President Trump’s regulations rollback agenda has apparently made its way to Texas. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) recently announced an EPA-hosted webinar stakeholder meeting scheduled for April 20. The meeting was hosted by the EPA Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization and intended to allow concerned parties from industry and small business to submit environmental regulations they believe should be “repealed, replaced or modified, consistent with applicable law” (i.e., this last point […] Read More

This story was as originally published by The Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The scientific consensus that humans are causing global warming is likely to have passed 99 percent, according to the lead author of the most authoritative study on the subject, and could rise further after separate research that clears up some of the remaining doubts. Three studies published in Nature and Nature Geoscience use extensive historical data to show there has never […] Read More

In the United States alone, recycling accounts for over $200 billion worth of industry spending. Why, then, is the United States still falling behind almost all other developed countries when it comes to recycling, renewable energy, and other resource conservation efforts? To start, our recycling infrastructure isn’t as streamlined as it may seem. Not only do consumers fail to properly sort waste in the first place, but much of this “recycled” waste still ends up sitting in […] Read More