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Chain Restaurants Claim Renewable Fuel Standard and Corn Ethanol Cost Billions

The National Council of Chain Restaurants claims the EPA's Renewable Fuel Standard and corn ethanol production cost restaurants billions annually.
Will President Obama be able to push more aggressive climate policy in his second mandate?

What Will Obama 2.0 Bring For Climate Policy?

President Obama gave a nod to climate change in his acceptance speech on election night, but reducing the United States' greenhouse gas (GHG)…

New Water Treatment Process Could Help Bring Dead Zones Back to Life

Employing a new tertiary wastewater treatment process reduced levels of phosphorous and trace pollutants in urban wastewater effluent below EPA safe levels, researchers…
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Scotts Miracle-Gro Smacked With $12.5M Fine For Pesticide Violations

Scotts Miracle-Gro entered a plea agreement with the EPA to pay a $12.5 million fine for the company’s misuse of chemicals in some…
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Controlling Ship Pollution: As Easy as ECA?

What some are hailing as landmark international regulations to reduce air pollution from ships in North American waters took effect this month. It’s…

EPA and P&G Research New Tools for Measuring Sustainability Objectives

The US EPA and P&G has joined together to research new tools for measuring sustainability objectives that goes beyond supplier scorecards.
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The NRDC Toxic 20: How’s Your State’s Air Up There?

NRDC's Toxic 20 states have the dirtiest air.
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Should the U.S. Halt Corn Ethanol Production During the Drought?

Last week, the director-general of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization told the Financial Times that the US should suspend its binding biofuel…

How About a CAFE Standard for Utilities?

Atlanta-based utility giant Southern Company is set to fire up a new 100MW biomass facility.This is a big positive step for the company,…
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Study: Coal Plants Do More Harm Than Good

Turning the world we have today into a truly sustainable one could be as simple as making things cost what they truly cost.…

Coal Industry Bribes “Activists” with T-Shirts and Lunch to Fight the EPA

a Chicago-based environmental group sent out a tweet over the rumor of a pay-to-protest ad that was posted on Craigslist by an alleged…

EPA Protects West Coast Ports Besieged by Coal

Coal ports in the Northwest threaten the regions work to reduce pollution and embrace clean energy. In a long-awaited move, the EPA has…

Combined Heat and Power: Pros and Cons

Combined heat & power (CHP) or cogeneration, is really not an energy source itself, but rather more of an energy multiplier, squeezing more…

ALEC Lobbies EPA to Designate Carbon Intensive Palm Oil as a Biofuel

ALEC is lobbying for the EPA to designate palm oil as a biofuel.

EPA Underestimates Emissions from Palm-Based Biofuels

Scientific and environmental groups announced that they will submit comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in response to EPA's proposed finding that…