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Environmental Politics

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  • Reducing carbon emissions has practical benefits [Commentary]

    Reducing carbon emissions has practical benefits [Commentary]
    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy earlier this month announced plans to lower the carbon emissions from our antiquated coal-fired power plants 30 percent by 2030. Much of the justification for this has been focused on the need to...
  • Ford says it overstated gas mileage of hybrids, Fiestas, plans refunds

    Ford says it overstated gas mileage of hybrids, Fiestas, plans refunds
    Ford Motor Co. has lowered the fuel economy numbers for many of its hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles, plus its popular Fiesta, and promised to send checks to 200,000 U.S. customers who bought or leased Ford cars with inflated mileage numbers. The...
  • Ford lowers fuel-economy ratings for 6 vehicles, will reimburse drivers

    DETROIT Ford Motor Co. has lowered fuel economy ratings for six of its vehicles, mostly hybrids, and will reimburse about 215,000 customers after the automaker applied test data incorrectly. This is the second time in the past year Ford has had to...
  • Florida should join climate change dialogue

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced its strategy to cut carbon emissions from power plants by 30 percent from 2005 levels by the year 2030, pursuant to a seldom-used provision in the Clean Air Act, Section 111(d). This section...
  • Consumer Reports: Spruce up your home, deck

    Your grill (and what's on it) may be the star of your next barbecue, but your house and deck could get less-than-rave reviews if their finishes have faded, notes Consumer Reports. More manufacturers are promising greater longevity with long warranties...
  • 7 Things You Might Not Know About Your Clothes Dryer

    There's a lot that your clothes dryer doesn't want you to know. For starters, it sometimes uses as much energy per year as a new energy efficient refrigerator, clothes washer and dishwasher combined, according to a report released Thursday by the...
  • New EPA rules cast cloud of uncertainty

    In the fight against climate change, power plants are going to have to cut back their emissions according to new EPA regulations. But how Florida's power plants will do that, and how much it will cost consumers, is still up for debate. The...
  • Rick Perry shares the love with California, Hillary Clinton

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry is not exactly a beloved figure in California. The swagger and the twang are all too reminiscent, for some, of another former Texas governor-turned-Republican-presidential-candidate, who twice lost the state by landslide margins....
  • Coal is a people-killer [Letter]

    Coal is a people-killer [Letter]
    Coal-fired power plants are the greatest source of greenhouse gas in America ("Carbon rules can work," June 2). Neighboring West Virginia extracts 90 percent of its power from coal alone, and there are eight active coal units in Maryland that violate...
  • FDA to pregnant women: Eat more fish (but choose with care)

    FDA to pregnant women: Eat more fish (but choose with care)
    The Food and Drug Administration, underlining the potential health benefits to infants and young children of fatty acids found plentifully in fish, on Tuesday urged pregnant women and new mothers to consume more fish and to feed it more often to their...
  • Hookah lounges show poor air quality, Hopkins study says

    Although hookah lounges are becoming more popular, smoking flavored tobacco through water pipes creates hazardous concentrations of indoor air pollution, according to a new study from the Institute for Global Tobacco Control at the Johns Hopkins...