Use this free software tool, downloadable from EPA, to calculate how much injury a chemical spill could cause.
After an appeals court ruling against them, and running out of funds, conservationists dropped their suit against the Forest Service for escorting them from a press conference on a Bitterroot National Forest timber sale.
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Watchdog groups and the Associated Press report on federal agency foot-dragging in making a reality of Obama administration declarations that it would foster government transparency.
EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson is interviewed by Lester Graham of The Environment Report.
"Critically ill newborns may help researchers figure out whether children are at risk from plastic additives called phthalates."
Canadian scientists are taking a closer look at dioxin-like contaminants in the Great Lakes called polychlorinated naphthalenes. They accumulate in fish and are toxic to humans.
EPA has found suspect materials in a small sample of Chinese-made drywall that some believe may be causing corrosion in homes and possibly sickening people.
"Federal officials, who have spent much of the last decade 'avoiding their obligations under the Endangered Species Act,' need a contingency plan to save the endangered fish, the judge says."
The House Energy Committe amended its climate bill to include a "Clean Energy Deployment Administration" within the Energy Department that would fund new nuclear plants as well as renewables.