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Cities with the worst air pollution in the US: LA, Bakersfield and Fresno

 This year we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Clean Air Act, a landmark federal law responsible for dramatic improvements in air quality. Despite this, a new report from the American Lung Association reveals that nearly half of the nation’s population – 150 million people – “lived with and breathed polluted air, placing their health and […]

April 23rd

Go to LA to see what the Green New Deal will look like in action

The Green New Deal resolution, introduced in Congress by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey, offers a vision for simultaneously tackling climate change, environmental injustice, and economic inequality that’s both ambitious and pragmatic. The reaction was mostly positive, but there were naysayers, of course, who questioned whether the kind of progress called for in the Green […]

February 19th

LA Mayor takes money from big ag backers of Delta Tunnels

If you’re wondering why LA mayor Eric Garcetti has refused to speak out against looming water rate and tax hikes on Los Angeles ratepayers, it may have something to do with the fact that he’s receiving donations of hundreds of thousands of dollars from corporate agribusiness, engineering, and financing corporations, including Stewart and Lynda Resnick, […]

October 9th

Jamie Oliver wants to know why pink slime is part of your child’s healthy school lunch

Why on earth does the USDA allow “pink slime” – a homogenized mix of the nastiest dregs and runoff of the meat processing industry – to be added into school lunches for America’s children?

That’s the question celebrity chef Jamie Oliver is asking on his show Food Revolution (Tuesday nights from 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET), and hopefully his voice will actually inspire somebody to listen.

April 13th