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Two trade associations says they will team up to standardize food labeling nationwide. But will the new labels actually alleviate consumer confusion and reduce unnecessary food waste?
The Governors Wind and Solar Energy Coalition, which includes eight Republican and 12 Democratic governors, are trying to convince President Donald Trump to change his tone on clean energy.
Today, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works will start hearings to “modernize the Endangered Species Act.” NASA and the Department of Energy could also soon find themselves in the Congressional hot seat.
Coal will enjoy a slight increase in production over the next two years, but the industry will still suffer a net loss in jobs, according to industry experts and energy market projections.
A leading research scholar on business and human rights says she will no longer serve as an advisor for ExxonMobil due to the company's ongoing litigation against state attorneys general and NGOs.
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is leasing 10 acres of what used to be peanut and soybean fields for a solar array. The installation will provide about half the electricity needs for his hometown of Plains, Georgia.
According to a leaked draft of a presidential directive, Donald Trump is ready to order the Securities and Exchange Commission to pull the conflict minerals disclosure rule.
Insisting that “on-again-off-again regulation is a poor way to protect the environment,” eight veterans of previous Republican administrations met with White House officials to float the idea of a revenue-neutral carbon tax.
Lamar Smith, chair of the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, held a hearing on Tuesday titled “Making EPA Great Again," as part of what critics describe as an ongoing witch hunt against climate scientists.
Patagonia pulled out of the annual Outdoor Retailer trade show in Utah due to the state leadership's opposition to the new Bears Ears National Monument.
Last week Airbnb offered free housing to refugees and others affected by the controversial U.S. travel ban. In an email to users, the company said it was encouraged by the outpouring of support and planned to up the ante by housing 100,000 people in need over the next five years.
A bill submitted last week by Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah is angering hunters, anglers and local communities. The proposed law would allow at least 3.4 million acres of public lands to be sold at a “fair market value" in order to reduce the federal government’s debt.