"The Environmental Protection Agency issued a final rule Monday banning the use of the pesticide carbofuran on food crops, saying it poses an unacceptable health risk, especially to children."
Blue Whales seem to be resuming a historic migration pattern between the California coast and the Gulf of Alaska for the first time since commercial whaling ended in 1965.
Every night Train No. 339 pulls out of the shabby station in the Punjabi farm town of Bathinda. It has a chilling nickname -- "the cancer train" carries some 60 patients each night to the regional cancer hospital.
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An "eco-friendly" developer in Sweet Home, Oregon, has brought "a nightmare of garbage-dumping fines from state environmental regulators, an asbestos investigation by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, an investigation by Oregon charities regulators, and numerous civil lawsuits from angry creditors."
"Iowa is about to launch its biggest assault ever on river and lake pollution -- a $455 million campaign."
While the H1N1 "swine" flu has so far turned out to be less severe than feared, the World Health Organization's warning system is based on the extent of a disease's spread. Some are saying the system need changing in order to dial down needless anxiety.
"A little-known policy is turning sleepy central Florida into a green energy hub. Could it do the same for America at large?"
Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) has placed a "hold" on the nomination of Gina McCarthy to lead EPA's Air Office, saying EPA's proposed finding that greenhouse gases endanger human health and welfare would lead to costly regulations of small business.
"Cars powered by hydrogen fuel cells, once hailed by President George W. Bush as a pollution-free solution for reducing the nation’s dependence on foreign oil, will not be practical over the next 10 to 20 years, the energy secretary said Thursday, and the government will cut off funds for the vehicles’ development."