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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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  • Cutting carbon: Cap and trade — the sequel?

    Cutting carbon: Cap and trade — the sequel?
    When it comes to cutting carbon, what's old, it seems, is new again. Exelon Corp. executives are using terms like "cap and trade" and "carbon tax" in describing how they think Illinois should lower its carbon footprint in anticipation of the...
  • Beijing's smog makes Los Angeles air look good

    How does a normal day in Beijing compare with one in Los Angeles? The answer, it turns out, is both simple and complex. Los Angeles' skies are among the most foul in the United States: In the American Lung Assn.'s 2014 national State of the Air...
  • Activists: Tighten pesticide limits: Front & Center

    American farmers apply more than 1 billion pounds of pesticides a year to their fields to kill weeds and damaging insects. But collateral damage includes farmworkers; more than 10,000 a year suffer acute pesticide poisoning. Now the U.S. Environmental...
  • California needs to overhaul its protection of groundwater

    California needs to overhaul its protection of groundwater
    There are many environmentally worrisome aspects of oil and gas production, and one is the injection of wastewater back into the ground. This process — a way of disposing of the contaminated water created during the drilling process — is...
  • Guarding local swimmers [Editorial]

    Guarding local swimmers  [Editorial]
    The Maryland and Delaware Atlantic Ocean beach resorts got a bit of good news to kick off the summer season this past week. The latest survey by the National Resources Defense Council rates both states as having some of the cleanest beach water in the...
  • Mothers bring kids to Senate to push for EPA's climate change rule

    Mothers bring kids to Senate to push for EPA's climate change rule
    More than 200 mothers and their children marched to dozens of Senate offices Wednesday, carrying handwritten signs and calling for members of Congress to support the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed anti-pollution rules, which seek to...
  • EPA staff recommends significantly lower ozone standard

    EPA staff recommends significantly lower ozone standard
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency staff said Friday that the nation should tighten smog rules significantly, a step that would improve air quality in California but force costly new requirements on government and industry. The EPA staff...
  • Obama's economic advisors warn against delays on greenhouse gases

    Delaying action on cutting greenhouse gas emissions that drive climate change could damage the U.S. economy, according to a report to be issued Tuesday by the White House's Council of Economic Advisers. The council estimated that the eventual cost of...
  • Study: Flame retardants found in moms, kids

    Study: Flame retardants found in moms, kids
    One flame retardant is linked to cancer and was voluntarily taken out of children's pajamas in the 1970s after researchers discovered it mutated DNA. The other was touted as an eco-friendly chemical that would neither escape from household furniture nor...
  • Sparrows Point owner, government reach cleanup agreement

    Sparrows Point owner, government reach cleanup agreement
    Hopes for redevelopment of the former Sparrows Point steel mill in Baltimore County — and the promise of new jobs — took two giant strides forward Thursday as the land was sold to a new owner who also reached agreement with state and federal...
  • Electric cars can go only half as far in freezing weather, AAA finds

    Electric cars can go only half as far in freezing weather, AAA finds
    Testing by AAA has found that how far an electric vehicle can travel on one charge varies widely depending on the weather. Frigid temperatures can reduce that distance by 57%. The research is important to the Automobile Club of Southern California...