government policy

The ‘Game-Changing’ Chevy Bolt and the Race for the EV Market

The electric car industry is poised to grow exponentially, and countries around the world are vying to lead this market. The arrival of…

From Lab Coats to Pinstripes: Scientists May Make a Run for Washington

With tensions flaring between the scientific community and the incoming Trump administration, more scientists are considering a run for public office -- and…

700 Businesses and Orgs to Trump: Address Climate Change, It’s Real

American businesses have a message for the newly-elected U.S. president: Climate change is real. And it needs to be addressed. Now.

Report: The Clean Energy Economy Employs 4.5 Million Americans

President Donald Trump's efforts to roll back environmental regulations are at odds with a big new jobs report on the clean-energy sector --…

American Companies Team Up to Fuel the Hydrogen Economy

Trump or no Trump, the U.S. Department of Energy is still cooking up ways to get zero-emissions, hydrogen-powered vehicles into the hands of…

Pushing Urban Density: The Answer to Global Warming?

A new report suggests urban density does more than cut greenhouse gas emissions by reducing transportation needs. All aspects of residents' lifestyles become…

Rebuilding Rural Communities As Traditional Industries Decline

Last year, quarterly coal production in the U.S. was at its lowest since 1981. The loss of this industry -- which has been…

Proposed Wyoming Bill Aims to Outlaw Renewable Power

Earlier this month, Wyoming legislators introduced a bill that would effectively outlaw clean energy by preventing state utilities from selling it.

Student Loan Company Navient Sued for Illegal Practices

State and federal regulators filed suit against Navient last week, accusing the student loan servicer of misleading borrowers to inflate profits. The results…

Finding Common Ground Through Climate Change Conflict

Adding vigorous communication to the conflict between cap-and-trade supporters and environmental justice groups — groups with, let's admit it, much commonality in their…

California’s New Climate Program Steams Ahead Despite Likely Legal Challenges

With the inauguration of President Trump underway, the California Air Resources Board launched its new proposal for fighting climate change. It calls for…

New FDA Rules on Antibiotics Attempt to Squash ‘Superbugs’

The change — decades in the making — was lauded by many as an important step forward, while others decried it as too…

USDA Tightens Animal Welfare Rules for Organic Farms

While most consumers assume the USDA Organic standard includes animal welfare protections, that's largely untrue -- though a rule enacted this week might…

U.K. Announces Plan To Cut Childhood Obesity

Like the United States, the U.K. faces a childhood obesity epidemic. A third of U.K. children are either overweight or obese. But unlike…

Business Wants More Renewable Energy: Let’s Help Them Get It

Understanding the forces that determine the pace of the clean-energy revolution in different parts of the world is the somewhat daunting task undertaken…