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Virginia Governor Takes a Stand Against Single-Use Plastics

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam signed an executive order that effectively phases out the use of non-reusable plastics at state institutions, including colleges and universities.
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Proposed New York Law Could Change the Way We Recycle

New York State Sen. Todd Kaminsky and Assemblyman Steve Englebright have introduced a bill that requires packaging producers to pay for recycling.
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Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act Reintroduced

Federal lawmakers have reintroduced the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act, a formidable recycling bill that launched a huge debate over how to reduce...
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Jennifer Granholm: Clean Energy Jobs — Race to the Top

Jennifer Granholm, the U.S. Secretary of Energy, believes that the Race to the Top Education model is possible in the energy department to create...
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UK Regulation Sets Stage for Longer Appliance Lifetimes

New UK laws require manufacturers to provide spare parts for appliances for up to 10 years, which will help lessen the carbon footprint of...
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Philly Dims Lights To Make It Safer for Birds at Night

The lights of Philadelphia might not shine as bright in the weeks ahead, as a coalition tries to prevent millions of migrating birds that...
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Massachusetts Senate Again Approves Sweeping Climate Bill

The Massachusetts Senate again approved a sweeping climate change bill that has bounced between lawmakers and Gov. Charlie Baker for the past several months.
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Energy Department Reviewing Loan Program, Says Granholm

The Biden administration is reviewing an Energy Department program that disbursed billions of dollars in loan guarantees to companies like Tesla and Solyndra.
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Australia To Phase Out Polystyrene Next Year

Polystyrene foam will be phased out in Australia by mid-2022 as part of a national plan to fight amounting plastic waste.
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Sunrise Movement Campaigns To Fight Climate Change With Guaranteed Jobs

The Sunrise Movement has launched its “Good Jobs for All” campaign, hoping that new jobs will put the country on a path towards a...
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