Lorraine Chow, EcoWatch May 28, 2018 Last week, New York City lawmakers introduced a bill banning plastic straws in all bars and restaurants in the Big Apple, joining the growing worldwide war against this environmental scourge. “There are 500 million straws being used everyday in the U.S.,” Councilman Rafael L. Espinal Jr., the bill’s lead sponsor, told NY1 on Thursday. “That’s enough to […]

Lorraine Chow, EcoWatch, June 1 2018 A year ago today, President Donald Trump announced plans to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement. His action spurred Syria and Nicaragua, the only two holdout countries, to join the landmark deal to limit warming well below the dangerous threshold of 2°C. More

Reuters Staff  June 1 , Medford Mail Tribune, June 2, 2018 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday directed Energy Secretary Rick Perry to take emergency steps to keep at-risk coal and nuclear plants running, the White House announced. More