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Exposure to air pollution increases risk of birth defects A new study in the Journal of Pediatrics Researchers looks at the relationship between birth defects in about 200,000 infants born between 2006 and 2010 in Ohio and fine particulate matter pollution (PM2.5)...read more
The Clean Power Plan is good law and will save lives President Trump's EPA is trying to repeal the Clean Power Plan, a commonsense standard to cut carbon emissions from our nation's existing power plants. Comments are due January 16, and I'd like to urge you to weigh...read more
Plan Poses Huge Risk to Coastal Economies, Businesses and Marine Life in Previously Undeveloped Waters. WASHINGTON, DC. — The Trump Administration is ignoring sound science and broad public input in an exhaustive recent review, in its proposed Five-Year Plan for...read more
Help for Coal Impacted Communities: Congress, Don’t Come Home Without It Stephen Stetson Stephen Stetson is Senior Campaign Representative for the Alabama Beyond Campaign of the Sierra Club. Email Stephen Michael Hansen Michael Hansen is the executive director of...read more
Report: What's in the Air? A look at the EPA's 2014 National Emissions Inventory As we know the air is majority of nitrogen, oxygen, and carbon dioxide. But we humans contribute a lot of negative pollution to the air harming us currently. It is wise to be aware of the...read more
Climate change is real. Don’t let Congress try to muddy the water by barring federal agencies from considering of the costs of greenhouse gas pollution. Write your representatives in Congress to stop H.R. 3117 before it picks up momentum!read more
Pollution Linked to 9 Million Deaths Worldwide KENNETH PAIK Kenneth is an intern with Gasp through the UAB Academic Small Business Alliance program. An unfortunate reality, pollution is by far one of the largest contributors of early deaths worldwide. How deadly is...read more
With the help of our lovely technical advisor, Jon Self, we have built our first prototype of the Air monitor! The monitor will test humidity, temperature, air particulate matter, and sound levels through the phone. First we needed to solder the Arduino and powerboost shield then we started connecting each part through wires on the breadboard.read more
On Monday, October 9, 2017, the EPA proposed to repeal the Clean Power Plan. It is not only regrettable, but also disgraceful that we are commenting again, this time against repealing one of the most critical plans to address and combat climate change.read more
Tidying up my family's summer vegetable and flower gardens brought some calmness to a hectic week. With every season and year that passes, playing in the dirt as therapy gains greater significance for me. I recall when my boys (now teenagers) were young, giving them a...read more
Ask Attorney General Jeff Sessions to Recuse Himself
The stakes of the investigation into Drummond & Balch’s pollution-enabling corruption scheme are too high to be trusted to Attorney General Jeff Sessions
Remove Drummond, Balch Execs from Business Alliance
Companies that engage in public corruption should not be permitted to serve in influential positions such as the Birmingham Business Alliance board.
Remove Drummond, Balch Execs from United Way
Companies that engage in public corruption should not be permitted to serve in influential positions such as the United Way of Central Alabama board.