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.
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.”
Gas prices continue to increase with nearly every state’s average increasing by an average of 4 cents. At the start of the Memorial Day work week, the national gas price average is $1.87. The last time it was under $2 a gallon leading into the holiday was in 2003.
Don’t give businesses immunity from liability for exposing workers or consumers to covid-19, consumer groups say
No business should be given immunity from potential liability for exposing workers or customers to covid-19. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has called for businesses to be immune from liability if their workers and customers get sick.
It’s the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. It’s hard to come to grips with the fact that, although gains have been made, America continues to favor corporate profits over the planet's health. America’s waters are no longer filthy or on fire, but the oceans are warming.
The Trump administration released a final rule Tuesday rolling back auto fuel efficiency standards, which will let cars and light trucks emit about 1 billion more tons of carbon pollution over the lifetime of the vehicle fleet than under the standards set by the Obama administration.
Strawberries, spinach, and kale top this year’s Dirty Dozen list for pesticide residue, but raisins are worse
Nearly 70 percent of the fresh produce sold in the United States contains residues of potentially harmful chemical pesticides, according to the Environmental Working Group’s 2020 Dirty Dozen. This year’s Dirty Dozen are: