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John Stossel on Our Bloated EPA

15 hours agoNews : Reason

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has required sewage treatment plants, catalytic converters on cars, and other things that made he world cleaner than it was a few decades ago. Today, America's waterways are cleaner, and so is the air we breathe. Show More Summary

Rock On: UK's Kent Beach Flood Defence Starts

Rocks are being delivered as work by Van Oord starts on the £30m scheme to protect 1,400 properties at Broomhill Sands Coastal Defence Scheme in Kent, informs UK's Environment Agency.

Green Monster

Thanks, Environmental Protection Agency! You’ve required sewage treatment plants, catalytic converters on cars and other things that made the world cleaner than the world in which I grew up. Good work. Today, America’s waterways areShow More Summary

Russia Doesn’t Quite Grasp the Concept of Jack Daniel’s Honey Liqueur

No more Jack Honey and gingers. Russia's Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer Rights Protection and Human Well-Being, or Rospotrebnadzor, the same agency that has gripes with Filet-O-Fish sandwiches, is cementing its reputation as a full-fledged arbiter of American whiskey. Show More Summary

Let's Get to Work on a Strong Plan to Protect Floridians from Carbon Pollution

Over the course of our campaign to encourage Florida Governor Rick Scott to develop a strong plan for meeting the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan standards, I have been heartened to hear about the efforts of so many in Florida to make reducing carbon pollution. read more

Consumer Reports says pregnant women should avoid tuna, citing mercury levels

6 days agoHealth : The Checkup

Consumer Reports, taking issue with recent federal guidelines on fish consumption, said Thursday that pregnant women should avoid all tuna because of its high levels of mercury. In June, the Environmental Protection Agency and Food and Drug Administration proposed a minimum weekly level for fish consumption for the first time. Show More Summary

Criticism of EPA's Economic Analysis Sorely Misplaced

A recent report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) suggests that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) should improve the way it analyzes regulations. Critics have been quick to trumpet the EPA's "failure," butShow More Summary

Criticism of EPA's Economic Analysis Sorely Misplaced

A recent report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) suggests that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) should improve the way it analyzes regulations. Critics have been quick to trumpet the EPA's "failure," butShow More Summary

Does EPA's Proposal to Cut Biodiesel Portend Administration Caving to Big Coal?

Is a recent Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposal to cut biodiesel -- an environmentally friendly fuel that burns significantly cleaner than regular diesel made from oil -- a sign that the Obama administration is waving theShow More Summary

Russia shuts down several Moscow McDonald's, claims it has nothing to do with Ukraine

The Russian consumer protection agency Rospotrebnadzor closed down at least four McDonald's in Moscow on Wednesday, saying it found multiple, undisclosed sanitary violations. Among those suspended is the symbolically important Golden...Show More Summary

This auto finance company’s ‘flawed computer system’ may have hurt thousands of people’s credit scores

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced a $2.75 million settlement with Texas-based First Investors Financial Services Group on Wednesday. The agency says the auto finance company knowingly and "systematically" provided inaccurate...Show More Summary

Kibbutz Families Return Home to More Rockets

Photo: Oren Or Biton, Tazpit News Agency / A mother protects her daughter during a rocket attack targeting Beersheba, July 28, 2014. KIBBUTZ KFAR AZA -- For Orit Zadikevitch, the return home to Kibbutz Kfar Aza with her four children two weeks ago on Thursday, August 7, was somewhat of a relief. Show More Summary

Experts: Pro-Smog Pollution Report Is "Unmoored From Reality"

A recent study from the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) claims that smog regulations proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will cost the economy $270 billion. But the regulations, necessary to alleviate the...Show More Summary

General Honoré, Enviro Groups Call for Strengthening EPA’s Proposed Refinery Pollution Standards

Millions of people living near refineries will be directly affected by a long awaited updates to regulations the Environmental Protection Agency has proposed for oil refineries. Their new proposed rule includes a reduction of flaring,...Show More Summary

Humberside Police agree to fund more Buddi Trackers to deter prolific offenders

Humberside Police are set to invest in more Buddi tracker devices to tackle re-offending by most prolific offenders or high risk MAPPA (Multi Agency Public Protection Agreement) offenders after the Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Grove agreed funding to increase their roll out. The Buddi Tracker is a personal tracking device system which works in […]

Roscoe Streyle: University System Politics Threatens Information Security

The State of North Dakota Information Technology Department (ITD) has successfully protected the states many agencies from hackers for years by using state-of-the-art Intrusion Prevention and Intrusion Detection Systems (IPS/IDS). These types of systems monitor all traffic coming in and out of the state’s network and alert staff if certain security events occur in real-time....

Affordable Housing Wire: As part of the Environmental...

last weekNews : The Newsroom

As part of the Environmental Protection Agency's brownfields program, three contaminated sites in the Bronx are getting $300,000 in federal grants and loans to be cleaned up and rebuilt as affordable housing. The sites, which are currently plagued by...

Getting the Message Across

This past weekend I've immersed myself in two David vs Goliath stories. The first is Elizabeth Warren's book A Fighting Chance. The formation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau -- a new government agency with some teeth to prevent...Show More Summary

LAPD credits armored vehicle for protection in morning shootout

At a time when police action in the Midwest is raising concerns about the militarization of local law enforcement agencies, police in South Los Angeles are crediting some of that equipment for saving lives during a dramatic run-and-gun pursuit before daybreak Monday.

Border agency’s former watchdog says officials stymied his efforts

The former head of internal affairs for U.S. Customs and Border Protection made scathing remarks about the agency in his first public comments since being removed from his former position in June, saying he was demoted for trying to expose a culture of cover-ups and corruption. James Tomsheck, who now works for CBP in another capacity, told […]

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