Researchers found that consuming LPC-EPA has dramatically raised EPA and DHA in the brains of mice. EPA and DHA have previously been linked to improvement of brain health, particularly in patients with Alzheimer's or are clinically depressed.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 9, 2019
The California Air Resources Board has unveiled a new air pollution proposal in response to the Trump administration's automotive pollution rollback. The CARB proposal seeks to further strengthen California air pollution regulations to counter possible changes in EPA policy.
Earth/Environment August 10, 2018
Believe it or not, the EPA has just been around since 1970 before that pollution was rampant in much of the U.S. When it was created, it was tasked with cleaning up the environment to help with human health.
Earth/Environment March 13, 2018
On Monday, the White House unveiled President Donald Trump's 2019 fiscal budget proposal that includes steep cuts to numerous domestic programs like Medicare and the Environmental Protection Agency.
Public Health February 13, 2018
EPA administrator Scott Pruitt made comments regarding climate change, this time changing tactics. Instead of outright denying the existence Pruitt says that it may be beneficial to humans.
Earth/Environment February 12, 2018
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) head Scott Pruitt wrote to state governors about the agency’s latest decision to delay the implementation of Obama-era air quality regulations.
Earth/Environment June 10, 2017
The EPA updated their website right before the climate march on Saturday. The move is the latest in the reshaping of the agency to match the administration’s priorities.
Earth/Environment April 30, 2017
Scott Pruitt, head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, has openly called for the exit of United States from the Paris climate agreement. This is the first time a senior functionary under the Trump administration has slammed the deal as unjust.
Earth/Environment April 22, 2017
A vast majority of Americans believe that climate change is real despite the Trump administration’s skepticism. This was revealed by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse during his lecture “Time to Wake Up” at Congress with a varied opinion on the role of humans.
Earth/Environment April 9, 2017
Scott Pruitt’s CNBC interview on climate change has apparently sparked strong feelings among Americans. His main phone line at the EPA has been ringing nonstop, according to reports.
Earth/Environment March 12, 2017
Scott Pruitt has issued a statement that contradicts the public stance of the agency he leads. The EPA administrator does not think carbon emissions are a primary contributor to climate change.
Earth/Environment March 11, 2017
The EPA may relax the greenhouse gas emission standards for cars and light trucks by retreating from earlier plans of enforcing high emission standards through 2025. It may conduct a review very soon.
Earth/Environment March 4, 2017
The Environmental Protection Agency has lifted the order that required oil and gas companies to report the equipment they used and their level of methane emissions. The decision once again highlights EPA Chief Scott Pruitt's deep ties with fossil fuel industry leaders.
Earth/Environment March 3, 2017
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
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has accused Fiat Chrysler Automobiles of cheating emission tests, close on the heels of a similar situation by Volkswagen. The EPA said 104,000 vehicles are covered in the claim.
Car Tech January 12, 2017
January is National Radon Action Month, and the EPA wants you to take action and ensure the cancer-causing radioactive gas is not putting you and your family in danger.
Public Health January 10, 2017
A new study from the University of Waterloo shows that taking certain omega-3 fatty acid supplements during pregnancy can slash the risk of childhood asthma by almost one-third.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 4, 2017
Christine Todd Whitman, the former EPA administrator who attended the 15th anniversary ceremony of the 9/11 attack, apologized for the first time for declaring that the air around Ground Zero was safe for people to breathe.
Public Health September 12, 2016
A new EPA advisory set recommended limits for chemicals like perfluorooctanoic acid in drinking water. The move came about after growing pressure from health experts and studies showing the effects of toxic chemicals in drinking water.
Public Health May 20, 2016
Volkswagen is proposing a catalytic converter that will fix the cars that have been affected by the diesel emission scandal. The company's CEO will submit the proposal to the EPA on Wednesday.
FUTURE TECH January 11, 2016
Parasitic, jawless vertebrates, lampreys prey on fish, causing enormous economic and ecological damage to the Great Lakes area. To help combat the problem, the EPA registered a lamprey mating pheromone for use as a biopesticide.
Earth/Environment January 7, 2016
It looks like car manufacturer Volkswagen didn't get memos on the Clean Air Act's standards and regulations - so much so that the U.S. government intends to sue the company for emission violations.
