Business/finance stories are spilling over onto the environment beat, and vice versa, as the potential impacts of climate change become more tangible and costly.
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A split-party government is likely to bring more controversy, more conflict, and more news.Topics on the Beat:
The Gulf waters off of Louisiana aren't the only US area burdened by a "dead zone." There are similar, smaller areas with short- or long-term oxygen depletion off the shores of 20 states, as well as Canada and Mexico.
A committee commissioned by the National Academies has found that the public's role in government decision-making processes on environmental matters is invaluable, when properly handled.Topics on the Beat:
After recently issuing highly controversial updates for two of the main criteria air pollutants — fine particulates and ozone — EPA is in the midst of its review of two others.
EPA slightly strengthened its fine particulate standard in 2006. Since then, the agency has been working with states and tribes to determine which counties don't meet the new standard.Topics on the Beat:
For the last couple of years, more and more cities throughout North America have been switching to "single stream" recycling programs (SSR).Topics on the Beat:
For many reporters, eco wine can be an intensely local story. While not every state has vineyards, viticulture has spread way beyond California in recent decades.
The National Trails System is in its hiking prime, celebrating its 40th birthday on Oct. 2, 2008. The network of 26 trails traverses about 60,000 miles throughout the country.
The Dept. of Interior released its final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for geothermal energy on Oct. 22, 2008Topics on the Beat: