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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

Charles River (WBZ-TV)

EPA Gives Charles River A High Grade

It used to be horribly polluted, but it’s far from that now.

09/03/2014

Testing water well in NH. (WBZ-TV)

NH Urges Residents To Test Water Wells

A study released this week found unhealthy levels of one or more toxic metals in NH wells.

06/19/2014

Wood stove (WBZ-TV)

Wood Smoke Plan Could Make New Stoves Too Costly

In the poorest state in New England, where residents already struggle to heat their homes, officials are worried a federal proposal to reduce wood smoke pollution will make new stoves too expensive and prevent Mainers from buying cleaner technology.

03/09/2014

Mailbox (WBZ-TV)

Easy Ways To Stop Junk Mail

According the Environmental Protection Agency, half of all that advertising mail gets tossed right in the trash without being read.

03/05/2014

Wood stove (WBZ-TV)

Rule Changes Could Increase Cost Of Buying Wood Stove

The EPA wants to dramatically tighten emission standards for new wood stoves starting next year.

02/26/2014

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