Art museum uses special campaign banners to help reverse air pollution

In an effort to contribute to the green movement, the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, recently invested in some interesting outdoor advertising. The new campaign centers around promotion of a freshly installed Olafur Eliasson exhibition to the museum — an artist who aims to expose “some of today’s most urgent issues” to museum-goers, asking them to reflect on their understanding of the environment through the use of natural materials such as moss, fog and glacial ice. Promotion of the exhi

The Great American Outdoors Act passes with bipartisan support

This Wednesday marked the passing of the Great American Outdoors Act, which garnered a rare, sweeping bipartisan support when it made its way through Congress. The bipartisan unity enjoyed yesterday by the historic conservation and public lands bill comes at a time of national crisis, as the country continues to contend with the coronavirus pandemic and prepares for negotiations over how to address the economic and public health fallout from the spread of the disease. Back in June the bill was

Trump rolls back landmark environmental law NEPA

First enacted on Jan. 1, 1970, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) is a Nixon-era law that requires federal agencies to determine the possibly detrimental effects that major projects such as oil pipelines, highways and bridges could have on the surrounding environment. The review process that NEPA requires government agencies to engage in is intended to discover not only the cumulative effects that construction could have on climate change, but also takes into account how possible public h

A town in Siberia just reached a record-high temperature of 100 degrees

A small town in northeast Siberia, a vast Arctic region of Russia, reached the shocking temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit this past Saturday. If verified, the temperature would mark the hottest ever recorded temperature north of the Arctic Circle. The news comes amidst a recent jump in temperatures in the region, and signals to a larger, worsening trend of human-caused climate change around the world. These effects are exacerbated in ice and snow-filled areas such as the Arctic Circle, wh

Here's how Greta Thunberg is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day

Today, despite countrywide stay at home orders, is the 50th anniversary of the observance of Earth Day. It’s a holiday usually celebrated outdoors, some choosing to garden and plant trees while city-dwellers usually spend time in public parks. The irony of our strange new inability to go outside is that in the absence of people, nature is seemingly beginning to thrive. Improvements in air and water quality have been recorded as coronavirus lockdowns have shut down factories and kept people off

How the coronavirus has impacted the oil industry — and the future of the climate crisis

The coronavirus pandemic has taken no prisoners when it comes to the damage it has seemingly inflicted upon every industry under the sun, from hospitality and travel to retail and entertainment. Also hit hard was oil and gas, posing questions about the uncertain future of the once booming fossil fuel industry and what those question marks might mean for climate change efforts going forward. On Monday oil prices took a nosedive to their lowest level in history, dropping into negative pricing as

The coronavirus pandemic could spell disaster for our rainforests — and the communities that protect them

The burning season is about to begin in Brazil, where Indigenous Amazonians already face a frightening rise in infections with COVID-19. The virus has been spreading rapidly through Brazil, where nearly 1.5 million cases have been reported so far. Within the country’s Indigenous communities, deaths linked to the virus have risen more than fivefold in the past month, according to APIB, Brazil’s Indigenous Peoples association. “2019 was the highest deforestation year that Brazil has seen in the l