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    After securing the death of Keystone XL, emboldened environmentalists are projecting confidence about their chances of convincing President Joe Biden to intervene in other oil pipeline disputes. Their top target is the Line 3 pipeline in northern Minnesota. A company is poised to replace an aging pipeline to transport crude from Canada’s Alberta oil sands through the state's watersheds and...
    No claim on $500M Mega Millions jackpot ticket sold West Virginia had the largest population drop in the US from 2010 to 2020, the census shows Former major champions — including some unexpected ones — sit atop the leaderboard as the 103rd PGA Championship moves into the weekend at The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island, South Carolina.  Take an inside look at Kiawah...
    Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is suing the Biden administration for failing to examine the environmental effects of its immigration policies — but state environmental groups are not supportive. "This is a cynical lawsuit by the attorney general. Attorney General Brnovich did nothing while the Trump administration waived laws along the border, including environmental laws to erect the hateful, harmful, ineffective,...
    DENVER (CBS4)– There is an update to the state health order for Level Green counties on the Colorado COVID-19 dial. Those counties in Level Green can hold indoor events with 100% capacity- with stipulations. (credit: State of Colorado March 23, 2021) Those attendees must be seated and in groups no larger than 10. Those groups must be 6 feet...
    3 THE world’s biggest eco groups have lined up to support The Sun’s Show Some Bottle campaign. Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth and Green Alliance are backing our fight to bring forward plans for a plastic bottle deposit scheme. 3The Sun is campaigning to bring forward plans for a plastic bottle deposit schemeCredit: Getty Greenpeace’s Sam Chetan-Welsh said: “If...
    toggle audio on and off change volume download audio November 29, 2021 | The Hunt: March 24, 2021 (J.J. Green) Since the killing of eight people in Atlanta, hate groups have praised the attacks and called for more against Asian Americans. On this week’s edition of “The Hunt, with WTOP National Security Correspondent J.J. Green,” Dr. Hans-Jakob Schindler, senior...
    A cadre of environmental groups announced a multi-million dollar ad campaign on Tuesday meant to push President BidenJoe BidenThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Split screen: Biden sells stimulus; GOP highlights border RNC to shadow Biden as he promotes COVID-19 relief bill Dems' momentum hits quagmire over infrastructure plans MORE and congressional Democrats to go big with their...
    The first hearing into just what happened inside Green Bay’s election office in November of 2020 has raised more questions. Wednesday’s hearing brought together people who watched the November election in Green Bay. Those people testified that outside activists, including former Democratic operative Michael Spitzer-Rubenstein, essentially ran Green Bay’s vote count. A report at Wisconsin Spotlight dives deeper...
    RISHI Sunak would ­hobble Boris Johnson’s eco-drive if he axes the Green Homes Grant, say environmental groups. There are fears the Chancellor may chop the £5,000 payments at next month’s Budget amid concerns of low take-up. 2Environmental groups fear Rishi Sunak will wobble the PM's eco-drive if he scraps the £5,000 grantCredit: AFP or licensors Just days ago, MPs blasted...
    President BidenJoe BidenBiden balks at K student loan forgiveness plan Biden offers to help woman in obtaining vaccine for son with preexisting condition Biden optimistic US will be in 'very different circumstance' with pandemic by Christmas MORE is enjoying a honeymoon with many environmental advocates after coming under criticism during the 2020 Democratic presidential primary from green activist groups pressing...
    A new study has uncovered a lack of diversity among top environmental groups. The report from Green 2.0, an organization that advocates for improved diversity among environmental groups found the top environmental justice organizations globally are mostly white. Source: TEDx Talks/YouTube As the interest in the environment grows, so does awareness of groups like Greenpeace or World Wildlife...
    Leading environmental groups have been mostly mum when it comes to what many have described as a hypocritical use of private aviation by the nation's top climate adviser. Fox News reported on Wednesday that John Kerry, the White House's special envoy on climate, previously took a private jet to Iceland, where he picked up an award for his leadership on the...
    They may get all the party invitations and have more friends, but good-looking teenagers are also more likely to fall foul of the law, according to a new scientific study. Researchers found that the phenomenon of the 'hot felon' is grounded in fact after a four-year study of American adolescents.  The results came as a surprise to analysts, who had...
    President-elect Joe Biden is calling for the Justice Department to look into reinstating a controversial Obama-era practice that allowed prosecutors to make settlement agreements that resulted in defendants paying outside groups instead of victims or the government. The Trump administration had put an end to these payments following a 2017 memo from then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions which was reflected in the Justice Department's...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday extended pandemic-related bans on issuing green cards and work visas to large groups of applicants outside the United States through March 31. Federal judges limited the impact but the bans, however short-lived, significantly tightened legal immigration, a goal that had eluded Trump before the coronavirus struck. They had been set to expire...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday extended pandemic-related bans on issuing green cards and work visas to large groups of applicants outside the United States through March 31. Federal judges limited the impact but the bans, however short-lived, significantly tightened legal immigration, a goal that had eluded Trump before the coronavirus struck. They had been set to expire...
