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Houseplants (Photo Credit: Thinkstock)

Top 7 Houseplants For Clean Air

Air purifiers and HEPA filters combat indoor air pollution, but for a greener option, use houseplants.

05/20/2015

Earth Day (Photo Credit: Thinkstock)

What Is Earth Day And Why Is It So Important?

For many, Earth Day is simply a day that comes and goes, but the meaning behind the day means much more just planting a few trees.

04/08/2015

The San Onofre and Diablo Canyon nuclear power plants. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Seems Divided Over EPA Mercury Limits

The Supreme Court’s conservative justices cast doubt Wednesday on the Obama administration’s first-ever regulations aimed at reducing power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants.

03/26/2015

GOP Rep. Ed Whitfield of Kentucky (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

GOP Lawmaker Targets Obama Climate Plan

House Republicans targeted a key element of President Obama’s strategy for fighting climate change, releasing a bill to delay the Obama administration’s plan to limit carbon pollution.

03/24/2015

Fracking (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Congressional Democrats Seek To Step Up Fracking Oversight

Democrats on a congressional oversight panel are stepping up their investigation into how well states are regulating the disposal of oil and gas waste, citing continuing public concern about the potential environmental and health risks of hydraulic fracturing.

02/17/2015

Keystone XL Protesters (Photo by Nicholas Kamm/Getty Images)

EPA: Keystone XL’s Climate Impacts Need To Be Revisited

With the recent dip in oil prices, the Environmental Protection Agency wants the State Department to “revisit” how much of a toll the Keystone XL oil pipeline would have on global warming.

02/04/2015

Artist's rendering of future Tappan Zee Bridge replacement (credit: NewNYBridge.com)

EPA Nixes Cuomo Plan To Use Clean Water Funds To Help Pay For New Tappan Zee Bridge

The agency says Tuesday that only $29 million of Cuomo’s $511 million proposal meets federal requirements.

09/16/2014

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EPA To Clean Up, Rebuild 3 Contaminated Bronx Sites For Affordable Housing Project

The three sites are part of the EPA’s brownfields program, which helps cleanse and reuse properties with moderate contamination.

08/18/2014

Radioactivity symbol, seen at a demonstration in Berlin. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Thorium-Tainted Queens Site Deemed Superfund By EPA

An industrial area in Ridgewood, Queens that was home to radioactive material has been designated a Superfund site.

05/08/2014

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Annual Report Sheds Light On Pesticide Levels In Popular Fruits And Vegetables

A report released by a Washington D.C. watch group aimed at helping consumers make better decisions in the grocery aisle may have tarnished the apple’s healthy reputation.

04/29/2014

Great Notch Reservoir (Credit: CBS 2)

Woodland Park Residents Fuming Over Planned Water Tanks At Great Notch Reservoir

Woodland Park, N.J. residents oppose the Passaic Valley Water Commission’s plans to drain the water at the Great Notch Reservoir and build huge water tanks in their place.

04/23/2014

Flooding at the superfund site caused by Hurricane Irene. (credit: epa.gov)

Environmental Protection Agency Deems New Jersey Superfund Site Clean

It’s been nearly 100 years since the 50-acre property in Manville began its toxic downward spiral from industrial pollution. Now, the EPA is deeming it clean.

03/08/2014

Sen. Charles Schumer said he will call on the EPA to test the substance that is being created by Covanta Energy. (Photo: CBS 2)

Covanta Energy Under Fire Over Substance Raining Down On Long Island

What’s falling from the sky on Long Island? Some who live and work near a massive power-generating incinerator fear toxic ash is raining down on them.

02/19/2014

Sen. Schumer calls on EPA to exempt fire hydrants from new lead rules, Dec. 9, 2013. (credit: Glenn Schuck/1010 WINS)

Schumer: Federal Rule To Trash Fire Hydrants ‘Makes No Sense Whatsoever’

The senator is taking issue with the EPA’s interpretation of a 2011 law. He says Congress didn’t intend for hydrants to be included in the new reduced-lead drinking water standards.

12/09/2013

FILE -- Gowanus Canal (credit: Getty Images)

Major Cleanup Project Planned For Gowanus Canal

Dredging will begin in about three years on the infamously polluted Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn.

09/30/2013

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