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EPA Announces New Rule Aimed To Limit Use Of Asbestos In The US

The EPA's Significant New Use Rule is designed to curb the continued use of asbestos in the United States. Under the initiative, companies will have to seek an EPA permit first before they could make or import the dangerous substance.

Public Health April 19, 2019

California On The Brink Of War Against EPA’s Nationwide Emission Rules

EPA challenged California to adhere to its new emission rules and discard its 10-year stricter implementation on greenhouse gases. EPA chief Scott Pruitt said the government wants to make cars and fuel more affordable to the public.

Public Health April 3, 2018

EPA In The Trump Era: Reports Claim New Executive Orders To Reshape Environmental Protection

The fate of the Environmental Protection Agency lies in the hands of the Trump administration. Reports of more than a few upcoming executive orders could reshape the agency.

Earth/Environment February 19, 2017

EPA Finds Dangerously High Sulfur Dioxide Levels In Louisiana Parish

Officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency revealed that they have detected high levels of sulfur dioxide (SO2) in St. Bernard Parish in Louisiana. Facilities in the area have been given until 2018 to meet federal standards on SO2 pollution.

Earth/Environment July 4, 2016

Volkswagen Has Until March To Come Up With A Viable Diesel Emission Fix

Volkswagen needs to hurry with a definitive answer on whether it found a fix to the emissions issue which stirred a global scandal and numerous lawsuits. A U.S. judge set March 24 as the deadline for the fix update.

Legal February 27, 2016

Federal Agencies Team Up To Study Safety Of Artificial Turf Fields

The Obama administration has launched a multi-agency study on the potential health risks of crumb rubber, especially how it impacts the safety of young athletes. This recycled material is used as infill in artificial turf fields.

Life February 13, 2016

Audi Pledges To Revise Software For Emissions Control In US To Address Cheating 3L Diesels

Audi promised to revise its emissions control software in a bid to make its vehicles more compliant to the clean air laws in the United States. More than 85,000 vehicles powered by Audi's 3.0-liter diesel engine are said to be affected.

FUTURE TECH November 25, 2015

Volkswagen Fallout Grows As Carmaker Admits To Installing ‘Exhaust Control Devices’ In Porsche Cayenne, Audi A8 And More

U.S. regulators revealed that the emission cheating scandal spreads to more cars. Volkswagen confessed that emission control equipment was installed on its 3.0-liter diesel-powered cars dating back to 2009.

FUTURE TECH November 21, 2015

Volkswagen Stops Sales Of Diesel Audi Models After EPA's Accusation Of Violating Emissions Standards

The Environmental Protection Agency says several 2015-16 Audi diesel models, including the A6, A7, A8 and Q5, have emissions-cheating software.

Legal November 4, 2015

Volkswagen USA Chief Faces US House: Apologies, Reasons And Admissions

The U.S. House of Representatives slammed Volkswagen USA Chief Michael Horn during a congressional meeting on Oct. 8. Lawmakers likewise blasted the Environmental Protection Agency for not catching the cheating for several years.

Legal October 10, 2015

EPA To Implement Additional Testing Of Vehicles Following Volkswagen Emission Scandal

EPA recently announced to toughen its emissions testing after the Volkswagen emission scandal.

FUTURE TECH September 26, 2015

Volkswagen Says Sorry And Stops U.S. Sales Of Diesel Cars Involved In Emissions Test Cheating

Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn apologized for breaking the trust of customers with the software that allowed diesel cars to cheat emissions tests. The company will be stopping the sale of the affected cars in the United States.

FUTURE TECH September 21, 2015

EPA: 482,000 Vehicles Of Volkswagen Violate Emission Rules By Using Software To Cheat Standards

The EPA is accusing Volkswagen of using software to fool emissions testing. Das audacious!

FUTURE TECH September 19, 2015

This 'Drinkable Book' Rids Dirty Water 99 Percent Of Bacteria And Makes It Safe To Drink

A new water purifying technology called The Drinkable Book is capable of removing as much as 99.9 percent of contaminants in the water through the use of silver and copper nanoparticles embedded into thick filter paper.

August 17, 2015

EPA To Study What Faith-Based Groups Can Do For Climate Change

The EPA is keen on addressing climate change, this time turning to faith-based groups to determine what works and applying effective strategies to bolster environmental efforts.

Earth/Environment April 28, 2015

House Pushes Through With Bill To Combat Toxic Algae Contaminated Drinking Water

The House of Representatives has approved a bill to combat toxins in the Great Lakes. In August 2014, an algal bloom in Lake Erie left thousands of people without drinking water for a few days.

Earth/Environment February 27, 2015

What the elections mean for the energy battle

U.S. position on energy and the environment may undergo change as Republicans take control of the Senate. Struggles seen ahead between Congress and the Obama administration over environmental regulations.

Energy November 5, 2014

Obama sets up task force to curb decline in honeybee population

The Obama administration released a memorandum outlining the strategies and planned actions of the new Pollinator Health Task Force. It's an effort to support and fund research about pollinator deaths and encourage protective measures.

Earth/Environment June 22, 2014

EPA tells Ford to fix fuel-economy data now, gives auto maker 15 days to make it happen

Second time in the past year Ford has had to lower mileage figures on some models. The issue is seen as a setback to company’s reputation as a leader in fuel economy.

Science June 13, 2014

Google Doodle remembers Rachel Carson on her 107th birthday: Here's what you should know about the author of 'Silent Spring'

Google Doodle celebrates the life of Rachel Carson, whose "Silent Spring" book was the wake-up call for the modern environmental movement. Google tribute shows her in the natural world she cherished.

Earth/Environment May 27, 2014

Will air clear with new sulfur regulations?

New regulations will remove most of the sulfur from gasoline. This move could reduce smog, but is the price too high to pay?

Earth/Environment March 3, 2014

Air pollution linked to hypertension increase risk in pregnant women

A new study that tracked 22,000 pregnant women in Jacksonville, Florida for the years 2004 and 2005, has found a link between air pollution and the risk of high blood pressure and other hypertensive disorders. The researchers used the medical data of these women and analyzed them together with the daily data on air pollution levels gathered by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Life February 17, 2014

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