President Trump is revoking California's authority to set its own vehicle emissions standards, setting the stage for a Supreme Court battle.
Tag: Food Supply
The Endangered Species Act is getting an overhaul by the Trump White House that will affect hundreds of species now considered "threatened."
The Bottle Blues: Coca-Cola Parts Ways With Plastics Group Over Differing Agendas, PepsiCo Plans To Follow
Big soda companies, pressured to reduce plastic use, back away from lobbying firm tied to group opposing bag bans.
While 40 percent of the nation's food supply winds up in landfills, a federal effort to curb waste is slow-moving, a new GAO report finds.
Food sick: The U.S. has seen a significant increase in the number of people contracting certain foodborne illnesses, with more multi-state outbreaks in 2018 than at any point in the previous decade, reports Laura Riley of The Washington Post. Better, quicker diagnosis is one factor, but public health experts told [...]
Review of numerous studies shows there is strong evidence–despite an industry narrative to the contrary–that fracking exposure is associated with an increased risk of certain health problems, including preterm birth and high-risk pregnancy, asthma flare-ups
Faulty lines, fires sparked: Pacific Gas & Electric Co. acknowledged that its equipment likely started what became the most destructive fire in California's history, burning nearly 14,000 homes last November and killing 85 people, the Los Angeles Times reports. The company has filed for bankruptcy protection and faces dozens of lawsuits [...]
Environmental divide : In 2016, the Environmental Protection Agency released an assessment of the chemical ethylene oxide, marking it as a cancer-causing agent and dramatically lowering the acceptable threshold for healthy air. What happened after that, as explained by Sharon Lerner in The Intercept, illustrates the racialized nature of environmental regulation [...]
'Our generation’s Agent Orange': When New York Times reporter Jennifer Steinhauer started covering the veterans affairs beat late last year, this was one of the first questions that popped up for her: "How was it that I had never heard of burn pits?" I had the same question last year [...]
An epidemic of advanced black lung disease spread over Appalachia, killing more and more coal miners, while regulators sat on their hands
The latest National Climate Assessment projects a rise in heat-related deaths and billions of dollars in economic damage by century's end.
An analysis finds that premature deaths each year related to ozone and fine particulate matter fell by nearly half over two decades