A landmark 8-part video documentary series on the environment from 1970, the dawn of the modern environmental movement, is rebroadcast (Web and broadcast) from THIRTEEN, New York City's flagship publid television station.
"A lawsuit against DuPont Co. claiming its nonstick Teflon cookware coating could pose health risks to users has been dropped."
"Colorado State University hurricane forecaster Bill Gray said on Wednesday he may reduce his next Atlantic season forecast because sea temperatures are cooling and a weak El Nino may appear by late summer."
"New research raises additional concerns about the harmful effects of formaldehyde, a common chemical found in everything from plywood to nail polish, car exhaust and cigarette smoke."
"A Senate panel has approved President Barack Obama's nominee to head the troubled Food and Drug Administration."
"President Barack Obama on Wednesday named a former adviser to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to head the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, giving opponents of a nuclear waste repository in Reid's home state of Nevada another well-placed ally."
"Republicans blocked President Barack Obama's pick for the No. 2 job at the Interior Department on Wednesday in a dispute over oil and gas development on federal lands, but Democrats vowed they would soon make a second attempt to win confirmation."
"The Senate on Tuesday backed an amendment that would allow people to carry loaded guns in national parks and wildlife refuges."
One result of increased EPA grant money going to state and local governments will be uptick in activity on many local environmental projects — which will translate into news.
The National Interagency Fire Center maintains an ongoing set of wildfire forecasts, covering time periods ranging from daily to the full wildfire season.