Lorraine Loomis: Pollution-based economy cannot be sustained

EPA has moved away from an agency tasked with providing environmental protections to one of accommodating polluting special interests. Unfortunately, about the only thing we can expect from this EPA is more of the same.

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Some worry if New York's coming plastic bag ban is enough

New York retailers have begun giving up single-use plastic bags as the state prepares for the March 1 implementation of a ban aimed at reducing pollution, but many of those who support a move away from plastic are worried the new law doesn't go far enough.


Murphy announces plan for 100% clean energy by 2050

The first-term Democratic governor announced the plan at Stockton University alongside two Cabinet officials who will be carrying the plan out.


Inside the Trump administration's chaotic dismantling of the federal land agency

Internal records from the BLM contradict what its chief told Congress about a plan to ship 200 D.C.-based career staff out West. The plan would weaken the agency, which stands between federal lands and oil, gas and mineral companies.


Japan to resume effort to tackle contaminated water problem at Fukushima

Japan is resuming efforts to disperse a build-up of contaminated water at Tokyo Electric Power's wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant that is stalling progress on cleaning up the site, the government says.


The lost generation: Trump’s EPA is risking the health of American children

There’s a debate on kids’ health happening at the agency — without the scientists.

Under Trump, EPA inspections fall to a 10-year low

The agency’s inspection rate last year is half of what it was in 2010, while the civil penalties levied against polluters is the lowest since 1994.

EPA moves to ban toxic paint stripper chemical for some - but not all - uses

The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed banning the use of a toxic chemical in paint strippers when it comes to consumers - but not when it comes to its commercial use.


Two years after promises began, where are coal jobs?

From the Grayson, KY Journal-Times: “Put our miners back to work."


Great Lakes restoration needs our help this week

As News Tribune editorials have been pointing out for nearly a decade, the federal Great Lakes Restoration Initiative works. And deserves — no, needs — to continue to be allowed to do good.

BP signs gas sale deal with Alaska pipeline development agency

Alaska's gas line project, a major initiative of Gov. Bill Walker's administration, depends on support from Alaska's major natural gas producers, and its future is far from secure.

Climate science-disputing EPA head also disputes evolution

The good news is that Scott Pruitt doesn’t only hate scientific theories that are bad for oil companies.

Environmental groups want Ottawa to toughen new energy project assessment approach

Environmental groups are urging the Liberal government to strengthen its proposed changes to the process of assessing resource projects, arguing the current plan will allow economic development to trump environmental protection.


Brain drain at the EPA

Some 300 scientists and environmental protection specialists have departed the agency during the Trump administration.

Waste pits cleanup still could be a year away from starting

The EPA estimates it could be a year before cleanup of the San Jacinto Waste Pits begins, as officials negotiate a plan with the potential responsible parties to tackle the $115 million project.

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The dangerous fringe theory behind the push toward herd immunity: Derrick Z. Jackson

Resumption of normal life in the United States under a herd immunity approach would result in an enormous death toll by all estimates.

My urban nature gem

Thanks to the Clean Water Act and one relentless activist, Georgia's South River may finally stop stinking.

Dust from your old furniture likely contains harmful chemicals—but there’s a solution

Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.

Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later

Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

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