Bipartisan Consensus: Wasting Energy Is Senseless

BY ON February 21, 2013
This was written by Isabelle Silverman for the Environmental Defense Fund: In his State of the Union address, President Obama announced the goal of cutting energy waste in buildings and homes in half over the next 20 years. House Speaker John Boehner clapped approvingly. U.S. buildings and...

TOPICS: Activism, Asthma, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Climate Change, Economics, Motherhood, Politics, Pollution, Schools

Black History Month: Climate Change Is Changing Our History

BY ON February 15, 2013
Climate change is changing the history of African Americans. This may sound like a dramatic statement, but if you listened to former President Barack Obama deliver the 2013 State of the Union Speech, you know I am not exaggerating. But for the sake of our...

TOPICS: African-American Community, Asthma, Climate Change, Economics, Heat and Extreme Weather, Latino Community, Politics, Pollution, Social Justice

EPA Releases New Report: Children’s Health And The Environment In America

BY ON January 31, 2013
EPA today released “America’s Children and the Environment, Third Edition,” a comprehensive compilation of information from a variety of sources on children’s health and the environment. The report shows trends for contaminants in air, water, food, and soil that may affect children; concentrations of contaminants...

TOPICS: Asthma, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, EPA, Indoor Air Pollution, Pollution, Science, Soot, Toxics