Category Archives: U.S. EPA Programs

EPA Staffing Up With Industry Insiders

EPA Blowing More Smoke On Critical Issues By Liza Gross, Lindsey Konkel and Elizabeth Grossman, Reveal Eleven new members of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Science Advisory Board have a history of downplaying the health risks of secondhand smoke, air pollution … Continue reading

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Tap Water Exposing Millions To Carcinogen

Chromium-6 In Hundreds Of Wells Across U.S. In the film Erin Brockovich, the environmental crusader confronts the lawyer of a power company that polluted the tap water of Hinkley, Calif., with a carcinogenic chemical called chromium-6. When the lawyer picks … Continue reading

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Wastewater Treatment Plants Spreading Brain Disease

Neurodegenerative Disease Fastest Growing Cause Of Death Neurodegenerative disease, including Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, is the fastest-growing cause of death in the world. Misinformation and mismanagement are contributing to the surge. Alzheimer’s disease alone is killing 50-100 million people now. Experts suggest that the prevalence of brain … Continue reading

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U.S. Cities With The Greenest Buildings

This week, the EPA released its annual list of the 25 American cities with the highest number of Energy Star certified buildings. According to the EPA, 16,000 Energy Star certified buildings in the U.S. helped save “nearly $2.3 billion in … Continue reading

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Chicago A Leader In Rooftop Gardens

Rooftops are vastly underutilized spaces in the urban environment, yet it is possible for any landscape, plaza, or garden to be installed on a building or structure. In Europe, over the past thirty years, rooftops have become the focus of … Continue reading

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