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This blogaround brought to you by cookies.Recommended Reading:Jenn: [Content Note: War on agency; racism] Supreme Court Votes to Protect Abortion Access: Why It Matters for AAPI WomenRuth: Black Girls Code Is Moving into Google's New...Show More Summary

Drink Up: US Congress' Office Building Water Contaminated With Lead

The tap water in a congressional office building has been found to be contaminated with levels of lead elevated above the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) action level.

Coco Rocha Named Brand Director of Model Agency Nomad MGMT

10 hours agoLifestyle / Fashion : Fashionista

Throughout her career, Coco Rocha has stood up for the rights of her peers — from joining the Model Alliance and helping to pass laws protecting child models to speaking out against overuse of Photoshop. Now she's taking that one step further, according to a report by WWD: Alongside her husband... Continue reading

Lead in water at US House office prompts questions

The office of the Architect of the Capitol informed lawmakers Tuesday that lead levels in the drinking water of the historic Cannon Building "are slightly above the (Environmental Protection Agency) standard."

Port Everglades, EPA to Study Air Emissions

Port Everglades has signed a partnership agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to study air emissions.   The EPA's Office of Transportation

Fact Checking the House Benghazi Committee’s Findings

The House Select Committee on Benghazi criticized the military, the State Department and intelligence agencies for lapses in protecting Americans in Libya.

German Report: Hate Crimes On The Rise By Right-Wing Extremists, Refugees Targeted

A German report on hate crimes released Tuesday by the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, the country’s domestic intelligence agency, evoked concerns among government officials as it identified a sharp increase in the number of violent acts perpetrated by right-wing extremists, Reuters reports. Show More Summary

US Customs Wants to Screen Social Media for National Security

The US Customs and Border Protection Agency wants to begin inspecting the social media profiles of tourists entering the United States.

Dr. John Wall to Receive the Thomas W. Zosel Individual Achievement Award from the EPA

John C. Wall, former vice president and chief technical officer at Cummins Inc., will receive the Thomas W. Zosel Individual Achievement Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at a ceremony for the 2016 Clean Air Excellence Awards.

Border Patrol Wants to Collect Foreign Travelers' Social Media Account Names

For years, law enforcement groups have been collecting information on social media for investigations, and now U.S. Customs and Border Protection wants to get in on the data. On Thursday, the agency proposed an addition to certain customs...Show More Summary

Russia, China Sign Deal to Protect Space Tech Rights – Space Agency

The Russian and Chinese governments signed an agreement on measures to protect technologies in connection to cooperation on peaceful space exploration and usage as well as creation and exploitation of launch vehicles and land-based space infrastructure, according to the statement of Roscosmos.

INFOGRAPHIC: The dangerous untold story of e-waste

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that over 60 million tons of electronic waste is dumped in landfills every year. In Agbogbloshie, Ghana one of the world's largest e-waste burial grounds houses thousands of tons of electronics. Show More Summary

The Effects Of The Clean Power Plan

Originally published on EIA. By Laura Martin and Jeffrey Jones The Clean Power Plan (CPP) [1] rule, issued under Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act, is the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) program to regulate carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions at existing fossil-fired electric power plants. Show More Summary

EPA Deems Filtered Water Safe for Flint Residents

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), together with US Centers for Disease Control (CDC), conducted tests at about 50 locations in Flint, Michigan, and have indicated that lead levels in filtered water are below what is considered dangerous to human health.

Some mortgage servicers break U.S. rules, mostly due to technology: consumer bureau

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Some mortgage servicers are failing to follow federal rules intended to help struggling borrowers avoid foreclosure, often because they use faulty technology, the U.S. agency charged with protecting consumers' finances said on Wednesday. Show More Summary

MPAA Happily Gets Into Bed With Russian State Censor Agency... To Protect Copyright!

last weekIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Roskomnadzor is the Russian "telecommunications regulator" or "watchdog," but it could just as easily be described as the Russian internet censor, because that appears to be a large part of its role in the country. In the past, we've...Show More Summary

EPA EDSP Victory 2015

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) formally announced its plan to incorporate results from non-animal methods in its Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program as a step towards its stated goal of... The post EPA EDSP Victory 2015 appeared first on PETA.

Clean Power Plan Implementation Decisions Affect CO2 Emissions and Electricity Prices

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Clean Power Plan (CPP) regulates carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions at existing fossil-fueled electric power plants, but the ultimate energy-related emissions effect depends to an important extent on how the rule will be implemented by states.

Elizabeth Warren Calls Donald Trump Out For Skipping Taxes

Editor’s Note: While this isn’t explicitly stated below, Trump has mentioned before an intention to all but wipe out the “Department of Environmental” (which is actually named the Environmental Protection Agency) if elected president. Show More Summary


WHY IS EPA REFUSING TO LET THE MEDIA INTERVIEW A SUPERFUND OFFICIAL? America’s most dangerous environmental pollution sites are being cleaned up by the Environmental Protection Agency’s Superfund program at a cost of $1 billion annually. One might think that removing these threats to the public health is something the agency would be happy to […]

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