Elanco, which bought the collar from Bayer in 2020, did not submit adverse incident reports to the EPA until after a story published by USA TODAY.
A new Environmental Protection Agency rule aims to cut the use of a class of greenhouse gases that are hundreds to thousands of times more powerful than carbon dioxide.
[New Dawn] The Government of Liberia through the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) have concluded a one-day validation workshop for the purpose of finalizing a proposed project document that seeks to address threats posed by coastal erosion in Southern Sinoe County.
[New Dawn] The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has grounded a vessel SSI DAUNTLESS reportedly carrying about 200 metric tons of potentially hazardous waste called Gypsum at the Port of Buchanan.
A 'MooLoo' that can collect ammonia - a greenhouse gas precursor - so it can be treated has been developed by researchers from Germany's Research Institute for Farm Animal Biology.
For more than a decade, federal Conservatives across Canada have taken aim at carbon tax policy with great vitriol. Now the Conservatives have pulled a 180-degree turn — though the issue may remain politicized in the future.
[Parliament of South Africa] The Portfolio Committee on Environment, Forestry and Fisheries yesterday received a briefing from the National Treasury on the carbon tax policy and sustainable finance initiatives.
As early as 2015, the EPA identified that Seresto "ranked #1 by a wide margin" when it came to incident reports of pet death and harm.
President Joe Biden's pick for a top job at the EPA has been branded an 'extremist' for supporting the 'defund the police' movement on Chinese state-run TV last year.
Nature, Published online: 09 August 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-02179-1Landmark assessment says greenhouse gases are unequivocally driving extreme weather — but nations can still prevent the worst impacts.
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- The Graduate School of Environmental Science and Climate Change at the University of Liberia in Collaboration with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have ended a day long beach cleaning up exercise in the PHP Community in Central Monrovia.
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- The Environmental Protection Agency in collaboration with the European Union, under the Long-term Technical Assistance (LTTA) to the EPA Project, has over the weekend concluded a one-day capacity building workshop to mainstream emission reduction targets in the Energy, Waste and Transport sectors. Regarded as the mitigation sectors, these 3 sectors hold the key to low emissions development in Liberia if sectorial actions can reflect the Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) commitments as contained in t
Russia will likely pay more taxes to the EU than any other country, RBC cited its calculations as saying.
The House set deadlines for the EPA to implement drinking water regulations for the nonstick forever chemicals known as PFAS.
US and Europe to target climate recalcitrants with import taxes. Labor says Morrison's inaction is putting Australian jobs at risk.
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Opponents of pop star Britney Spears' court-mandated conservatorship plan to bring their campaign to Washington tomorrow with a rally on the National Mall.
A number of chemicals in drinking water could soon be targeted for crackdown by EPA — including the broader family of as-yet-unregulated "forever chemicals."
Ashley Morgan, a former aide to Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), has joined EPA.
EPA has ordered the maker of a disinfectant approved and touted by the Trump administration to cease sale and distribution, finding the company in violation of federal regulations.
Congress' top watchdog is calling on EPA to act on a broad swath of environmental problems.
The government needs to make clear that emissions come with high costs and encourage companies and individuals to come up with new ideas and take ...
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EPA will make major changes to controversial chemical risk assessments issued under the Trump administration following an outpouring of criticism from scientists and other experts.
Two former EPA officials committed fraudulent payroll-related activities — including one giving the other an improper pay increase — that cost the agency more than $130,000, the EPA's independent watchdog found.
The Biden administration continues to fill out its environmental roster, as the Senate last night confirmed several Interior Department and EPA nominees.
The Interior Department today announced the transfer of nearly 19,000 acres of public lands that make up the National Bison Range, reverting ownership of the "crown jewel" of the National Wildlife Refuge System to two Montana tribes.
EPA has embarked on a bumpy road in repairing relations with its employee unions.
In a move applauded by a powerful trade group, EPA will reconsider the cancer risks posed by a controversial gas commonly used for sterilizing medical equipment and making household cleaners, among other purposes.
EPA is imposing additional pollutant monitoring requirements on the troubled Limetree Bay refinery in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The EPA inspector general's office announced today that it would probe the agency's enforcement approach that relies on energy companies to self-report environmental crimes.
EPA this afternoon convened a virtual hearing on its scientific integrity policy, following a Biden memo directing the agency to review all past allegations.
Three environmental groups today urged the Biden administration to help revive a widely popular tool that allowed polluters to carry out EPA-sanctioned projects in exchange for lower fines.
