Policy & Government
A catch all category for government, politics and initiatives to influence either.
Thus far, rooftop solar incentives have gone mostly to well-off homeowners in major cities, leaving Americans in remote regions, and the poor, out of the mix. But the White House is out to change that.
Environmental justice is in need of a win, especially when the current climate crisis serves to magnify racial inequality and dramatically effects the poor and communities of color. This win is exactly what is happening in California, where a cap-and-trade system is eliminating greenhouse gas emissions, and doing so without disproportionately impacting low-income communities.
As the Paris Agreement continues its slow march through legislatures around the world, there’s one impending deadline no one is talking about — at least not yet.
This announcement now clears the way for the EPA to develop rules to regulate aircraft emissions, much as the agency has done for emissions from cars and trucks.
As the general election looms, who will be able to vote on Nov. 8 remains in question. Over a dozen states will impose voter ID laws for the first time in 2016, but pressure is building to loosen these restrictions.
The online property database Zillow issued a report this week that suggests sea-level rise could cause almost $1 trillion in property losses by 2100.
Donald Trump hit some major speed bumps on the campaign trail this week, but don’t expect his high-profile supporter Peter Thiel to lend a hand.
For the first time since the activism started three years ago, organizations tied to the Black Lives Matter movement have released a list of demands calling to “end the war on black people.”
In a move the governments of other developing countries will watch closely, the Philippines issued a complaint directed at 47 of the world’s largest companies last week.
Thirty years after one of the worst nuclear disasters in history, the Ukrainian government aims to harness the sun for solar energy to make the once-flourishing but now-unlivable area useful again.
The state was already sued by the U.S. Justice Department over its anti-trans “bathroom bill.” But the real clout may come from the mounting list of executives who say the law is bad for business.
With the Olympic Games due to start this weekend, Rio de Janeiro is far behind in its pledge to clean up polluted shorelines. So, doctors are arming athletes with sage advice: If you plan to compete in Rio’s sewage-laden waters, keep your mouth closed.