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e-waste

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…
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Intel, High-Tech Leaders Rank High On Green Power Partnership Top 100

Proving it's possible to power U.S. industry and commerce with renewable energy, high-tech industry giants rank among the EPA top 10 in U.S.…
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EPA Data Shows U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Slightly Decreased in 2012

The EPA’s recently released inventory shows that greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. decreased by 3.4 percent from 2011 to 2012.
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EPA Port Grants Help Spur Clean Diesel, Sustainable Technologies

The inaugural “Advancing Sustainable Ports” summit last week in Baltimore recognized ports that are trying to be good environmental stewards and also doled…

EPA Power Plant Rules Could Cut Carbon Pollution More Than Expected

The EPA's impending carbon rules for existing power plants could achieve even greater reductions than previously thought — and at less cost, according…
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EPA and Army Corps of Engineers Release New Rule To Protect Waterways

The Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a proposed rule this week to clarify which waterways are protected under…
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New EPA Emissions Standard Saves Lives, Creates Jobs

New fuel efficiency and emissions standards are creating stronger automotive jobs in the U.S., as research and development firms wind up to meet…
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U.S. Carbon Emissions Dip 3.3 Percent in 2012, EPA Finds

In 2012, U.S. greenhouse gas emissions dropped 3.3 percent from the previous year, but overall, the nation’s emissions have risen by 4.4 percent…
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Policy Points: Spilling Light on Poor Toxic Chemicals Regulations

Accidents like the Elk River chemical spill in West Virginia and Dan River coal ash spill in North Carolina shine a spotlight on…
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Chula Vista, Calif., Sprint, UC Irvine Named EPA Climate Leaders

A California city government enacting a strict energy efficient building code and installing electric vehicle charging stations, a wireless provider reducing its carbon…
oil and gas industry

US Oil & Gas Sustainability Spending Sluggish Compared to Extraction Growth

The oil & gas industry increases sustainability spending, but not in proportion to their growth in extraction.