The United States has told the United Nations it has begun the process of pulling out of the landmark 2015 Paris climate agreement.
The City of Jackson is working on a comprehensive action leading to the ultimate goal of carbon neutrality. Mayor Lumumba was one of the major supporters and a signatory of the "Resolution on Support of a National Price on Carbon Emissions."
"Climate change is real. It is human-made and poses an existential threat to our planet."
It is interesting how quiet the proponents of the "One Lake" plan have been over the last couple of months. Maybe it is because in September 2018, U.S. Congressman Steve Scalise, R-Louisiana, added language to the America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 to stall the progress of the One Lake project.
Scientists are predicting a near-record Gulf of Mexico "dead zone" — an area where the water holds too little oxygen to sustain marine life.
Enviva says it will bring jobs and millions in revenue to an ailing local economy by building the world's largest wood pellet plant in George County, but environmental groups warn that the mill would not only harm the climate, but could pose health hazards to Lucedale residents.
Starbucks will eliminate plastic straws from all of its locations within two years, the coffee chain announced Monday, becoming the largest food and beverage company to do so as calls for businesses and cities to cut waste grow louder.
A group of U.S. states, cities, businesses and universities said Saturday they are still committed to curbing global warming even as U.S. President Donald Trump's administration is walking away from the Paris climate accord.
Flood-control alternatives, including the "One Lake" project for the Pearl River, have been out of the spotlight and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' technical review for nearly four years since scoping meetings in fall 2013.
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt said Monday that he will sign a new rule overriding the Clean Power Plan, an Obama-era effort to limit carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants.