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Statement: New IPCC report underscores need to act on climate

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its first global assessment of the science of global warming since 2013 on Monday. The report details the potential catastrophic impacts on the world's oceans, ice caps and land in the coming decades if we fail to rapidly reduce emissions and meet our climate goals.

News Release | U.S. PIRG

U.S. PIRG urges senators to support the bipartisan infrastructure bill

As the U.S. Senate approaches a final vote on the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, U.S. PIRG sent a letter to senators urging them to vote yes.

News Release | US PIRG | Consumer Tips, Consumer Protection

Back to school: financial literacy tips for college students, teens

During this time of year, families are thinking about the children going back to school, and for parents who are sending their kids to college, it can be a bit overwhelming. A key to addressing those concerns is making sure their teens are prepared for “adulting” -- in other words, taking care of their own lives.

News Release | U.S. PIRG

Bayer plans to phase out use of harmful chemical in Roundup

As Bayer faces ​​$4.5 billion dollars in litigation costs, the company announced Thursday it would remove weed-killing compound glyphosate from its lawn and garden products in the United States as early as 2023.

News Release | U.S. PIRG | Consumer Protection

Statement: U.S. PIRG applauds Senate introduction of the Veterans and Consumers Fair Credit Act

The Veterans and Consumers Fair Credit Act (VCFCA) was reintroduced in the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs on Wednesday. This bill would limit interest rates on loans and go a long way toward protecting consumers, especially veterans, who are often victimized by predatory lenders.

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