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Volatile Organic Compounds

Obama Administration Releases New Rules For Methane Emissions

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Tuesday proposed new standards limiting methane emissions from oil and gas drilling operations, a sign...

Louisiana Manages to Meet EPA's Ozone Standard Before an Anticipated Rule Tightening

Susan Buchanan | Posted 06.07.2015 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Last year, the EPA signaled that it will announce a stricter ground-level ozone standard this fall. South Louisiana and other warm, sunny places tend to be high in "bad" ozone. After a struggle, Baton Rouge and neighboring parishes with refineries and petrochemical plants have managed to comply with EPA's current ozone standard.

Floor to Walls: How to Reduce Exposure to Household Toxins

Hannah Helsabeck | Posted 05.09.2015 | Green
Hannah Helsabeck

Products often warn users about the risks of a product and how specifically to use it. Follow outlined guidelines for exact use. It's also important to throw away partially full containers of old or unneeded chemical safely.

Lynne Peeples

Unwelcome Wells: Is Natural Gas Drilling Poisoning Our Children's Air? | Lynne Peeples | Posted 03.24.2012 | Green

If everything goes as planned, Angie Nordstrum's son may look out the window of his second-grade classroom at Red Hawk Elementary this fall and see a ...

"IRAQ: An Environmental Cesspool"

R. B. Stuart | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
R. B. Stuart

Burn pit tests in war zones have shown that the fires release dioxins, benzene and volatile organic compounds, including substances known to cause cancer.

Life Cycle: Life After Desk

Simran Sethi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Simran Sethi

Often, the greenest consumer route is not buying new products made with Earth-friendly methods but rather scoring used products made with traditional, possibly heinous methods. Reduce, reuse, then recycle.