Earlier this month, Michigan’s Attorney General Bill Schuette’s office charged five high-ranking Department of Health officials with voluntary manslaughter for the deaths of 12 Flint residents who contracted Legionnaires’s from the polluted water. These rulings could set new precedence.
Policy & Government
A catch all category for government, politics and initiatives to influence either.
Secretary of Energy Rick Perry played the Fukushima card in explaining why the Trump Administration insists it is critical to revive the controversial Yucca Mountain site to store over 70,000 tons of nuclear power waste.
Net neutrality advocates are gearing up for a battle on July 12 that may well be a global megaphone. Amazon, Vimeo, Netflicks and a host of nonprofit organizations have promised to lend their websites and their voices to tell the FCC that net neutrality must stay in place.
Crowdfunding increasingly has become a way to raise funds for rising health care costs. The problem, however, is that the occasional success story treats some systems, but does not provide sustainable solutions for our health care system’s enduring problems.
Big food manufacturers have found themselves faced with recalling millions of pounds of food intended for institutional settings, this time for an undocumented allergen. The problem raises a larger question about how the U.S. can guarantee a safe food supply if it isn’t closely monitoring the products in global supply chains.
The Standing Rock Sioux and the Cheyenne River Sioux won major ground in their lawsuit against the US Army Corps of Engineers on Wednesday, when the court ruled that environmental impacts must be considered in any permitting process for the Dakota Access Pipeline. They won on other grounds, as well, but it won’t close down the pipeline today.
Santa Barbara’s city council voted last week to commit to 100 percent renewables by 2030, making this coastal city of 92,000 the 30th U.S. city to embark upon such a plan.
Trump may have left Paris, but more than 1,200 cities, counties, businesses, states and NGOs say they intend to advance their support of Paris climate goals. As the divide grows between federal and local priorities, businesses are setting their own agendas for reducing carbon emissions.
Oregon-based nonprofit calls for establishment of U.S. Carbon Club to meet Paris commitment. The bold effort of a carbon club will advance the U.S. towards its Paris goals, put a price on carbon nationally, and stimulate climate-friendly projects.
The time for those climate change relocations we’ve speculated about is here, folks. Three communities on opposite ends of the country explore how to weather the expensive challenges of being “climate change refugees.” And interestingly, each has a different challenge and a different answer to the problem.
Donald Trump says his border wall idea could be paid for by installing solar panels on it. The truth, however, is that the financial viability of such a project is far more complicated.
President Donald Trump’s plan to reform the air traffic control system across the U.S. could actually result the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions due to increased efficiencies. Do not count on the president to sell those benefits as he touts his plan, however.
The diplomatic isolation of Qatar has raised all kinds of questions about the World Cup and oil prices. But no one has asked about the impact the country’s isolation will have on the hundreds of thousands of expat workers building new World Cup venues.
Outrage still festers a week after President Trump announced the U.S. would leave the seminal Paris Agreement. But there are plenty of local leaders and businesses who are willing to step up on climate action.