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The US Environmental Protection Agency has been busy finding reasons not to pursue long-lasting air quality gains

The US Environmental Protection Agency has been busy finding reasons not to pursue long-lasting air quality gains

We are increasingly discouraged by the environmental policies of the Trump administration. H. Christopher Frey, the Glenn E. Futrell Distinguished University Professor of Environmental Engineering at North Carolina State University writes in an article on The Conversation website about the EPA’s latest rejection of science that will have an impact on air quality.   EPA … Continue reading

Environmental racism exists and that the rhetoric of “conservation” and “saving the planet” does not only come from what is called the left

Environmental racism exists and that the rhetoric of “conservation” and “saving the planet” does not only come from what is called the left

There appears to be “fake news” that is intentionally seeding confusion as we address the coronavirus while also needing to keep a long-term focus on addressing climate change. Marc Hudson, Researcher on Sociomaterial Transformations at Keele University, explains in an article on The Conversation website.   Beware far-right arguments disguised as environmentalism Posters in the … Continue reading

New report from European Environment Agency on environmental hazards like air and noise pollution and extreme temperatures

New report from European Environment Agency on environmental hazards like air and noise pollution and extreme temperatures

Targeted action is needed to better protect the poor, the elderly and children from environmental hazards like air and noise pollution and extreme temperatures, especially in Europe’s eastern and southern regions. A European Environment Agency (EEA) report published recently warns that the health of Europe’s most vulnerable citizens remains disproportionately affected by these hazards, despite … Continue reading

Understanding Germany’s Green Party

Understanding Germany’s Green Party

The Greens have made huge gains in two recent state elections in Germany. But to what extent is the success of this political party connected to the environment?  Irene Banos Ruiz reviews the policies of the Green Party in an article on the Deutsche Welle website.  Given how important the Greens are for the entire … Continue reading