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July 18, 2019

Air Pollution In China Is So Bad That Solar Panels Aren’t Working

by Miro Korenha and Alexandra Patel In China, air pollution is so bad that it’s preventing the sun’s rays from reaching solar panels–depriving the country of a much-needed source of emissions-free energy. In Beijing, concentrations of deadly fine...

July 10, 2019

Nearly Half U.S. Governors Stand Up To Trump On Clean Cars

By Alexandra Patel and Monica Medina Twenty-four governors from across the country, including three Republicans and governors from states that voted for President Trump in 2016, have banded together to oppose one of Trump’s biggest climate policy rollbacks: the...

July 2, 2019

Greening Your Fourth

Happy Fourth of July tomorrow!  We know lots of you are looking for ways to make your celebration more sustainable.  We looked at all the stories and here are the best suggestions.   Re-Use Decorations — It’s Christmas in July – take out those...

June 24, 2019

London’s Mayor Announces Clean Air Day to Happen Sept. 22nd

London’s mayor Sadiq Khan has called air pollution “the biggest public health emergency of a generation” and has made tackling the problem an utmost priority during his tenure. This past April, London became the first city in the world to implement a...

June 19, 2019

Trump Proposes Replacement for Clean Power Plan That Favors Coal

The Trump Administration yesterday proposed to replace one of the signature domestic climate change achievements of the Obama Administration — the Clean Power Plan to cut emissions from coal plants — with the “Affordable Clean Energy” or ACE...

May 30, 2019

Hero of the Week: Ma Jun, Chinese Anti-Pollution Activist

This week we salute Ma Jung, a former investigative reporter in China who has been pressuring the Chinese government and private companies for more than a decade to reduce pollution.  For good reason, according to the World Health Organization, a staggering 1 million...