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The Fracking Context for the EPA’s New Methane Rules

The Obama administration’s new rules to curb methane come in the wake of two reports that illustrate the dangers of hydraulic fracturing (fracking). These reports show that methane is leaking throughout the fracking process from extraction to the end users. The Environmental Protection Agency recently released the final version of their new federal rules to limit methane […]Read More

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Landfill Folly & What Industries are Doing to Correct It

By Andrew Anderson The amount of trash that the United States produces is staggering. There are more than 3,000 operating landfills and more than 10,000 abandoned landfills in the U.S., according to Zero Waste America. Industry leaders are focusing on improving manufacturing standards and processes that lessen the burden and create more sustainable products for today […]Read More

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EarthTalk: The Importance of Preserving Wetlands

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: Why are wetlands so important to preserve?  — Patricia Mancuso, Erie, PA Wetlands include swamps, marshes, bogs, riverbanks, mangroves, floodplains, rice fields—and anywhere else, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), that saturation with […]Read More

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Enviro News Wrap: Black Carbon; Climate Change and Obama’s Second

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Barack Hussein Obama is inaugurated for his second term as president of the United States. He has increased his lip service towards climate change but his administration has yet to outline a comprehensive plan that either prevents the worse of […]Read More

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Stay Informed About Superfund Sites Near You: Lessons from Love

Guest post by Bob Berkowitz For over 20 years, the federal government has organized programs with the intent of cleaning hazardous wastes and chemicals in specific sites called Superfund sites. During this time, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been extremely thorough when mapping out locations where Superfund sites are being processed and where hazardous waste […]Read More

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Enviro News Wrap: Environmental Pioneer Russell Train Dies; Global Fracking

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Russell Train, a pioneer of Environmentalism in the US, died recently. Mr. Train’s main contribution was his role in creating the Environmental Protection Agency. The US has three options to choose from if it wants to be […]Read More

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40 Eco-Apps that Put Technology to Work for the Environment

Technology may not be a panacea to solve the climate crisis, but green applications (eco-apps) are helping to drive awareness and foster responsible action. There was a time when eco-apps did little more than provide lists of so-called “green” products and services. Now green-themed apps have turned mobile devices into portals for environmental education and […]Read More