    Opponents of a 145-mile hydropower transmission corridor that would run through Maine's North Woods have lost another round in their legal fight after a federal judge tossed out a bid by environmentalists to block the project. On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Lance Walker rejected the lawsuit filed by Sierra Club Maine, the Natural Resources Council of Maine and other...
    Indian-origin lobbyists are rallying India’s many visa workers to pressure Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) to remove his China-related amendment from Sen. Mike Lee’s S.386 green card giveaway bill. “Please act IMMEDIATELY and with utmost URGENCY. We need this email to go out in LARGE numbers & for there to be a LOT of calls,” said a Facebook message from Immigration...
    Western environmentalists are the useful idiots of the Chinese Communist Party, says a report from the Global Warming Policy Foundation. China’s green credentials are often praised by Western environmental groups who apparently believe that China is serious about cutting its carbon dioxide emissions. But according to a report by long-time China watcher Patricia Adams these groups are merely the dupes...
    SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO (CBSLA) — As coronavirus numbers in Orange County broke records for the second consecutive day, hundreds of people gathered outside for a worship service, despite warnings from officials to avoid large groups. A ‘tent revival’ service was held in San Juan Capistrano as a way to help worshippers cope. “We want to spread hope in a time...
    By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. environmental groups that poured money and effort behind Democrat Joe Biden's successful run for president are shifting to a new more adversarial role now that he has been elected, launching a pressure campaign to make sure he delivers on his promises to fight climate change. The dynamic reflects a return to influence for...
    Reuters November 17, 2020 0 Comments  U.S. environmental activists are heaping pressure on Democratic president-elect Joe Biden to avoid cabinet appointees with fossil fuel ties, with one group on Tuesday slamming his pick of a congressman who received donations from the oil and gas industry. The pressure reflects the environmental lobby’s desire to push the incoming administration to take...
    SAN ANTONIO – Gabriel Gonzales and Natalia Tovar, with St. Timothy COPS Core Team, have helped turn Benavidez Park, which was once crime-ridden, into a thriving community space. Gonzales said the park was used as a meeting spot for nefarious activities before the beautification. “It was a place where hookers were hanging around, and their Johns were here doing business,”...
    Five major environmental groups will be joining together to pour resources into more than 30 House races and four Senate races to elect “environmental champions” to Congress.  The Sierra Club, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV), Environmental Defense Fund Action, the Natural Resources Defense Council Action Fund and the National Wildlife Federation Action Fund are seeking to help Democrats, including...
    The orca "Tahlequah" breaching in the Salish Sea. Earth Matters is a Daily Kos compendium of wonderful, disturbing, and hideous news briefs about the environment.  ”Tahlequah” adds a calf to the Southern Resident orca population: Staff at the Center for Whale Research, who believe the new calf was born Sept. 4, hope it is as healthy and robust as...
    A new report indicates that extremist groups are stepping up efforts to recruit U.S. college students. On this week’s edition of “The Hunt with WTOP National Security Correspondent J.J. Green,” Dr. Hans Jakob Schindler, senior director of the Counter Extremism Project, says both domestic and international groups are involved. toggle audio on and off change volume download audio The Hunt:...
    On this week’s episode of “The Hunt with WTOP national security correspondent J.J. Green,” Edmund Fitton-Brown, coordinator of the U.N.’s al-Qaida-Taliban-ISIS monitoring team, said it would be a mistake to disregard them. toggle audio on and off change volume download audio Fitton-Brown: Their strength really is in their resilience (WTOP's J.J. Green)
    The Trump administration’s effort to open up drilling across more than a million acres in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) faces significant legal hurdles, according to experts who are likely to assist in challenging the newly announced plan. The Interior Department on Monday finalized plans to move ahead with a longstanding item on the GOP’s wishlist: allowing drilling in...
    Americans are desperate for economic opportunity. Since the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent economic shutdown, as many as 40 million jobs have been lost and more than 100,000 small businesses have closed forever. The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), Congress’ central economic response to COVID-19, approved $521 billion in loans to help businesses keep workers on their payrolls. Sadly, instead of helping those Americans who need support the...
    An organisation representing asset managers including Aviva Investors, Columbia Threadneedle and Hermes has urged the UK government to commit to the EU’s green finance rules after Brexit or risk falling behind Europe on sustainable investing. The UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association, whose asset manager, bank and financial adviser members oversee £7tn in assets, has written to the Treasury calling...
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A rocket fired towards Baghdad's Green Zone, which hosts the U.S. and other embassies, fell just short causing damage to a home and injuring a child early on Sunday, the Iraqi military said. Security forces at the same time stopped another Katyusha rocket from being launched at Taji military air base north of Baghdad which hosts U.S....
    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — An outside group is running ads trying to influence voters in Montana's U.S. Senate race — a battle between Republican U.S. Sen. Steve Daines and Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock that could be key in determining which party holds the majority in the U.S. Senate. A political action committee of Republicans who oppose President Donald Trump’s reelection...
    Environmental groups are standing with the activist Movement for Black Lives amid outrage against the alleged murder of George Floyd, but critics say the green groups’ activism belies their policy preferences that would disproportionately harm black Americans. The environmental groups Center for Biological Diversity, Greenpeace, and 350.org have all voiced support for the coalition group Movement for Black Lives (M4BL),...
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