This week’s optimistic environmental news:
- Four Years After Declaring War on Pollution, China Is Winning: Research gives estimates on the longer lives that are now possible in the country.
- New York commits $1.4 billion to renewable energy projects: Funding for solar, wind, and hydro comes with a statement against offshore drilling.
- Schwarzenegger to Sue Big Oil for ‘First Degree Murder’: At SXSW, theformer California governor lets loose on climate change, Donald Trump and gives his first in-depth remarks on #MeToo.
- Science gives first responders a leg up on catastrophes: The Red Cross is working with meteorologists and academics to better understand how climate change is exacerbating extreme weather events.
- River Ethiope could be first waterway in Africa recognized as a living entity: “While it would be the first waterway in Africa to earn legal rights, there is an increasing number of rivers around the world that have already secured the status. Earth Law Center notes that New Zealand’s Whanganui River is recognized as a ‘legal person’ and has rights. Meanwhile, Colombia’s Atrato River possesses inherent rights to ‘protection, conservation, maintenance, and restoration.'”
- COVID-19 is a Wake-Up Call for Humanity - March 21, 2020
- Solar Panels on a Landfill: New York’s Newest Solar Farm Goes Live - July 2, 2018
- Weekly Roundup: I Want to Ride My Bicycle - June 22, 2018