The Government Accountability Office, testifying before a Congressional committee, urged the Food and Drug Administration to stiffen oversight of bottled water and give consumers more information about what they are drinking.
"98% of supposedly environmentally friendly products in US supermarkets make false or confusing claims, campaigners say."
Climate change scientist paints a stark and vivid picture
THE WINDS OF CHANGE: CLIMATE, WEATHER AND THE DESTRUCTION OF CIVILIZATIONS By Eugene Linden
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Two competing bills before Congress would pay people to scrap old, inefficient vehicles. But some say the proposed legislation is not as green as it looks and other factors need to be taken into consideration.
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If you haven't covered recycling for a while, you – and your audience – might be surprised by how things have changed and the variety of new angles to explore.
The number of curbside recycling programs now surpasses 9,000. Yet, a greater percentage of recyclable plastic bottles and aluminum cans are landing in the garbage.
Researchers with EPA's Office of Policy, Economics, and Innovation has found that residential development in some metro areas has moved from suburbs and exurbs to infill development within urban areas.
Areas lacking easy access to affordable staple foods can signal larger long-term problems, including environmental ones. Simple interactive maps can play a key role in engaging your community.
Although the US food supply remains among the safest in the world, it also remains a point of vulnerability to terrorist attack.
The Senate passed a five-year Farm Bill Dec. 14, 2007, that softened a provision imposing draconian penalties for publication of information from a federal database for tracking food animals.