Yearly Oil Demand Is Now Projected to Drop for the First Time in a Decade Due to COVID-19
Global Warming

Yearly Oil Demand Is Now Projected to Drop for the First Time in a Decade Due to COVID-19

Shit got real Monday, March 9, when trading stopped on Wall Street due to crashing oil prices.Image: GettyThe worsening global crisis wrought by COVID-19 is leading to canceled international negotiations and wasteful “ghost” flights. And now it’s projected to lead to the first drop in oil demand in more than a decade.The International Energy Agency’s…

AOC ally pans ‘ridiculous’ Pelosi claim on climate change measure in coronavirus bill
Environmental News

AOC ally pans ‘ridiculous’ Pelosi claim on climate change measure in coronavirus bill

A Green New Deal co-author panned Speaker Nancy Pelosi for including “tiny” airline emissions standards in the House’s coronavirus response package, arguing now is not the time for token environmental provisions when Americans’ livelihoods are hanging in the balance.Saikat Chakrabarti, the former chief of staff to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, called Pelosi’s idea “ridiculous” to include carbon emission…

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Just Won a Major Court Victory Over the Dakota Access Pipeline
Environmental News

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Just Won a Major Court Victory Over the Dakota Access Pipeline

This sign from the height of the protests in 2016 says what we’re all hoping for.Photo: GettyA federal court ruled Wednesday that the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline was built in violation of key environmental laws. To that effect, the Army Corps of Engineers will have to conduct a full environmental impact statement for the 1,172-mile-long…

The new face of the plastics crisis
Marine Ecology

The new face of the plastics crisis

Credit: Newcastle University Newcastle University research has uncovered the presence of plastic in a new species of deep-sea amphipods which has been discovered in one of the deepest places on earth. The amphipod—known in informal speech as a “hopper”—was discovered by researchers from Newcastle University in the Pacific Ocean’s Mariana Trench between Japan and the…