Legal January 4, 2016
The California Air Resources Board and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency asked Volkswagen AG to draft a recall plan for all its brands which sport 3-liter diesel engines. The request is in connection to the rigged emission testing results.
FUTURE TECH November 27, 2015
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
New findings by the EPA reveal some of Porsche and Audi’s newer sedans and SUVs are also equipped with emissions cheating software. Volkswagen, however, denies equipping its luxury vehicles with a cheat device.
FUTURE TECH November 3, 2015
Honda has officially released full pricing details for all models and options of its 2016 Civic Sedan as well as detailed EPA mileage figures. Starting out at $18,640, the all-new 2016 Honda Civic promises power and efficiency in a sleek and sporty package, arriving as the automaker's most ambitious new model development ever.
FUTURE TECH October 21, 2015
More than 11 million Volkswagen vehicles around the world were fitted with software that falsifies the results of emission tests, as the fallout from the cheating scandal had begun making its way to Europe and Asia.
FUTURE TECH September 24, 2015
Volkswagen has just unveiled its 2016 Passat sedan which is set to hit the U.S. showrooms in the next couple of months. Apart from tweaking the sedan’s styling and trim features, the company also added a new R-Line trim to its lineup.
FUTURE TECH September 22, 2015
A new paper has revealed that existing regulations regarding herbicide use are rooted from outdated and incomplete research data. The controversy of GMO food has sparked scientists to question the rules, especially now that WHO was able to discover that a component of a commonly used herbicide may be cancerous.
Life August 20, 2015
Scientists said that toxic algal blooms are poorly monitored and they pose a great threat not only to US waters but also worldwide. Toxic algae bring about cyanobacteria and contaminated drinking waters that may cause serious illnesses among those who catch it.
Life August 15, 2015
The EPA has a number of regulations in place to help address air pollution, but researchers are saying the impact of these regulations is unclear.
Earth/Environment May 27, 2015
EPA has announced the guidelines to assist local and water plant officials in detection of dangerous levels of algal toxins in drinking water. The lakes and other reservoir of water could be contaminated by toxins from cyanobacteria.
Life May 7, 2015
The Obama administration has proposed to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants that could save an average of 3,500 lives annually. Power plants have gravely contributed to industrial air pollution.
Earth/Environment May 6, 2015
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
They look pretty in pictures but algal blooms can be dangerous. NASA, alongside other agencies, turn to satellite data to help in better managing algae levels in U.S. waters.
Earth/Environment April 9, 2015
EPA faces a lawsuit in a U.S. district court, which alleges that the agency dismissed the dangers of herbicide to the monarch butterflies. EPA suggests that it is taking measures to conserve the monarchs population.
Earth/Environment March 2, 2015
Environmentalists at odds with business and industry over possible tighter limits on smog-causing ozone. Both sides get aired at EPA hearing in Sacramento.
Earth/Environment February 5, 2015
It really does pay to be true to your word. For not doing that, Hyundai and Kia had to settle with the EPA and pay $100 million in penalties.
Legal November 4, 2014
The Environmental Protection Agency has ordered BMW to alter the fuel economy ratings of four of the company’s 2014 Mini Cooper cars. The agency said the ratings should be lowered.
FUTURE TECH October 24, 2014
The Mercedes Benz C300 will receive a revised fuel efficiency label after testing conducted by the EPA shows Daimler overestimated the car’s fuel economy.
FUTURE TECH October 2, 2014
A new five-year plan to restore the Great Lakes was announced yesterday. This is the second phase of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, which first started in 2010.
Earth/Environment September 25, 2014
Hydrofluorocarbons and carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere will each be reduced by a new agreement between American corporations and the federal government.
Earth/Environment September 18, 2014
Environmental Protection Agency takes first step toward regulating emission of aircraft. Move is applauded by environmental groups.
Space September 5, 2014
NASA images show air quality is improving across the U.S., but tens of millions still live in polluted areas.
Earth/Environment June 28, 2014
Ford corrected the EPA estimated mpg for six vehicles after internal testing revealed an error.
Business June 13, 2014
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