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EPA To Propose New Rule To Clean Up Pollution

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 03.24.2014 | Green

The Obama administration will unveil a proposal Friday to clean up gasoline and automobile emissions, a step that officials say will result in cleaner...

Southern Arizona's Smoke and Mirror Mine

Frances Causey | Posted 05.21.2013 | Green
Frances Causey

Are southern Arizonans and their elected officials supposed to trust Rosemont's promise when it has such an abysmal track record of deception and misrepresentation?

How Global Warming Went Cold in America

Sunil Sharan | Posted 05.20.2013 | Green
Sunil Sharan

Even before liftoff, the fight against global warming has become grounded in America. Whenever a potential breakthrough appears on the horizon, either the left or the right throws a challenge to stall the solution.

What I Tell My Students

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 05.15.2013 | World
Evaggelos Vallianatos

I have taught sporadically at several universities. My latest teaching is at Pitzer College that prides itself for its liberal and environmental value...

President Obama Should Abandon the All of the Above Energy Strategy

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.11.2013 | Green
Steven Cohen

The surest sign that President Obama is willing to make renewable energy a priority will be when we stop hearing about "all of the above" and start hearing about the need to set priorities and make choices.

New Cabinet Nominees

Al Gore | Posted 05.04.2013 | Politics
Al Gore

If we do not slow our reckless pollution of the atmosphere and invest in new, clean sources of energy, we risk dangerously destabilizing our climate. I hope Obama's nominees will help our nation lead the world through the difficult challenges that lie ahead.

Amanda Terkel

EPA Employees To Face Up To 13 Furlough Days | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Employees at the Environmental Protection Agency may be forced to take unpaid leave for up to 13 days this year, as the federal governme...

Obama To Make Key Appointments

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 05.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is announcing his picks for three Cabinet-level jobs – nominees to run the Energy Department, Environmental...

'Black Mayonnaise' At Bottom Of Polluted NYC Creek

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 05.02.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- Just across the East River from midtown Manhattan's shimmering skyscrapers sits one of the nation's most polluted neighborhoods, fouled by...

New Business Alternatives for Obama's Climate Change Program

Amy Larkin | Posted 04.27.2013 | Green
Amy Larkin

Many iconic American corporations have invested billions of dollars and hired many of the world's best scientists to work on renewable energy breakthroughs. But these scientists are sworn to secrecy in order to protect their companies' investments.

Say Goodbye to the Campbell's Soup Can?

Paul Alexander | Posted 04.21.2013 | Science
Paul Alexander

Today's version of the metal can could be a thing of the past, if a consortium of activist groups gets its way. Their target is a chemical that, if banned, could change the very way food is packaged.

Hickenlooper: I Drank Fracking Fluid

Posted 02.14.2013 | Denver

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has made no secret of his support for hydraulic fracturing, but on Tuesday he went one big step further and testif...

Officials: Toxic Canal Likely Didn't Kill Dolphin

| Posted 03.31.2013 | New York

By Leslie Albrecht, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer GOWANUS -- The dolphin whose lonely death in the filthy Gowanus Canal broke hearts nationwide probabl...

Dead Dolphin Removed From Toxic Canal

Reuters | Posted 03.28.2013 | New York

By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK, Jan 26 (Reuters) - The carcass of a dolphin that died after becoming mired in a notoriously toxic New York...

The Most Misleading Product Claims

24/7 Wall St. | Michael B. Sauter, Samuel Weigley, Alexander E.M. Hess | Posted 01.26.2013 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: The Federal Trade Commission recently ruled that advertisements from juice maker POM Wonderful contained health claims that were m...

President Obama Vows Action on Climate; Latino Groups Support Swift Action

Adrianna Quintero | Posted 03.24.2013 | Latino Voices
Adrianna Quintero

Mr. President, the Latino community, and Americans across the nation, stand ready to support your actions to respond to the threat of climate change and protect our children and future generations.

EPA Sets Aside Water Contamination Report After Pressure From Oil Company

AP | By RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI | Posted 03.18.2013 | Green

WEATHERFORD, Texas (AP) — When a man in a Fort Worth suburb reported his family's drinking water had begun bubbling like champagne, the federal gove...

Lisa Jackson's Departure and the Irrelevance of the EPA to the Obama Team

Steven Cohen | Posted 03.04.2013 | Green
Steven Cohen

This country, in some ways symbolized by the EPA itself, seems stuck in a time warp. In our political culture and media the commies are still fighting the capitalists and the greens are still fighting the growth and jobs crowd.

Over the Cliff: Not a Happy New Year for Illinois' Environment

Jack Darin | Posted 12.29.2012 | Green
Jack Darin

Past the cliff comes what, the abyss? Wherever the metaphors and rhetoric are headed as the stalemate in Congress continues, here in the real world the stakes are high for our health and the quality of our land, air and water.

EPA Administrator Stepping Down

AP | By KEVIN FREKING | Posted 02.26.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, the Obama administration's chief environmental watchdog, is stepping down after nearly four years ...

New Soot Standard Will Protect Public Health, Environment

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 02.13.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

As a mom, I can't imagine how scary it would be to watch your child struggle to breathe. That's why I'm so thankful that today the Environmental Prote...

Man Sentenced After Pleading Guilty To Poisoning Neighbor's Dogs

Posted 02.11.2013 | Denver

A 73-year-old man has been sentenced to nine and a half years in prison after pleading guilty to poisoning his neighbor's two dogs and intimidating a ...

Fiscal Cliff Spending Cuts Threaten Rivers and Clean Water

Wm. Robert Irvin | Posted 02.02.2013 | Green
Wm. Robert Irvin

In this season of hope, let us hope that President Obama and Congress will exhibit the wisdom and bipartisanship necessary to prevent taking the nation over the cliff and will do so in a way that protects the environment, including rivers and the clean water they provide.

Clean Coal Turnabout?

Bill Chameides | Posted 01.28.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

Okay, it's past Thanksgiving and the election is long over, but a series of ads I saw on television on election night keep playing in my mind. They were about the virtues of coal. Why would such ads stay with me? Let me explain.

Tom Zeller Jr.

Group Signals Plan To Sue EPA To Force Cap-And-Trade Scheme For Vehicle Emissions | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 05.14.2013 | Green

Another in what will likely be many legal maneuvers aimed at either expanding or contracting the regulatory reach of the Environmental Protection Agen...