In what some specialists are calling the latest step in a “regulatory evolution,” the Environmental Protection Agency said it may expand its authority over drinking water supplies by singling out the element strontium.
California “water cops” are on the patrol, combing the streets of various communities to make sure nobody is watering their grass or washing their vehicles without government permission — even asking neighbors to turn in neighbors who go against the state’s drought rules.
Lawyers with the powerful Natural Resources Defense Council have kicked off a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency, calling the feds’ approval of a new pesticide a danger to monarch butterflies.
Students at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England, have launched an environmental campaign urging classmates to urinate in the shower in an effort to save water.
Over the heated objections of some local residents, President Obama will sign an executive order Friday afternoon designating nearly 350,000 acres in the San Gabriel Mountains of southern California as a national monument.