White House to boost fuel economy standards

The average car fuel economy will nearly double by 2025 to almost 55 miles per gallon, President Obama announced.


GOP launches "race to the bottom" for Michigan environment

"Racing to the bottom on environmental protection and worker safety isn't a jobs plan for Michigan," said Mark Schauer, national co-chair of the BlueGreen Alliance Jobs 21! campaign.


New Orleans diary: Seafood, hospitality, an appeal for help

Katrina was the first in what would become a series of tragedies for the Big Easy, the next being the 2010 BP oil spill.


Coal pollution killing poor, people of color, NAACP charges

More than 8 million people live within three miles of a coal power plant, and those people are disproportionately poor or people of color.


Warning: Beach closings on the rise

With a monster heat wave enveloping tthe Midwest, a lot of residents are heading to the Great Lakes beaches to cool off, but look out!


On the Bayou, BP oil spill hasn’t gone away

Eric Guzman carries himself like any healthy 35-year-old, but his eyes tell you he's been through what only someone much older would normally have experienced.


Huge Phoenix dust storm tied to climate change

The giant dust cloud rolled over the city of Phoenix on July 5.