Saturday, November 27, 2021

Tag: EPA

EPA finds two widely used pesticides harm majority of endangered species

Atrazine and glyphosate are both causing severe harm to many of the plants and animals protected under the Endangered Species Act.

EPA to reconsider the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ozone

"The Environmental Protection Agency now has an opportunity to strengthen our national, health-based standards for ground-level ozone."

Community scientists have new EPA guidelines for sampling microplastic pollution. How...

The protocol acknowledges that because "microplastics smaller than [one millimeter] in size (such as microbeads) are more difficult to find... more sophisticated technology is required to conclusively identify them."

Fossil fuel plant run by William Koch at heart of EPA...

“My hope is that they will thoroughly investigate their emissions and their impact on the community and draw what we believe to be an inescapable conclusion that Oxbow is an eminent danger to the life and health of people in Port Arthur and southeast Texas.”

EPA takes action to protect Pacific salmon from pesticides

Pesticides generally are a problem for salmon for several reasons and can have a variety of impacts depending on the chemical involved.

The EPA is banning chlorpyrifos, a pesticide widely used on food...

“The EPA has had nearly 14 years to publish a legally sufficient response to the 2007 Petition.”

‘Long overdue’: EPA bans all food uses of neurotoxic pesticide chlorpyrifos

“Finally, our fields are made safer for farmworkers and our fruits and vegetables are safer for our children.”

EPA warns of Mountain Valley Pipeline impact on streams, says project...

The natural gas pipeline already has hundreds of water quality violations. Opponents are hopeful the EPA’s warning brings the project’s cancelation closer.

House passes resolution that reinstates EPA’s methane pollution safeguards

A new report by the UN Environment Program confirmed that cutting methane pollution from both new and existing oil and gas operations is vital in tackling the climate crisis.

2020-2021 honey bee colony loss second highest on record

“These bee losses highlight the disturbing lack of progress from the EPA in the fight to protect pollinators from toxic pesticides.”

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Normalizing vigilantism? The American right’s reaction to the Rittenhouse verdict

“This might be interpreted across the far right as a type of permission slip to do this kind of thing or to seek out altercations in this way.”

The big industry that COP26 failed to tackle

Our broken and inhumane food system is a huge source of emissions, so why isn’t it a major part of the climate solution?

Corals spawning gives scientists hope for ‘vulnerable ecosystem’

The spawning, which was seen from recorded videos off the coast of Cairns, Queensland, "gives the scientists who observed it hope for the vulnerable ecosystem."

All 3 men found guilty of murdering Ahmaud Arbery

“It’s been a long fight. It’s been a hard fight, but God is good… I never thought this day would come, but God is good, and I just want to tell everybody thank you, thank you for those who marched, those who prayed.”

Former police detective fatally shot by Kansas police

“The family of Lionel Womack thanks the members of the Kansas City community for your outpouring of support after their devastating loss yesterday."