Healthy Environment

Superbloom in California Deserts


Record drought in California yielded to heavy rains during the winter of 2016-2017.  The result is a huge wildflower bloom.  This is the first in 12 years and it is taking place in California’s usually arid deserts including Death Valley National park.  The past winter has been the second wettest in California since 1895, this…

The Environmental Movement’s Greatest Success Story: Ozone Layer Begins to Heal

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“This is a very positive story,” said Dr. David Fahey, Director of the Chemical Sciences Division at the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Earth System Research Laboratory, and a co-chair of the Scientific Assessment Panel of the Montreal Protocol. “The whole world has participated in the control of ozone-depleting substances. All the behind the…

Obama rejects new Atlantic Ocean oil drilling

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In a major reversal, the Obama administration announced it will ban oil drilling off America’s Atlantic Coast.  A move which “protects the Atlantic for future generations.”  The decision,  consistent with the president’s aggressive steps to combat climate change, was cheered by environmentalists. The Obama administration will abandon its plan to allow new offshore oil drilling on southeast…