How to protect your lungs from toxins in your body

In this April 19, 2017 photo, people take a breather from a steam generator at a coal-fired power plant in Lyons, France.A group of researchers have found that the toxic gases emitted by coal-burning power plants can make people more susceptible to cancer and even heart disease.Their study was published April 19 in the peer-reviewed […]

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Obama seeks EPA protection from lawsuit over coal-mining standards

By The Associated Press Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt on Wednesday filed an emergency motion to block a lawsuit brought by environmental groups seeking to require the agency to regulate coal mining standards in states that have rejected the Clean Power Plan.The EPA’s request comes amid rising tensions between the Obama administration and Republican-led […]

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Why we need to protect the environment and protect the way we do business

The environment is at the heart of business, says the UK’s chief executive, but it needs to be protected.We need to be able to meet our environmental commitments, said Philip Hammond in his keynote address to the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).It’s not just about protecting the environment; it’s also about managing business and our […]

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Why are we wasting our time cleaning up the toxic legacy of industrial agriculture?

The first thing I learned about environmental pollution was from watching the documentary How Much Do You Know About Water?It’s about a group of students who were on a fishing trip in the Pacific Northwest in the 1970s.One of them noticed a big, brownish blob floating in the water.“I was like, ‘Oh my god, it’s […]

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Why is Adidas taking the environmental protection so seriously?

As the company gears up to launch its new running shoe, Adidas has been under fire for its stance on the issue of climate change.The shoe, which is slated to be launched on the Chinese market this year, is designed to help the company avoid the worst effects of climate changes.However, a new report suggests […]

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Trump to sign executive order to review environmental protections

President Donald Trump will sign an executive order that will review and assess environmental protections at all federal agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency.The order, to be released Monday by White House press secretary Sean Spicer, will provide guidance on the federal government’s ability to address threats to the environment from climate change, water, air […]

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Hawaii Environmental Protection Agency agrees to sue Australia over climate change

The Environmental Protection Authority of Hawaii has agreed to a $1.8 billion lawsuit filed by Australia, over a decision to ban a fossil fuel-burning power plant.The Hawaii Court of Appeals issued an injunction on December 5, 2015, ordering the State of Hawaii to comply with the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act.The case […]

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‘Caring’ Utah’s Environmental Protection Office is now under the control of ‘environmental justice’

The Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is now headed by an environmental justice consultant who, like the Trump administration, has targeted the state’s environmental protection agency for the purpose of “caring” for its workers.DeSmog reported Thursday that the appointment of a former U.S. Department of Justice lawyer to the DEQ’s Office of Enforcement and […]

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EPA to delay a new rule on carbon emissions, the first one in 50 years

By ALEXANDER BERGER, Associated PressU.S.EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said Friday he will delay the first environmental protection rule that would apply carbon dioxide emissions to power plants and other sectors until the summer of 2021.The rule, to be released later this year, would prohibit coal-fired power plants from emitting carbon dioxide at any time during […]

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How to turn a dollar into a $50 million environmental investment

By Jessica A. DeMelloThe environmental movement has been growing for years, but its power and influence has only grown.Now, it’s reaching a new level of popularity, and its efforts are being leveraged by companies to drive more sustainable development.The environmental sector has grown exponentially in the last few decades, from the rise of the environmental […]

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