Brazil keeps protecting Indigenous land in the Amazon. It’s not stopping deforestation.

Even with strict regulations, protected areas are losing forest to weakened environmental policies.Source: Grist, a beacon in the smog,an independent news outlet and network of innovators working toward a planet that doesn’t burn and a future that doesn’t suck…

Tracking the West's Growing Wildfires

Tracking the West’s Growing Wildfires

Across the western United States, climate change has caused temperatures to rise, droughts to drag on, and vegetation to go thirsty. As a result, wildfires are occurring more frequently and over a longer time period each year. This phenomenon was exemplified recently in the Washburn Wildfire, which burned through the Eastern Sierras in California, including Yosemite National Park, for over three weeks in July 2022. Roads closed around and inside the park, and access was cut off to the Mariposa…

The US has a new pollution rule for heavy-duty trucks for the first time in 2 decades

Cleaner trucks will mean better air and health for overburdened communities.Source: Grist, a beacon in the smog,an independent news outlet and network of innovators working toward a planet that doesn’t burn and a future that doesn’t suck…

NASA Launches International Mission to Survey Earth’s Water

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Led by NASA and the French space agency CNES, the Surface Water and Ocean Topography mission will provide high-definition data on the salt- and fresh water on Earth’s surface.

A satellite built for NASA and the French space agency Centre National d’Études Spatiales (CNES) to observe nearly all the water on our planet’s surface lifted off on its way to low-Earth orbit at 3:46 a.m. PST on Friday. The Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) spacecraft also has contributions from…

‘Nature-rinsing’: How polluters use the beauty of nature to clean up their image

‘Nature-rinsing’: How polluters use the beauty of nature to clean up their image

Ever wonder why ads show SUVs dashing through the forest?Source: Grist, a beacon in the smog,an independent news outlet and network of innovators working toward a planet that doesn’t burn and a future that doesn’t suck…