5 Things to Watch for During The Weather Channel’s 2020: The Race to Save the Planet

This post was originally published on this site By Rachel Cleetus The Weather Channel will be airing today a special on climate change, 2020: The Race to Save the Planet, featuring interviews with eight presidential candidates from both parties. It couldn’t come at a more appropriate time: the reality of climate impacts and the opportunities […]

Disbanded Air Pollution Panel Finds EPA Standards Don’t Protect Public Health

This post was originally published on this site By Gretchen Goldman The Independent Particulate Matter Review Panel has released their consensus recommendations to the EPA administrator on the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter. The group of 20 independent experts, that were disbanded by Administrator Wheeler last October and reconvened last week, hosted […]

States March toward 100% Clean Energy – Who’s Next?

This post was originally published on this site By Jeff Deyette One year ago this week, the California legislature passed landmark legislation committing the state’s power providers to supplying 60 percent of their electricity from renewable energy by 2030 and setting a target of 100 percent clean, or carbon-free, power by mid century. It was […]

8 Times Your Voice Has Been Silenced by the Trump Administration

This post was originally published on this site By Anita Desikan The Trump administration is routinely undermining your ability — and mine, and everyone else’s in this country — to exercise our democratic rights to provide input on the administration’s proposed actions through the public comment process. Public comments are just what they sound like: […]

How Cereal Companies and Consumers Can Make Breakfast Better

This post was originally published on this site By Karen Perry Stillerman What’s for breakfast? Maybe it’s a bagel and cream cheese, or toast and coffee, or eggs (or not). For millions of Americans, though, cereal is a breakfast mainstay. There’s a mind-boggling array of ready-to-eat cereal brands on offer, and everyone has their favorites. […]

African Americans Are Disproportionately Exposed to Extreme Heat

This post was originally published on this site By Adrienne Hollis Climate change is a threat multiplier. This is a fact I know to be true. I also know that our most vulnerable populations, particularly environmental justice communities — people of color and/or low socioeconomic status — are suffering and will continue to suffer first […]

Will the U.S. Be a Dystopian Hellscape in 2100 if Emissions Keep Rising?

This post was originally published on this site By Kristy Dahl Last week, UCS released Killer Heat, a report analyzing how the frequency of days with a dangerously hot heat index — the combination of temperature and humidity the National Weather Service calls the “feels like” temperature — will change in response to the global […]

5 Great Public Health Resources for Dealing With Extreme Heat

This post was originally published on this site By Rachel Licker As a new mom, I’ve had to think about heat safety in many new ways since pregnant women and young children are among the most vulnerable to extreme heat. None While I was pregnant, my neighborhood lost power for a few days during an […]

Hey, Oregon Senators: You Can’t Run Away From Climate Change

This post was originally published on this site By Adrienne Alvord This week Oregon stands on the cusp of approving historic cap-and-invest legislation, HB 2020, that experts have said will help grow the Oregon economy. After three years of legislative consideration, numerous studies, hearings, public meetings and debate, the Oregon House approved the legislation decisively […]

Hot Arctic and a Chill in the Northeast: What’s Behind the Gloomy Spring Weather?

This post was originally published on this site By Brenda Ekwurzel When temperatures hit the 80s Fahrenheit in May above latitude 40, sun-seekers hit the parks, lakes, and beaches, and thoughts turn to summer. By contrast, when temperatures lurk in the drizzly 40s and 50s well into flower season, northerners get impatient for summer. But […]

Top Clean Cars for 2019 and 2020

This post was originally published on this site By Josh Goldman Looking to clean up your commute? Choosing a less polluting vehicle is one of the biggest things you can do to combat climate change and fortunately for you, I just got back from the DC and NY Auto Shows where automakers displayed the latest […]