Natural Resources Defense Council

Flowers frame one of the steep, rugged access trails to Dan Blocker Beach in the Corral Beach area of Malibu, Calif. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

Southland beach report reveals ‘repeat offenders’ and ‘superstar’

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A beach area east of the Malibu Pier was named one of the nation’s most consistently polluted, while the ocean along a Newport Beach stretch of sand was dubbed a “superstar” […]


This Tuesday, April 30, 2013, file photo, shows Dawn Ultra antibacterial soap in a kitchen in Chicago. The Food and Drug Administration says Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, there is no evidence that antibacterial chemicals used in liquid soaps and washes help prevent the spread of germs, and there is some evidence they may pose health risks. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)

FDA seeks tougher rules on antibacterial soaps

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration says there is no evidence that antibacterial chemicals used in liquid soaps and washes help prevent the spread of germs, and there is some evidence they may pose […]


Robert Malsom checks corn in one of his fields near Roscoe, S.D. (AP Photo/Doug Dreyer)

Next generation of biofuels is still years away

Note: This is part of an Associated Press investigation into the hidden costs of green energy NEW YORK (AP) — The first trickle of fuels made from agricultural waste is finally winding its way into […]


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California spends $500M on waterway trash-fighting

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An environmental group says California communities are spending a half-billion dollars a year to keep plastic and other trash from polluting waterways and beaches. The report last week from the Natural […]


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Decades-old question: Is antibacterial soap safe?

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s a chemical that’s been in U.S. households for more than 40 years, from the body wash in your bathroom shower to the knives on your kitchen counter to the bedding in […]


Environmentalists oppose Navy offshore training

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Environmentalists say a five-year training plan by the Navy would harm endangered species off the Southern California coast including the blue whale.



EPA finalizes boiler rule to reduce air pollution

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency finalized rules Friday aimed at reducing toxic air pollution from industrial boilers and incinerators while offering industry more flexibility and lower costs to comply with the new standards.


New data, but not much new in Wyo. fracking study

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) – Environmentalists and the petroleum industry haven’t changed their minds about any damage done by hydraulic fracturing to the groundwater in Wyoming. That’s despite new groundwater sampling data the U.S. Geological Survey […]


Lawsuit filed in Calif. over Brockovich chemical

(AP) – Environmental groups have filed a lawsuit against the California Department of Public Health for failing to establish a safe drinking water standard for the cancer-causing chemical made famous in the film “Erin Brockovich.” […]



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