Environmental groups sue Biden administration to halt its largest onshore drilling lease sale

Environmental groups sue Biden administration to halt its largest onshore drilling lease sale

The suit comes as the Biden administration struggles with the political fallout of high gas prices and political attacks from Republicans and Sen. Joe Manchin, a key Democratic vote on Capitol Hill who has been critical of Biden’s energy and climate agenda. Environmental law group Earthjustice filed the complaint on behalf of the Wilderness Society … Read more

State wildlife commission debates wolf rule in charged meeting | News

State wildlife commission debates wolf rule in charged meeting |  News

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Ketanji Brown Jackson sworn in as Supreme Court Justice as court issues final opinions

Ketanji Brown Jackson sworn in as Supreme Court Justice as court issues final opinions

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. looks on as Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson signs the Oaths of Office in the Justices’ Conference Room at the Supreme Court on June 30 in Washington, DC. (Fred Schilling/Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States/Getty Images) Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson was sworn in as the newest member … Read more

LA Council calls for regional reports on drought

LA Council calls for regional reports on drought

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — Calling the regional drought a major emergency in need of long-term regional solutions, the Los Angeles City Council Wednesday requested a series of reports on projected municipal water supplies and expansion of efforts to recycle water and long-term support conservation. What You Need To Know The council unanimously approved a motion … Read more

Ghana: Partner Government to Protect the Environment – Dr Bawumia to Chiefs

Ghana: Partner Government to Protect the Environment – Dr Bawumia to Chiefs

The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has called on chiefs and other traditional authorities to complement the government’s efforts to protect the environment. Speaking at this year’s edition of the OhumFestival of the Chiefs and people of Akyem Abuakwa at Kyebi in the Eastern Region on Saturday Vice President Bawumia said it was the duty … Read more

Ghana: ‘Galamsey Must Halt to Safeguard Environment’

Ghana: Partner Government to Protect the Environment – Dr Bawumia to Chiefs

Goaso — The activities of illegal mining, popularly known as galamsey, must be completely halted in the country to safeguard lands, water bodies and forests, Mr Collins Oppong – Kyekyeku, a United Kingdom-based Ghana environmentalist, has stated. Mr Opong-Kyekyeku said though the government over the years had banned galamsey, people were still illegally mining in … Read more

In ‘zero-Covid’ China, a daughter’s struggle to get her father medicine hits a nerve | News

In ‘zero-Covid’ China, a daughter’s struggle to get her father medicine hits a nerve |  News

What was meant to be a simple errand, a daughter driving her aging father to the hospital to pick up his medicine, has pulled a small city on China’s border with North Korea — and its nearly two-month Covid-19 lockdown — into the national spotlight, after the pair ran afoul of pandemic rules. Video of … Read more

Your Views: Wildlife conservation, abortion and politics | Local News

Your Views: Wildlife conservation, abortion and politics |  Local News

Significant wildlife conservation bill could benefit IowaThe US House of Representatives has voted to pass the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act, a bill to prevent wildlife extinction by funding locally-led conservation efforts. If it becomes law, Iowa will receive around $13.4 million annually to help 405 species of concern, including the Regal Fritillary and Monarch butterflies, … Read more

At LGBTQ Pride, celebration but also worry over civil rights

At LGBTQ Pride, celebration but also worry over civil rights

NEW YORK (AP) — LGBTQ Pride commemorations that sometimes have felt like victory for civil are gains now grappling rights with an environment of ramped-up and rhetorical battles over sexual orientation and gender identity, and fears that a Supreme Court ruling on abortion opens the door to rights being taken away. Big crowds are expected … Read more

Why the global soil shortage threatens food, medicine and the climate

Why the global soil shortage threatens food, medicine and the climate

Soil can be considered black gold, and we’re running out it. The United Nations declared soil finite and predicted catastrophic loss within 60 years. “There are places that have already lost all of their topsoil,” Jo Handelsman, author of “A World Without Soil,” and a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, told CNBC. The impact … Read more