The American Petroleum Institute announced a handful of new hires to its federal advocacy team Friday, including a former EPA official under the Trump administration.
Programmers can manipulate the maps on smartphones or satellite images on computers to appear different than how they are. Now researchers are warning that the technology could be used to cook images of public lands and natural disasters.
EPA today said it will end the use of the weedkiller propazine, reversing the Trump administration's embrace of the farm chemical shown to harm dozens of endangered species.
EPA has pledged to require reporting on asbestos uses and exposure in a landmark settlement and major win for activists in their fight against the notorious carcinogen.
EPA might try to toughen hazardous air pollutant standards for coal-fired power plants in the course of revisiting one of the Trump administration's most incendiary environmental moves, according to the agency's acting air chief Joe Goffman in an interview with E&E News.
The Interior Department this week quietly submitted to the White House its recommendations on Trump-era cuts to a pair of national monuments in Utah, a step that proponents of the sites hope could soon result in the restoration of protections to more than 2 million acres of public lands.
Interior Secretary Deb Haaland is ready to welcome back visitors eager to get out and experience the wonders of public lands after more than a year dealing with the restrictions of pandemic life.
The Biden administration's focus on environmental crimes is forcing the Justice Department to take a more proactive approach on prosecuting polluters, a government lawyer said today.
In a release, the NPS said the 56-year-old fell from the summit ridge of Mount Russell and plummeted around 500 feet to his death on Monday while hiking with two others.
EPA has expanded its press team, bringing on a former communications official for Democratic presidential campaigns.
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- Conservation International (CI), in partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Aether has certificated several technicians from various line ministries as Green House Gas (GHG) inventory experts.
Efforts to manipulate the Earth's temperature through geoengineering could prove more expensive and more politically fraught than combating climate warming through greenhouse gas emissions reductions, experts say.
Despite the pandemic-related lockdowns across the country, air quality in parts of the United States deteriorated markedly last year, with the bulk of the backsliding found in the wildfire-plagued West, according to newly released EPA data.
Additional public lands agencies in Arizona are imposing restrictions on campfires and smoking due to wildfire activity and dry conditions.
The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee today approved three of President Biden's nominees for top slots at EPA and the Interior Department, but not before Republicans voiced concern about the fate of key Trump-era rules.
Patrick Davis, a Trump EPA veteran, is back in political consulting.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is taking lottery applications to harvest alligators on public lands.
EPA should expand its required testing of pesticides to reflect risks to soil organisms, environmental groups said in a petition to the agency.
EPA Administrator Michael Regan has pledged the agency will end its backlog of Freedom of Information Act requests.
EPA Administrator Michael Regan hit cable news this week to back President Biden's plan to replace gasoline cars with electric ones — without forfeiting American jobs.
EPA Administrator Michael Regan told agency employees that there are no dates set yet for when staff will return to the office and that he wants to hear from EPA employees on what their post-pandemic work life should look like.
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EPA Administrator Michael Regan is stepping back from five cases before the agency, ranging from litigation over the Clean Water Act to actions related to air pollution.
EPA must revisit and tighten Trump-era hazard standards for lead-based paint, a federal appeals court ruled today.
The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday ordered a controversial refinery on St. Croix to stay shut indefinitely on the grounds that it poses an "imminent" threat to people’s health, the most aggressive move the Biden administration has taken yet to address the harm caused by U.S. oil industry.
Interior Secretary Deb Haaland said last night she has "no doubt" about the value of millions of acres of public lands that former President Trump culled from two national monuments in Utah but emphasized there is no time frame yet for when President Biden could restore those sites.
EPA's inspector general today issued another damning report showing the agency's pursuit of polluters violating federal air, water and toxics laws has plummeted.
EPA has room for improvement on efforts to reduce plastics and other waste in waterways, the agency's watchdog found in a report released yesterday.
The new rule is intended to decrease the use of greenhouse gases known as hydrofluorocarbons by 85% over the next 15 years. The gases that are thousands of times more powerful than carbon dioxide.
[New Republic] The Environmental Protection Agency of Liberia (EPA) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) have enhanced the quality of the Environmental Knowledge Management System (EKMS), an integrated platform that focuses on collecting, storing and sharing information and data between institutions for better environmental management and fulfilment of the obligations of the Rio Convention.
