EPA

Gore's advice for Trump: 'Resign'

Al Gore says it’s time for President Donald Trump to leave office.<p>“Resign,” the former Democratic vice president told the website LADbible in an interview published Thursday. He was asked what single piece of advice he’d give Trump.<p>Gore, who is currently on a promotion tour for his new movie, “An …

Politics

America's CEOs realized the deals they'd cut with Trump aren't worth it — Detroit's experience shows us why

<b>• Trump blasted automakers like Ford during the presidential campaign.</b><p><b>• Ford and GM's CEO joined his advisory councils anyway and logged an early win as a result.</b><p><b>• But toxic politics are undermining any deals that would work for corporate America so they cut their losses.</b><p>A few months after Donald …

Markets

What We’re in Danger of Losing

I’ve been haunted by a story from Iran that appeared in The Times back in May. It described a campaign for the Tehran City Council by Payam Mohebi, a veterinarian who explained that he was running “for the animals.” The clerics in Iran regard dogs as impure, and it’s against the law to have one. …

Opinion

PA environmental regulators to consider health limits for PFOA

Mike Groll / AP Photo<p>In this June 15, 2016 file photo, a girl holds a sign during a news conference at the state Capitol in Albany, N.Y., calling for hearings on the state's handling of PFOA contamination in drinking water in Hoosick Falls, N.Y. Pennsylvania regulators decided to review whether the …

Water

The 'Resistance' Goes Lower

In a better world, Americans would never hear the name Samantha Dravis. She wouldn’t be pictured on the front page of the New York Times or added to environmentalist “watch lists.”<p>This is no knock on Ms. Dravis, who is a talented attorney. Rather, it’s an acknowledgment that in the grand scheme of …

Opinion

It’s Not Hysterical to Recognize the Threat Trump Poses

Talk about bad timing. Even as white supremacists and neo-Nazis massed in Charlottesville, complete with torches, shields, MAGA hats, sticks, and …

Liberal View

Collusion or Coincidence? Records Show EPA Slowed Glyphosate Review in Coordination With Monsanto

By Carey Gillam<p>Newly released government email communications show a persistent effort by multiple officials within the U.S. Environmental Protection …

Government

Gov't says 23 egg farms found to be contaminated with pesticides

Eggs from 23 more farms in South Korea were found to have been contaminated with harmful insecticides, the government said Thursday, fueling …

Why does USA Today keep publishing op-eds that dispute climate science?

<i>USA Today</i> has once again invited a climate denier onto its opinion pages to cast doubt on mainstream science, and the paper failed to disclose the …

Climate

Instead of blaming FEMA, let’s focus on the climate-related disasters we could all face

Regarding the Aug. 14 front-page article “Fighting fire, then FEMA”:<p>With sympathy to the ranchers in Montana, even this huge fire is just an early taste of the limits of disaster management in a climate-threatened world.<p>Forests and flood-prone areas aren’t partisan entities; they are simply on the …

Opinion

As Trump rolls back climate rules, McKenna huddles on NAFTA

The ability of governments to fend off lawsuits from companies over environmental rules, and Canadian industrial competitiveness with NAFTA partners, …

Climate

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The Environmental Protection Agency told a federal court this week that, after reviewing industry complaints, the agency plans to rewrite rules …

Liberal View

The River Runs Through Us

<b>By Abbie Gascho Landis</b><p>I stand, dripping, in Alabama’s Paint Rock River, and what looks like a rock in my hand is alive. She is a native freshwater …

Good News for Craft Beer Lovers

By Jeremy Deaton<p>Henry David Thoreau once said that a glass of beer would "naturalize a man at once—which would make him see green, and, if he slept, …

Beer

REPORT: ‘Many Of The EPA’s Functions Could Be Abolished’

Many Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) programs are redundant and could be eliminated without hurting environmental quality, according to a new …

Climate

Coal Makes a Comeback

Trump’s policies and exports to Europe are helping the industry.<p>Not long ago liberals hailed the demise of coal as inevitable while the Obama Administration strangled the industry with regulation. But don’t look now, Tom Steyer, because coal is showing signs of a revival and breathing economic life …

Climate

A Liberal Case for President Pence

Mediocre and conservative beats vile and crazy.<p>Donald Trump's presidency has produced a proliferation of Eeyores. It's not their (our) fault. However dismal one's view of current American politics, Trump is sure to expose it, with a tweet or the lack of one, as a naive and rosy fantasy. Each day, …

Donald Trump

Residents kept getting cancer. Then a carcinogenic chemical was found in the water. | Miami Herald

In the past 15 years, dozens of people living along a 2.5 mile road in an Australian town have been diagnosed with cancer.<p>Now residents think they …

Cancer

Alexa has a new skill to help you throw away less food (and money)

Those leftovers that get dumped uneaten, that tub of yogurt way past its expiration date, and the bunch of celery you ambitiously bought for a recipe that — let's be real —wasn't going to happen, all add up.<p>It might seem like clearing out the fridge doesn't mean much, but Americans don't eat 40 …

Technology

WIRED Photo: mind-expanding views of science and technology

The future of death, close-up with stem cells, supersize sandstorms, volcanic lightning and China's Great Green Wall

North Carolina State University

BPA Breakthrough: New Treatment Takes Controversial Chemical Out of Water

As water treatment plants struggle to keep up with the chemical cocktail heading into our pipes, researchers say they've come up with a solution to …

Liberal View

How to safely remove lead paint during home renovation | NOLA.com

If you're tackling some DIY home painting projects this summer, local experts are advising caution. Older homes may have dangerous lead paint buried …

Home Improvement

Groups Sue EPA for Weakening Toxic Chemical Rules

By Gail Koffman<p>"The fox guarding the hen house" aptly describes the inner workings of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Trump …

Environment

More Maryland residents will see brown water coming from taps, utility says

More Maryland residents will see brown water flow from kitchen taps, showerheads and washing machines over the next several weeks as discolored water makes its way from a Potomac River filtration plant into more homes and businesses, utility officials said Tuesday .<p>Carla A. Reid, general manager of …

Water

Solar vs. solar: Suniva defends push for import relief in marathon hearing

Solar companies duked it out over a proposed tariff for imported solar panels in a marathon hearing at the U.S. International Trade Commission …

Renewable Energy

Trump's Hollow Claim about 'Inner Cities'

President Donald Trump claimed that his administration is “spending a lot of money on the inner cities.” But there has been little change in spending …

Fact Checking

A Former EPA Adviser on How to Push for Environmental Justice Under Trump

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt speaks after President Donald Trump announced his decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate …

Liberal View

Fairbanks area residents getting notices on wood moisture | Miami Herald

Residents of Fairbanks and others in the Fairbanks North Star Borough buying firewood from commercial wood cutters are due to start receiving notices …

Business

Comments sought on Idaho plan to regulate water pollution | Miami Herald

Federal authorities are taking comments and have set public meeting dates on Idaho's plan to take over regulating pollution discharge into the …

Business

Michael Moore: Don't Lose Sight of the 'Horror' Trump Inflicts Every Single Day

During an appearance on <i>MSNBC</i>'s "The Last Word With Lawrence O'Donnell" Monday night, filmmaker Michael Moore urged Americans to keep their eyes on …

Liberal View