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EPA May Recommend Testing Food Products for Common Herbicide

According to a media report on Monday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering recommending that the federal government sample food products for glyphosate, the most commonly used herbicide in the world and the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup. Show More Summary

Dispersants ... Will we ever be able to use them again?

On January 22, 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a Proposed Rule on dispersants. The Proposed Rule drastically changes the EPA’s approach

Earth Day's Importance and Evolution Since 1970

This Wednesday is Earth Day, an event that began in 1970 with the goals of educating the public about environmental pollution and generating political support for environmental protection. The U.S. EPA was established that same year....Show More Summary

Environmental Protection is a Moral Issue

2 days agoReligion / Buddhism : IDP Blog

On his three-month tour of the U.S., His Holiness the 17th Karmapa has often used the environment -- and the threats it faces from human misuse -- as an avenue for Buddhist teachings. read more

US May Start Testing Food for ‘Probably Carcinogenic’ Glyphosate

Following the World Health Organization’s report declaring that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup, likely causes cancer, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday that regulators may begin testing food for residue of the pesticide chemical.

Salted Caramel Brownie Brown Ale, New Belgium and Ben & Jerry’s Craft a Beer Benefiting an Environmental Agency

3 days agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

New Belgium Brewing and Ben & Jerry’s have announced their collaboration on Salted Caramel Brownie Brown Ale, a special release beer benefiting Protect Our Winters, an environmental agency that seeks to raise awareness around climate change. As Fellow B Corporations beholden to stakeholders including the earth, their communities and the environment, New Belgium Brewing and […]

Rick Santorum Made False Claims About EPA Analysis Of New Rule

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. Rick Santorum misrepresented the Environmental Protection Agency’s impact analysis of a new agency rule that would reduce power plant emissions of mercury and other toxins: Santorum...Show More Summary

A New Documentary Probes the Vast Human Experiment of Unregulated Chemicals

The next time you buy a stick of deodorant or a bottle of dish soap, consider this: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has tested and published data on only approximately 200 of the roughly 83,000 chemicals legally used to make...Show More Summary

Despite Hoopla, Court Challenge to Clean Power Plan Likely to Fail

The much ballyhooed legal challenge to the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed Clean Power Plan, brought by coal companies and conservative state attorneys-general, ran out of steam Thursday in the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington. Show More Summary

US greenhouse gas emissions jumped 2 percent

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

After declining for two consecutive years, greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. jumped by 2 percent in 2013 over the previous year, according to a report released Thursday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The news of the increase comes just months after the U.S. government...

China’s environmental watchdog levies more fines against polluters

China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection issued 3.1 billion yuan worth of fines last year, an increase of 34%.

The Climate Post: Court Hears Arguments Surrounding EPA Power Plant Rule

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit heard arguments Thursday in a set of cases (Murray Energy v. EPA andWest Virginia v. EPA) challenging the U.S Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) authority to limit greenhouse gases from existing power plants under section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act. Show More Summary

Apple announced a plan to preserve forests and used Medium to do it

Apple’s collaborating with environmental non-profit The Conservation Fund in an effort to protect America’s working forests. That’s a commendable goal, but where it chose to announce it is also interesting – not with a press release on its site, but with a post on Medium. Show More Summary

Apple is constructing two new solar sites in China w/ partner SunPower

After announcing a new partnership earlier today with The Conservation Fund to protect 36,000 acres of forest, news of another environmental effort by the company comes as SunPower announces plans to build a new solar power project in China. SAN JOSE, Calif., April 16, 2015– Continuing its growth in the world’s largest solar photovoltaic market, […]

Coal Funded Congressman Takes Lead In Dismantling Coal Ash Safety Standards

In December 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released long-awaited coal ash safety standards designed to increase the reliability of coal ash disposal sites. These standards had been years in the making, but stopped short...Show More Summary

TAKE ACTION: Tell NOAA Not to Compromise on Wild Steelhead Protection

5 days agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

A VERY important action alert from the Wild F i sh Conservancy. After 11 years of NOAA promising an environmental impact statement (EIS) rigorously evaluating Puget Sound steelhead hatcheries, NOAA has suddenly withdrawn its draft EIS and opted for a cursory environmental assessment (EA), with only 30 days for public comment. Show More Summary

John Olsrud: When Did The EPA Become The Bad Guys?

The Environmental Protection Agency is one of the outstanding success stories witnessed by my generation.  Created by executive order of President Richard Nixon in 1970, the agency has been successful in ways we never could have anticipated at its inception. Many of the readers of this blog are too young to know what our country...

States Clear Path for Clean Power Plan; Coal Industry and ALEC Floundering

More and more states are putting politics aside and preparing themselves to work with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to cut carbon pollution and tackle climate change. Attacks on the Clean Power Plan have already failed in several state legislatures, including Mississippi, South Dakota and Virginia, while governors in key states are gearing up […]

PETITION: Tell Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker that climate censorship is not OK

Strange things are afoot in the state of Wisconsin, where a state agency has banned its employees from "working on or speaking about climate change." Florida's state Department of Environmental Protection tried it last month and now Wisconsin has hopped

EPA Sets Timeline for Biofuels Volumes

Under a court settlement with the oil industry, the Environmental Protection Agency will now release the 2015 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) renewable volume obligations (RVOs) for biofuels by June 1, 2015, and issue the final 2014 and 2015 RFS blending targets by November 30, 2015. Show More Summary

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