Wall Before Country Takes Mounting Toll on Americans Everywhere

By Rhea Suh One month on, the longest and most senseless U.S. government shutdown in history is taking a grave and growing toll on the environment and public health. Food inspectors have been idled or are working without pay, increasing the risk we’ll get sick from eating produce, meat and poultry that isn’t properly checked. … Read moreWall Before Country Takes Mounting Toll on Americans Everywhere

A New Call to National Climate Action

This post was originally published on this site By Rhea Suh Minutes after opening the 116th Congress last week, incoming Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi issued a stirring call to national action on what she called “the existential threat of our time: the climate crisis.“ In Pelosi we have a leader who is listening … Read moreA New Call to National Climate Action

The Dirty Scheme to Make Americans Buy More Gasoline

This post was originally published on this site By Rhea Suh It’s not often that an industry chieftain brags to investors about picking the pockets of American families with help from the White House. That’s what happened, though, after Big Oil schemed with the Trump administration last summer to ensure higher gasoline consumption—to the tune … Read moreThe Dirty Scheme to Make Americans Buy More Gasoline

A Tribe in Northern Minnesota Shows the Country How to Do Community Solar

This post was originally published on this site By Susan Cosier Last summer on a reservation in northern Minnesota, students from Leech Lake Tribal College earned their solar installation licenses while they dug, drilled and connected five photovoltaic arrays. The panels shine blue on the plain, reflecting the sky as they generate roughly 235 megawatts … Read moreA Tribe in Northern Minnesota Shows the Country How to Do Community Solar

McDonald’s to Reduce Antibiotics Use in Beef

This post was originally published on this site In a significant win in the fight to save antibiotics, McDonald’s—the largest and most iconic burger chain on the planet—announced Tuesday that it will address the use of antibiotics in its international supply chain for beef by 2021. “This important step forward raises the bar for other … Read moreMcDonald’s to Reduce Antibiotics Use in Beef

Sanderson Farms Will Stop Unnecessary Antibiotics Use

Sanderson Farms announced Friday that it will stop unnecessarily administering two medically important antibiotics—the only two it reports using—in its chickens by March 1, 2019. The company will use the two antibiotics only when treating ailing animals or to control diseases in flocks with some sick birds. “This is a welcome change of heart and … Read moreSanderson Farms Will Stop Unnecessary Antibiotics Use

10 Tips for Hosting a Wonderful and Waste-Free Holiday

This post was originally published on this site By Clara Chaisson For many, the holiday season is a time of plenty. But with all the feasting, the decorations and the gift swapping, it can be easy to go overboard. And for hosts, especially, there’s a lot of pressure to make sure guests feel adequately stuffed … Read more10 Tips for Hosting a Wonderful and Waste-Free Holiday

5 Products Improved in 2018, Thanks to Obama-Era Efficiency Standards

By Lauren Urbanek Hotels, offices, stores and other commercial spaces across the U.S. are reaping benefits from new energy efficiency standards taking effect this year, one of which is the largest ever set by the Department of Energy (DOE). Consumers will see lower bills from these efficiency efforts, which were finalized during the Obama administration, … Read more5 Products Improved in 2018, Thanks to Obama-Era Efficiency Standards