Findings show carbon pollution from power plants can be cut cost-effectively by using wind, solar and natural gas. It’s less costly to get electricity from wind turbines and solar panels than coal-fired power plants when climate change costs and other health impacts are factored in, according to a new study. Continue reading →
Transnational tobacco companies’ investments in smokeless tobacco products, such as snus (a moist tobacco product that is placed under the upper lip), in Europe are not due to a concern for the health impacts of smoking but are instead driven purely by… Continue reading →
It has been nearly three months since the Exxon Mobil Pegasus pipeline ruptured in Mayflower, Arkansas. Here’s a look at the latest updates, including lawsuits, uncovered Exxon emails and more regarding the health impacts on local residents. Continue reading →
Jennifer Sass, Senior Scientist, Washington, D.C.
I love you. On Valentine’s Day that declaration traditionally comes with a dozen red roses (my dad sends me a dozen roses on International Women’s Day, but I digress…)… Continue reading →
Grace Gill, Program Assistant, CMI/India/Climate Center, New York
India Green News is a selection of news highlights about environmental and energy issues in India.
January 1 – 31, 2013
Bucks for Green Energy
In a pre-budge… Continue reading →
Theo Spencer, Senior Advocate, Climate Center, New York
Superstorm Sandy and its aftermath have continued to receive a lot of media attention, and deservedly so. Families are still without their homes, new health impacts are being revea… Continue reading →
Anthony Swift, Attorney, International Program, Washington, DC
The State Department announced that it has received an application from TransCanada for a Presidential Permit for the northern segment of its proposed Keystone XL tar sands … Continue reading →
Diane Bailey, Senior Scientist, San Francisco
A new study called At a Crossroads in Our Region’s Health came out yesterday, detailing how we can ensure that new housing in the Bay Area keeps residents safe from toxic air pollution… Continue reading →
Kelly Henderson, Climate Center Program Assistant, Washington, D.C.
These days, it’s tough to be an environmentalist on the national level. The current “Right-heavy” House pays little to no attention to the health impa… Continue reading →
Nathanael Greene, Director of Renewable Energy Policy, New York City On Tuesday, the EPA held a public hearing on its proposal to defer, for three years, Clean Air Act permitting requirements for carbon dioxide emissions from bioenergy and other biogen… Continue reading →
In this report from the U.S. government, the GAO examines the EPA’s efforts to date to recycle electronic waste, and lays out recommendations for further reducing the environmental and health impacts of discarded electronics.