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Trade: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (Video)

Aug. 19, 2018 - Donald Trump is waging a trade war that hurts a lot of American workers. Maybe he would understand that if...

10th Anniversary of Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act

Washington, D.C. Aug. 14, 2018 — Consumer Federation of America (CFA), Kids In Danger (KID), Consumers Union (CU), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP),...

Greenpeace partners with Emma Thompson to release animated film about dwindling orangutan population (VIDEO)

Aug. 14, 2018 - Greenpeace has partnered with actor Emma Thompson to release “Rang-tan”, an animated short film about a little girl and her...

Lab results show many school supplies safe, but some contain asbestos, lead and other...

Aug. 9, 2018 - Many parents and teachers shopping for their students’ 2018-19 school supplies look for a “non-toxic” label on the products, but...

Spider-Man in a thong? Indian artist redraws comic covers to call out sexism

NEW DELHI, August 7, 2018 - Fancy seeing Spider-Man in a thong? Or Superman in a skimpy leotard? These images are part of a...

Why Americans Go (and Don’t Go) to Religious Services

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Aug. 1, 2018) – In recent years, the percentage of U.S. adults who say they regularly attend religious services has been declining,...

Why People Vote Against Their Interests: The Government-Citizen Disconnect

ITHACA, NY, July 25, 2018 -  For decades, Americans' anger at government has been growing, despite the increase in benefits people receive from that...

Dogs don’t just die in hot cars – here’s how to stop them overheating...

Short-nosed breeds are at high risk. Shutterstock Anne Carter, Nottingham Trent University and Emily J. Hall, Nottingham Trent University July 23, 2018 - Hopefully, most people now...

Why stinky cheeses stink (video)

WASHINGTON, July 13, 2018 — Some cheeses are infamously smelly, giving off odors akin to fetid gym socks. With help from St. James Cheese...

Income Inequality in the U.S. Is Rising Most Rapidly Among Asians

WASHINGTON, D.C. July 13, 2018 - Income inequality has increased steadily in the U.S. since the 1970s, but it is rising fastest among Asians....

Pew Research: Obama Tops Public’s List of Best President in Their Lifetime, Followed by...

WASHINGTON, D.C. July 11, 2018 – When asked which president has done the best job in their lifetimes, more Americans name Barack Obama than...

Environment America and U.S. PIRG praise Starbucks’ decision to ditch plastic straws

Denver, CO July 9, 2018 - Today, coffee giant Starbucks announced that it would eliminate single-use plastic straws from all of its locations globally...

Low quality healthcare is increasing the burden of illness and health costs globally

July 5, 2018 - Poor quality health services are holding back progress on improving health in countries at all income levels, according to a...

Unveiling the 2018 Audubon Photography Awards Winners

NEW YORK, NY July 2, 2018 - Today, the National Audubon Society declared four talented photographers winners in the 2018 Audubon Photography Awards, the...

Drive With Caution: CFA Data Shows Most Off-Highway Vehicle Deaths Occur on Fourth of...

Washington, D.C. July 2, 2018 - As summer begins and the July 4th holiday approaches, the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) is issuing an...

July 4th Reminder: Fireworks and dogs don’t mix

June 29, 2018 - Independence Day fireworks can be a highlight of the summer season for many.  But for the family dog, fireworks and...

SEIA Releases Updated ‘SEIA Residential Consumer Guide to Solar Power’

WASHINGTON, D.C. June 28, 2018 - To advance efforts to educate residential solar consumers across America and pave the way to a positive solar...

Hydrangeas, the strange color-changing flowers (video)

WASHINGTON, June 22, 2018 — Savvy gardeners know that they can adjust the color of hydrangea blossoms between pink and blue by altering the...

Low Vitamin D levels associated with scarring lung disease

June 19, 2018 - Reviewing medical information gathered on more than 6,000 adults over a 10-year period, Johns Hopkins researchers have found that lower...

New App Teaches Citizens to ‘Stop the Bleed,’ Save a Life

Bethesda, Md. June 18, 2018 – Knowing what to do to save a life in the aftermath of a mass trauma event -- natural...