The Latest by Ben Arnoldy

Director of Content Strategy

Ben serves as the Director of Content Strategy at Earthjustice. He is based in San Francisco.

John Lithgow, center, plays Winston Churchill in the series "The Crown."
December 1, 2023

That Deadly Fog in ‘The Crown’ Was Real. Here’s the Rest of the Story.

In Netflix’s hit show on the royals, there’s an unbelievable story about air pollution. But the Great Smog of London was all too real — and still relevant today.

The Greenidge Generating Station on the west shore of Seneca Lake, near Dresden, New York.
September 27, 2023

Crypto Miners Bought Their Own Power Plant. It’s a Climate Disaster.

The plant’s air permit application was denied after community members fought back, with help from Earthjustice.

Gray and yellowish smoke limits visibility in photo.
June 7, 2023

Here’s the Thing About That Color-Coded Air Quality Index

“Safe” levels of air pollution are unhealthy for many people new research shows. The EPA could change that.

Seneca Lake in upstate New York is drawing attention to Bitcoin's impact on the environment. A nearby Bitcoin mining plant is heating the lake waters -- and the climate.
June 1, 2021

How Bitcoin is Heating This Lake and Warming the Planet

Bitcoin is bringing dirty power plants out of retirement. Earthjustice is fighting this new trend in order to put an end to fossil fuels once and for all.

These 16 young people brought a legal complaint about climate change to the United Nations.
September 23, 2019

Greta and 15 Kids Just Claimed Their Climate Rights at the UN

Sixteen youths, including Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, are calling out countries for violating the human rights of children everywhere.

The Sundarbans mangrove forest as seen from outer space.
July 17, 2018

The Fight to Stop a Giant Coal Plant From Poisoning ‘The Lungs of South Asia’

Sultana Kamal leads a coalition of environmental groups fighting to keep the governments of Bangladesh and India from building a giant coalfired power plant next to a vast wild estuary called the Sundarbans.

Paleontologist Scott Sampson
February 16, 2018

We Asked Your Child’s Favorite Dinosaur Expert Why Grand Staircase Is Worth Defending

Dr. Scott Sampson tells what it's like to discover dinosaur fossils in a national monument that Trump is trying to gut.

Bears Ears National Monument
September 18, 2017

10 National Monuments Trump May Shrink, Log, Mine

Interior Secretary Zinke’s leaked recommendations to shrink or gut 10 national monuments would be the largest cut to protected lands and waters in U.S. history.

Los actuales muros fronterizos, como en Nacos, Arizona, ya han impactado al medio ambiente, interrumpiendo la migración natural de animales y causando inundaciones.
August 8, 2017

Al perseguir el gran muro fronterizo Trump ignora normas ambientales

La administración Trump señaló el 1 de agosto que seguirá impulsando su muro fronterizo, independientemente de leyes ambientales.

Border walls such as the one in Nacos, Arizona, have already impacted the environment, disrupting the natural migration of animals and causing flooding.
August 2, 2017

In pursuit of a big border wall, Trump brushes aside environmental rules

A former White House insider explains the implications of a decision by the Department of Homeland Security to issue a wide-ranging waiver.