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18

Jul

EPA: Proposed Pebble Mine could destroy Alaskan salmon fisheryThe mining project, one of the largest ever conceived, could hold $500 billion in gold and copper.

EPA: Proposed Pebble Mine could destroy Alaskan salmon fishery
The mining project, one of the largest ever conceived, could hold $500 billion in gold and copper.

04

Oct

As government shuts down, EPA workers volunteer to help communities'We're public servants,' say EPA employees in North Carolina. Despite being told to stay home, they're out doing good.

As government shuts down, EPA workers volunteer to help communities
'We're public servants,' say EPA employees in North Carolina. Despite being told to stay home, they're out doing good.

01

Oct

U.S. shutdown idles 94 percent of EPA staffThe EPA is being reduced to 6 percent of its workforce by a government shutdown, disrupting an array of services like pollution cleanup and public health research.

U.S. shutdown idles 94 percent of EPA staff
The EPA is being reduced to 6 percent of its workforce by a government shutdown, disrupting an array of services like pollution cleanup and public health research.

21

Sep

4 things to know about the EPA’s carbon planThe Obama administration has unveiled a plan to limit carbon dioxide emissions from new coal-fired power plants. Here’s a look at what the new rules could mean.

4 things to know about the EPA’s carbon plan
The Obama administration has unveiled a plan to limit carbon dioxide emissions from new coal-fired power plants. Here’s a look at what the new rules could mean.

31

Jul

Climate change hurts economy, EPA chief saysIn her first speech as EPA administrator, Gina McCarthy argues ‘climate change isn’t an environmental issue. It’s a fundamental economic challenge.’

Climate change hurts economy, EPA chief says
In her first speech as EPA administrator, Gina McCarthy argues ‘climate change isn’t an environmental issue. It’s a fundamental economic challenge.’

12

Jun

Fish on Prozac: Anxious, anti-social, aggressiveThe EPA considers pharmaceuticals in water to be an ‘emerging concern.’

Fish on Prozac: Anxious, anti-social, aggressive
The EPA considers pharmaceuticals in water to be an ‘emerging concern.’

29

May


 Apple hires former EPA chief to head green efforts  



Lisa Jackson will serve as the computing giant’s VP for environmental initiatives.
Lisa Jackson will serve as the computing giant’s VP for environmental initiatives.

01

Apr

The U.S. Superfund program was created in 1980 to clean up the country’s most toxic places. It gave the EPA unprecedented authority to identify the corporations or other parties responsible for the hazardous conditions they create, and force them to clean up their messes on their own dime.

Today, more than 1,300 sites are on the program’s national priorities list. One might even exist in your own neighborhood, since about 11 million Americans live within one mile of a Superfund site.
10 Superfund sites: Where are they now

The U.S. Superfund program was created in 1980 to clean up the country’s most toxic places. It gave the EPA unprecedented authority to identify the corporations or other parties responsible for the hazardous conditions they create, and force them to clean up their messes on their own dime.

Today, more than 1,300 sites are on the program’s national priorities list. One might even exist in your own neighborhood, since about 11 million Americans live within one mile of a Superfund site.

10 Superfund sites: Where are they now

27

Mar

EPA: The nation’s rivers are in sad shape
More than half of the country’s rivers and streams are suffering from nutrient pollution and habitat degradation, but mercury and bacteria are also growing problems.

EPA: The nation’s rivers are in sad shape

More than half of the country’s rivers and streams are suffering from nutrient pollution and habitat degradation, but mercury and bacteria are also growing problems.

05

Mar

Obama picks Gina McCarthy to lead EPA
The longtime environmental cop has a reputation for being tough, pragmatic and likable, but she’ll still likely face a barrage of scrutiny on Capitol Hill.

Obama picks Gina McCarthy to lead EPA

The longtime environmental cop has a reputation for being tough, pragmatic and likable, but she’ll still likely face a barrage of scrutiny on Capitol Hill.