EPA

(Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

July 4 Fireworks Spark Astonishing Spike In Air Pollution, Study Finds

Fourth of July fireworks spark a temporary 42 percent average increase in air pollution, a new study finds.

06/30/2015

Houseplants (Photo Credit: Thinkstock)

Top 7 Houseplants For Clean Air

Air purifiers and HEPA filters combat indoor air pollution, but for a greener option, use houseplants.

05/20/2015

Earth Day (Photo Credit: Thinkstock)

What Is Earth Day And Why Is It So Important?

For many, Earth Day is simply a day that comes and goes, but the meaning behind the day means much more just planting a few trees.

04/08/2015

The San Onofre and Diablo Canyon nuclear power plants. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Seems Divided Over EPA Mercury Limits

The Supreme Court’s conservative justices cast doubt Wednesday on the Obama administration’s first-ever regulations aimed at reducing power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants.

03/26/2015

GOP Rep. Ed Whitfield of Kentucky (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

GOP Lawmaker Targets Obama Climate Plan

House Republicans targeted a key element of President Obama’s strategy for fighting climate change, releasing a bill to delay the Obama administration’s plan to limit carbon pollution.

03/24/2015

Fracking (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Congressional Democrats Seek To Step Up Fracking Oversight

Democrats on a congressional oversight panel are stepping up their investigation into how well states are regulating the disposal of oil and gas waste, citing continuing public concern about the potential environmental and health risks of hydraulic fracturing.

02/17/2015

Keystone XL Protesters (Photo by Nicholas Kamm/Getty Images)

EPA: Keystone XL’s Climate Impacts Need To Be Revisited

With the recent dip in oil prices, the Environmental Protection Agency wants the State Department to “revisit” how much of a toll the Keystone XL oil pipeline would have on global warming.

02/04/2015

Obama Condemns Islamic State 'Death Cult' (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

White House Threatens To EPA Related Bills

Three House Republican bills would prevent or delay environmental decisions, warns White House.

11/17/2014

Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia conducts a naturalization ceremony for 16 new U.S. citizens during the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's historic Gettysburg Address on Nov. 19, 2013 at Gettysburg National Military Park in Gettysburg, Pa. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Scalia: EPA Could Not ‘Just Rewrite The Statute’ To Bring Greenhouse Gases Under A Provision

The Supreme Court largely left intact Monday the Obama administration’s only existing program to limit power plant and factory emissions of the gases blamed for global warming. But a divided court also rebuked environmental regulators for taking too much authority into their own hands without congressional approval.

06/23/2014

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

O’Malley Applauds U.S. Plan to Curb CO2 Emissions

The federal government’s new plan for reducing pollutants blamed for global warming recognizes the value of steps Maryland has already taken, Gov. Martin O’Malley said Monday.

06/02/2014

more