New York City, Boston and Seattle top the 2020 Clean Energy Scorecard, which ranks 100 cities on local efforts to implement clean energy policy. But only 20 cities are on track to meet their own community climate goals.
COMMENTARY | Municipal leaders can build new facilities that recycle water and generate power, as well as uplift staff and citizens.
COMMENTARY | States looking to act on climate change should consider partnering with the industry.
About 1 million acres are burning in the state and people have been told to leave areas within 30 miles of Portland.
As states move away from fossil-fuel energy, they are going to need increased battery storage to meet clean energy goals.
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Internal emails show a tax-funded agency created to educate people about forestry has acted as a public-relations agency and lobbying arm for Oregon’s timber industry, in some cases skirting legal constraints that forbid it from doing so.
People have received the mysterious shipments in at least 22 states. The seeds could pose threats to the environment and agriculture. Federal authorities are investigating.
They say that the new rule will lessen states’ abilities to combat pollution.
Nineteen locations around the country in 2019 set or tied records on the number of flood days, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration found.
COMMENTARY | The trend to re-embrace plastic bags and other single-use disposable goods reverses previously growing policies in cities and states to restrict their use.
COMMENTARY | When it comes to public lands, conservation and developing parks can create more jobs than oil and gas development.
A catastrophic loss in biodiversity, reckless destruction of wildland and warming temperatures have allowed disease to explode. Ignoring the connection between climate change and pandemics would be “dangerous delusion,” one scientist said.
Environmental activists expect the ruling will force a Maui County wastewater treatment plant to obtain a permit regulating its sewage discharge into groundwater.
The study by researchers at Harvard University's public health school is the first nationwide research to find a link between high rates of air pollution and higher rates of death from the novel coronavirus.
The new standards will require automakers to reduce vehicle emissions by 1.5% each year, as opposed to 5% reductions required under an Obama-era rule.
Lawmakers and some store chains are temporarily banning reusable bags amid fears that their usage could help spread coronavirus.
At least 28 states have enacted pollinator health laws in recent years.
Many wildlife agencies are shifting to a more hands-off approach to animals in urban areas instead of treating every sighting as a problem to be solved.
The Trump administration has proposed significant reductions to a program that funds cleanup in the Chesapeake Bay and stopped funding studies that seek to address threats posed by coastal storm-related flooding.
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