National Climate Assessment Confirms Hot, Dry, Disastrous Weather Is Here, and Getting Worse

National Climate Assessment Confirms Hot, Dry, Disastrous Weather Is Here, and Getting Worse

Last week the federal government released a draft Climate Assessment, which unequivocally states that climate change is already impacting Americans. Rising temperature, increased rainfall, drought and floods in different areas, along with rising sea level from melting arctic ice and glaciers all will continue, becoming more frequent and intense. These are the direct impacts of… Read more »

Report Links Children’s Health to Pesticide Exposure

Report Links Children's Health to Pesticide Exposure

Learning disabilities, childhood cancer and asthma are on the rise in the United States. And a new report from Pesticide Action Network (PAN) points to pesticides – with over 1 billion pounds applied on farms and homes annually – as a critical contributor to these health harms in children. The report, “A Generation in Jeopardy:… Read more »

Report Shows Plastic Bag Recycling Not Keeping Up with Generation and Disposal

Report Shows Plastic Bag Recycling Not Keeping Up with Generation and Disposal

Californians Against Waste posted an article earlier this month that reports plastic bag recycling in 2009 and 2010 was less than 5% of the total amount of plastic bags generated. Even as recycling efforts have grown, overall production of plastic bags far outpaces those efforts. Worse still, plastic bags are a drain on the resources… Read more »