This progress has been widely shared, to the great benefit of the people at the bottom of the distribution.
Studies are mixed on whether or not it will make a difference.
A new study from Belgian researchers found that paper straws had higher concentrations of long-lasting, water resistant "forever chemicals" than plastic or steel straws.
Why the businessman launched a long shot campaign for the presidency.
The Supreme Court ruled in 2022 that the agency lacked the authority to regulate the entire energy industry at once, but the Biden administration is taking another swing at it anyway.
A selection of Reason's most incisive articles on population, pollution, resource depletion, biodiversity, energy, climate change, and the ideological environmentalists' penchant for peddling doom.
Federal regulators and lawmakers are pushing bans after a new study came out linking indoor gas stove usage to childhood asthma.
"Engineers are really good at making things better, but they can't make them better than the laws of physics permit."
Many politicians who want to ban gas-powered vehicles appear to misunderstand the science.
New Jersey is the first state to ban single-use bags made from both plastic and paper, but one is actually worse for the environment than the other.
Green activists have some good points. But the pursuit of a chemical-free world hurts vulnerable people the most.
If Europe really cared about e-waste it would stop mandating inefficient products.
From California to Washington, D.C., new restrictions on gas-powered landscaping equipment are blanketing the nation.
Some 60 cities have banned or restricted gas-powered landscaping equipment. State air quality regulators are looking to do the same.
"We're working hard, maybe harder than all previous administrations, maybe almost all of them."
A California bill to crack down on paper receipts relies on scare tactics and misinformation.
A new bill would fine businesses up to $300 for giving customers unsolicited paper receipts.
A welcome new federal approach under the Clean Water Act.
Advocates hope a straw ban will be the first step toward broader plastic prohibitions.
Maybe, but it's more likely that Americans chose to have fewer kids.
"A standard demanding the return of the Stone Age would not prove 'requisite to protect the public health.'"
New report claims U.S. overpopulation will blight their futures.
Making an environmental resource a commons is tantamount to calling for its destruction.
There have been diminishing returns to federal pollution regulation for a long time
Rolling back a "federal land grab" or instituting an "unmitigated disaster for fish and wildlife, hunting and fishing, and clean water"?
Clean-up efforts are in a race to beat the coming floods.
Fearmongering seems to be backfiring
No regulation is "appropriate" if it does significantly more harm than good, argues majority opinion.