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EPA asks car manufacturers for mileage tests in the real world

After several cases in the American judicial system over mileage claims the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is now asking manufacturers to do mileage tests in the real world in addition to any lab work.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

EPA tells employees to stop pooping in the hallway

Denver - Like all major organizations, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) faces a number of challenges that it must overcome. The latest challenge is one in which no amount of schooling could have prepared them — employees pooping in the hallway.
In the Media by Scott Tuttle - 5 comments

Colorado's only designated scenic river damaged from oil spill

A total of 7,500 gallons of oil spilled into Colorado's only designated wild and scenic river, Cache La Poudre. It was reported on Friday by Noble Energy to the EPA and the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission.
In the Media by Micki Hogan - 2 comments

Highly toxic rodent poisons to be pulled from U.S. market

A group of highly toxic rodent poisons linked to the death of wildlife will be removed from U.S. stores, the manufacturer said.
In the Media by Nathan Salant - 1 comment

Science denying Republicans may feel EPA's wrath

A small, vocal group of Republicans has accused the EPA of using "secret science" to push through clean air regulations. In response, EPA chief Gina McCarthy says the agency will come out swinging.
In the Media by Megan Hamilton - 4 comments

Fracking: Methane levels 1000 higher than EPA stats at some wells

West Lafayette - The furor over fracking took a further twist this week as levels of the greenhouse gas methane were found above drilling wells, in some cases, 1,000 times greater than previous Environmental Protection Agency estimates.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 6 comments

Alpha Natural water pollution settlement largest of its kind

Alpha Natural Resources Inc., one of the largest coal producers in the US, will pay a $2.75 million fine for violating water pollution limits. The EPA celebrates the settlement as the largest of its kind.
In the Media by Katie Ryalen

WY ignores EPA ruling to make Wind River Reservation into a state Special

The EPA ruled Dec. 19, 2013, that Wyoming towns of Riverton, Kinnear and Pavillion are now within the boundaries of the Wind River Reservation. The EPA also approved a tribal application for "State Status" for the reservation, which includes the towns.
Digital Journal Report by Nancy Houser - 7 comments

Op-Ed: House GOP pressures EPA on carbon emissions proposal

On Friday, Republican leaders on the House Energy and Commerce Committee called for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to withdraw a proposal to impose carbon dioxide emission limits on new coal-fired power plants.
In the Media by Karen Graham

Op-Ed: Shocking raise in nuclear radiation 'safety levels' announced

Washington - Shocking is not only that the White House is significantly raising so-termed 'safety levels' for nuclear radiation in drinking water and soil, but also that mainstream media are all too quiet about this assault on people's health.
In the Media by R. C. Camphausen - 7 comments

National Sustainable Design Expo gets set to kick off in D.C. Special

Washington - The annual National Sustainable Design Expo is scheduled to take place this week. Yesterday, work could be observed in downtown Washington to prepare for the 2-day event.
Digital Journal Report by Leigh Goessl - 5 comments

EPA audit exposes major problems in radiation monitoring system Special

A recently released report by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Inspector General's Office has revealed perilous failures in the operation of RadNet, the nationwide radiation monitoring network, in the midst of the Fukushima nuclear crisis.
Digital Journal Report by Elliott Freeman - 2 comments

Coalition demands probe on Dow & Monsanto GMOs & pesticides

Farmers and food industry representatives are demanding a probe into the potential outcome of a new genetically modified crop in combination with the usage of the 2,4-D pesticide.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Global warming happened in Medieval times with no CO2 emissions

A team of scientists have raised questions about current scientific theories about global warming. They showed there was a similar pattern of "global warming" during medieval times and that the planet cooled down after that leading to a "mini ice age."
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 6 comments

Op-Ed: Keystone XL pipeline protesters rally in North America (Part 1)

Calgary - The controversial Canada-U.S. collaboration of the TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline project provokes protesters to rally in Canada and the U.S. It doesn’t look as if it’s calming down any time soon.
In the Media by Grace C. Visconti

Los Angeles Basin smog involved in lawsuit with EPA

Los Angeles - The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is the target of a lawsuit alleging the government agency missed a May deadline for determining dangerous ozone levels and delivering strict guidelines on smog in the Los Angeles Basin.
In the Media by Lynn Herrmann

EPA's new smoke rule could clear air, close plants, create jobs

The United States Environmental Protection Agency announced July 7 it finalized the Cross-State Air Pollution rule that requires, by 2014, drastic reductions from the 2005 levels of SO2 and NOx smokestack emissions, which often blow long-distances.

