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  • Apple campaign touts progress on reducing environmental impact

    Apple campaign touts progress on reducing environmental impact
    [This post was updated at 10:24] Under Chief Executive Tim Cook, Apple has become increasingly vocal about its efforts to reduce the company's effect on the environment. On Monday, the company launched a revamped website that highlights its progress and...
  • Federal agencies use pay flexibility to attract scientists, professionals

    Federal agencies use pay flexibility to attract scientists, professionals
    Tina Bahadori says a career at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has given her the chance to achieve something that 25 years in the private sector didn't offer: a legacy. Bahadori's years working for consulting, advocacy and lobbying firms...
  • EPA drastically underestimates methane released at drilling sites

    EPA drastically underestimates methane released at drilling sites
    Drilling operations at several natural gas wells in southwestern Pennsylvania released methane into the atmosphere at rates that were 100 to 1,000 times greater than federal regulators had estimated, new research shows. Using a plane that was...
  • Judge strikes down Minnesota's anti-coal energy law

    MINNEAPOLIS A federal judge Friday struck down a landmark 2007 Minnesota law that bans new power generation from coal, saying it regulates business activities of out-of-state utilities in violation of the U.S. Constitution's Commerce Clause. U.S....
  • Oak Park residents will still have green energy option

    Oak Park residents will still have green energy option
    Conservation-minded Oak Park residents will have an option to purchase green energy at a slightly higher cost than the "brown energy" that will be supplied through a new village electricity deal. The village announced the green option this week as...
  • New York Auto Show: new Hyundai Sonata targets Accord, Camry

    New York Auto Show: new Hyundai Sonata targets Accord, Camry
    Hyundai launched the first shot in the coming battle for the family sedan market by introducing a new generation Sonata at the New York International Auto Show on Wednesday. The South Korean automaker launched the current Sonata five years ago as a...
  • Lowe's to pay $500,000 in EPA lead paint settlement

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lowe's Home Centers, the No. 2 U.S. home improvement retail chain, has agreed to pay a $500,000 penalty for violating federal rules governing lead paint exposure, U.S. authorities said on Thursday. The Environmental Protection...
  • As opposition grows, China defends plans for petrochemical plants

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China has launched an intense media campaign to defend the safety of producing a chemical used to make polyester fiber, as public opposition to new petrochemical plants threatens to disrupt expansion plans by state energy giants such...
  • Spending: cheap water is running dry

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Americans, unlike people in many parts of the world, tend to take clean water for granted. For most of us, it's also cheap: The average U.S. household pays $372 a year for drinking water, according to the American Water Works...
  • Lowe's settles EPA allegations on lead paint

    WASHINGTON — Lowe's Cos., the home-improvement retail giant, has agreed to pay a $500,000 civil penalty and roll out a new record-keeping policy for contractors that could encounter lead paint. The settlement, announced Thursday, ended a federal...
  • Old-school coal is making a comeback

    WASHINGTON Coal, the former king of American energy, is making a comeback after being left for dead in favor of cleaner-burning natural gas. For years, coal has been losing market share as the American fracking boom created a flood of cheap and...