California may be jumping the gun on EPA's voluntary phase-out of PFCs in food packaging.
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As part of the federal effort to explore renewable energy sources, the BLM and Dept. of Energy are beginning to prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for solar energy on BLM lands in six western states — AZ, CA, CO, NM, NV, and UT.
Part of the PEIS will address 125 applications the BLM has received for solar development. BLM says the potential projects cover about 1 million acres, and could generate 70 billion watts of energy, enough to power about 20 million typical US homes.
Scientists beat the bushes looking for species not yet recognized. The tally for 2007? It's 16,969.Topics on the Beat:
As the Bush administration closes out its terms in office, a number of rules, policies, orders, and other actions related to the environment are expected by Jan. 19, 2009.
Some cities are joining big companies in disclosing publicly their greenhouse emissions.
EPA and states may be cutting companies slack if they "audit" their own violations. Here's a database that will help you audit whether local polluters are abusing the program.
A research team led by Purdue claims in a soon-to-be-published article to have mapped local U.S. climate change more precisely than has been done before.
Reporters: you now have a contact list of expert sources of climate information in or about your region.
Great Falls, Montana, wouldn't let its citizens know details of its contracts with a utility. But a judge stopped that.SEJ Publication Types:Topics on the Beat:
GOP Senators blocked a bill to shield journalists trying to protect confidential sources before heading home for August recess.SEJ Publication Types: