Obama Set To Ink New Federal Safety Standards For Asbestos, Dangerous ChemicalsA bill that Congress sent President Obama would set new safety standards for asbestos and other dangerous chemicals, including formaldehyde, styrene and BPA.
Volkswagen Halts Sales Of 3.0 Liter Diesels In US After Emissions ScandalVolkswagen is temporarily halting sales of more diesel vehicles in the U.S. and Canada after regulators said they cheated on emissions tests.
EPA Considers Ban On Pesticide That Sickens Farmworkers, Infants, Threatens WildlifeThe EPA may ban the use of chlorpyrifos, a widely used insecticide that is sprayed on a variety of crops including oranges, apples, cherries, grapes, broccoli and asparagus.
Lucas Valley Road In Marin County Reopens After Big Rig Paint SpillLucas Valley Road reopened Friday afternoon following a cleanup of paint spilled into a creek caused by an overturned big rig Thursday but work crews will need to return to the area next week for further cleanup.
Treated Water From Mountain View Toxic Site Eyed For Irrigation, Potential Drinking WaterGroundwater from a toxic site in Mountain View, treated and basically thrown away, is now being viewed as a source for irrigation and could also be considered for drinking water.
Top 7 Houseplants For Clean AirAir purifiers and HEPA filters combat indoor air pollution, but for a greener option, use houseplants.
San Francisco City Hall Becomes Oldest Building To Receive LEED Platinum CertificationThe 100-year-old San Francisco City Hall is now the world’s oldest building to receive LEED Platinum certification for existing building operations and management, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
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What Is Earth Day And Why Is It So Important?For many, Earth Day is simply a day that comes and goes, but the meaning behind the day means much more just planting a few trees.
Supreme Court Seems Divided Over EPA Mercury LimitsThe Supreme Court's conservative justices cast doubt Wednesday on the Obama administration's first-ever regulations aimed at reducing power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants.
GOP Lawmaker Targets Obama Climate PlanHouse Republicans targeted a key element of President Obama's strategy for fighting climate change, releasing a bill to delay the Obama administration's plan to limit carbon pollution.
Congressional Democrats Seek To Step Up Fracking OversightDemocrats on a congressional oversight panel are stepping up their investigation into how well states are regulating the disposal of oil and gas waste, citing continuing public concern about the potential environmental and health risks of hydraulic fracturing.