EPA curb on nonstick chemical may have reduced number of babies with low birth weight

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Efforts to phase out a chemical used in nonstick coatings have resulted in fewer U.S. babies being born underweight in recent years, according to findings published in the International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health. Researchers at New York University based their findings on an analysis of blood samples of new mothers that were More...

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By admin On Friday, October 13th, 2017
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Trump taps climate skeptic for top White House environmental post

President Trump on Thursday tapped Kathleen Hartnett-White, a former chairman of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, to head a key White House office that coordinates environmental and energy More...

By admin On Wednesday, October 11th, 2017
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Worrying new research finds that the ocean is cutting through a key Antarctic ice shelf

A new scientific study published Tuesday has found that warm ocean water is carving an enormous channel into the underside of one of the key floating ice shelves of West Antarctica, the most vulnerable More...

By admin On Wednesday, October 11th, 2017
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GAO to probe whether Trump administration is protecting agencies’ scientific integrity

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By admin On Wednesday, October 11th, 2017
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New EPA document reveals sharply lower estimate of the cost of climate change

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By admin On Monday, October 9th, 2017
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EPA chief Scott Pruitt tells coal miners he will repeal power-plan rule Tuesday: ‘The war against coal is over’

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By admin On Monday, October 9th, 2017
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There’s enough wind energy over the oceans to power human civilization, scientists say

New research published on Monday finds there is so much wind energy potential over oceans that it could theoretically be used to generate “civilization scale power” — assuming, that is, that we More...

By admin On Monday, October 9th, 2017
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Pruitt tells coal miners he will repeal power plan rule Tuesday: ‘The war on coal is over.’

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt told coal miners in Kentucky Monday he will move to repeal a rule limiting greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants, assuring them, More...

By admin On Monday, October 9th, 2017
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EPA chief tells coal miners he will repeal power plan rule Tuesday: ‘The war on coal is over’

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt told coal miners in Kentucky that he will propose repealing a rule limiting greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants. Speaking at an event with More...

By admin On Saturday, October 7th, 2017
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This coal lobbyist once wrote Trump was a ‘bully.’ Now he’s the nominee for EPA’s No. 2 spot.

Back in February 2016, Andrew Wheeler, a prominent coal lobbyist, was working as volunteer consultant for energy and environmental policy for the campaign of Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.). Ahead of the More...