World Environment Day

World Environment Day

World Environment Day is the most renowned day for environmental action. Since 1974, it has been celebrated every year on 5 June; engaging governments, businesses, celebrities and citizens to focus their efforts on a pressing environmental issue. In 2020, the theme is biodiversity–a concern that is both urgent and existential. Recent events, from bushfires in…

UN World Water Development Report

UN World Water Development Report

Climate change will affect the availability, quality and quantity of water needed for basic human needs, thus undermining enjoyment of the basic rights to safe drinking water and sanitation for billions of people, warns the latest UN World Water Development Report. The authors call on States to make more concrete commitments to address the challenge.…

Earth School

Earth School

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, an unprecedented coalition has come together to launch “Earth School,” which provides free, high-quality educational content to help students, parents and teachers around the world who are currently at home. Initiated by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and TED-Ed, Earth School takes students on a 30-day “Adventure” through…

Climate Power 2020

Climate Power 2020 Launches Campaign

On May 13, a team of seasoned political strategists, content creators, digital organizers, activists, and communications operatives are launching Climate Power 2020 — a campaign dedicated to changing the politics of climate in 2020. This year is a defining moment in our country’s history, and the stakes couldn’t be any higher. The next administration and…

Endangered Species

Endangered Species Day May 15

15th annual Endangered Species Day offers educational opportunities On May 15th, 2020, America will celebrate endangered species success stories, including the protection and recovery of the American bald eagle, gray wolf, humpback whale, green sea turtle, American alligator, peregrine falcon and other species. Started in 2006 by the United States Congress, Endangered Species Day is…

Global Energy Review

Global energy demand to plunge this year

The Covid-19 pandemic represents the biggest shock to the global energy system in more than seven decades, with the drop in demand this year set to dwarf the impact of the 2008 financial crisis and result in a record annual decline in carbon emissions of almost 8%. A new report released by the International Energy…

State of the Earth report

State of the Earth

A Data-Drive Portrait of America’s Energy, Climate, and EnvironmentPublished by USAFacts Collaborating with Earth Day Network Earth Day Network is working in collaboration with the nonpartisan civic initiative, USAFacts, to share and disseminate USAFacts’ newly published State of the Earth special report. Using data sourced from the Environmental Protection Agency, FEMA, the US National Park…

State of the Air

Nearly Half of the U.S. Breathing Unhealthy Air

American Lung Association’s “State of the Air” report finds climate change is driving increases in unhealthy air, 150 million people at risk. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Clean Air Act, which is responsible for dramatic improvements in air quality. Despite this, a new report from the American Lung Association finds nearly half…