Energy & Chemicals

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Iowa needs to push harder for non-fossil-fuel energy


  • Des Moines Register (Iowa) (tiered subscription model), The

Iowa strives to become less dependent on coal and natural gas in an effort to cut emissions, but public utilities have fought against changes, according to the editorial board of the Des Moines Regist… Read More

Calif.'s Safer Consumer Products regs bring significant cost for industry


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California's Safer Consumer Products Regulations go beyond the Environmental Protection Agency's risk-based system at great cost to manufacturers, according to consultants and industry lawyers. Produc… Read More

Websites help shoppers go green


  • USA Today

Websites such as Yerdle and Oroeco are helping consumers find secondhand products and identify other ways to reduce their carbon footprint. "What's great is that many actions that improve climate also… Read More