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New Haven marks International Day of Climate Action

Over 200 people braved rain and wind on the historic New Haven Green October 24 for International Day of Climate Action.

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East Coast mayors support LA clean truck program

It's been an up-and-down week for environmentalists, port workers and residents of nearby communities trying to clean up the diesel pollution from trucks that contributes to soaring respiratory disease.

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EPA zaps BP on air pollution

The Environmental Protection Agency has taken on oil giant BP along with corporate-friendly Republican officials in the state of Indiana.

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Cap and trade controls smog, says EPA

A new report from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this week touted the success of a cap and trade program (known as NOx Budget Trading Program, or NBP) that regulates emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) in reducing smog and acid rain in portions of the country.

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EPA to probe weed-killer’s links to cancer, birth defects

In another break with Bush administration policies, the Environmental Protection Agency says it will investigate the health effects of one of the nation's most widely used weed-killers, atrazine.

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New bridge symbolizes river’s rebirth

An important envirnomental project is completed in Washington state.

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A wind farm in Pa. fuels green-collar union jobs

EBENSBURG, Pa. -- As the G-20 Summit prepares to open in Pittsburgh Sept. 24 to deal with global capitalism's severe economic crisis, labor journalists from the International Labor Communicators Association visited some 15 area work sites to investigate the economic conditions for working people here in western Pennsylvania.

EPA will declare CO2 a dangerous pollutant

The Environmental Protection Agency is set to declare carbon dioxide a dangerous pollutant, EPA head Lisa Jackson announced on Monday. That action would trigger federal regulation of industrial CO2 sources like coal-fired power plants, cars, refineries and factories.

Reports show drinking water contaminated by herbicide

U.S. drinking water is widely contaminated by atrazine, a weed-killer that disrupts hormones in animals and is considered dangerous for pregnant women, according to a new report released by the Natural Resources Defense Council.

Protests grow over big oil forgery scandal

The corporate-Republican fabrication of fake 'public opposition' to clean energy (as well as health care reform) has become so aggressive and mendacious that the Sierra Club responded by launching an online 'Liar, liar, pants on fire' campaign.

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