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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.
Protests sparked at airports across the country over the weekend, as thousands showed up to oppose Donald Trump's controversial travel ban. In the aftermath, Lyft appeared to stand tall as it opposed the executive order, while Uber suffered a backlash.
As part of a growing national backlash, Airbnb promised free housing to refugees and citizens who have been detained within the U.S. or were denied boarding onto American-bound airplanes abroad.
The cost of utility-scale solar power has plunged to the Obama administration's $1 a watt goal -- and three years early at that. Now, a 2011 initiative that was once seen as more aspirational than realistic has the possibility to transform the nation’s energy portfolio.
Donald Trump's transition team sent a list of 70-plus questions to the DOE, including a request for the names of employees and contractors who worked on climate change-related projects. But the department politely declined the request on Tuesday, essentially telling Trump and company to stuff it.
Consumers in Europe already bombarded with labels such as “organic” and "fair trade" may soon start seeing another label on products – and a politically loaded one at that. France recently announced that it will require goods made in Israeli settlements to have a clear label on their packaging.