July

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Huge Phoenix dust storm tied to climate change

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