Scientists advising the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on air pollution issues are criticizing EPA higher-ups for ignoring their scientific counsel. Specifically, they are accusing the Bush Administration of excising science from the process the agency uses to determine how clean the air we breathe should be. The Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) challenges EPA administrator Stephen L. Johnson.
Preliminary results from a Montana air quality study suggest that replacing older wood-burning stoves and fireplaces with cleaner-burning, EPA-certified models can substantially reduce airborne fine particulates.Topics on the Beat:
On July 27, 2007, the Bush administration released (three years overdue) the 4th U.S. "Climate Action Report" to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change.Topics on the Beat:
Across the globe and in almost everyone's backyard many information technology (IT) companies and managers are growing more conscious of the energy consumption.Topics on the Beat:
Power plants are under the gun as federal and state legislators and regulators haggle over how to address climate change and energy production issues.
From Quonset huts to double-wides, prefabricated and modular buildings generally have not enjoyed a stellar reputation for quality, style, or eco-friendliness.Topics on the Beat:
Consumers looking for information on which fish may be better to eat, considering factors such as sustainability, health, or source identification, have a range of potential sources.
It's the time of year when dead zones are prominent all over the northern hemisphere and their causes are varied.
A judge's decision has cracked open the black box of at least one genetically engineered crop: alfalfa.
The US Fish and Wildlife Service released on Aug. 9, 2007, a preliminary report on participation in hunting, fishing, and wildlife watching.Topics on the Beat: