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5 Ways Climate-Denier-in-Chief Spells Doom for the Environment

5 Ways Climate-Denier-in-Chief Spells Doom for the Environment

By Reynard Loki If the world’s governments don’t prevent the planet’s surface temperature from increasing more than 2 C, then life on Earth will become a difficult proposition for many humans, animals and plants. Glaciers will melt, sea levels will rise, crops will fail, water availability will decrease and diseases will proliferate. Some areas will […]

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    EPA Must ‘Correct Top Claim in Major Fracking Study’

    EPA Must ‘Correct Top Claim in Major Fracking Study’

    Led by Food & Water Watch, more than 200 public interest and environmental groups sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today, urging the agency to heed the recommendation of its own independent Science Advisory Board (SAB) and clarify the seemingly unsupported top-line finding of the June 2015 draft fracking report. EPA […]

    4 Reasons the EPA Needs to Raise Fuel Economy Standards and How You Can Help

    4 Reasons the EPA Needs to Raise Fuel Economy Standards and How You Can Help

    Thousands of Americans are speaking up to tell the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to raise the bar and set a higher standard for cleaner and more fuel-efficient cars in the U.S. Will you join them? Before 2007, U.S. fuel economy standards for passenger vehicles hadn’t changed all that much for more than two decades. […]

    Cancer-Causing Chemical Found in Drinking Water of 218 Million Americans

    Cancer-Causing Chemical Found in Drinking Water of 218 Million Americans

    By Bill Walker Drinking water supplies for two-thirds of Americans are contaminated with the carcinogenic chemical made notorious by the film, Erin Brockovich, which was based on the real-life poisoning of tap water in a California desert town. But there are no national regulations for the compound—and the chemical industry is trying to keep it […]

    $90 Billion Whistleblower Suit Filed Against Four of the Nation’s Largest Chemical Companies

    $90 Billion Whistleblower Suit Filed Against Four of the Nation’s Largest Chemical Companies

    Four of the country’s largest chemical companies have been accused of selling billions of dollars worth of harmful isocyanate chemicals but intentionally concealing their dangers to consumers and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over the past several decades. BASF Corporation, Bayer Material Science LLC, Dow Chemical Company and Huntsman International LLC have been named […]

    10 Sites Added to EPA Superfund List … Do You Live Near One?

    10 Sites Added to EPA Superfund List … Do You Live Near One?

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) named 10 sites to the Superfund program’s National Priorities List, reaching nine states plus Puerto Rico. Leading the list is the Bonita Peak Mining District in Colorado, where the EPA by accident spilled 3 million gallons of toxic wastewater from the abandoned Gold King Mine into the scenic Animas […]

    Republican Platform Rejects Climate Regulations, Paris Agreement

    Republican Platform Rejects Climate Regulations, Paris Agreement

    A day before officially declaring Donald Trump as the Republican Party’s presidential nominee, the party released its 2016 platform that promises sweeping changes to climate and environmental policies. The platform calls for pulling the U.S. out of the Paris agreement, ending all renewable energy incentives and demoting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency—set up by Republican […]