News Release | Environment America

Pope's encyclical is a powerful call for climate action

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today Pope Francis formally issued his much-anticipated encyclical, which casts action on climate as a moral obligation.

News Release | Environment America

Obama administration says global warming pollution from airplanes is a problem

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Obama administration announced today that public health is harmed by carbon pollution from commercial airplanes, major sources of global warming emissions that have long gone unregulated in the United States.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

U.S. EPA touts latest move to back up commitment on climate with clean energy

SAN FRANCISCO – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy joined Bay Area government agencies today to celebrate their collaboration on solar power and the nation’s first federal solar partnership. The federal initiative, involving nine sites in California and Nevada, marks the first time the federal government will coordinate solar power purchases and installation across multiple agencies to maximize economies of scale. Rob Sargent, Environment America’s energy program director, praised today’s event.

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Environment America Launches Global Warming Solutions Summer Campaign

Washington, DC – As the Environmental Protection Agency prepares to finalize the Clean Power Plan, the first-ever federal limits on carbon pollution from power plants, Environment America, the federation of 29 state-based, citizen-funded environmental advocacy groups, has launched a major canvass program to educate the public about the urgent threat of climate change and identify and mobilize supporters.

This summer, hundreds of thousands of millennials – and others – will flock to music festivals across the country.

Festival attendees might not usually consider environmental impact when buying tickets, but some of them are making cool changes to go green this summer. We took a look at what these festivals are doing and ranked them by how environmentally-friendly they are. 

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Nearly 1,000 health professionals call for climate action during National Public Health Week

Washington, DC – More heat waves, worse air pollution, and the spread of diseases to new areas are among the growing health threats from climate change, more than 950 health professionals warned in a letter to President Obama today, delivered as part of National Public Health Week.

Report | Environment America Research and Policy Center

Dangerous Inheritance

As a result of global warming, young Americans today are growing up in a different climate than their parents and grandparents experienced. It is warmer than it used to be. Storms pack more of a punch. Rising seas increasingly flood low-lying land. Large wildfires have grown bigger, more frequent and more expensive to control. People are noticing changes in their own backyards, no matter where they live.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Millennials came of age in hotter, more extreme climate than their predecessors

WASHINGTON, DC -- Millennials came of age during the hottest ten-year period in the last 100 years. That’s just one of the stats in a new report by Environment America Research & Policy Center showing how young adults are experiencing hotter temperatures and more intense storms than their predecessors did 40 and 50 years ago.

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President hits home run with executive order to curb global warming pollution

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The federal government will cut its greenhouse gas pollution 40 percent over the next decade, under a sweeping new executive order signed by the president today. The reductions will be achieved through energy savings and increased renewable energy deployment in all sectors of the executive branch, the single largest consumer of energy in the nation. Major U.S. supply firms, including GE, IBM, and Honeywell will also pledge emissions reductions today. The two initiatives combined will cut carbon pollution by 26 million metric tons. 

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Senate fails to override Obama's veto of Keystone XL pipeline bill

The Senate fell four votes short of overriding the White House's veto of the Keystone XL pipeline on Wednesday, but supporters of the project are not giving up the fight.  Green groups celebrated the outcome. Environment America said the failure of the veto override was "the final demise" for the Keystone.

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