The Problem of Lead in a Trump Administration

In Buffalo, NY, Lacie Manzella’s three children had dangerously high levels of lead in their blood, resulting in nosebleeds and development disorders for her youngest son. County inspectors found at least 15 lead-based violations in her…

Resiliency Nationwide

This blog has previously discussed the importance of building climate resilient cities, and how the need for resilient habitats will become increasingly important with changing weather systems and climate. With President Trump’s proposed budget cuts to…

Ecological Restoration Companies

Despite Trumps claim that environmental regulations are killing jobs, these regulations are actually sparking new entrepreneurship, and putting former coal miners back to work. Glynis Board, In Coal Country, Environmental Regulations are Creating Jobs, www.npr.org, (April…

Trump’s Budget Cuts Will Have Disproportionate Impact

Donald Trump has made no secret of his desire to deregulate the federal government, with an eye towards the EPA’s climate change related activities. Trump’s proposed budget seeks to cut 31% of the EPA’s current budget….

China and Climate Change

Trump recently signed an executive order to scale back Obama’s climate change policies, as he promised on the campaign trail. Michel Martin, China Poised to Fill Leadership Void On Climate Policy – With Economic Incentives, www.npr.org…

Salty Soil

California is one of the bread baskets of the United States, with the San Joaquin Valley supplying 1/3 of the vegetables and 2/3 of the fruits and nuts consumed in the U.S. each year. The productivity of…

The Water Problem

Water is crucial to human survival, yet fresh water sources are increasingly depleted. The gap between demand and supply of water is expected to reach 40% by 2040, and surface waters are incapable of filling the…

The Death of the Clean Water Rule

The Clean Water Rule, which President Obama finalized in June 2015, is about to be rolled back under President Trump. This rule is designed to clear up confusion over which bodies of water the federal government can…

Dakota Access Pipeline

On Tuesday, a federal judge denied the Standing Rock Sioux and Cheyenne River tribes a motion for preliminary injunction against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Rebecca Hersher, Dakota Access Pipeline Court Challenge Denied, Oil Could Flow as…

The Economic Benefits of Reducing Food Waste

According to a new report, for every dollar spent on reducing food waste, companies save an average of $14. The study analyzed food reduced through refrigeration and more efficient packaging to extend shelf-life. Issues of food…