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  • New EPA rule would seek to cut carbon emissions 30% by 2030

    New EPA rule would seek to cut carbon emissions 30% by 2030
    The Obama administration will seek to cut greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants 30% from 2005 levels by 2030, potentially one of the biggest steps any country has taken to confront climate change, people familiar with the plan said Sunday....
  • Rob McCord slings gaseous mud ball at Tom Wolf and 'the others'

     
    As predicted by political insiders, state Treasurer Rob McCord was the first Democrat to run a television attack ad against another Democrats running for governor in the May 20 primary. It started Thursday. In the 30-second ad, McCord (to the......
  • Urban farmers urge city to update compost law

    Urban farmers urge city to update compost law
    Once a week, Alex Poltorak roams the alleyways of Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood hunting for white buckets stashed here and there crammed with banana peels, avocado shells, bits of onions and other colorful vegetable scraps from his customers'...
  • Petroleum group says fracking helped reduce greenhouse gas emissions

    Petroleum group says fracking helped reduce greenhouse gas emissions
    The American Petroleum Institute said hydraulic fracturing, or fracking as it is sometimes called, contributed to a 3.4% drop in greenhouse gas emissions in 2012, the trade group said in a statement. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday...
  • Calculating the costs of pollution

     Calculating the costs of pollution
    Last week, a divided court of appeals upheld what may well be the most important environmental rule in the nation's history: the Environmental Protection Agency's mercury standards. The regulation is expected to prevent up to 11,000 premature deaths, 4,...
  • State Must Ban Fracking Waste

    State Must Ban Fracking Waste
    There are few governmental responsibilities as profound as protecting the air and water that sustain life. When there is a question about air or water quality, government ought to err on the side of caution. That is why, until the system is safe...
  • Searching for elusive steelhead trout in the Los Angeles River

    Searching for elusive steelhead trout in the Los Angeles River
    On a recent sweltering weekday morning, environmental scientist Rosi Dagit waded into the murky water at the mouth of the Los Angeles River. Leaning hard against the current and trying not to slip on the rocks, she began pulling a seine net across a...
  • Aviation last major source of toxic lead in U.S.

     Aviation last major source of toxic lead in U.S.
    Leaded gasoline is such a well-known scourge that automobile fuel made with the brain-damaging additive is still sold in only six countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Iraq, Myanmar, North Korea and Yemen. Shifting to unleaded fuel in the U.S. — the...
  • China's planned urban growth bodes ill for environment

    Premier Li Keqiang wants to wean the Chinese economy off its dependence on export trade in cheap electronics, clothes, toys and tchotchkes of all variety. Let the Chinese people consume instead, he says, and let them consume products and services of...
  • Many reported sickened after West Virginia chemical spill, survey says

    When a storage tank spilled an obscure coal-cleaning chemical into the water supply in West Virginia in January, officials ultimately toldĀ 300,000 people not to use the water. Charleston was the largest city affected, as well as the source of the spill....
  • Energy company reaches agreement with EPA to clean up coal ash spill

    The Environmental Protection Agency and a top U.S. energy provider reached a settlement agreement Thursday in which the company agreed to clean up the remains of a February coal ash spill that contaminated 70 miles of river in North Carolina and Virginia....