Goldman Environmental Prize

Goldman Environmental Prize Honors Six Heroes of the Environment

Award recognizes activists from Australia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Guatemala, India, Slovenia, United States SAN FRANCISCO, April 24, 2017 — The Goldman Environmental Foundation today announced the six recipients of the 2017 Goldman Environmental Prize, the world’s largest award for grassroots environmental activists. Awarded annually to environmental heroes from each of the world’s six inhabited…

green movie stars

Who are some of the greener movie stars and what are they doing to fight for the planet?

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine  Dear EarthTalk: Who are some of the greener movie stars out there today and what are they doing to fight for the planet?                                                              — Stacey DiGiorno, Chevy Chase, MD While a handful of Hollywood A-listers—Robert Redford, Meryl Streep and Ed Begley Jr., to name a…

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy sources could be cheaper than fossil fuels within 10 years

3 April 2017 – A new United Nations-backed report has revealed overwhelming consensus that renewable power will dominate in the future, with many experts saying that even large international corporations are increasingly choosing renewable energy products either from utilities or through direct investment in their own generating capacity. “[The report] is meant to spur discussion…

Man with shirt that reads "Flint Lives Matter"

What is meant by “environmental justice” and how is it under assault Trump’s administration?

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: What is meant by “environmental justice” and how is it under assault in the new Trump administration? — Mike Garner, New Orleans, LA Environmental justice is defined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as “the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all…

If Neil Gorsuch is confirmed to the Supreme Court, what will be the implications for environmental and climate policy?

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: If Neil Gorsuch is confirmed to fill the vacant seat on the Supreme Court, what will be the implications for environmental and climate policy? — Jim Metcalf, Newark, DE Environmental leaders aren’t particularly jazzed about Neil Gorsuch as Donald Trump’s nominee to fill…

Activist Winona LaDuke

Who are the great environmental visionaries of our own day and age?

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: The environmental movement was built on the philosophies of people like Henry David Thoreau, Aldo Leopold and Rachel Carson. But who are the great environmental visionaries of our own day and age?                                                                          — Betsy Englund, Boston, MA Thoreau, best known for his book “Walden,”…

Water Tap Water in Glass

TSCA Fluoride Petition Denial

On November 23, 2016, a Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) section 21 petition was submitted by the Fluoride Action Network, Food & Water Watch, Organic Consumers Association, the American Academy of Environmental Medicine, the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, Moms Against Fluoridation, and certain individuals. The general object of the petition is to…

Preferred Waste Management Practices

Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) National Analysis

The annual Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) National Analysis shows releases of toxic chemicals into the air fell 56% from 2005-2015 at industrial facilities submitting data to the TRI program. The TRI tracks the management of certain toxic chemicals that may pose a threat to human health and the environment. U.S. facilities in different industry sectors…

Sun Exposure

The sun emits energy over a broad spectrum of wavelengths: visible light that you see, infrared radiation that you feel as heat, and ultraviolet (UV) radiation that you can’t see or feel. UV radiation has a shorter wavelength and higher energy than visible light. UV radiation is classified as a human carcinogen, according to the…