Inside Climate News

Does Nature Have Rights? A Burgeoning Legal Movement Says Rivers, Forests and Wildlife Have Standing, Too

by Inside Climate News | September 19, 2021
“For Chuck O’Neal, a lifelong outdoorsman and environmentalist, the moment of truth came on election night 2020, as results rolled in from perhaps the most partisan campaign season in American history. O’Neal had spent the past two years running a campaign in Orange County, ...

A Judge’s Ruling Aims to Oust Public Lands Chief. Now Some Want His Decisions Tossed, Too

by Inside Climate News | October 12, 2020
“Molvar, who leads the conservation group, Western Watersheds Project, said public lands like Unaweep Canyon should remain natural to help people understand how healthy ecosystems look and to address climate change. Otherwise, he said, “we’re going to have a planet that ...

With Tactics Honed on Climate Change, Ken Cuccinelli Turned to the Portland Streets

by Inside Climate News | August 10, 2020
“When Ken Cuccinelli was Virginia Attorney General a decade ago, he pursued an extraordinary legal campaign against one of the nation’s top climate scientists, in essence accusing him of fraud for his research tracking the rise in global temperatures. At the same time, ...

Detlev Helmig Was Frugal With Tax Dollars. Then CU Fired Him for Misusing Funds.

by Inside Climate News | May 29, 2020
“Yet another Zoom meeting beckoned, pulling University of Colorado scientist Detlev Helmig from his data. On Monday, April 7, 2020 he clicked into a meeting organized by Merritt Turetsky, director of the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR) where Helmig worked. She asked ...

Controversial BLM Chief Pendley’s Tenure Extended Again Without Nomination, Despite Protests

by Inside Climate News | January 3, 2020
“Dozens of conservation groups called for William Perry Pendley to resign or be removed as temporary head of the Bureau of Land Management this week, but an order signed Thursday by the U.S Interior Secretary means that the self-described Sagebrush Rebel will remain at the helm for ...