9/11 Remembering the First Responders

On Monday, July 29th, President Trump signed a bill to care for the surviving first responders of the 9/11 terror attacks and their families. The bill, which passed 97–2, ensures that victims, first responders, and their families will receive benefits from the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund,...

A Menace to Wildlife Animals

Poaching, the illegal trade in wildlife that is a highly organized, sophisticated criminal activity on an industrial scale, has become the 4th largest criminal enterprise worldwide followed only by drug smuggling, human trafficking and counterfeiting. Statistics show the illegal trade in wildlife is 26% higher than previously thought making...

Fatbergs: Threatening to Be Another NYC Attraction

Fatbergs are the perfect name to convey the huge collections of waste which congeal into destructive globs that wreak havoc on our sewer systems. We are talking about massive levels of destruction here. In the UK in 2017, a 143-ton fatberg stretched 820 feet in...

Happy World Population Day!

Happy World Population Day from Eco18! At this very moment, the Earth holds about 7.7 billion people, distributed in clusters across the globe. If you want to be overwhelmed by the number of people being born each day, just click here and watch the numbers...

18 Questions with Adrienne Adar

1. What is your name? Adrienne Adar 2. Where are you based? I am Los Angeles based. 3. What is your occupation? I am an artist working in photography, sound, and interactive installations. 4. Is there a ‘green’ memory from your youth that led you to work with nature? I’ve always had...

Good News for Green Sea Turtles

Green sea turtles could possibly have their extinction risk level officially changed from “endangered” to “threatened” after two extensive surveys have shown that the gentle marine creatures are beginning to bounce back from near extinction. The photogenic green sea turtles were designated as “endangered” in...

Eco-Wins for World Environment Day

Happy World Environment Day! Today, we’re celebrating the environment wins we’ve had in the past year. Now is the time to look back on what we’ve accomplished and motivate ourselves to continue in the fight against climate change, one issue at a time. May this...

The Big Apple Celebrates National Pollinator Month

The city is buzzing with parties and events so get ready because this June we are celebrating National Pollinator Month! If you find yourself in the Big Apple this summer, these eco-events are family friendly ways to celebrate the 450 different species of pollinators that...