1.7 Million Children Die from Environmental Pollution Each Year

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released some new statistics concerning the dangers posed by air pollution. According to the global health watchdog, environmental pollutants – including unsafe water, lack of sanitation, poor hygiene practices, indoor and outdoor pollution, and injuries – claim the lives of 1.7 million children under 5 years old each year. […]

President Trump Withdraws U.S. from Paris Climate Accord

President Donald Trump announced June 1, 2017, that he was withdrawing the United States from the Paris climate accord, keeping a campaign promise many had hoped he would abandon. During a White House press conference, Trump said he was open to renegotiating aspects of the agreement. But France, Germany, and Italy said they considered the […]

Going Green: Anheuser-Busch to Use Only Renewable Energy Sources by 2025

In response to climate change warnings, the world’s largest beer company has announced plans to use only renewable energy sources like wind and solar by the year 2025. [1] Anheuser-Busch (AB InBev), the maker of Budweiser beer, has committed to 100% renewable energy sources, making it the largest “direct purchaser of renewable electricity in the […]

U.S. Bumblebee Gets Federal Protection … Finally

In case you missed it … The rusty patched bumblebee has officially been put on the endangered species list, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says, after a delay and concerns that the species might not receive federal protection. The bumblebee was scheduled to join the endangered species list on February 10; but the Trump administration, […]

Key Report: Hundreds of Native Bee Species Buzzing Toward Extinction

The Center for Biological Diversity has published a first-of-its-kind comprehensive review of more than 4,000 native bee species in North America. The report indicates that more than half the species with sufficient data are declining. Nearly 1 in 4 is racing towards extinction due to increased pesticide and other factors. [1] Of the 1,437 species […]