Climate action is the response to the climate crisis.
- Photochemical smog is the brown industrial haze that sits over cities like Los Angeles, and is full of major pollutants.
NYC Is Becoming a Leader in Urban Sustainability With These Climate Change InitiativesNew York City is the most populated city in the United States, meaning that it's commitment to tackling the climate crisis is vital to improving the lives of millions of people.
Why Climate Activists Are Protesting France Changing the Retirement Age (Exclusive)In France, climate activists are fighting against the proposed new retirement age.
Why Woodwell Climate Research Center Should Be On Your Radar Long Past Earth DayGirlfriend Collective donated to climate think tank, Woodwell Climate Research Center, for Earth Day — here's what to know about the organization.
Delaware Riverkeeper Maya K. van Rossum Is an Environmental Justice Warrior — Inside Her Fight to Save the Planet (Exclusive)Being the Delaware Riverkeeper is no easy gig, but environmental justice warrior Maya K. van Rossum wears the title with pride, enthusiasm, and ferocity.
From Teach-Ins to "Techno Striking": How the Environmental Movement Has Evolved Since the First Earth Day (Exclusive)Climate change protests have evolved immensely since the start of the environmental movement.
What Is “Cop City”? It Has Spawned a National Fight to Protect Southeast Atlanta's ForestNicknamed "Cop City" by opponents, the construction of the $90 million Atlanta Public Safety Training Center has sparked controversy and nationwide outcry.
The Lawsuits Against Momentum Solar — A Renewable Energy Leader With Allegations of RacismThe New Jersey-based leader in solar energy has faced serious allegations of racism in the past few years, meaning it might not be the model it's made out to be.
Earth Day 2023: Why President Kathleen Rogers Believes the Holiday “Is a Chance to Become an Environmentalist” (Exclusive)In honor of Earth Day 2023, we spoke with Kathleen Rogers, a former environmental lawyer and the current President of EarthDay.org.
GreenLatinos Wants You to Keep Your Environmental Activism Intersectional (Exclusive)Green Matters spoke with GreenLatinos, a U.S. nonprofit made up of Latino leaders, who are constantly working to address environmental justice issues.
These Five Artists Are Confronting the Climate Crisis With Climate Change ArtThrough anything from watercolor to printmaking, artists are using climate change art to address the climate crisis as well as other major issues.
What Have We Done to Earth Day? (Opinion)Greenwashing on Earth Day has diluted the meaning of the holiday.
What Is Climate Action? Here's How You Can Get Involved — and What Leaders Must DoWhat is climate action, exactly? Here's a look into the different ways you can take action for the planet, and how world leaders must take action.
The High Stakes of the Farm Bill 2023: Will Climate-Friendly Policies Take Center Stage?As lawmakers debate the crucial Farm Bill 2023, environmental organizations urge them to shift to climate-friendly farming practices.
Jane Goodall Headlines Sold-Out Brooklyn Museum Event for Her 89th BirthdayJane Goodall spoke so many inspirational quotes during her Brooklyn Museum event, which was held in honor of both her 89th birthday and Earth Month.
How Watching "Body Doubling" Livestreams on TikTok Is Helping Remote Workers FocusBody doubling is a helpful focus technique for many people with ADHD or trouble staying on task.
Though Solar Geoengineering May Curb Climate Change, Countries Like Mexico Have Banned ItEven though solar engineering could ultimately save us from climate change, countries such as Mexico have banned it entirely.
TikTok Updates Climate Disinformation Policy, Thanks to Friends of the Earth's CampaignsTikTok released a new policy on climate disinformation, to ensure false claims are identified quickly and immediately, thanks to Friends of the Earth.
Minnesota’s Nuclear Leak From November 2022 Is Still Being Cleaned Up, Four Months LaterIn Nov. 22, Xcel reported a nuclear leak to the NRC, at its Monticello Nuclear Generating Plant, which is just outside of Minneapolis, Minn.
The Audubon Society Considered a Name Change, Because of Its Namesake’s Bad ReputationThe namesake of the National Audubon Society (NAS), John Audubon, was evidently quite racist — so the organization was considering changing its name.
Climate Activists Share How They Combat Compassion Fatigue (Exclusive)Compassion fatigue and burnout are common in the world of climate activism — and other fields, such as nursing and psychotherapy. Here are a few ways to combat these feelings.
PFAS Are All Over the World — How These "Forever Chemicals" Can Harm Your HealthWhat are PFAS and why are they bad? These chemicals can be found all over the planet — and the human body.
Environmentalists Ed Begley Jr. and Daughter Hayden Begley Take Public Transit to OscarsEd Begley Jr. and his daughter, Hayden Begley, have turned Los Angeles' infamous, inconvenient public transit system into a sweet Oscars tradition.
BBC Denies Pulling Episode of David Attenborough's New 'Wild Isles' DocuseriesDavid Attenborough's latest nature documentary series, titled 'Wild Isles,' is causing controversy.
#StopWillow Campaign: A Guide to Stopping the Willow Oil Drilling ProjectRun by ConocoPhillips and known as the Willow Project, this enterprise has been the subject of major backlash, leading to the eruption of a campaign known as #StopWillow.
