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City proposes 3.35% water rate increase

The city proposed a 3.35% increase in water rates Wednesday, the smallest annual hike in nine years. It’s also less than half of what the Department of Environmental Protection initially said it would need.

Depressing Map Thing: New Maps Show Exactly How Polluted Every LA 'Hood Is

The state's Environmental Protection Agency has put out a new, detailed list of the state's most polluted census tracts—where previous studies of polluted areas had broken the city down according to zip...

Patrick Murphy to make a splash at the Youth Olympic Games

Representing all 28 sports on the Olympic programme, the ARMs will also take part in workshops and educational activities with the young athletes, covering topics such as anti-doping, nutrition, environmental protection, injury prevention,...Show More Summary

EPA Head Gina McCarthy Won’t Talk About Keystone XL, Instead Pushes Global Warming Hoax

Gina McCarthy is head of the increasingly powerful Environmental Protection Agency because she understands the Regime’s priorities. Smaller minds would think that an oil pipeline from Canada that could help meet our energy needs, make...Show More Summary

Ilargi: What is the Earth Worth (6 Years Later)?

Yves here. This is a day-late Earth Day post, but the proper stewardship of this planet is a 365-day-a-year duty. Ilargi focuses on one of my pet issues, that too many of the remedies for climate change (and environmental protection generally) rely on the illusion of new technology eliminating or blunting lifestyle changes.

Celebrate Earth Day With These Beautiful Ideas From Our Fave Get-Pretty Brands

You already know that today's Earth Day. Every year, events are held worldwide on April 22nd to demonstrate support for various environmental protection issues. And some of our favorite beauty brands are getting in the action. Here's how you can give back to the planet, and get pretty, too.

Behind the Veil: The Truth About Trade in 'Environmental Goods'

The United States might be part of another disheartening trade deal veiled with a false promise of environmental protection. As I wrote about before, on Jan. 25, a group of World Trade Organization (WTO) members including the UnitedShow More Summary

Going green builds businesses' profits on Earth Day

Here are some tips from the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency – perfectly timed for Earth Day, which falls Tuesday – on how to make your business greener.

Improving understanding of valley-wide stream chemistry

Understanding the chemistry of streams at a finer scale could help to identify factors impairing water quality and help protect aquatic ecosystems. A geostatistical approach for studying environmental conditions in stream networks and...Show More Summary

Earth Day Also Means It's Time For Nature Selfies (SUBMIT YOUR OWN PHOTOS)

April 22 is Earth Day, which means it's time to get outside and enjoy the world around us. A new project from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Nature Conservancy hopes to combine the beauty of nature and the country's landscape with Americans' selfie obsession. Show More Summary

Earth Day Also Means It's Time For Nature Selfies (SUBMIT YOUR OWN PHOTOS)

April 22 is Earth Day, which means it's time to get outside and enjoy the world around us. A new project from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Nature Conservancy hopes to combine the beauty of nature and the country's landscape with Americans' selfie obsession. Show More Summary

Old tires become material for new and improved roads

Americans generate nearly 300 million scrap tires every year, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Historically, these worn tires often end up in landfills or, when illegally dumped, become breeding grounds for disease-carrying mosquitoes and rodents. They also pose a potential fire hazard. read more

Soundscape Ecologist Aims To Record A Global Soundscape For Earth Day

Earth Day is annually celebrated on April 22. Events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection, causes, and awareness. For his part, Bryan Pijanowski, a soundscape ecologist at Purdue University, wants to capture the sounds of the world on Earth Day, but he needs your help. Pijanowski is hoping to enlist thousands of […]

China's New Environment Law Submitted To Parliament

  Amendments to China's 1989 environmental protection law that will mean stiffer punishments for polluters have been submitted to the country's parliament for deliberation,

Apple's ‘green guru’ reports worse carbon footprint on same day she releases 'Better' video

Lisa Jackson was in the room with President Barack Obama as the full destruction of the 2010 BP oil spill became apparent. Now, in the first report since the former chief of the Environmental Protection Agency took over as Apple’s vice-president of environmental initiatives the computer behemoth has reported a worse carbon footprint. Show More Summary

A New Way to Celebrate This Earth Day

Before the Environmental Protection Agency existed, before the Toxic Substances Control Act, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and long before any state had a renewable energy standard on the books, there was Earth Day.Show More Summary

6 Reasons to Think About Clean Water On Earth Day

Today the United States celebrates Earth Day to support environmental protection and to praise recent efforts made for environmental preservation. Water and environmental sustainability go hand-in-hand, so I thought I'd use today toShow More Summary

6 Reasons to Think About Clean Water On Earth Day

Today the United States celebrates Earth Day to support environmental protection and to praise recent efforts made for environmental preservation. Water and environmental sustainability go hand-in-hand, so I thought I'd use today toShow More Summary

Apple’s Lisa Jackson talks environmental initiatives: 120 U.S. retail stores powered by renewable energy, 94% renewable across corporate

Wired has an interesting profile today on Lisa Jackson, former head of the Environmental Protection Agency who joined Apple in June last year to oversee environmental issues. The publication joined Jackson as she traveled to Apple’s new data center outside of Reno, Nevada, and through the interview offers some interesting insight into what Jackson is […]

Protecting Our Wilderness and Wildlife

My name is Dirk Adams, and I'm a Montana rancher and Democrat running for U.S. Senate in Montana. Today I'm writing about an important environmental issue that not many are talking about. The North Fork Watershed Protection Act, a bill...Show More Summary

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