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Monday, April 16, 2018

How the Food Industry is Contributing to Climate Change

(There is an old saying, "You Are What You Eat."  It might be worth recalling as you read this thought-provoking piece by Emily Folk.)

The food industry is a massive beast, despite there being food deserts, shortages and famines all over the globe. And that fact isn’t going to change any time soon. There are various aspects to the food industry that are contributing to climate change, and although not all of them stem directly from the industry’s rules and regulations, they do stem from the way we view food, especially in developed countries.

No matter which way you look at it, the food industry is impacting climate change. Everyone from small farmers to international fast-food chains is creating an uneven supply and demand that changes the way we view food, the way we eat it, and the impact it has on our lives. Worldwide, the agriculture industry produces about a third of our greenhouse gases. There are other ways to eat. Start by thinking about your food habits, and move forward from there. 

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

NEWS FLASH! Important Comments from Our Friends at NRDC on EPA's Latest Rollback

New EPA Guidelines Will Worsen Air Pollution Across the U.S.

WASHINGTON – Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt today issued a memorandum that will allow industrial polluters to significantly increase air pollution that threatens public health nationwide.

Friday, March 09, 2018

5 Fantastic Careers to Consider If You Care About Clean Air

(We often hear from young people who want career advice.  Sarah Davies has some interesting suggestions in this post.)

Clean water and clean air are vital if we want the next generation of people to be able to truly live. These goals cannot be easily achieved without the passion and dedication of the people who work in the fields that make them possible. 
If you’re ready to change careers and find a position that engages your environmental concerns, consider working in clean air. 



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The Clean Air Act is the law that defines EPA's responsibilities for protecting and improving the nation's air quality and the stratospheric ozone layer. The last major change in the law, the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, was enacted by Congress in 1990. Legislation passed since then has made several minor changes.