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Tick, Tock, Tick Tock: Flint's Disposable Poor Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 03.18.2016 | Home
Marian Wright Edelman

Why are we wasting time apportioning blame before the problem is fixed and the poor children and families of Flint have fresh, clean water to drink and cook with and bathe in?

Kate Sheppard

EPA Releases Long-Anticipated Rules For Disposal Of Coal Ash | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.23.2014 | Home

WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency released new rules Friday for the disposal of coal ash, the first national guidelines for dealing wi...

U.S. Eyes European Safety Standards for Oil Refineries

Susan Buchanan | Posted 06.15.2014 | Home
Susan Buchanan

Oil refiners can learn from Europe as they try to reduce accidents at plants in Louisiana and other states, U.S. safety experts say. After a string of disasters, President Obama issued an executive order last August to improve chemical facility safety.

Kate Sheppard

North Carolina Coal Ash Spill Renews Push For Long-Delayed Federal Regulations | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.06.2014 | Home

WASHINGTON – Between 50,000 and 82,000 tons of coal ash flowed into North Carolina's Dan River on Sunday, prompting renewed calls for long-delayed f...

Kate Sheppard

House Republicans Just Quietly Passed A Bill Gutting Hazardous Waste Legislation | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.25.2014 | Home

WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives passed a bill on Thursday overhauling the country's hazardous waste laws. The bill, called the Reducing...

WATCH: 15 Things In Your House That You Should Trash (And 5 You Should Never Throw Out)

Posted 11.18.2013 | Home

That month-old block of cheese is a given, but did you know that there are other items in your home that come with an expiration date? To find them, y...

Dr. Robert D. Bullard: Justice for Our Children

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 01.17.2012 | Home
Marcia G. Yerman

Our talk covered topics from the genesis of his career as the "Father of Environmental Justice," to the role that women and mothers have played in the struggle for the health of the planet.

Lynne Peeples

Greening Disadvantaged Populations In The Name Of Environmental Justice | Lynne Peeples | Posted 12.10.2011 | Home

AUSTIN, Texas -- Thirty years after the Midnite Mine was closed, clean-up of the 33 million tons of radioactive remains at the site -- located within...

Lynne Peeples

Government's New Electronics Stewardship Strategy Not Strong Enough, Experts Say | Lynne Peeples | Posted 09.20.2011 | Home

On Wednesday, the U.S. government launched a new initiative to push for the responsible and sustainable management of electronic products -- from gree...

The Toxic Substances Control Act's Toxic Baddies

Bill Chameides | Posted 08.14.2011 | Home
Bill Chameides

Of the some 80,000 chemicals manufactured and used in the United States, the EPA has issued regulations to control just five "existing" and four "new" chemicals. Today, we'll learn a little about each of them.

Giving Up the Ghost Ships: Suisun Bay's Mothball Fleet

Jan McGirk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jan McGirk

It's clear that the health risks from a fleet of decrepit U.S. navy troop ships and tankers, moored for nearly half a century in the shallow backwaters of San Francisco Bay, are being taken seriously at last.

Asarco, Mining Giant, Must Pay $1.79 Billion To Clean Up Mess

NPR | John Burnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The American Smelting and Refining Company, known as Asarco, will pay a record $1.79 billion to settle claims for hazardous waste pollution at 80 site...

Finally Standards for Coal Ash... Just in Time?

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Bill Chameides

Dr. Bill Chameides is the dean of Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He blogs regu...

The Toxic Crime of the Century

Jackie Fuchs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jackie Fuchs

For months now, Campania has been suffocating under heaps of uncollected garbage shipped from economically sound northern Italian regions to the much poorer south.