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Environmental Ethics: Bernie Madoff's Pyramid Scheme Is an Important Lesson

Michael Zacka | Posted 10.01.2012 | Business
Michael Zacka

Many consumers assume that less packaging or no packaging is always the best answer for the environment. That may be true of most products, but there are reasons food packaging is different.

Colbert To EPA Head: 'Why Do You Hate Jobs?'

Posted 07.23.2012 | Green

Last Thursday night, EPA administrator Lisa Jackson made an appearance on Comedy Central’s "The Colbert Report” to discuss job creation, the impor...

Soot Hearings: Speaking Out for Public Health

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 09.19.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

On Tuesday, hundreds of Philadelphia residents rallied and spoke at an Environmental Protection Agency hearing on new safeguards to cut deadly soot pollution nationwide.

Top 8 Tips for Saving Water Outdoors

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.18.2012 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest bloggers from the EPA's WaterSense program This summer's heat wave is expected to result in a serious spike in the amount of water being use...

Undergrads Rank Top 10 Ethical Employers

Posted 07.05.2012 | Impact

Which employers are the pinnacle of good business, according to undergraduate students? Universum, an organization that focuses on employer brandin...

Los Angeles Joins Fight Against Climate Change

Kassie Siegel | Posted 09.01.2012 | Green
Kassie Siegel

Some 17,000 people live in Boone, N.C. -- and none are movie stars, as far as I know. But this town does share at least two things with the city of Los Angeles. Both are going to be hit hard by climate change. And both are fighting back.

Today's Environmental Activists Stand on David Brower's Shoulders

Peter Dreier | Posted 08.20.2012 | Green
Peter Dreier

David Brower helped transform environmentalism from a polite cause dominated by don't-rock-the-boat upper-class conservationists to an activist movement that uses political action.

Tom Zeller Jr.

EPA Digs Into Landfill's Alleged Civil Rights Abuse | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 06.19.2012 | Green

The Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Civil Rights has agreed to investigate a complaint filed by residents of a largely African-American co...

New Soot Pollution Standard Benefits Americans, Saves Lives

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 08.15.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

What's more, soot pollution is also the cause of hazy views in our national parks. Asthma and you can't even enjoy the iconic views in places like the Grand Canyon or the Great Smoky Mountains? Come on.

Team Energy Star Focuses on a New Audience to Save Energy: Kids

Diane MacEachern | Posted 08.11.2012 | Green
Diane MacEachern

Using energy efficiently starts at home with simple actions like turning off the lights or computer when they're not being used. The challenge is getting people -- especially kids -- to flip that switch to "off."

Powerful New Video: Protect the Moapa Band of Paiutes From Coal

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 08.04.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

The Moapa Band of Paiutes continues to fight the pollution from the nearby Reid Gardner coal plant in Southern Nevada, and the Sierra Club stands with...

Our Families Deserve Clean Air

Dra. Evelyn Montalvo-Stanton | Posted 08.01.2012 | Latino Voices
Dra. Evelyn Montalvo-Stanton

As a pediatric pulmonologist I see the burden faced by families due to asthma on a daily basis. The emotional, physical, and economic costs are overwhelming.

Pollution Ravages Low-Income Communities; Residents Speak Out

David Vognar | Posted 07.25.2012 | Green
David Vognar

With moments of compelling commentary, the EPA forum provided a pressing reminder that there are real victims of our choice to pollute or put up with pollution, and in many instances those victims are from low-income areas.

Tell the EPA You Support Carbon Pollution Protections

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 05.24.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

If anything, the EPA is arriving late in the game, following in the footsteps of community leaders, governors, state regulators, and financiers who all realized, in the past decade, that new power plants in this country must deal with their carbon pollution.

Irresponsible Care: National Children's Study Faces changes That May Put Children's Health at Greater Risk

Nancy Chuda | Posted 07.21.2012 | Green
Nancy Chuda

Public health advocates have long pushed for stronger standards on flame retardants, and, in particular, those containing polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PDBEs), citing studies that suggest they cause harmful health effects -- especially in children.

Is There a Clean Energy Standard in Our Future?

Bill Chameides | Posted 06.10.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

Americans are behind Obama, in the sense that they support the president's concept of a national clean energy standard. But they're also behind, in the sense that the voting public is unwilling to go as far as the president wants to go because of costs.

America's No. 1 Environmentalist Subversive

Bill Chameides | Posted 07.11.2012 | Comedy
Bill Chameides

Environmentalists took over Hollywood and the media ages ago. And now, with those crazies in the White House, they've taken over our government. Next, they'll take control of corporate America and then you can kiss your big old, made-in-the-USA carbon footprint goodbye.

U.S. Acid Rain Regulations: Did They Work?

Bill Chameides | Posted 07.10.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

U.S. acid rain regulations have worked. What's more, they didn't seem to get in the way of the country's longest economic expansion.

Federal Fracking Regulations Cover Only A Sliver Of Land

Posted 05.09.2012 | Green

ProPublica's Lena Groeger Reports: Last week’s media coverage of the Obama administration’s newly-proposed fracking rules focused so heavily on...

New York Times Calls on Lisa Jackson to Tackle "the Risk From Chemical Plants"

Kevin Grandia | Posted 07.04.2012 | Green
Kevin Grandia

The New York Times today called on EPA administrator Lisa Jackson to use her authority under the Clean Air Act to require dangerous chemical facilities to use safer processes, instead of storing large quantities of poison gases.

Frogs Need More Than a Kiss

Noah Greenwald | Posted 04.27.2012 | Green
Noah Greenwald

Under a mounting barrage of environmental pressures, one in four amphibian species in the United States are now imperiled and worldwide, and 122 species have gone extinct since 1980.

Lucia Graves

'Agent Orange Corn' Sparks Public Outcry | Lucia Graves | Posted 10.29.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON -- A new kind of genetically modified crop under the brand name of "Enlist" -- known by its critics as "Agent Orange corn" -- has opponents...

Christie Administration Withdraws Charge Against Federal Agency

Star-Ledger | Posted 06.23.2012 | Politics

New Jersey has backed out of a federal lawsuit calling for tougher ozone regulation than what was implemented by the Bush administration in 2008, acco...

Entrepreneurs Find Cash In Trash

Reuters | Christina Hernandez Sherwood | Posted 04.23.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - Some entrepreneurs across the country are building businesses based on the belief that garbage -- once destined to rot in a landfill -- ca...

Earth Day Call to Service: Vote Green and Clean in 2012

Christine Pelosi | Posted 06.22.2012 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

A generation of Earth Days has conditioned millions of us to be green in our homes yet we must apply the same ethic to our politics if we want to save our planet and our democracy. What must we do? Vote green and clean in 2012.