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  • Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy said the agency is considering a ban on certain hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), used in many industrial and consumer products, as part of the Obama administration's climate change efforts. The Clean Air Act allows the agency to restrict certain pollutants if there are available alternatives, though no HFC alternatives have been suggested. (Associated Press)

    EPA considers ban on HFCs, a once popular greenhouse gas

    By Eric Althoff - The Washington Times

    The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to jettison yet another formerly popular compound used in air conditioners, vending machines and aerosol spray cans, citing its impact on global warming. Published July 10, 2014 Comments

  • Under Gina McCarthy,  The EPA has been flexing its regulatory muscle, collecting more fines and hitting individuals with penalties for violating environmental rules. (Associated Press)

    GOP senators knock EPA power grab

    By S.A. Miller - The Washington Times

    The Environmental Protection Agency’s attempt to quietly assume power to garnishing paychecks of accused polluters ran into firm opposition Thursday from top Senate Republicans. Published July 10, 2014 Comments

  • Signs like this one in Bradshaw, Nebraska, express local resistance to the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast, which would run through Bradshaw. (associated press)

    Crude oil will head north of the border to Canada

    By Patrice Hill - The Washington Times

    While Congress and the White House have been fighting over whether to build the Keystone XL pipeline so the U.S. can import more oil from Canada, U.S. energy companies have quietly turned that debate on its head and are now exporting growing amounts of oil to Canada. Published July 9, 2014 Comments

  • ND pipeline leaks about 1M gallons of saltwater

    By Josh Wood and James MacPherson - Associated Press

    Around 1 million gallons of saltwater has leaked from a North Dakota pipeline, some of it into a bay that leads to a lake that provides drinking water for an American Indian reservation, company and tribe officials said Wednesday. Published July 9, 2014 Comments

  • Under Gina McCarthy,  The EPA has been flexing its regulatory muscle, collecting more fines and hitting individuals with penalties for violating environmental rules. (Associated Press)

    Power grab: EPA wants to garnish wages of polluters

    By S.A. Miller - The Washington Times

    The Environmental Protection Agency has quietly floated a rule claiming authority to bypass the courts and unilaterally garnish paychecks of those accused of violating its rules, a power currently used by agencies such as the Internal Revenue Service. Published July 8, 2014 Comments

Recent Articles
  • Young entrepreneurs climb trees to learn teamwork

    By HANNAH O. BROWN - Associated Press

    Neon ropes hung down like strangler fig vines from an old oak tree named Charlotte. Students strapped onto each line and pulled themselves up toward the canopy. Some paused to flip upside down, letting their hair fall beneath their inverted heads. Published July 13, 2014

  • Farm bill programs provide help to new farmers

    By JESSICA HOLDMAN - Associated Press

    Years on the family farm and an agriculture economics degree have taught Aaron Steckler he's at an advantage when it comes to his farming career. Published July 13, 2014

  • Mass. group works to keep Connecticut River clean

    By FRAN RYAN - Associated Press

    Once one of the more polluted waterways in the nation, the Connecticut River, has come a long way from its tainted past when few people were on it to boat, much less swim or fish. Published July 12, 2014

  • Broad climate-change research in Southeast Alaska

    By MARY CATHARINE MARTIN - Associated Press

    Southeast Alaska's watersheds are changing quickly, and researchers are working to figure out how, why, and what those changes mean. Published July 12, 2014

  • Vermont wildlife course for teachers starts Sunday

    By Associated Press

    Some Vermont teachers and other educators will be learning about the state's wildlife. Published July 12, 2014

  • News briefs from around Kentucky at 1:58 a.m. EDT

    By Associated Press

    A police chief visiting a western Kentucky bank shot and killed an armed man who entered the bank wearing a stocking over his head, authorities said. Published July 12, 2014

  • Endangered bats find haven at Florida golf course

    By JENNY STALETOVICH - Associated Press

    Giselle Hosein peers into the dark sky above a manicured fairway on the Coral Gables Granada Golf Course, trying hard to see what she can so far only hear: an elusive Florida bonneted bat, among the rarest in the world. Published July 12, 2014

  • Freshwater exotics endangering Florida's lakes

    By CHAD GILLIS and KEVIN LOLLAR - Associated Press

    David Ceilley and his son Connor weren't surprised last week when they pulled two clear-plastic fish traps from Owl Creek in East Lee County. Published July 12, 2014

  • Minnesota bee researcher takes aim at Quarry Park

    By ANN WESSEL - Associated Press

    Crystal Boyd strained four bees, three flies and one leafhopper from a yellow pan trap, the third of 12 in a transect topping a granite outcrop in Quarry Park Scientific and Natural Area. Published July 12, 2014

  • AP-OR--Oregon News Digest, OR

    By Associated Press

    Oregon at 1:50 p.m. Published July 12, 2014

  • Hike to picturesque Priest Lake is a summer treat

    By DAVID COLE - Associated Press

    The Lakeshore Trail No. 294 is ideal for peak summer-heat hiking. Published July 12, 2014

  • Chesapeake school to use wind power

    By MIKE CONNORS - Associated Press

    It'll be slightly taller than the High-Rise Bridge and Mount Trashmore. Published July 12, 2014

  • Eastern Pa. zoo loses jaguar, 18, to cancer

    By Associated Press

    An 18-year-old jaguar who spent most of her life at an eastern Pennsylvania zoo has died of cancer. Published July 12, 2014

  • Webcam monitors loggerhead sea turtle nest

    By Associated Press

    A live-streaming webcam is focused on a loggerhead sea turtle nest on a Florida Keys beach. Published July 12, 2014

  • Crews battle wildfires in Washington, California

    By Associated Press

    Several hundred firefighters worked Friday to contain a fire that has burned grass and brush across nearly 32 square miles in central Washington. Published July 12, 2014

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