Presidential Candidate Julian Castro Releases Plan to Eliminate Lead Poisoning in America

Many presidential candidates have released climate change plans, but what about plans to address environmental health hazards like lead? Democratic candidate Julián Castro released a formal lead elimination plan Monday—making him the first White House hopeful to do so—and while the candidate is currently polling at

Just One Tiny Industry May Emit More Methane Than EPA Had Estimated for All of Them

People tend to equate methane with cow farts (though their burps are worse), but we may be pointing our fingers in all the wrong places, according to a new study. The production of ammonia for fertilizer may result in up to 100 times more emissions than has been previously estimated for this sector. And that alone is…

Olay Tests a Refillable Moisturizer as Beauty Industry Grapples With Its Giant Trash Problem

Fresh, soft skin comes at a cost—to the planet. Specifically, I’m talking about all that packaging your favorite lotion or cream comes in, which is likely made of hard-to-degrade plastics. That’s why Olay—y’know, that bougie stuff your abuelita is always putting on—is dipping its toes in the refillable packaging…

Closing the West's Largest Coal Plant Will Leave the Navajo Nation With $40 Million in Missing Revenue

The Navajo Generating Station in Arizona is closing, and that’s terrible news for the Native American communities that rely on the coal plant for their income. A new report from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) is calling on the federal government to step in for this major economic…

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