Consumer Reports is launching Green Choice, an initiative to make information about auto emissions more accessible to consumers. It will use a green leaf icon to designate cars and trucks in its ratings that produce among the lowest amount of greenhouse gases and smog-forming emissions.
A panel of federal judges Tuesday struck down the Trump administration’s effort to repeal the Clean Power Plan and replace it with the “Affordable Clean Energy” rule, which wouldn’t require significant carbon emission reductions.
One of President Donald Trump’s big goals when he was elected was to cut regulations and reduce the size of the federal government. Trump claimed when campaigning that regulations were harmful to American businesses and Wall Street.
We’d had Halloween, now it’s Election Day. I wonder what will happen? I’ve been interested in government and democracy for decades. The photo is of me registering voters at my neighborhood supermarket years ago.
The latest data from the Environmental Crimes Project at the University of Michigan Law School shows a dramatic drop in pollution prosecutions during the first two years under President Donald Trump.
I should have been more prepared. The Australians warned us. The wildfires they experienced during their summer fire season were the worst in history. But here I am. Not only staying home due to covid-19, but now, I have to stay inside due to smoky air from wildfires.
The world as we know it is changing due to the coronavirus pandemic. But as it exposes inequities in the health and food systems, many people hope that the pandemic offers an opportunity to build a new and more sustainable food system. To understand what it will take to move forward, the Food Tank has compiled its summer reading list to examine the issues that affect the country's food system today. These 20 books provide insight into food access and justice in black communities, food relief and school nutrition programs, the effects of technology on global food supply chains, the relationship between climate change and food production, and more: "Be My Guest: Reflections on Food, Community, and the Meaning of Generosity" by Priya Basil. Forthcoming November 2020 Priya Basil explores the meaning of hospitality within a variety of cultural, linguistic, and sociopolitical contexts. Basil uses her cross-cultural experience to illustrate how food amplifies discourse within families and touches on the hospitality and the lack thereof that migrants and refugees experience.
21 attorneys general file lawsuit against Trump administration for limiting the state's regulatory authority under Clean Water Act
Twenty-one attorneys general filed a lawsuit Monday challenging the EPA’s final rule limiting state authority under the Clean Water Act. For more than three decades, the EPA has said that states have the authority to approve certification for federally permitted projects.
The Trump administration finalized its proposal Wednesday to gut more than 40 years of environmental law. The White House Council on Environmental Quality released the final text of a sweeping rule which will gut core parts of the National Environmental Policy Act.
Most sunscreens provide poor protection or contain questionable ingredients, environmental group says
If you’re going to leave your home and go outside, remember to protect your skin from the sun’s rays. To help consumers select a sunscreen, the Environmental Working Group has released its 14th annual “Guide to Sunscreens.”