EPA Checking For Possible Contaminants In Water After Barge Sinks In Gowanus CanalThe EPA is working to determine if toxic sediment from the barge may have been released into the canal.
Everyone Lost Their Cool Over Government's New Hot New Thermostat RecommendationsEnergy Star has announced new thermostat setting recommendations to save energy, and it’s generated serious heat on social media.
EPA Announces Pricey Plan To Clean New Jersey CreekThe EPA says Berry's Creek in Bergen County is polluted with high levels of mercury, PCB's, and chromium.
EPA To Ease Back Emissions StandardsThe Environmental Protection Agency said it completed a review that will affect vehicles for model years 2022-2025 but it did not specify details on new standards, which it said would be forthcoming.
Edgewater Residents Say EPA Cleanup Of Superfund Site StinksThe EPA is cleaning up a contaminated site in Edgewater, New Jersey. But the smell has some residents concerned for their safety, and they’re demanding authorities clear the air.
Schumer: EPA Must Be Protected From CutsThe Trump administration wants to gut the Environmental Protection Agency by cutting its budget by 31 percent.
Schneiderman: Trump's Proposed EPA Cuts Would Be Detrimental To New York StateNew York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Tuesday that President Donald Trump’s environmental budget cuts would have a devastating impact on the state.
Connecticut U.S. Senator Calls For More Timely Notifications From EPA On Lead ContaminationU.S. Sen. Chris Murphy said the big problem in Connecticut is lead paint on older homes.
EPA Says VW Intentionally Violates Clean Air Standards, Orders Carmaker To Fix Nearly 500k VehiclesVW, which owns Audi, faces billions of dollars in fines, although exact amounts were not determined.
NJ Environmental Officials Cracking Down On Idling VehiclesThe agency sent a letter out reminding the contractor of the state idling laws, preferring to educate over handing out fines.
Top 7 Houseplants For Clean AirAir purifiers and HEPA filters combat indoor air pollution, but for a greener option, use houseplants.
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.
Supreme Court Seems Divided Over EPA Mercury LimitsThe 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.
GOP Lawmaker Targets Obama Climate PlanHouse 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.
Congressional Democrats Seek To Step Up Fracking OversightDemocrats 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.