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53 min ago | Scientific Blogging

Hunters, Fishers Object To Weakened EPA Rules In Alaska

Environmentalists generally regard people as the enemy, but that is a mythology only held by urban fundraisers working for environmental corporations.


Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, Environment, Science

5 hrs ago | WKOW-TV

Former EPA official: Fracking transparency vital

A former official with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says Wisconsin can remain the leading supplier of sand for the nation's fracking boom as long as the state imposes and enforces strong regulations.


Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law

9 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas

This Jan. 9, 2009, file photo shows equipment inside a pilot plant in Scotland, S.D., that turns corn cob into cellulosic ethanol, a precursor to a commercial-scale biorefinery planned for Emmetsburg, Iowa.


Related Topix: Global Warming, Biofuel, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Environmental Law, Law

10 hrs ago | Kansas City InfoZine

50+ Citizen Groups Call on EPA to Extend BP's Suspension from Government Contracts

Though the long-term impacts of the spill on the Gulf are still largely unknown, the EPA last month lifted its suspension of BP entities from federal contracts, deeming the corporation once again fit to do business with the government.


Related Topix: Environment, Science, Oil Spill

14 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun

Federal agencies boost pay to lure scientists

Tina Bahadori says a career at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has given her the chance to achieve something that 25 years in the private sector didn't offer: a legacy.


Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Healthcare Law

18 hrs ago | The Columbian

Portland reservoir case spotlights coming EPA rule

The Mount Tabor number 1 reservoir in Portland in 2011. Portland officials said Wednesday that they are flushing away millions of gallons of treated water for the second time in less than three years because someone urinated into a city reservoir.


Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Beekeepers search for answers as colonies show up damaged after almond farm pollination

As many as 80,000 bee colonies have died or been damaged this year after pollinating almond trees in the San Joaquin Valley, and some beekeepers are pointing to pesticides used on almond orchards as a possible cause.


Related Topix: Apiculture, Science, Agriculture, Newcastle, CA, Environmental Law, Law

The News-Review

DeFazio views Superfund site, Formosa Mine

U.S. Congressman Peter DeFazio tours an area near one of the former openings to the Formosa Mine outside Riddle Thursday.


Related Topix: Peter DeFazio, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Environmental Law, Law


Inslee weighs big increase in cancer risk for fish eaters

How much risk of cancer from eating fish is too much? Gov. Jay Inslee has privately advanced a proposal that would likely pass legal muster but which worries Indian tribes and environmentalists.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Governors, Science, Ecology

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Hawaii is genetically engineered crop flash point

In this April 16, 2014 photo, a tassel of corn grows in a field on Pioneer Hi-Bred International land in Waialua, Hawaii.


Related Topix: Hawaii, Agriculture, Science, Waialua, HI, Genetics, Medicine, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

KTRE-TV Lufkin

East Texans could see 12 to 14 percent price increase for new tractors due to new EPA regs

It won't be long at all before you start seeing tractors in fields. They'll be used for everything from cutting hay to planting crops.


Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, Environment, Science

Fine Homebuilding

EPA Steps Up Enforcement of Lead-Paint Rule in Connecticut

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is stepping up enforcement of its lead-paint rule in the New Haven, Conn., area, a city the EPA says has one of the highest rates of childhood lead exposure in New England.


Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, New Haven, CT

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Broward-Palm Beach

Environmental Groups Call on EPA to Extend BP's Suspension From Government Contracts

It's been four years since the BP Deep Water Horizon disaster where an oil rig explosion in the Gulf killed 11 workers and triggered the biggest oil spill in U.S. history.


Related Topix: Oil Spill, Environment, Science


NC State study: Dan River water safe for farm use

Three North Carolina State University scientists found that lead, arsenic, copper and other byproducts of coal burned at a Duke Energy Corp. power plant have declined sharply since the Feb. 2 spill.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, North Carolina State University, Duke Energy, Energy, Ruffin, NC

Brandon Sun

In appeals court decision, environmental groups lose challenge to EPA cement standard

A federal appeals court on Friday turned aside a challenge by environmental groups to an air pollution standard for cement plants.


Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law


Largest US solar farm on Superfund site now online

Sunlight streams onto the 43-acre Maywood Solar Farm in Indianapolis on Tuesday, April 15, 2013.


Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

Triple Pundit

EPA Data Shows U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Slightly Decreased in 2012

Climate change is making the news for a number of reasons, including Showtime's new series called "Years of Living Dangerously."


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Berea picked for Livable Communities competition

Berea is one of four Appalachian communities chosen for a program to help promote economic development, preserve rural lands and increase access to locally grown food.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

Flathead Beacon

EPA Ready To Designate CFAC Plant a Superfund Site

The Environmental Protection Agency is ready to designate the shuttered Columbia Falls Aluminum Company plant a Superfund site, but it's looking for public support before conducting a more extensive investigation into the contamination.


Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, Columbia Falls, MT, Jon Tester, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Max Baucus

Thu Apr 17, 2014


DeFazio tours abandoned mine Superfund site

DeFazio, D-Ore., said the Formosa Mine, which is on federal and private land outside Riddle, illustrates what is wrong about the 1872 Mining Act: The Canadian companies that reopened the mine in the 1990s have disappeared, the bond put up for cleanup was nowhere near enough to cover the true costs, and the federal government never got a penny in ... (more)


Related Topix: Peter DeFazio, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Geology, Science