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Environmental Politics

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  • Air quality alert in effect, 90s forecast for Tuesday

    Air quality alert in effect, 90s forecast for Tuesday
    If the predicted high for Tuesday reaches its mark, it would be just the third 90-degree day this year in Chicago. Meteorologists say this summer has been relatively cool. From 1981 to 2010, Chicago summers have had an average of 14 90-degree days, said...
  • Harborview beacon to light up Baltimore skyline

    Harborview beacon to light up Baltimore skyline
    HarborView Towers, a condominium complex on the Inner Harbor, aims to become an iconic part of the Baltimore skyline now that it has revamped the beacon atop its east tower. "[It's] new and exciting, and I think people are just going to love it," said...
  • Rekha Basu: You can't escape the Kochs

    You can't escape the Koch brothers. They're everywhere. Underwriting efforts to eliminate Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid. Trying to get rid of aid to education, the Environmental Protection Agency and minimum-wage laws. They're the brunt of late-...
  • Getting creative

    Getting creative
    In 2009, the last year the Environmental Protection Agency has individual data for phone books available, 650,000 tons of directories were introduced into U.S. waste and recycling streams. While phone books are a very small percent of total paper waste,...
  • BMW 535d leads the pack among diesel luxury sedans

    BMW 535d leads the pack among diesel luxury sedans
    The best place to find a diesel these days isn't a freeway truck stop. It's the country club. Brands like BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi have always sold diesel cars on their home turf back in Germany. Mercedes in particular had success selling oil-burning...
  • EPA wants actual road-test results to fix auto fuel economy estimates [w/poll]

     
    Filed under: Hybrid, Government/Legal, Diesel The agency thinks the new approach will result in more realistic ratings, especially for hybrids. The Environmental Protection Agency is getting tired of discovering automakers overstating their vehicles'...
  • Why experts see little hope for GOP plan to sue Obama over law's delay

    Why experts see little hope for GOP plan to sue Obama over law's delay
    Throughout American history, Congress has often been at odds with the president. But so far, the legislative body has not turned to the third government branch — the judiciary — with a lawsuit claiming the chief executive violated the...
  • The carbon taxes we're already paying

    The carbon taxes we're already paying
    In June, a decades-long open secret hit the media like a typhoon: Climate change is the fundamental economic challenge of our time. The bipartisan troika of former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, hedge fund mogul Tom Steyer and former Treasury...
  • EPA's proposed limits pose roadblock for Alaska's Bristol Bay mine

    EPA's proposed limits pose roadblock for Alaska's Bristol Bay mine
    The Obama administration proposed mining restrictions in Alaska on Friday that would protect what the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency described as “one of the world's most valuable salmon fisheries,” but which critics said could...
  • Porous pavement gets another tryout in Maryland

    Porous pavement gets another tryout in Maryland
    The concrete oozed rather than poured out of the mixer truck, almost as if reluctant to cover the ground — partly because it won't, entirely. Laborers shoveled pebbly gobs around to form a new sidewalk at a park-and-ride lot in Waysons Corner, one...
  • Now you can rent your favorite athlete

    Imagine this fantasy — because it could be true: Soon it will be the most exciting and dreadful night of the year: Draft night for your fantasy football league. Exciting because nothing (NOTHING!) is more important. Dreadful because you always end...