[New Republic] The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MOCI) with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Liberia and the Society for the Conservation of Nature of Liberia (SCNL), in collaboration with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), on 11 September 2021, officially launched the Piso Eco-brigade Programme in Robertsport, Grand Cape Mount County.
None of the world's major economies -- including the entire G20 -- have a climate plan that meets their obligations under the 2015 Paris Agreement, according to an analysis published Wednesday, despite scientists' warning that deep cuts to greenhouse gas emissions are needed now.
There is a superhighway to rapid elimination of 80% of Australian greenhouse emissions, using low-cost, existing technology from vast production runs.
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My top 3 impressions up-front: The sea level projections for the year 2100 have been adjusted upwards again. The IPCC has introduced a new high-end risk scenario, stating that a global rise “approaching 2 m by 2100 and 5 m by 2150 under a very high greenhouse gas emissions scenario cannot be ruled out due […]
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Tamsin Edwards, a lead author of the landmark IPCC report on climate change, says that some climate changes are irreversible but we still have time to limit warming to the Paris Agreement’s target of 1.5°C
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Tourists are visiting national parks and surrounding public lands in record numbers this summer, which is causing some overwhelmed national park gateway towns to rethink their promotion strategies.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) opened a meeting on 26 July to approve its next report on the physical science basis of climate change, the first part of the Sixth Assessment Report.
The report, prepared by IPCC Working Group I, will provide the most up-to-date physical understanding of the climate system and climate change, bringing together the latest advances in climate science and multiple lines of evidence.
The meeting is being held remotely, the first time the IPCC has conducted an approval session in this format, from 26 July to 6 August 2021, because of the...
Baowu Steel Group, the world’s largest steelmaker, has established an investment fund focusing on carbon-neutral projects to bolster China’s ambitions of getting greenhouse emissions under control.The state-owned company said in a statement that it aimed to ultimately raise 50 billion yuan (US$7.73 billion), along with its partners China Pacific Insurance, the National Green Development Fund and CCB Financial Asset Investment. The fundraising target for the first phase is 10 billion yuan.The…
A former Trump administration EPA official has landed a new job lobbying for communications equipment contractors.
EPA continues to build out its political staff, bringing on several new appointees in recent months.
EPA under the Trump administration stopped prioritizing the enforcement of water pollution caused by animal waste, raw sewage and stormwater discharge to focus more broadly on noncompliance, according to a federal watchdog report.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two high-ranking Trump political appointees at the Environmental Protection Agency engaged in fraudulent payroll activities — including payments to employees after they were fired and to one of the officials when he was absent from work — that cost the agency more than $130,000, a report by an internal watchdog says.Former chief of staff Ryan Jackson and former White House liaison Charles Munoz submitted “official timesheets and personnel forms that contained materially false, fictitious, and fraudulent statements" to mislead EPA personnel and facilitate improper payments over multiple months, according to a report by EPA’s Office of Inspector General. The two men, who have since left the EPA, arranged for former agency employees to continue collecting nearly $38,000 salaries...
A bipartisan group of lawmakers is seeking to meet with EPA Administrator Michael Regan to discuss the agency's planned reassessment of a cancer-causing gas used to sterilize medical equipment, as well as a set of principles for regulating the chemical.
Federal officials have given preliminary approval to a conservation group's contentious proposal to expand bison grazing on public lands in north-central Montana.
EPA has withdrawn its 2020 approval for using a radioactive byproduct of phosphate mining in road-building material.
EPA Administrator Michael Regan said today at a White House briefing that he is working on an "expedited timeline" to announce appointees to lead the agency's regional offices.
A federal judge Friday tossed a defamation lawsuit filed by an ousted former Trump EPA political appointee who claimed his former bosses made "malicious" statements about him shortly after abruptly firing him.
EPA yesterday sent its revised tailpipe emissions rule to the White House Office of Management and Budget for review, but the details of the proposal are largely unknown.
Another EPA case involving pesticides in pet collars took 12 years, several studies and legal intervention before the EPA resolved it.
President Biden yesterday nominated a well-known scholar and former prosecutor to lead the EPA enforcement office.
[New Dawn] Citizens in the port City of Harper, Maryland County are seeking the intervention of the Environmental Protection Agency or EPA in their county.
Anna Wildeman, a former top Trump EPA official in the Office of Water, is joining the law firm Troutman Pepper.
Donna Vizian and Jennifer Orme-Zavaleta, two top career officials often at the center of the storm at the Trump EPA, are leaving the agency later this summer.