Another Dead Humpback Whale Found off the New Jersey Coast — This Time, in Seaside ParkYet another dead whale was found off the coast off the coast of New Jersey, and this time, it was identified as a humpback whale.
Cancer Alley Might Be Our Country's Most Toxic Symbol of Environmental RacismHere's everything you need to know about Cancer Alley in Louisiana, and the federal lawsuit trying to take down one of its worst polluters.
Why Is Greta Thunberg Protesting a Norwegian Wind Farm? Here's Everything We KnowWhy is Greta Thunberg protesting a wind farm? Although the Swedish activist generally encourages clean energy projects, this one violated human rights.
EPA Calls on Norfolk Southern to Clean up East Palestine Train Derailment SiteMore than two weeks after a Norfolk Southern train derailed in East Palestine, Ohio, the EPA has ordered the company to clean it up.
Yucca Mountain Is Tribal Homeland, Not Fit for a Nuclear Waste DumpYucca Mountain was a proposed dumping ground for dangerous, radioactive nuclear waste. However, after years of construction and planning, the project was abandoned for several reasons.
Jane Fonda’s Words of Wisdom Advocate for a Global Ocean TreatyActress and activist Jane Fonda took to New York City to advocate for a UN Global Ocean Treaty with incredibly inspiring words of wisdom.
Why Does Turkey Get So Many Earthquakes? Residents Slammed by Yet Another Deadly TremorOnly a few weeks after a deadly earthquake shook Turkey, the European country has been slammed by another. So why does Turkey get so many earthquakes?
These National Parks and NPS Historic Sites Commemorate Important Black HistoryWhether you're on a road trip or if you simply want to educate yourself on Black history, these National Parks commemorate important Black history.
The Jane Fonda Climate PAC Is Working to Keep Fossil Fuel-Funded Candidates Out of OfficeJane Fonda Climate PAC aims to defeat political candidates who are funded by the fossil fuel industry.
These Environmental Law Organizations Provide Free Council in the Name of Climate JusticeWith climate chaos and environmental damage growing worse and worse, there are fortunately many environmental law organizations out there.
World Whale Day Is Feb. 19, 2023 — And Observing Is Especially Important This YearAfter countless whales have washed ashore the East Coast in recent months, observing World Whale Day 2023 feels especially important this year.
Malala Yousafzai Quotes to Inspire You to Change the WorldNobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai has spoken numerous inspirational quotes over the years.
Greta Thunberg Releases 'The Climate Book,' Featuring 100 Contributors: "Hope Is Taking Action"Greta Thunberg’s 'The Climate Book' features contributions from over 100 experts in the climate space from around the world.
Deep Sea Mining Could Harm Whales More Than Experts RealizedWhile deep sea mining always had known environmental issues, experts have learned it harms whales more than previously thought.
Salt Lake City Was Once so Polluted It Had 'Air You Can Chew'Salt Lake City has had an air pollution problem for years. And now lower water levels could be making the issue worse before it gets better.
Super Bowl Spectators Will Be Able to Win NFL Tickets for Recycling at the Big GameSpectators at the Super Bowl LVII will be able to win major prizes for recycling, thanks to "reverse vending machines" from Anaheuser-Busch.
Moon Dust Might Be Our Only Answer to Fighting Climate ChangeWill moon dust ultimately be the answer to combatting climate change? A group of scientists certainly think so.
The Cause of the Keystone Pipeline’s Massive Spill in Kansas Has Been IdentifiedAfter spilling more than 14,000 barrels of oil into nearby waterways, the cause of the Keystone Pipeline leak has been identified.
Merlin van Lawick on How His Grandma, Jane Goodall, Inspires Him: “She Represents Hope” (Exclusive)Perhaps no one is more inspired by Jane Goodall than Merlin van Lawick, her adult grandson who proudly works for her. He is the son of Goodall's only son, Hugo Louis van Lawick (aka Grub).
Plans to Erect a Coal Mine 6 Miles From the Great Barrier Reef Have Been RevokedIn an effort to protect the quickly deteriorating Great Barrier Reef, Australia has revoked plans to erect a coal mine nearby.
What Is Decarbonization? National Parks Near Lake Superior Are Taking ActionWhat is decarbonization? It’s the process of eliminating emissions from the atmosphere. Along Lake Superior, national parks are taking action.
This Indigenous Canadian Community’s Water System Continues to Fail ThemThe Canadian city of Iqaluit has endured several partial water shutdowns in recent months, which could easily be fixed. However, they are continuously ignored.
Dozens of Whales are Dying on the East Coast of the U.S. — Why?Over the past few months, dozens of whales have died on the East Coast of the U.S. But why are they dying? There could be a number of reasons why.
Good Movies and Documentaries to Watch for Black History MonthIn honor of Black History Month, check out these movies and documentaries that are all streaming.
More Than 13,000 Nigerian Residents Seeking Damages Over Shell Oil’s Environmental ImpactShell Nigeria is currently in the midst of a lawsuit, after more than 13,000 Nigerian residents were subjected to serious environmental damage.