a key element of Maryland’s plan to meet its carbon emission reduction goals -- reducing car...

Posted: February 13, 2017, 9:18 pm

Corals reefs are dying around the globe due to warmer and more acidic oceans, harming ocean life but also creating economic disaster and food security risks for fisherman and people whose protein source is largely dependent upon the sea plus undermining tourism. Add to this the depletion of one of the chief barriers to surging seas and great loss of life and property destruction and you have a ...

Posted: February 13, 2017, 8:57 pm

 

A GROUP of Republicans provided a refreshing message to Washington on Wednesday: Climate change is a threat that deserves serious attention, and the GOP should embrace smart ways of dealing with it.The group — which calls itself the Climate Leadership Council and includes two former secretaries of state, James A. Baker III and George P. Shultz; two former chairmen of the Council of Economic ...

Posted: February 13, 2017, 8:12 pm

The Denver Post, Bruce Finley, reported on Feb 1st the results of a poll showing strong voter support for protecting water, air and wildlife and opportunities for recreation over increased drilling and mining on public lands. Voters surveyed were from 

Arizona, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming. The Poll was in the State of the Rockies, Conservation in the WEST, 2016 REPO...

Posted: February 13, 2017, 6:43 pm

Chemicals in Food Children’s diets are an important pathway for exposure to some environmental chemicals and other contaminants. Children may be at a greater risk for exposures to contaminants because they consume more food relative to their body weight than do adults. Additionally, children’s dietary patterns are often less varied than those of adults, suggesting that there are greater opportu...

Posted: February 13, 2017, 6:34 pm

Ben Goldfarb of Writers on the Range wrote an eye brow raising Opinion piece in The Denver Post on February 12, bringing to our attention the effect on the borders wild inhabitants, saying the proposed border wall will be a catastrophe for the natural world. Habitat connectivity is well established for animal health. HE notes there will be an important March for Science in DC on April 22 Earth ...

Posted: February 13, 2017, 6:14 pm

 

The Solar Foundation’s National Solar Jobs Census 2016 is the seventh annual update on current employment, trends, and projected growth in the U.S. solar industry. The Solar Jobs Census 2016 found that solar employment increased by over 51,000 workers, a 25 percent increase over 2015. Overall, the Solar Jobs Census found there were 260,077 solar workers in 2016. Solar industry employment has...

Posted: February 10, 2017, 9:58 pm