enviroment

  • Scott Pruitt, Donald Trump's pick to run the EPA, says he isn't convinced that carbon dioxide emissions from human industrial activity is to blame for global warming, and would like to see significant cuts to EPA funding if not the dismantling of the agency altogether. Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore, FlickrCC.

    What Good the EPA Has Done for the Environment?

    Roddy Scheer & Doug Moss EarthTalk Without the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Americans would breathe dirtier air, drink more polluted water and live and grow food on contaminated soils. Polluters wouldn’t be held accountable for their irresponsible behavior, wildlife would have a more difficult time finding suitable habitat...
  • Everyday Americans shouldn't feel helpless when it comes to influencing policy on environmental issues. Calling on your Representatives in Congress to let them know how you feel is the first step toward becoming part of the solution. Photo Credit: RJ Schmidt, FlickrCC.

    A New Administration, a New Fight for the Environment

    What can be done as an average citizen to combat harmful environmental policies Roddy Scheer & Doug Moss EarthTalk Lots. The sad fact is that while more than two-thirds of Americans want the federal government to do more to protect against global warming and other environmental ills, the Trump...
  • Google's self-driving car prototype can be spotted on surface streets and highways around the company's Mountain View, California headquarters. Photo Credit: Becky Stern, FlickrCC.

    Self-Driving Cars: Good for the Environment?

    As the age of autonomous vehicles approaches, expect environmental benefits as well as safety Roddy Scheer & Doug Moss EarthTalk You know the future is here when you see that the car beside you at a red light has nobody at the helm. That’s already happening in California where...