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.
"Advocates of gun rights are poised to win a Congressional victory that eluded them under a Republican president." Visitors carrying loaded and concealed weapons in National Parks.
"For the first time, the government will enact a national limitation on car emissions, President Barack Obama announced" Monday.
"Solar panels and wind turbines get most of the buzz, but it's far easier and cheaper to save energy than it is to make more of it."
West Virginia's environmental agency says it's OK for fish there to contain more mercury than the federal EPA recommends -- because West Virginians consume less fish than the national average.
A Texas state senator is seeking documents on meetings between Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Chairman H.S. Buddy Garcia and a lobbyist for Asarco as he was preparing to approve its application to reopen a smelter.