Tag: EPA

Researchers Find New Way To Increase Omega 3 Fatty Acids In Brain

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

California Unveils Proposal To Prevent Weakening Of Air Pollution Policies

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

What America Looked Like Before The EPA Cleaned It Up: 15 Shocking Photos

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

President Trump's Budgets Calls For Steep Cuts To Health Care And The EPA

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 Chief Suggests Climate Change May Benefit Humanity

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

EPA Pushes Back Implementation Of Obama-Era Air Quality Rules For A Year

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

EPA Removes Climate Change Data From Website On Eve Of Climate March

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

Why EPA Chief Thinks The United States Should Exit Paris Climate Deal

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

Most Americans Believe Climate Change Is Real And Happening: US Lawmaker

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

EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Bombarded By Angry Calls After Climate Change Comment

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

Carbon Dioxide Not Primary Global Warming Contributor: EPA Chief Scott Pruitt

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

EPA May Go Easy On Auto Emission Standards: Trump Wants To Lure More Vehicle Makers

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

Oil And Gas Companies No Longer Required By EPA To Report Methane Pollution

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

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

Fiat Chrysler Accused Of Using Hidden Software To Cheat Diesel Emissions Tests By EPA

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: EPA Advises Homeowners To Test For Lung Cancer-Causing Radioactive Gas

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

Omega-3s Can Reduce Childhood Asthma Risk: Study

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

Former EPA Boss Admits Being Wrong About Declaring 9/11 Ground Zero Air Safe

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

EPA Sets New Health Advisory For Toxic Chemical In Drinking Water

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 Proposes New Catalytic Converter To Fix Vehicles Affected By Diesel Emissions Scandal

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

EPA Registers Pheromone Biopesticide To Control Great Lakes Lamprey Population

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

US Government Will Sue Volkswagen For Violating EPA's Clean Air Act

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

California Orders Volkswagen To Draft Plan For Recalling 3L Diesels Caught Cheating In Emission Scandal

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

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

Porsche, Audi Dragged Into Volkswagen Emissions Scandal As EPA Finds Cheat Device In Luxury Vehicles

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

2016 Honda Civic: Pricing Details, EPA Mileage Figures Officially Released

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 Vehicles Affected In Volkswagen Fallout As Europe And Asia Begin Probe

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 Unveils 2016 Passat, Retains Diesel Option Despite Emissions Cheating Scandal

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

Herbicide Use Questioned In Latest Controversy About GMO Food

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

Toxic Algae Is A Growing Threat To US Waters: Study

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

Researchers Say EPA Rules On Air Pollution May Have Unforeseen Effects

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 Concerned About Levels Of Harmful Algae In Drinking Water

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

Cutting Down Carbon Emissions From US Power Plants Could Save 3,500 Annually

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

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

NASA Releases Stunning Photos Of Algal Blooms Taken From Space

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 Slapped With Lawsuit Due To Decline In Monarch Butterfly Numbers

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

EPA Urged To Tighten Ozone Standards

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

U.S. slaps Hyundai, Kia with $100 million fine for inflated fuel mileage claims

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

EPA orders BMW to revise fuel mileage claims for four Mini Cooper models

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

EPA to Mercedes-Benz: Your C300 is less fuel efficient than you think

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

Restoring the Great Lakes: EPA’s plan to improve world’s largest freshwater source

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

Companies, Obama team up to cut down coolant (HFCs) use and reduce global warming

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

EPA zeroes in on aircraft greenhouse emissions

Environmental Protection Agency takes first step toward regulating emission of aircraft. Move is applauded by environmental groups.

Space September 5, 2014

Air quality improves across U.S. - are you breathing easy yet?

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

Sorry. Your vehicle is not a fuel sipper. It's a gas guzzler: Ford says after internal audit

Ford corrected the EPA estimated mpg for six vehicles after internal testing revealed an error.

Business June 13, 2014

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