A review of lobbying disclosure records from several Midwestern states reveals that a new Michigan law banning communities from enacting regulations on plastic bags may be part of a larger special interests campaign by plastic manufacturers to keep their products on shelves and in grocery stores.
By now you’ve probably read one of the countless news stories proclaiming that Nutella causes cancer. And if you’re like me you’ve reluctantly resigned yourself to your fate at the hands of such hazelnutty goodness. I dug a bit deeper to learn about the science behind the viral headline and what it means for our favorite toast […]
When President Barack Obama took office January 2009, he did so with a vision for the future of the United States of America. As he would eloquently lay out over what now feels like eight docile years of domestic politics, the United States must lead the world through difficult political and economic choices to address […]
Research first appeared in the early 1970s concerning how chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) contributed to the destruction of Earth’s protective ozone layer. At the time, CFCs were abundant in the developed world; commonly used in refrigeration, air conditioning, fire protection, aerospace, electronics, and agriculture. Because of the unique and lethal threat posed by ozone depletion, nations from […]