• How do environmentalists feel about the amount of packaging waste now that holiday shopping has largely switched from retail shops to online stores?

    Roddy Scheer & Doug Moss EarthTalk This past holiday season marked the first year that holiday shoppers spent more of their gift budgets online than in stores, according to a recent report by the consulting firm Deloitte. Environmentalists are indeed concerned that this trend doesn’t augur well for the...
  • Conservation Groups Slam Trump Plan to Drill Off California Coast

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Staggering. Extreme. Radical. Dangerous. That’s how conservation groups are describing the Trump administration’s decision to open up 98 percent of U.S. federal waters to oil and gas drilling. The new draft five-year plan includes 47 lease sales – the largest number in...
  • Indoor Air Pollution

    Do you have any tips for how to improve my home’s air quality without breaking the bank? Roddy Scheer & Doug Moss EarthTalk The key to a healthy indoor environment is clean air, but many of the finishes and furniture in a typical home or office off-gas pollutants that...
  • Groups Sue to Keep Methane Waste Rule

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Two new lawsuits have been filed in federal court to stop the Trump administration from deep-sixing rules meant to reduce pollution, fight climate change and preserve public resources. A dozen conservation groups and the state attorneys general of California and New Mexico filed suit on...
  • Conservation Groups Find Ways to Work with Trump Administration

    Stephanie Carson Public News Service ASHEVILLE, N.C. – With funding cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency and auctions of public lands, the situation seems dire for some of those invested in protecting the country’s natural resources. But some organizations are finding ways to work in the current political climate....
  • Report: Endangered Species Suffer When Feds Put Politics Before Science

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The federal government is harming endangered species by disregarding the science when making political decisions, according to a new report. The study, Suppressed: How Politics Drowned out Science for Ten Endangered Species, cites as its first example a decision in June by...
  • SEA PRUDENTE, CUIDE SU CARRO

    Evite sorpresas, prepárese para el invierno NAPSM A medida que el clima se torna más frío, preparar su carro para el invierno debería ser la prioridad número uno. El Concilio de cuidado de autos Car Care Council, una organización sin fines de lucro, recomienda que los conductores chequeen seis...
  • Desert Businesses Work to Protect SoCal National Monuments

    Suzanne Potter California News Service TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. – Business supporters of California’s national monuments say they’re worried they may be next after President Donald Trump downsized two national monuments this week in Utah. The business community near Mojave Trails, Sand to Snow and Castle Mountains National Monuments is declaring...
  • Green Gifting

    I want to set a good environmental example with my gift-giving this holiday season. Any tips on how—or even better, what—to give greener? Roddy Scheer & Doug Moss EarthTalk The holidays are a time for giving but it is also important to be conscious about spending your gift budget...