BBC News reports “Our planet is broken,” the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, has warned. Humanity is waging what he describes as a “suicidal” war on the natural world. “Nature always strikes back, and is doing so with gathering force and fury,” he told a BBC special event on the environment. Mr […]Humans waging ‘suicidal war’ on nature – UN chief Antonio Guterres — Natural History Wanderings
Center for Biological Diversity News Release WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity released transition recommendations today detailing key actions the incoming Biden administration can take to address the extinction crisis and climate change without waiting on a divided Congress. The report starts by recommending that President Biden rescind every single Trump executive order and other […]50 Critical Environmental Reforms President Biden Can Enact Without Congress — Natural History Wanderings
The Tar Sands are already one of the very worst environmental disasters in the modern world today. Its had to find much worse!
Currently, the oil extracted is not commercially viable with world oil prices being the way they are today. Wildlife of all kinds has been negatively affected by this giant cesspool in this northern part of Alberta. Twenty-five percent of Alberta’s ground water is required in the refining of this dirty crude…
What benefit is this oil patch with its oil-filled settling ponds, low cash return and general major pollution issues? Many of the oil companies have pulled out of this province — it just isn’t worth it to anybody.
NWF Press Release (NEW ORLEANS April 7, 2020) — The National Wildlife Federation report from Restore The Gulf website summarizes the latest information available about ten wildlife species that were affected by the “ecosystem-level injury to the northern Gulf of Mexico.” as well as the restoration efforts underway — what constitutes the largest ecosystem restoration […]A Decade After Deepwater Horizon, Gulf Wildlife Still Impacted, BP’s Penalties Funding Largest Ecosystem Restoration Effort in U.S. History — Wild Open Eye – Natural Vision, News from Wild Open Eye
EarthJustice News Release Final Council on Environmental Quality regulations to trigger legal challenges The Trump administration finalized its proposal to gut more than 40 years of settled environmental law. The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) released the final text of a sweeping rule which will eviscerate core components of the National Environmental Policy […]Trump Administration Guts National Environmental Policy Act — Natural History Wanderings
THE BADGER-TWO MEDICINE AREAToo Sacred To Drill Victory: Court rules these lands too sacred to drill For more than 10,000 years, the Badger-Two Medicine area has provided strength, subsistence, and cultural identity for members of the Blackfeet Nation. This week, a federal court rejected the last remaining oil and gas drilling lease in Montana’s Badger-Two Medicine […]
Center for Biological Diversity News Release BAKERSFIELD, Calif.― On the eve of a holiday weekend and during a global pandemic, the Trump administration last week approved a new oil well and pipeline in Carrizo Plain National Monument. It would be the first well drilled in the monument since it was established in 2001.
Alberta has a huge problem with drill site clean up, and dicey deals shifting who pays. Mike Judd had enough, so the rancher fought and won. ‘Who is this company?’ asked Mike Judd of Pieridae Energy. ‘I had never heard of these guys. What happens if they go broke? Who will be responsible for the […]
Ottawa on Friday announced a $750-million fund for cracking down on methane, which is sometimes flared off from oil and gas operations. Alberta Energy Regulator photo Canada is putting a combined $2.5 billion toward cleaning up thousands of risky, contaminated oil and gas wells and cutting a potent form of carbon pollution, Prime Minister Justin […]
The New York Times reports A federal judge, rapping the Trump administration for its weak environmental assessments, has vacated hundreds of oil and gas leases across a large swath of Montana. read more Judge Vacates Oil and Gas Leases on 145,000 Acres in Montana – The New York Times