Environmental Policy

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bunch of colorful plastic straws
Plastic Straws, Stirrers, and Cotton Swabs Banned in England
checking refrigerant
Biden Dedicates $9B to Fund Half a Million Heat Pumps
Is this journey really necessary?
House of Lords Committee Calls for Living a 1.5 Degree Lifestyle
Pedestrians walking everywhere in Detroit, 1917
California, Where Jaywalking Laws were Invented, Now Legalizes It
Lizz Truss
Are British Conservatives Really Committed to Climate Action?
Detail of giant blue-colored water pipes, a peculiar system used to pump away ground-water from flooded foundations of construction sites.
The Inflation Reduction Act Is a Huge Win for Climate But Still Falls Short
President Biden Signs Inflation Reduction Act Into Law
What’s Not in Biden's Climate Bill Is Just As Vital As What Is
Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss in BBC Leadership Debate
Why Don’t British Conservative Politicians Support Renewable Energy?
Nordstream 2 receiving
European Union OKs Nuclear Power and Natural Gas for 'Green' Investment
Portrait of grey wolf
Judge Restores Endangered Species Act Protections
Joe Biden on earth Day
Biden Invokes Defense Production Act to Promote Oil Alternatives
manufactured homes
New Energy Standards for Manufactured Homes Are Way Too Weak
Eurofase closeup
Bush-Era Efficiency Standards for Light Bulbs Are Back
Oil rig in the permian basin
US Resumes Drilling on Public Land, Showing We Have Learned Nothing in 50 Years
Border controls are coming for carbon
European Union to Impose a Tax on Imported Carbon
Urban Arrow e-bike
Governments Should Subsidize E-Bikes, Not Gasoline Prices
Environmental air Pollution dumping into the sky above
How Green Is Biden’s Industrial Decarbonization Plan?
Duncan Baker reading his bill in Parliament
Embodied Carbon Legislation Introduced in British Parliament
Green turtle (Chelonia mydas) swimming underwater
Ecuador Expands Protected Galapagos Marine Reserve by More Than 23,000 Square Miles
CO2 pipe from Quest
400 Canadian Scientists and Academics Oppose Carbon Capture Tax Credits
Amberjacks (Seriola dummerili and S. rivoliana) are highly valued fisheries species that were abundant in the Selvagens
Portugal Creates Europe's Largest Marine Reserve
President Biden Signs Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill
Biden's Infrastructure Law Is Good for the Climate But Not Enough
COP26 - Protests
World Leaders Drag Their Feet at COP26
Block Island Wind Farm is the first commercial offshore wind farm in the US. It was built from 2015-2016 and consists of five turbines.
White House Unveils Plans for Future Offshore Wind Farms
Wind Turbines Erected Next To Europe's Biggest Coal Powered Power Station
UK to Target 100% Zero Carbon Electricity by 2035. We Need to Go Even Faster.
Heaven Scent
Biden Administration Seeks New Rules to Protect Workers From Extreme Heat
A Methane Flare Burns Against A Twilight Sky
US and EU Pledge to Slash Methane Emissions
green channel unload coal
China Pledges to Stop Financing New Coal Projects Abroad
Aerial view of a city dump. The concept of pollution and excessive consumption
Maine Is a Trailblazer in Holding Companies Accountable for Recycling Packaging Waste
Humpaback whale in Bristol Bay, Alaska
EPA Moves to Protect Alaska’s Bristol Bay from Massive Mining Project
Mount Hood, Oregon
Wilderness Act: Summary, Impact, and Current Status
Hispanic woman selecting makeup from table
What Is the California Toxic Free Cosmetics Act? List of Banned Ingredients
DOE
Solar Could Be the Keystone of Biden’s Decarbonization Plans
Yara Birkeland ship
Two Shipping Companies Take Baby Steps Into Zero Emissions Future
US Capitol
US Congress Advances Key Climate Legislation
Recompose
A Greener Way to Die? States Legalize Human Composting
Canada's Parliament
Is Any Party in the Canadian Election Taking Climate Seriously?
chemical waste drums in front of heavy industry
What Are Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)? Definition, Examples, and Environmental Concerns
Coral Reef
Australia Successfully Lobbies to Keep Great Barrier Reef Off 'In Danger' List
Beautiful later afternoon light bathes the winter forest in the Tongass National Forest.
Biden to Restore Protections for America's Largest National Forest
petrol pump hands
Gas Pump 'Warming Labels' Could Galvanize Support for Decarbonization Policies
Maine State Capital building in Augusta, Maine
Maine Adopts 'World First' Ban on Forever Chemicals
Oil Production in Santa Barbara Wine Country
EPA Allowed Toxic Chemicals for Fracking Since 2011
A humpback whale underwater.
The International History of Whaling
Clear-cut forests
How Sweden's Logging Practices Affect the Environment
Large group of wind turbines on the hill at Interstate 84 in Oregon, Near Portland, USA
What Oregon's Ambitious Climate Bill Means for Climate Change
The US-Mexico border wall fence at Friendship Park in San Diego
7 Latino Heritage Sites Need Preservation, Group Says
Golden Gate Bridge from Baker Beach
The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA): Summary and Impact
British Petroleum's Oil Spill
Oil Pollution Act: Summary and Impact
Environmental technology concept. Sustainable development goals. SDGs.
What Is Sustainability and Why Is It Important?
Environmental activists protest against the Enbridge Line 3 oil pipeline
Activists Vow to Fight Line 3 Pipeline
Three wind turbines on a landscape of rolling hills and blue sky.
What Are the Three Pillars of Sustainability?
Rows of solar panels gleam in the sun, part of the Kayenta II Solar project on the Navajo Nation.
Just Transition: History, Principles, and Examples
Industrial smokestacks.
Pollution Prevention Act: Summary and Importance
Greenwashing
What Is Greenwashing? Definition and Examples
Water pollution flowing into a lake
What Is the Polluter Pays Principle? Definition, Examples, and Pros and Cons
Mosquito fogging
What Is DDT? Environmental Impact and Current Uses
Farm with red barn.
2018 Farm Bill: Summary and Impact
Hazardous Waste
What Is the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act?

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