California's submitted a plan to the EPA to bring it into compliance with federal safe drinking standards, after 2,5oo instances where the state authorized oil and gas operations in protected water aquifers. 140 of 2,553 injection wells were actively injecting oil-field fluids into "good water quality" aquifers. [New… » 2/10/15 4:30am 2/10/15 4:30am

A Congressional Bill That Would Force the EPA to Compromise Privacy

In the United States, Republicans are continuing their campaign to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from doing its job. Their latest effort includes accusing the EPA of "secrecy" because the agency refuses to disclose citizens' private health information. » 11/20/14 3:33pm 11/20/14 3:33pm

EPA To Propose 30% Cut In Carbon Emissions By 2030

The Environmental Protection Agency will present a draft rule Monday that seeks to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from U.S. power plants 30% over 2005 levels by the year 2030, according to anonymous sources briefed on the plan. » 6/01/14 4:35pm 6/01/14 4:35pm

There's no evidence antibacterial soap is more effective

And that, says the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, is a problem. Antibacterial soap products contain potentially harmful ingredients you won't find in regular soaps – and the risks of those ingredients could outweigh antibacterial products' unproven benefits. » 12/17/13 7:10am 12/17/13 7:10am

6 Appalling Things I Would Do If I Ran Famous Scientific Institutions

Admit it — you've had mad science fantasies where you're put in charge of a multi-billion dollar scientific institution. Especially one that has destructive capability. I've always wanted to use a great scientific facility to do something appalling. Here are my six favorite ideas for twisting legendary scientific… » 2/04/13 10:33am 2/04/13 10:33am

Do people know perfectly well what's killing bees?

Many people don't think that the collapse of bee populations is as big a mystery as it's made out to be. An EPA memo, leaked last month, reveals that a commonly used pest-control chemical can disrupt bee colonies. » 1/06/11 5:00pm 1/06/11 5:00pm