EPA Water Changes

On December 11, 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), announced its changes in what waters in the U.S. are considered protected under the Clean Water Act. The act originally protected most forms of water in the United States from pollution and under President Obama, even smaller waterways were protected. However, as of yesterday, some major…

Coming to Terms With the Midterms

Congress is made of two bodies, the House of Representatives and the Senate. These two bodies, along with the responsibility passing legislation, have very distinct powers in the US system of checks and balances. The House is larger with 435 representatives with the number per state determined by state population who serve for two-years before…

Change in Leadership, Change in Environmental Policy

Earlier this week Brazil elected a new president, Jair Bolsonaro. A far-right candidate, Bolsonaro’s plans for the country are infuriating environmentalists. Organizations such as the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) are worried that business interests will take priority over preserving one of our greatest preventions for global warming, the Amazon Rainforest. Bolsonaro has announced his plans for…