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Recent News

• In polluted cities, reducing air pollution could lower cancer rates as much as eliminating smoking would
• EPA issues rare veto, halting Alaska’s Pebble mine
• How a defunct Trump policy still threatens Georgia’s Okefenokee Swamp
• Biden climate law spurred billions in clean energy investment. Has it been a success?
• Meet the top House recipients of oil and gas money

First look: Clean water for Texas colonias

A new pilot initiative is tapping into solar-powered tech as a solution to the water crisis affecting hundreds of thousands of people living in colonias along the U.S. and Mexico border.

US renewable energy farms outstrip 99% of coal plants economically – study

It is cheaper to build solar panels or cluster of wind turbines and connect them to the grid than to keep operating coal plants.

Spring in the New Year

As 2022 ended, most of the nation was literally freezing to death, trapped in blizzards blanketing highways and houses. Here in Maryland, things were not so bad, but record frigid temperatures made Bethesda feel like Bangor, or the Bering Strait.

Public lands near Minnesota’s Boundary Waters withdrawn from federal mining leases

The decision follows a 2021 environmental assessment and withdrawal application from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service.

Why the ground under Colorado solar panels is ripe for growing food

A Republican lawmaker has joined the previously Democrat-only push for solar agriculture, or agrivoltaics, priming Colorado to become a national leader.

Republican senators challenge Biden water protection rule

Senate Republicans are attempting to repeal the Biden administration’s water regulations, though their effort faces an uphill battle.