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Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘EPA’

US Senate Republicans skip open of climate change talks

US Senate Republicans skip open of climate change talks

Republicans on a key US Senate committee were absent Tuesday as debate opened on a Democratic proposal for sweeping climate change legislation. The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee opened its critical debate on the plan at 9:00 am (1400 GMT) without its Republican members, despite last-ditch efforts to avert an opposition boycott from Democratic […]

EPA’s New Green Parking Lot

EPA’s New Green Parking Lot

EPA’s New Green Parking Lot Allows Scientists To Study Permeable Surfaces That May Help The Environment. Paved parking lots and driveways make our lives easier, but they often create an easy pathway for pollutants to reach underground water sources and alter the natural flow of water back into the ground. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency […]

EPA estimates Senate climate bill costs modest

EPA estimates Senate climate bill costs modest

An analysis by the Environmental Protection Agency says a proposed Senate bill to combat global warming would add around $100 a year to a typical household’s energy costs. The analysis released late Friday by Sen. Barbara Boxer’s office generally mirrors the cost projected by the EPA when it examined similar legislation passed last summer by […]

Air Quality Improvements Over The Last Decade May Be A Factor In Fewer Ear Infections

Air Quality Improvements Over The Last Decade May Be A Factor In Fewer Ear Infections

Strides in improving the nation’s air quality over the past ten years may be a factor in fewer cases of ear infections (otitis media) in children. These results are according to new research presented at the 2009 American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO, in San Diego, CA. […]

EPA holds up coal-mining permits as firms fume

EPA holds up coal-mining permits as firms fume

NEW YORK  – Mining companies accused the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday of ignoring America’s need for affordable energy and hurting workers in a poor region of the country by delaying permits for proposed surface, or “mountaintop,” mines in Appalachia. The decision that all 79 pending permits must undergo additional evaluation by the EPA […]

EPA To Place Limits On Power Plant Water Pollution

EPA To Place Limits On Power Plant Water Pollution

WASHINGTON—For the first time in nearly 30 years, the Environmental Protection Agency plans to limit the quantity of toxic metals that coal-fired power plants release into waterways. The agency said Tuesday that equipment required to reduce pollution in the air has increased harmful contaminants in water discharged by power plants, particularly heavy metals such as […]

EPA To Propose Ways To Cut Car Emissions

EPA To Propose Ways To Cut Car Emissions

The chief of the Environmental Protection Agency said Monday that the Obama administration is studying how to curb global-warming gases from big industrial polluters such as power plants and factories. In an appearance before the USA TODAY editorial board, Lisa Jackson also said the agency will soon propose rules to cut greenhouse emissions from cars. […]

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