"The National Park Service announced Friday that the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge will be nominated as a World Heritage Site, which moves forward the proposal four decades after the refuge was first considered a contender for the honor."
"An expected new rule promoting biological diversity and environmental health within the National Wildlife Refuge System could be used to discourage oil and gas drilling on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, environmentalists say."
"Very few parts of the U.S. have been untouched by extreme weather. According to a recent report, 90% of U.S. counties had a federally declared weather disaster between 2011 and 2021."
The David Stolberg Meritorious Service Award annually recognizes an SEJ member for their exceptional volunteer work. The 2023 Stolberg award goes to Christy George, who joined SEJ in 1997. Christy chaired three annual conferences (two in person and one virtual), including this year's in Boise, and has been an SEJ mentor five times. She embodies the SEJ spirit of collaboration, always helping colleagues, always giving something back and clearly, that spirit becomes contagious.
"The soft footfalls of thousands of moccasins along unpaved rural roads across Bangladesh could be considered the soundtrack to this country's astonishing success in its battle against malaria."
"The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission got a mixed ruling in a lawsuit from a fossil-fuel friendly nonprofit seeking the calendars of two Democratic commissioners."
"The power regularly cuts out on the 500-member Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska, throwing the reservation’s casino, community center, and homes into the dark."
"The US government’s own scientists on Thursday questioned whether corn-based ethanol is better for the environment than traditional petroleum-based fuels, nearly two decades after Congress first mandated its use."
"Heads of climate-vulnerable nations gathered on the sidelines of a United Nations climate summit to call for new policies and agreements to manage the millions of people who are being forced from their homes by extreme weather."
"Environmentalists and others want specifics on how such a hub would benefit historically polluted communities and help arrest climate change. The Department of Energy plans to help finance as many as 10 across the country."