The Trump administration is rolling back environmental regulations, claiming it's good for the economy. But research shows that conservation is better both for public health and for job creation.
June 18, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: energy environment conservation politics funding donald-trump economy jobs parks trump-administration research clean-energy forestry job-creation environmental-protections
Cuba's sustainable approach to farming has protected its rivers from the kind of nutrient pollution that impairs many US waterways.
June 10, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: agriculture united-states rivers trump-administration cuba nutrient-pollution science-diplomacy agroecology obama-administration
EPA decides to reject the latest science, endanger public health and ignore the law by keeping an outdated fine particle air pollution standard
After a 5-year review, the EPA is leaving US standards for fine particle air pollution unchanged, even though recent studies suggest that tightening them could save thousands of lives yearly.
May 1, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: asthma air-pollution regulation particulates us-environmental-protection-agency air-pollution-and-health trump-administration andrew-wheeler pm-25
The idea, says our experts, was to shut down Obamacare. But it didn't work out that way. This could take on more importance as the number of uninsured swells due to coronavirus.
April 28, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: affordable-care-act healthcare obamacare trump-administration subsidies aca
Lethargic global response to COVID-19: How the human brain's failure to assess abstract threats cost us dearly
Human beings have difficulty assessing distant threats.
April 27, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: covid-19 coronavirus pandemic donald-trump spanish-flu trump-administration risk-assessment catastrophe
The Deepwater Horizon disaster set new records for holding polluters to account. But it had much less impact on laws regulating offshore drilling or US oil dependence.
April 23, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: regulation trump-administration deepwater-horizon gulf-of-mexico-oil-spill us-energy-policy gulf-of-mexico offshore-drilling bp-oil-spill oil-spills environmental-law liability
The BP Deepwater Horizon blowout on April 20, 2010 triggered the largest offshore oil spill in history. Ten years later, post-spill reforms are being undone and the Gulf of Mexico remains vulnerable.
April 10, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: oil-industry oil trump-administration oil-prices deepwater-horizon gulf-of-mexico-oil-spill us-energy-policy energy-dominance gulf-of-mexico offshore-drilling
There are plenty of ways to keep your mind and body active and healthy during the outbreak.
March 19, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: social-media mental-health covid-19 coronavirus pharmaceuticals social-distancing social-isolation trump-administration physical-health
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