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Environmental Politics

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  • How carbon cuts are measured determines winners, losers

     How carbon cuts are measured determines winners, losers
    With states under pressure to cut greenhouse gases, a battle is expected to ensue over how to measure those cuts. The reason: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which has proposed the reductions, has avoided telling states how carbon dioxide...
  • Review: Mercedes gives new C-Class a luxury upgrade, including price

    Review: Mercedes gives new C-Class a luxury upgrade, including price
    Mercedes-Benz had a simple plan for its new C-Class compact sedan: Do everything the full-size S-Class does, but in a smaller package for less money. Many automakers derive smaller cars from the styling and research and development cues from their...
  • Coal companies having tough year so far

    It was supposed to be a better year for U.S. coal producers. But railroad congestion, a mild summer and indications that coal prices have yet to hit bottom have all conspired against the fuel, while cheap and plentiful natural gas continues to put...
  • Lehigh Gap Nature Center receives an award

    Lehigh Gap Nature Center receives an award
    Dan Kunkle's work at Lehigh Nature Gap Center has been legendary. Through fundraising and grant writing, Kunkle has helped restore a Superfund site, the damaged area on the western side of the Lehigh River across from the old Palmerton zinc company....
  • Escalating the weed wars

    When crops were first introduced that had been engineered to withstand the herbicide glyphosate — better known by the trade name Roundup — the agricultural industry said it would confer a terrific environmental advantage. Glyphosate is a...
  • Northampton company makes coal substitute for cement kilns

    Northampton company makes coal substitute for cement kilns
    Decades in the hazardous waste business taught Joe Kotrosits and Steve Detwiler about the gold in the things people throw away. Not just cash. The two former hazardous waste company executives say tons of trash that winds up in landfills can be as...
  • As election nears, control of Senate looks surprisingly uncertain

    Just over a month before the midterm election, control of the U.S. Senate remains surprisingly up for grabs as Democrats parlay a financial edge and other advantages to battle history and a strong anti-Obama tide. Republicans still enjoy the more secure...
  • Innovations used in 12 cities around the world may help others

    Innovations used in 12 cities around the world may help others
    What makes a city work? And are there innovations that can make a city work better? We went looking for good ideas that are being tested in cities around the world, asking urban leaders who will be attending the CityLab conference in Los Angeles this week...
  • A political divide over the environment

    A political divide over the environment
    To hear Larry Hogan tell it, the multibillion-dollar effort to clean up the Chesapeake Bay has been a dismal failure — and the biggest problem is getting Pennsylvania and New York to stop sending sediment pollution down the Susquehanna River....
  • Kentucky attorney general criticizes EPA pollution plan

    WASHINGTON Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway and a dozen of his peers from across the country are pushing hard against a recently proposed carbon pollution rule, saying it would require states to undertake a massive overhaul of their energy sectors...
  • Prescription drug take-back program wraps Saturday

    Prescription drug take-back program wraps Saturday
    Beyond the thorny problem prescription medicines pose in drug abuse, traces of the meds show up in drinking water supplies. To fight both issues, the federal government began National Prescription Drug Take-Back Days in 2010, when individuals could drop...