Utility giant to close five US coal-fired plants

Columbus - American Electric Power (AEP), the Ohio utility giant, announced late last week it will retire five coal-fired fuel plants and spend billions of dollars to comply with a series of proposed regulations by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
In the Media by Lynn Herrmann - 19 comments

Over half of Americans live in dangerous levels of air pollution

Washington - A new report listing the most polluted cities in the US shows that, while improvements in levels of ozone and year-round particle pollution have occurred, more than half of all Americans live in areas with dangerous levels of air pollution.
In the Media by Lynn Herrmann - 4 comments

US gov’t may raise radiation exposure levels in food, drink, soil

Washington - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering approval of a plan designed to dramatically increase permissible radiation contamination levels in food, water and soil after radiation events, including spills and dirty bomb attacks.
In the Media by Lynn Herrmann - 7 comments

EPA reports radiation found in American milk

As radiation continued to emanate from Japan's troubled Fukushima nuclear plant, the US Environmental Protection Agency announced the detection of radiation in American milk supplies.
In the Media by Michael Krebs

U.S. EPA enters the battle raging over massive Pebble Mine

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced February 7, 2011 that it will review the consequences of the proposed massive Pebble Mine project on the Bristol Bay watershed in Alaska.
In the Media by Daniel R. Cobb - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Gulf Coast oil disaster an exercise in secrecy and deception

The fallacies about the Gulf Coast oil disaster being over are nothing but propaganda being used to mislead an unsuspecting public. People are dying to keep keep the true magnitude of the disaster covered up and the crisis is far from over
In the Media by Bill Lindner - 5 comments

Health concerns emerge over BP oil spill

Seventy-three days after the Gulf Coast oil crisis began, people are being advised to avoid some coastal areas affected by the BP oil spill. Also, there are concerns over the health and safety of workers involved in clean-up efforts.
In the Media by Bill Lindner - 5 comments

BP continues using toxic dispersant, EPA ‘dissatisfied’

As BP’s efforts to contain the massive oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico continue suffering setbacks, it now finds itself at odds with federal and state government officials growing tired of those efforts and failures to meet deadlines.
In the Media by Lynn Herrmann - 1 comment

Report: Bush DoJ sheltered BP executives from criminal probe

EPA criminal investigator Scott West spent thousands of hours investigating alleged crimes committed by BP -- bound to have resulted in felony charges -- but President Bush's Department of Justice abruptly shut his investigation down, TruthOut reports.
In the Media by Bill Lindner - 2 comments

No statistics, but global warming exists

It has been 15 years since the idea of global warming exploded into a hot topic around the world. Now there are no numerical statistics to support it but government officials claim it really does exist.
In the Media by Michael Bearak - 8 comments

EPA will spend $2.2 billion to protect Great Lakes

New funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be used to clean up pollution in the Great Lakes and stop the spread of invasive species over the next five years.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 4 comments

Op-Ed: The Great Global Warming Bubble

After reading the latest on the tremendous hits the Global Warming movement is taking, I decided to do some research myself. What I found is the same old debunked data being pushed as fact. AGW theory is now a fragile bubble at best. Will it burst?
In the Media by Johnny Simpson - 18 comments

Op-Ed: Climate change is dead, long live climate change

In almost every possible way, the theory of global warming (aka climate change) has been discredited by shoddy or corrupted science and scandal. So why is the U.S. Congress, White House and the UN still pushing it? That's easy. Follow the Big Green Money.
In the Media by Johnny Simpson - 7 comments
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The world is sitting up and taking notice of what is happening to our planet.
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The world is sitting up and taking notice of what is happening to our planet.
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This tent will house hundreds of students  nonprofits  scientists and feds who will showcase their i...
This tent will house hundreds of students, nonprofits, scientists and feds who will showcase their innovative ideas for sustainability. Some past winners will also be present to show what they have accomplished.
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On April 15 work was taking place setting up for the Expo event which will open on Thurs., April 18 and run through Friday.
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The EPA tests engine emissions very carefully but there is some debate as to how much focus they put...
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The EPA tests engine emissions very carefully but there is some debate as to how much focus they put on mileage.
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These sediment samples were collected out of Cocodrie, La in the Gulf of Mexico. EPA is collecting both sediment and water samples to assess potential oil spill impacts on aquatic life near shore and are analyzing sediment for 29 chemicals that are components of oil.
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Each year students compete in the P3 Award. In Phase I grants are awarded to continue research. Winn...
Each year students compete in the P3 Award. In Phase I grants are awarded to continue research. Winners have an opportunity to receive additional funding to bring their product promoting sustainability to market.
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This is how it was in 1972. The burning of discarded automobile batteries in Houston  Texas.
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This is how it was in 1972. The burning of discarded automobile batteries in Houston, Texas.
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The oil spill streaming into the Gulf of Mexico
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The oil spill streaming into the Gulf of Mexico
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Worker at RadNet radiation monitor.
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