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Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 08.19.2015 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

The EPA had to do more inspecting to bolster its argument for Superfund designation and accidentally breeched a secret dam built inside the mine to hold back accumulated snowmelt, unleashing three million gallons of poisonous sludge.

'Who's Going To Buy Property Next To A Superfund Site?'

AP | MITCH WEISS and MICHAEL BIESECKER | Posted 02.28.2015 | Green

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Developer Richard Green had nearly everything in place to build upscale homes on the heavily polluted land next to an old ele...

Miami-Themed Shuffleboard in Gowanus: My, How Brooklyn Is Changing in So Many Ways

Ben Arnon | Posted 08.16.2014 | New York
Ben Arnon

I was immediately surprised by how much passion they both exuded for the game of shuffleboard. I had assumed that shuffleboard was merely a unique hook for an otherwise conventional bar or nightclub. I was wrong.

Kate Sheppard

Company Settles For Record Sum To Clean Up 85-Year Toxic Legacy | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.03.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency announced on Thursday a $5.15 billion settlement with a subsidiary of ...

Kate Sheppard

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

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

Can Superfund Save This Garbage-Strewn Island?

Miyoko Sakashita | Posted 02.09.2014 | Green
Miyoko Sakashita

We have a responsibility to protect this island -- and, in fact, all ocean habitats -- from the scourge of plastic pollution.

Will GOP Learn from Shutdown Fiasco or Force Another One Over Debt Ceiling?

Frances Beinecke | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Republicans have put America's health and environment in jeopardy with their shutdown tactics. The question is: will they learn from their error or do it all again in two weeks when the debt ceiling must be lifted?

Kate Sheppard

A Government Shutdown Would Likely Cripple The EPA | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ninety-four percent of Environmental Protection Agency employees will be furloughed tomorrow in the event of a government shutdown, acco...

The $500 Million Plan To Clean The Gowanus

DNAinfo | Posted 01.24.2013 | New York

CARROLL GARDENS — The expensive and lengthy cleanup of the Gowanus Canal will rid the waterway of dangerous contaminants, but it won't make it clean...

Meet The Man Who Lives In A Houseboat On The Gowanus Canal

Posted 07.16.2011 | New York

One man's $500 million EPA superfund site is another man's home. The New York Post has an article today about the four houseboats currently docked...

Health Risk Remains In Asbestos-Plagued Montana Town

AP | By MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 07.04.2011 | Green

BILLINGS, Mont. -- A preliminary study of an asbestos-plagued Montana town indicates health dangers remain in some areas already addressed in a federa...

Green News Report: March 29, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.29.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Fallout f...

Green News Report: January 25, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Getting "Gas"-y at the Oscars; Freakin' Frackin'; Natural disasters are expensive; Catastrophic flooding, drought around the world.

The Joy of Dirty Destinations

Paul Robert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Paul Robert

Rather than polluting the sky to catch a breath of fresh air in some rain forest, maybe we should discover the joy of dirt. You could call it the opposite of eco-tourism; pollu-tourism. Take Butte, Montana.

Media Contributes to Victim Mentality as Gulf Struggles

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Georgianne Nienaber

One of the most important issues facing coastal residents is air quality. Journalists have a responsibility to examine the science and the public has a responsibility to learn more about their environment.

Obama, EPA To Reimpose Superfund Tax On Oil And Chemical Companies

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

There is no question that the Superfund program, first established 30 years ago, is facing a budget crunch. For 15 years, the federal government impos...

Chicago Waste Dump Added To EPA Superfund List

AP | BY KAREN HAWKINS and JIM SUHR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The Environmental Protection Agency has added a cluster of waste-disposal sites in Chicago and a former copper smelter in southern Ill...

Gowanus Canal Gets EPA Superfund Status, Despite Bloomberg's Objections

AP | DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — For at least 120 years, city officials have been promising to do something about the oily, smelly mess that is the Gowanus Canal. No...

Is Your Baby Crawling On Carpet Made Of Coal Ash?

Deirdre Imus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Deirdre Imus

Corporations need to take economic and social responsibility for their business practices. Environmental pollution is a major health threat with enormous economic consequences.

Justice or Just a Step?

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

Powerful, wealthy global oil companies routinely partner with repressive or corrupt regimes, and then blame the local government or its local partners.

Green News Report - May 19, 2009 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

In Today's Audio Report: One step forward and two steps back for Obama and the Democrats -- the changing political climate of climate change politics....

50 EPA Cleanup Sites To Get Stimulus Money

AP | HILARY RUSS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — For decades, the New Bedford Harbor was a dumping ground for industrial metals and other contaminants. But now that harbor ...

The F Word: No Solar and No Clean-up

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Laura Flanders

I say it's time for some departmental renaming. What do you call a Defense Department that makes you sicker and an environmental protection agency that can't?

Banking Superfund Starts To Take Shape

Portfolio | Jeffrey Cane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The three biggest banks in the nation--Citigroup, Bank of America, and J.P. Morgan Chase--have agreed on the structure of a $75 billion fund intended ...

Enviros Hit Dem Senator For Siding With 'Poop Polluters'

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Environmental groups typically allied with Democrats are taking aim at centrist Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.), accusing her of doing the bidding of Ar...