Saturday, December 15 2018

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At-Risk MPG Standards Could Cost Future Labor Day Travelers

WASHINGTON, DC, Aug. 28, 2018 - Today’s fuel efficiency standards are saving more than 35 million Americans money at the pump this Labor Day...

California State Parks Encourages Visitors to End Summer Safely this Labor Day Weekend

SACRAMENTO, Aug. 27, 2018 - Labor Day weekend unofficially marks the end of the summer, but for many outdoor enthusiasts it is another opportunity...

Sierra Magazine Announces 2018 Ranking of America’s “Cool Schools”

OAKLAND, CA, Aug. 27, 2018 - Today, Sierra magazine, the national magazine of the Sierra Club, released its twelfth annual “Cool Schools” ranking of...

Don’t lose sleep over it: Even if you don’t get enough shut-eye, most fixes...

Millions of Americans are sleep-deprived, but stressing over it won’t help. Antonio Guillem/Shutterstock.com Brandon Peters-Mathews, Stanford University August 27, 2018 - The serious consequences of sleep deprivation...

Gunning Down Grizzlies: Scientists Speak Out (VIDEO)

Aug. 27, 2017 - Grizzly Times has released a new film: Gunning Down Grizzlies: Scientists Speak Out Watch the video at: Gunning Down Grizzlies: Scientists Speak...

How drug expiration dates work (video)

WASHINGTON, Aug. 23, 2018 — We've all seen the expiration dates on prescription and over-the-counter medications. What's less obvious to us as consumers is...

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...