Japan is still struggling to control nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi plant, with new developments arising every day. But, what kind of fallout has America experienced from the Japanese disaster? Predictably, fervor for new nuclear energy has dramatically declined.
Three recent polls indicate that Americans’ support for new nuclear construction is down. Way down. In a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released today, 53% of Americans are opposed to building more nuclear plants, although most support existing nuclear energy production.Read More
Exactly one month before Earth Day, March 22nd is World Water Day! Water is a precious resource that is necessary for all life on Earth, but our freshwater sources are under increased strain worldwide. The international observance of World Water Day is an initiative that grew out of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro. Each year, World Water Day highlights a specific aspect of freshwater and its status in the international environmental community. Read More
Make no mistake about it, this is a dark day for the planet. A bill that will take away the EPA's ability to regulate greenhosue gas emissons sailed through Chairman Fred Upton's Energy and Commerce committee.
Here's what some House members in opposition to the bill had to say:Read More
Yesterday morning, in an unusual break with the planned agenda, the co-chair of the assembly planning the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development, or Rio+20, randomly chose to give the floor to representatives of each of the stakeholder groups most affected by development and the environment. One by one, spokespeople from Business and Industry; Children and Youth; Farmers; Indigenous Peoples; Local Authorities; Non-Governmental Organizations; Scientific and Technological Community; Women; and Workers and Trade Unions got to say what they want Rio+20 to deliver.Read More
As we inch closer to Rio+20, the UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro, Earth Day Network staff is participating in the second Preparatory Committee meeting in New York, also known as “Prepcom 2.” As part of the Rio+20 Women’s Steering Committee of the Women’s Major Group, we areRead More
The majority of our planet is covered in water, but we forget how precious this delicate substance is. Earth Day Network is proud to announce the success of our partners at World Water Monitoring Day™. World Water Monitoring Day is an international education and outreach program that builds public awareness and involvement in protecting water resources around the world by engaging citizens to conduct basic monitoring of their local fresh water bodies.Read More
The Obama Administration continues to underline the importance of how we manage our foodshed by honoring Kentucky author, farmer, conservationist and activist Wendell Berry yesterday with the National Humanities Medal.
Celebrated food writer Michael Pollan has noted that his work only builds on the writing and activism of Berry, who has long fought against the ravages of industrial agriculture to American health and communities.
Writing in The Nation magazine, Pollan says:Read More
If you’re looking to change the world for the better but don’t know how, start by reading The Young Activist’s Guide to Building a Green Movement and Changing the World.Read More