New study finds toxic 'forever chemicals' contaminating school water systems in 18 states

A new study warns that water systems for numerous schools and day care centers in 18 states may have been contaminated by toxic chemicals produced at nearby chemical plants.

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Green groups back protesters as they grapple with how best to address their own issues with race

Green groups are expressing full-throated support for demonstrators protesting the killing of George Floyd, a black man in Minneapolis police custody - even as they struggle with their own long-standing issues with addressing racial inequality and a lack of diversity in their ranks.


Air quality report: Washington cities see worst-ever air quality rankings

As many Washingtonians are celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day from within their own homes during the COVID-19 pandemic , new research is indicating that air pollution in several cities has reached all-time highs.


The foot soldiers of the new environmental movement

Coming of age in the time of climate change, teenagers like Maddie have become foot soldiers of a new environmental movement, with 17-year-old Greta Thunberg as their standard-bearer.


House Democrats probe faulty test kits' role in delaying coronavirus response

The House Oversight Committee is investigating the Trump administration's response to the coronavirus, citing ProPublica's reporting that problems with the government's lab tests may have hampered officials' ability to contain the disease.


Legislation shows Democrats' shifting strategy on climate

Climate legislation from Energy and Commerce Democrats would not price carbon, a surprising absence. The party's environmental allies say the measure is lackluster at best.

Greta Thunberg can't stop roasting Congress

Celebrity teen climate activist Greta Thunberg had a message for U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday: Do better.

Greens, GOP go all-out in N.C. nail-biter

One of the country's most conservative congressional districts could send a solar entrepreneur and clean energy advocate to the House in a special election today.

Florida GOP rep seeks carbon tax to reduce pollution

A Florida Republican is bucking party line and pushing a carbon tax as a way to stem global warming. 

House committee calls for zero greenhouse gas pollution by 2050

Democrats on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce plan to introduce comprehensive legislation later this year to deal with climate change.

Climate activists from Extinction Rebellion glued themselves to the Capitol to disrupt House votes

Protesters, who were glued for more than two hours, called for the immediate passage of a joint resolution to declare a climate emergency.

Coal union invites Democratic 2020 hopefuls, at least half say 'Yes'

The head of the main U.S. mine workers' union has invited all of the Democratic presidential candidates to visit its "turf" to demonstrate that the party still represents the working class.


Trump EPA answer to Obama Clean Power Plan ‘does virtually nothing‘ to curb CO2

The Trump EPA rule, replacing the Obama EPA's Clean Power Plan, combines a Clean Power Plan repeal with new, less stringent emissions reductions guidelines.


Solar and wind firms call the 'Green New Deal’ too extreme

U.S. solar and wind power companies may have the most to gain from the Green New Deal, an ambitious proposal backed by several Democratic presidential candidates to end U.S. fossil fuel consumption within a decade.

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