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Obama to Seek ‘Politically Binding’ Climate Agreement

With a United Nations summit meeting coming up in Paris next year that will attempt to come up with some kind of meaningful…
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EPA Launches Criminal Investigation Against Tyson Foods

It's been a rough year for Tyson Foods. In June the company was sued by the state of Missouri for a wastewater discharge…
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Navigating the ‘Wild West’ of Eco-Labels: Science-Backed Tips for Consumers

After a scandal in 2010 revealed that some Energy Star products did not live up to their energy-savings claims, the government changed the…
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Toledo Loses Drinking Water to Algal Bloom From Farm Runoff

Toledo, Ohio, which lies along the western edge of Lake Erie, health officials had advised residents not to drink the water coming out…
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More Utilities Are Shifting to Renewable Energy

“Renewables — including wind, solar, biomass, geothermal, waste heat and small-scale hydroelectric — accounted for a whopping 49 percent of new U.S. electric…
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Giving a Pass to Corporate Polluters

Has there ever been a better time to be a corporation? I doubt it. Corporations might disagree, and we’re all familiar with corporate…
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New Carbon Capture Plant Will Use Coal Exhaust to Get Oil From the Ground

This week, NRG announced the Petra Nova Carbon Capture Project, the world’s largest post-combustion carbon capture power generation plant. This commercial-scale carbon capture…
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Former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson Weighs In on the Need for a Climate Tax

Speaking specifically about climate change, Henry Paulson, who served as Treasury Secretary during the George W. Bush administration, says: “This is a crisis…
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How Food Waste Recovery Fills Pockets Instead of Landfills

According to the EPA, close to 50 percent of what goes into landfills is organic material. Some of that is recovered as landfill…
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EDF: Green Trucks Good for the Planet and Business

Heavy trucks haul about 70 percent of U.S. freight, gobbling nearly 2.5 million barrels of oil per day while producing nearly half-a-billion tons…
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StEP Initiative is Turning e-Waste Into an e-Resource

Posing a threat to health and ecosystems, urban mining of e-waste and cradle-to-cradle product life cycles could turn threat into opportunity. In partnership…
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Climate Change Liability: Holding the Perpetrators Responsible

Can the primary culprits of global warming be held liable for undermining efforts to combat climate change? That may sound like something a…
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IAQ: How Do You Stack Up When It Comes to Indoor Air Quality?

Why should we care about indoor air quality (IAQ)? Well, the first reason is our health. Consider the following facts: First of all,…
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U.S. Companies Send Letter of Support Over EPA’s New Carbon Standard

More than 100 companies and investors sent a letter of support to the Obama administration for this week’s release of a new EPA…
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EPA Report: Los Angeles Buildings are ‘Energy Stars’

Energy use in commercial buildings accounts for 17 percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions at a cost of more than $100 billion per…