Ellen’s Recent Stories
Nation Aug 14How monarch butterflies could be harmed by Trump’s endangered species rules
The Trump administration's decision to consider costs when protecting endangered species could hurt monarchs, which compete for habitat with soybean and corn farmers.
Nation Aug 12Trump overhauls enforcement of Endangered Species Act
The changes allow the government to put an economic cost on saving a species and end blanket protections for species newly listed as threatened.
Nation Jul 30Opponent of nation’s public lands is picked to oversee them
Wyoming native William Perry Pendley has, for decades, championed ranchers and others in standoffs with the federal government over grazing and other uses of public lands.
Economy Jul 25California signs deal with automakers to raise gas mileage standards
Ford, BMW, Honda and Volkswagen are parties to the deal with the California Air Resources Board, which appears designed to pressure the administration and the rest of the auto industry into joining or reaching a compromise.
Nation Jul 12EPA to allow pesticide seen as threat to bees
The Environmental Protection Agency is reversing a ban on the use of Dow AgroSciences' sulfoxaflor.
Politics Jul 11Trump’s Fourth of July event cost an estimated $5.4 million
President Donald Trump's July Fourth extravaganza — featuring tanks, a military flyover, and a Trump speech at the Lincoln Memorial — cost an estimated $5.4 million, according to rough figures Thursday.
Nation Jul 0923 governors join California to oppose Trump’s rollback of mileage standards
The Trump administration says American consumers increasingly want bigger, gas-guzzling SUVs and pickup trucks.
Nation Jun 19EPA guts Obama rule on coal power plants
The final Trump administration rule that would replace Obama's Clean Power Plan would give individual states wide discretion to decide whether to require efficiency upgrades at coal-fired power plants.
Health Jun 03FDA food testing finds contamination by PFAS and other ‘forever chemicals’
The levels in nearly half of the meat and fish tested were double or more the only currently existing federal advisory level for any kind of the widely used manmade compounds.
Health May 22Children’s health research at risk over lack of EPA funding
Long-running research projects credited with pivotal discoveries about the harm that pesticides, air pollution and other hazards pose to children are in jeopardy or shutting down because the EPA will not commit to their continued funding.