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Environmental Politics

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  • 38th Street beach named a Superstar

    38th Street beach named a Superstar
    Among the most popular American beaches, the cleanest California waters break on 38th Street beach on the Balboa Peninsula, a new study has found. The Newport Beach location was the only one in California to qualify for a list of 35 "Superstar Beaches"...
  • Swimmers beware: water at some U.S. beaches may make you sick

    Swimmers beware: water at some U.S. beaches may make you sick
    (Reuters) - Every summer millions of American families head for beaches, but few stop to think of the possibility that the water they swim in may harbor enough bacteria to cause stomach flu and a host of other illnesses. The Natural Resources Defense...
  • High-tech firms focus on energy efficiency to confront climate change

    WASHINGTON — As President Obama pushes ahead on a strategy for confronting climate change that relies heavily on energy efficiency, some Americans may see flashbacks of Jimmy Carter trying to persuade them to wear an extra sweater and turn down...
  • No denying climate change deniers

    People who refuse to drink the Kool-Aid known as global warming-climate change are not just "deniers"; we are guilty of a "nihilistic refusal" to address the issue. So says a Washington Post editorial commenting favorably on Monday's Supreme Court...
  • Retailers Selling 'Bee-Friendly' Plants Containing Bee Toxic Pesticides, Report Says

    Retailers Selling 'Bee-Friendly' Plants Containing Bee Toxic Pesticides, Report Says
    HARTFORD - Big box stores and major garden centers across the U.S. and Canada have been selling consumers plants labeled "bee-friendly" that have actually been treated with pesticides known to be toxic for bees, according to a report released Wednesday....
  • Supreme Court reaffirms EPA's authority to regulate greenhouse-gas emissions

    The following editorial appeared in the Miami Herald on Wednesday, June 25: For the third time in seven years, the Supreme Court this week reaffirmed the Environmental Protection Agency's authority to regulate carbon dioxide and greenhouse gases. It'...
  • Pesticides found in 'bee-friendly' garden-store plants

    Pesticides found in 'bee-friendly' garden-store plants
    Many supposedly bee-friendly flowers and home garden plants being sold by major retailers have been pretreated with pesticides implicated in bee declines, according to a study by Friends of the Earth and other organizations, including the Maryland...
  • York sewer bills rise $4 this year, next

    The York County Board of Supervisors upped its residential sewer fee $4 last week, and promises to do the same next year. The county's bimonthly sanitary sewer maintenance fee went from $44 to $48 effective May 1, which means homeowners will see the bump...
  • RedBlueAmerica: Can the EPA stop global climate change?

    The U.S. Supreme Court this week ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency may use the Clean Air Act to regulate major sources of greenhouse gases, such as factories and power plants. The agency wants to cut carbon emissions by 30 percent over the...
  • James Pitts dies at 93; his research led to cleaner air in California

    James Pitts dies at 93; his research led to cleaner air in California
    James Pitts, an influential smog researcher whose work was used to craft California's pioneering air quality regulations, has died. He was 93. Pitts died in his sleep of natural causes at his Irvine home on June 19, according to his wife, Barbara...
  • NOAA forecast is for bigger dead zones in the Chesapeake Bay this summer

    NOAA forecast is for bigger dead zones in the Chesapeake Bay this summer
    The Chesapeake Bay can expect bigger oxygen-depleted dead zones than average this summer, and many of the marine creatures that live in its depths will face a tougher struggle to survive. The forecast comes from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...