During the Our Ocean Conference in Valparaiso, Chile, President Barack Obama announced that, for the first time since 2000, two new national marine sanctuaries — one of them in Wisconsin — have been identified by NOAA for possible designation under the National Marine Sanctuaries Act.
Royal Dutch Shell has announced it will end exploration in the Chukchi Sea "for the foreseeable future."
Greenpeace has released its 2015 Energy [R]evolution report, which finds that a global phase out of fossil fuels and shift towards 100 percent renewable energy is possible by 2050.
Under the leadership of Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan, the House Ways and Means committee is considering legislation to make many of the so-called “tax extenders” permanent.
The CEOs of several major food and beverage companies are calling on world leaders to push for a meaningful agreement at the United Nation’s conference on climate change later this year in Paris.
Dozens of congressional members led by Arizona Democrat Raúl M. Grijalva raised an alarm over the record number of anti-Endangered Species Act provisions in House and Senate appropriations bills to fund the Interior Department and other federal agencies for the upcoming fiscal year.
A federal court this week entered an order settling two cases challenging the U.S. Navy’s training and testing activities off the coasts of Southern California and Hawaii, securing long-sought protections for whales, dolphins and other marine mammals by limiting Navy activities in vital habitat.
The settlement stems from the court’s earlier finding that the Navy’s activities illegally harm more than 60 separate populations of whales, dolphins, seals and sea lions.
The emissions pledges that countries have made ahead of a landmark conference in Paris have been a major boost to the slow-moving U.N. effort to fight climate change.
Less so for the climate itself.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Sept. 22 that she opposes construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.
Clinton made the announcement in Iowa, addressing voters, just days after new polls her with a bump in her numbers in that state, as well as New Hampshire and nationwide.