Kennedy announces $2 million to support bird habitats in southeast Louisiana and Vermilion Parish


WASHINGTON (September 23, 2021) – Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $2 million in funding from the Department of Interior’s Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to support wetland conservation efforts and bird populations in southeast Louisiana and Vermilion Parish. “I am pleased to…

Honduras to benefit from lifeline for some the world’s most precious biodiverse habitats


UK (September 22, 2021)--- Six of the world’s most important biodiversity hotspots – spanning 18 countries – to share funding from the Government’s £100 million Biodiverse Landscapes Fund Projects will tackle biodiversity loss, combat climate change and help deliver our goal to protect 30% of the world’s land and sea by 2030…

President Biden to Host Leader-Level Meeting of the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate


CITY OF WASHINGTON (September 15, 2021)--President Joe Biden will reconvene the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate (MEF) on September 17 to galvanize efforts to confront the global climate crisis. The virtual meeting builds on the Leaders Summit on Climate the President hosted in April and comes six weeks before…

Ozone destruction layer recovery is an environmental success story


CANADA (September 15, 2021)---The World Meteorological Organization joins the rest of the international community in marking World Ozone Day on 16 September. It highlights the importance of safeguarding the Earth’s protective ozone layer and shows that collective action, guided by science, is the best way to solve major global challenges. The…

U.S. EPA and UNEP partner to protect human health and the environment


Washington, (September 8, 2021 – Today the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) signed a renewed five-year Memorandum of Understanding. The agreement addresses key areas of collaboration to strengthen environmental governance, create healthy communities, transition towards green economies, and respond to climate change and other global…

Air quality due to French Fire, ongoing Northern California fires


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (August 20, 2021) — The French Fire is contributing to smoky conditions Thursday in the valley. Combind with larger wildfires in Northern California, the skies continue to be filled with particulate matter, triggering a public health alert. The Valley Air Pollution Control District issued the warning Monday, saying…

Rep. Gosar And the GOP Urged Biden To Withdraw Vicious Eco-Terrorist Nomination As BLM Director


CITY OF WASHINGTON (July 28, 2021)---Rep. Paul Gosar, (R-Arizona) DDS tweeted "Stone-Manning is playing the ‘ole “but my terrorism was 30 years ago,” card.  Republicans of the Committee on Natural Resources wrote President Joe Biden a letter in "opposition to Ms. Tracy Stone-Manning's nomination to serve as Director of the…

Gov. Kate Brown, state leaders outline response to ‘historic’ start to Oregon wildfire season


OREGON (July 21, 2021)-- Gov. Kate Brown, the state fire marshal and director of emergency management briefed the public on Oregon’s response to a “historic” start to wildfire season Tuesday, citing drought emergencies in 19 counties so far with more expected. They spoke as the Bootleg fire has already scorched…

U.S.-Saudi Arabia Joint Statement Addressing the Climate Challenge


SAUDIA ARABIA (June 16, 2021)--At the conclusion of Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry’s visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the two countries released the following statement:    Begin text:    The United States and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are committed to addressing the increasing climate challenge with seriousness and…