Most Americans Think The Obama Administration Should Have Defended EPA’s Ozone Standards

October 14, 2011 by  
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LA Smog Image credit: Flickr, biofriendly When EPA’s proposed revisions to Federal air quality (ozone) standards were delayed, my impression was that the move was led by White House political strategists and had nothing to do with what American citizens prefer. Ten (10) polls recently conducted for the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), the League of Women Voters of the US (LWV), and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) corroborate these suspicions. Here are the poll highlights in aggregate, as

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In China, Gated Organic Farms Feed The Rich & Powerful Only

September 22, 2011 by  
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Produce vendor. Image credit: Flickr , babasteve LA Times has a report about how organic produce is sold in China, providing a glimpse into what life might eventually be like, here in the USA, if House Republicans fully codify their Libertarian beliefs (which assumes they would put an end to funding USDA Organic registration). As thin… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Maker Faire NYC: Handwoven Sandals and Pot Holders

September 22, 2011 by  
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Photos: Alex Davies Among the many handmade crafts on display at Maker Faire were the products of the Loop of the Loom weaving studio, which specializes and offers classes in the Japanese Zen art form of Saori. Made with a philosophy of free expression, self-development and improvisation, Loop of the… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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At IIDEX Neocon: The CP Workspace Standing Convertible Desk

September 22, 2011 by  
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Image credit Lloyd Alter IIDEX Neocon is Canada’s big trade-only contract furniture show, where one usually finds the best new office furniture and design. The economy is clearly taking its toll, the show seemed to be a lot smaller than it used to be. However there was a lot of office design innovation to be found, particularly if you are following the standing desk trend. The German company C+P Möbelsysteme, new to these shores, presented one of the nicest I have ever seen. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Major Corporations Contradict GOP By Profiting From Carbon Reduction Projects

September 21, 2011 by  
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“Sheep Tricks” by Doug Roncarati and Karen and Stephen Seymour. Image credit: Flickr, David Smith This is a follow-up to last weeks post: Major Utility Contradicts GOP Talking Points On EPA’s Proposed Air Emission Standards . Matt’s related post, Two-Thirds of World’s Biggest Businesses Now Put Climate… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Major Utility Contradicts GOP Talking Points On EPA’s Proposed Air Emission Standards

September 16, 2011 by  
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Exelon’s Limerick Generating Station: a nuclear energy plant located in southeastern Pennsylvania. Imager credit: Exelon This is one of those rare news events where you can’t beat the public record for clarity and depth. An Exelon spokesperson was quoted at length about the electric power sector’s overall ability to comply with EPA’s proposed Mercury and Air Toxics Rule and final Cross-State Air Pollution Rule , as they apply to coal-fired power generators in… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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More Rumor Mongering Against US EPA – What Gives?

September 10, 2011 by  
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Round hay bales near Cambridge, IA. Image credit: Flickr ,cwwycoff1 Search on the terms “hay pollutant epa” and you’ll see hundreds of recent links with statements inferring that USEPA has ‘declared hay to be a pollutant.’ The source most often cited is indirect and provides no attribution within the Agency. A website covering a ranching industry meeting cites the following answer given in response to a question asked by an unidentified audience member: ” Now that EPA has declared hay a pollutant… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Latest Science On Human BPA Exposure: No Need To Feel Guilty About Giving Cans To The Food Bank

September 7, 2011 by  
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Canned Organic Plutonium, In the collection of the National Atomic Museum in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Image credit: Flickr , Mashall Astor, Food Pomographer. Federal government sources have funded, and Federal scientists have recently performed, a clinical study of human BPA exposure, using a controlled diet and blood testing – not just urine tests, as other well publicized studies have relied upon. Here, as touted by a canning industry trade group… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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In Texas and Oklahoma, Extreme Drought Could Have Political Consequences Too

September 4, 2011 by  
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Cotton harvesting in Texas, USA; unloading freshly harvested cotton. Image credit: Wikipedia Soon it will be time to harvest some political outcomes of the ongoing extreme drought conditions down South. Here’s a climate-impact snapshot of how things stand in the Southern Plains states of Texas and Oklahoma. The US Drought Monitor for August 30th reports: “In Texas and southern Oklahoma, another week of above-normal temperatures (up to 14°F above normal, with highs eclipsing 110°F) and sunny skies… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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If Congress Guts Even More Environmental Rules, How Many Jobs Will Be Gained?

September 2, 2011 by  
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WPA Band Playing In Lafayette Square, New Orleans, 1940 Image credit :Flickr , infrogmation President Obama is unlikely to address this headline question in his speech on jobs, nor will Republicans in their upcoming presidential primary debate. The short answer to my subject headline is that killing environmental regulations, as Republican candidates have espoused , won’t bring the jobs back. There would be … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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