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Does Apple Hate The Environment?

Apple has had a complicated relationship with environmentalists. The company prides itself on its greenness in many ways, having been a leader in eliminating lead, bromides, PVC, and excess packaging from its products and building renewable energy sources for its North Carolina data centre. But it has tangled frequently with environmental groups, […]
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Pictures Of New York Harbor From The 1970s When It Was A Dump

[credit provider=”Arthur Tress/U.S. National Archives”] Arthur Tress is one of the hundreds of freelance photographers hired by the Environmental Protection Agency in the 1970s to document mounting environmental problems in America.  The following set of images shows the deterioration of the New York Harbor area in 1973.
Pictures Of New York Harbor From The 1970s When It Was A Dump
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Within 100 Years, Our Underground Drinking Water Could Be Filled With Toxic Waste

[credit provider=”Flickr/nist6ss” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5372083083/”] Over the past several decades, U.S. industries have injected more than 30 trillion gallons of toxic liquid deep into the earth, using broad expanses of the nation’s geology as an invisible dumping ground.No company would be allowed to pour such dangerous chemicals into the rivers or onto […]
Within 100 Years, Our Underground Drinking Water Could Be Filled With Toxic Waste
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The EPA Says Pennsylvania Is Screwing Up The Fracking Investigating And It’s Taking Over

[credit provider=”Presidio of Monterey: DLIFLC & USAG” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/presidioofmonterey/4098650619/”] DIMOCK, Pa. (AP) — Tugging on rubber gloves, a laboratory worker kneels before a gushing spigot behind Kim Grosso’s house and positions an empty bottle under the clear, cold stream. The process is repeated dozens of times as bottles are filled, marked […]
The EPA Says Pennsylvania Is Screwing Up The Fracking Investigating And It’s Taking Over
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Just How Much More Will Your Light Bill Cost In 2015?

[credit provider=”By Chuck “Caveman” Coker on flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/caveman_92223/3346906435/sizes/o/in/photostream/”] There’s a heated debate brewing on Capitol Hill over just how costly a new EPA rule to cut dirty toxins like mercury and lead from energy plant emissions would be for consumers at home.  Before you take sides, let’s start with a bit of background: 
Just How Much More Will Your Light Bill Cost In 2015?
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Supreme Court Justices Blast EPA For Thwarting Couple From Building On Protected Wetlands

[credit provider=”mrcTV” url=”http://www.mrctv.org/videos/plf-helps-idaho-couple-take-bully-court-sackett-v-epa”] WASHINGTON (AP) — Several conservative members of the Supreme Court criticised the Environmental Protection Agency on Monday for heavy-handed enforcement of rules affecting homeowners after the government told an Idaho couple they can’t challenge an order declaring their future home site a “protected wetlands.”Justice Antonin Scalia assailed […]
Supreme Court Justices Blast EPA For Thwarting Couple From Building On Protected Wetlands
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A Pennsylvania Village Is Without Water After Fracking Allegedly Destroyed Its Wells

[credit provider=”Google Maps”] ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Residents of a northeastern Pennsylvania village where a natural gas driller has been accused of tainting water wells with methane and possibly hazardous chemicals say the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is promising to deliver fresh water.Homeowners in Dimock Township have been without a […]
A Pennsylvania Village Is Without Water After Fracking Allegedly Destroyed Its Wells
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15 Outrageous Facts About The Bottled Water Industry

[credit provider=”Flickr – Irargerich” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/lrargerich/3110364559/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] Water used to be free.In fact, it still is — at least in nations blessed with plentiful clean tap water like the U.S. — but that doesn’t stop the world from spending over $100 billion on bottled water a year.
15 Outrageous Facts About The Bottled Water Industry
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Morgan Stanley: US Energy Security Is At Risk If EPA Doesn’t Revise Pollution Rule

[credit provider=”eastcolfax via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3858147546/”] The Environmental Protection Agency has to delay or soften new coal regulations or it would jeopardizing U.S. power supply, Morgan Stanley says in a note this morning:These rules were tougher than expected and affect Texas which had believed until a few months ago that it […]
Morgan Stanley: US Energy Security Is At Risk If EPA Doesn’t Revise Pollution Rule
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Obama Campaign Memo: GOP Candidates Out Of Touch With Americans

[credit provider=”Courtesy of The White House”] Ben LaBolt, the press secretary for President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign is out with a memo today highlighting polls showing Republicans as out of touch with Americans on issues from immigration to financial regulation.”The campaign to win the Republican nomination has become a campaign […]
Obama Campaign Memo: GOP Candidates Out Of Touch With Americans
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Al Gore Just Took A Big Shot At Obama

Former Vice President Al Gore criticised President Barack Obama’s decision to withdraw a $90 billion clean air regulation last week in a post on his blog.
Al Gore Just Took A Big Shot At Obama
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GOP Lines Up To Oppose Obama’s Jobs Plan — Even Before It’s Announced

[credit provider=”Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/talkradionews/4012425080/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell offered the sharpest critique yet of President Barack Obama’s jobs plan — two days before it is to be formally announced.Speaking on the Senate floor to open the fall legislative session after a five-week vacation, McConnell said he is growing confident that […]
GOP Lines Up To Oppose Obama’s Jobs Plan — Even Before It’s Announced
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Obama’s Rule Reforms Panned By Business And GOP

The Obama administration on Tuesday unveiled its first major effort at slashing government red tape, outlining hundreds of changes in the fine print of government regulations that potentially could save businesses and consumers billions of dollars over the coming decade.
Obama’s Rule Reforms Panned By Business And GOP
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