EPA

EPA chief met with Dow Chemical CEO before deciding not to ban toxic pesticide

The Trump administration's top environmental official met privately with the chief executive of Dow Chemical shortly before reversing his agency's push to ban a widely used pesticide that health studies showed can harm children's brains, newly released records reveal.<p>Environmental Protection Agency …

U.S. Congress

EPA seeks to scrap rule protecting drinking water for third of Americans

Environmental Protection Agency and army propose ending clean water rule to hold ‘substantive re-evaluation’ of which bodies of water should be protected<p>The Environmental Protection Agency is poised to dismantle the federal clean water rule, which protects waterways that provide drinking water for …

Water

EPA Chief's Refusal To Ban Pesticide 'Puts All Children At Risk,' Pediatricians Warn

The American Academy of Pediatrics says the agency "has no basis" to continue allowing brain-damaging chlorpyrifos on crops.<p>WASHINGTON — A leading organization of pediatricians warns that Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s refusal to ban a widely used pesticide threatens …

Natural Resources Defense Council

Q&A: Controversy lingers after $1.7B cleanup of Hudson River

ALBANY, N.Y. – Dredging crews left the Hudson River two years ago, but criticism of the $1.7 billion cleanup is bubbling up again.<p>Advocates who want the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to order crews back on the river are expected in Poughkeepsie on Wednesday night as the agency holds a public …

Environment

'NotPetya' ransomware attack shows corporate social responsibility should include cybersecurity

As the “NotPetya” ransomware attack spreads around the world, it’s making clear how important it is for everyone – and particularly corporations – to …

Cybersecurity

The Latest Bleaching Event May Be Over, But Reefs Are Still in Danger

After years of the worst bleaching event in recorded history, the world’s coral reefs could use a break. So when experts announced earlier this month …

Climate Change

The Litigation Storm Around President Trump - Bloomberg

Liberal activists are thrilled to be suing President Donald Trump. “The reason you’re seeing a proliferation of lawsuits against President Trump is …

Santa Clara County

California to Officially List Key Ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup as Cancer-Causing

Glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto's widely used herbicide Roundup, will be added July 7 to California's list of chemicals known to the …

Agriculture

Trump Is Rolling Back Clean Water Protections for Half of America's Streams

(WASHINGTON) — The Trump administration is taking steps to roll back an Obama administration policy that protected more than half the nation's …

Army Corps of Engineers

We will soon witness the human costs of Trump’s deregulation crusade

It would be safe to say that Donald Trump, mercifully, hasn’t over-delivered since entering the White House. There’s still been no repeal of …

Donald Trump

States of Arkansas and California take steps against Monsanto and cancer

COGwriter Monsanto is a maker of herbicides and a promoter of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs). It was not happy about something from the State …

Agriculture

Rick Perry Joins List Of Officials Who Won't Say If Trump Believes In Climate Change

But the Energy secretary calls for an "intellectual conversation" on global warming.<p>WASHINGTON — Energy Secretary Rick Perry on Tuesday said he couldn’t answer whether his boss, President Donald Trump, believes climate change is real, joining the nation’s top environmental official and the White …

Climate

Here's Why Flight Attendants Refuse To Drink The Coffee On Airplanes

Education and Technology:<p>Microsoft Learning Tools is software that helps improve reading skills by reducing visual crowding, highlighting words, and …

Good News

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief blasted for ‘offensive’ budget request

Another trip to Capitol Hill for Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, another reminder that lawmakers from both parties have …

Climate

On Capitol Hill, EPA chief gets an earful about Trump’s ‘downright offensive’ budget plan

Another trip to Capitol Hill for Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, another reminder that lawmakers from both parties have no intention of approving the deep cuts President Trump is seeking at the agency.<p>Pruitt heard a familiar sentiment Tuesday from both Republican and …

Scott Pruitt

Q & A for federal workers: Early outs and buyouts

<b>Question:</b> I see that buyouts and early-out offers are happening again. How do I sign up?<p><b>Answer:</b> Only the Environmental Protection Agency has said it intends to offer those incentives, assuming it gets approval. But some other agencies — the Interior Department, for one — may follow.<p>Early-out offers …

Politics

7 of 45 new EPA top staff come from the coal, oil, and chemical industries

REUTERS/Joshua Roberts<p>Business Insider obtained a list of 45 official senior leadership hires for the EPA, and it's filled with people who have coal and oil industry connections. Many new hires worked close with EPA administrator Pruitt or other Oklahoma politicians – not an abnormal pick for …

Climate

The Dangerous Chemical You May Consume Every Day

Chlorpyrifos is one of the most pervasive pesticides used in the U.S. It's also tied to nervous-system damage, learning disabilities, lower IQ, and …

Agriculture

Don't Be Fooled By The Gentler Tone Of Charles Koch's Climate-Change Denial

The billionaire GOP megadonor embraces climate science just enough to not sound like an extremist.<p>Is Charles Koch a climate change denier? Charles Koch would say you’re asking the wrong question.<p>“Obviously, if the temperature continues to go up, at some point it can be harmful or even very …

Climate

Top EPA Official 'Bullied' Scientist to Change Testimony About Dismissed Scientists

According to emails obtained by the <i>New York Times</i>, the top scientist on the Environmental Protection Agency’s scientific review board was instructed …

Climate

Cities rebel against Trump by posting climate data his EPA took down

Around two months ago the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under President Donald Trump took down climate change information that had been on …

Climate

A Strong Case for Selling Chemours Co.

It has been a fantastic year for specialty chemical manufacturer <b>Chemours</b> (NYSE: CC). The stock is up 67% year to date. Part of those gains is due to improving market conditions for its leading product groups: titanium dioxide and fluoroproducts. The company increased manufacturing volumes and …

Stocks

Poll: Voters want US to seek new climate pact to replace Paris

More than two thirds of American voters want the United States to renegotiate for a new international climate change pact to replace the Paris …

Climate

Ex-Obama Aide Has a Message for Govt. Officials Upset About Trump's Disruptive Management Style

FlickrCC/The White House<p>The Environmental Protection Agency. The Department of Education. The Department of Housing and Urban Development. The …

U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Coors’ local glass maker, Rocky Mountain Bottle Company, settles with EPA for air quality violations

The Environmental Protection Agency filed — and settled — a complaint Monday against Coors’ Rocky Mountain Bottle Company for air-quality violations …

Environment

US Mayors: Instead of War, Spend Big on 'Human and Environmental Needs'

Hundreds of U.S. mayors have rejected the ongoing militarism supported by the present and Congress and instead called for a budget that supports …

Climate

Watchdog group sues EPA to access communications with Icahn

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. watchdog group filed a lawsuit in a federal court on Tuesday to force the Environmental Protection Agency to release …

Commodities

Tell Congress: Protect Our Beaches. Protect the EPA.

As the Trump Administration attempts to gut the EPA's budget and handcuff the agency, we need to safeguard our summers by blocking their attacks on …

Trump Administration

CNN accepts resignations of 3 involved in retracted story

A gunman opened fire at a GOP legislator and staff baseball practice in Alexandria, VA on June 14. House Whip Steve Scalise was shot in the hip, two …

Donald Trump

A zest for life: How lemonade saved Paris from the plague

Here at the start of summer, the mind turns naturally to long sunny days refracting into night; barbecues, beaches, and beer; front porches and …