Environment

 
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Harmful hype?

By Julie Borg
Posted

Science | President links health risks to climate change in order to justify executive actions 

Groups aim to make up for lost forests with Arbor Day plantings

By George Weaver
Posted

Environment | Conservation groups are converging on empty green spaces in urban areas across the country today, armed with shovels and saplings. The mass tree plantings are…

FDA approves GMO apples, potatoes that don’t brown

By Julie Borg
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Food | Apples and potatoes that turn brown within minutes of exposure to the air and spoil the aesthetic appeal of the most carefully prepared dishes, may soon be a…

Dunkin’ Donuts strips munchkins of their nanoparticles

Dunkin’ Donuts strips munchkins of their nanoparticles

By Julie Borg
Posted

Food | For a limited time only, Dunkin’ Donuts customers can order their sugary breakfast treats sprinkled with candies, glazed with chocolate, or dusted with…

‘Scientists say’

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Climate Change | The blessing and curse of writing well is that in college you can produce term papers full of nonsense and get an “A.” A discerning professor will flag it…

Coal’s kill fee

By Daniel James Devine
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Energy | Electricity prices are rising as coal plants fall in the wake of Washington’s anti-carbon agenda

The greening of the church

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Government | One of the reasons Republican Larry Hogan won the governor’s seat in Maryland is because the tax policies of his Democrat predecessor were unpopular, such…

Proposed EPA ozone rule could suffocate the economy

By Daniel James Devine
Posted

Environment | Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed a reduction in the amount of allowable ozone in the air Americans breathe. The new limit is supposed…

Ranchers losing battle over wild horses, grazing restrictions

By Angela Lu
Posted

Government | As federal officials and ranchers butt heads over grazing on public land, the government’s protection of wild horses stokes the ire of many ranchers. For…

Keystone XL wins House approval, heads to the Senate

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Government | The long debated, much studied Keystone XL pipeline may be the biggest beneficiary of the protracted battle for the Louisiana Senate seat. This afternoon, the…

Long land battle

By Angela Lu
Posted

Environment | Environmentalists and an aggressive federal government are trying to remove ranchers from federal lands they have used for generations

Cargo ships import major pollution at Chinese ports

By Rob Holmes
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Environment | Environmentalists often call China’s air pollution problem “Airpocalypse.” China ranks in the top tier of countries with health-hazardous air. And a…

 
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