Reps. Mike Thompson, D- St. Helena, and Anna Eshoo, D-Palo Alto introduced legislation Thursday that would authorize $20 million for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to study the health impacts of wildfire smoke and what can be done to mitigate its effects.
Established under the Obama administration, the Clean Power Plan regulated greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, the nation’s second-largest source of planet-warming gas. But in 2019, Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency replaced this plan with a new rule designed to protect the coal industry while backing away from emissions reductions. Whereas the Clean Power Plan was expected to reduce emissions by about 30% by 2030, EPA projections suggest the replacement rule might reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 0.7%, or possibly not at all.
While the recent wildfires in Western states have introduced new concerns about air quality, the United States has made huge strides in the reduction of air pollution in recent decades.
A new study suggests that pregnant Black women are at highest risk for adverse birth outcomes due to the environmental effects of climate change and pollution.
Even in "good times," child care comes with a steep — and daunting — price tag.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is arming consumers with a list of disinfectants that people can use to protect themselves from the novel coronavirus.
Starting next year, California water systems must notify residents if their water sources contain potentially toxic levels of cancer-linked ch…
DETROIT — Four major automakers have reached a deal with California to increase gas mileage and greenhouse gas emissions standards, bypassing …
WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency rejected a key legal challenge Thursday to a pesticide linked to brain damage in children, sa…
While proponents said coal remains an essential power source, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. called it an "outrageous Dirty Power Scam" that is a "stunning giveaway to big polluters."
WASHINGTON _ More than two years into the Trump presidency, California has embraced its role as chief antagonist _ already suing the administr…
Dear EarthTalk: Earth Day (April 22) is coming around again soon. What is the theme for this year's festivities? How can I find events or celebrations near me? — J. P., Columbus, Ohio
The EPA's leadership is destroying the scientific foundation of environmental regulations, to the detriment of the health of the American people and our environment.
Virginia Tech engineering Professor Marc Edwards watched as water flowed from a garden hose in Enterprise, Louisiana. As he moved a jar to catch a sample, the color changed from clear to brown.
TRUMP: "I want the cleanest air on the planet and our air now is cleaner than it's ever been." — AP interview Tuesday.
Over the decades, California’s unique authority produced the first primitive smog control devices, catalytic converters, hybrids like the strong-selling Toyota Prius, plug-in hybrids, electric cars and the current first generation of super-clean hydrogen-powered vehicles.
Farmers have alternatives. They can fight insects with botanically sourced pesticides including cinnamon oil and garlic oil.
Whatever his other talents may be – if he has any – Donald Trump excels at pulling the chains of California’s politicians.
WASHINGTON - The Trump administration has drafted a plan to freeze fuel-efficiency standards for the nation's cars and light trucks, reversing…
President Donald Trump says he has accepted the resignation of scandal-plagued Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt.
For five seasons, Chip and Joanna Gaines were the darlings of HGTV with their popular home-improvement show “Fixer Upper.” It turns out the En…