EPA is delaying for a second time the effective date of new regulations for lead and copper in drinking water that were hammered out under the Trump administration.
A Trump-era playbook that set the stage for a controversial decision on a key air pollutant remains in effect five months into the Biden administration, an agency spokesman confirmed yesterday, underscoring questions about how EPA is handling other Trump guidance that could more immediately impact air quality.
Despite substantial improvement in recent years, EPA is still routinely missing its own one-year deadline for acting on states' air quality plan submissions, according to a new report by the agency's inspector general that grew out of a 2019 clash between the Trump administration and California.
EPA is proposing its first-ever reporting requirements under a key toxics law for "forever chemicals" and withdrawing Trump-era guidance that the agency says "weakened" protections against the family of toxic substances.
EPA took steps yesterday to ditch Trump-era changes to its Environmental Appeals Board, an avenue for communities and environmental groups to protest environmental permits.
EPA has taken a step in the direction of adding a possible carcinogen to its list of regulated hazardous air pollutants.
EPA determined Friday that a proposed copper-nickel mine in Minnesota may pollute waters in Wisconsin and on a Native American reservation, a finding that could jeopardize a key permit for the long-planned PolyMet project.
[FrontPageAfrica] Congo Town -- A group of young climate activists, under the banner "Coalition of Green Ambassadors and Human Rights Activists" on Thursday petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ensure the establishment of an Environmental Court in Liberia.
A New Mexico lawmaker, voicing alarm about the potential effect on air quality in a border area, is asking EPA to intervene in a Texas utility's plans to add a natural gas-fired generating turbine to an El Paso power plant.
A bipartisan group of 36 senators is calling on the chamber's top two appropriators to prioritize full funding for a program that is relied upon heavily by communities situated near or on public lands.
Conserving bird habitat can also help cut greenhouse gas emission buildup, a new National Audubon Society study finds.
EPA is standing by its decision to allow an experimental fish farm in the Gulf of Mexico off the Florida coast, handing a setback to environmental groups challenging the proposal.
The Environment Secretary sparked a fresh Cabinet trade war yesterday, suggesting a carbon tax could be slapped on food imports from polluting countries to protect farmers.
The chief executive ignores the fact that public participation has been minimal, details of jobs to be created are missing and the greenhouse gas emissions will be way off the Paris Agreement target
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EPA next week will launch a series of public meetings in communities across the nation to discuss revisions to the Trump-era Lead and Copper Rule, with a focus on those most at risk of exposure.
Hague court orders oil giant to cut its carbon emissions including those of its suppliers and users by 45% by 2030
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President Biden could get a jump-start on his administration's aggressive conservation pledge by using executive authority to set aside more than 3.2 million acres of public lands as new national monuments, one environmental group argues in a new report out today.
[Daily Maverick] South Africa believes that agreements reached through multilateral forums must be implemented in good faith. We are therefore pleased that the US under President Joe Biden has taken steps to return to the multilateral fold by rejoining the Paris Climate Accord and the World Health Organisation and its leadership on negating vaccine nationalism.
A £31billion scheme to subsidise a wood-burning power station aiming to help the Government meet its 'net zero' greenhouse gas with taxpayers' money is a green con, claim environmentalists.
Trump EPA officials purposely veered from the agency's principles of scientific integrity to approve continued use of the weedkiller dicamba on genetically modified crops, the agency has admitted.
The Biden administration is formally killing a Trump regulation that would have limited the science EPA could use to craft future environmental and public health protections.
EPA managers have an extraordinarily large pool of contenders to choose from in repopulating their premier panel for dispensing outside advice on scientific and technical matters, according to a list released late yesterday.
The Alliance for Market Solutions is launching a new advocacy effort — backed by big corporate names — to get Republicans on board with a carbon tax.
A coalition of groups is suing EPA over its assessment of the dangers posed by asbestos, a move that comes amid a wave of escalating criticism over other chemical evaluations.
EPA is no longer requiring masks for fully vaccinated people in its facilities, stoking fears among staff about potential exposure to the COVID-19 virus.
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EPA, warning of imminent danger to nearby residents, resorted today to rarely used emergency powers to order a halt to all operations at the Limetree Bay refinery in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
EPA and its largest employee union have reached a provisional agreement, setting the stage for new contract talks after the tumult of the Trump era at the agency.
Science Returns to EPA Science Advisory Committees
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The Dominican Republic opened the 2021 virtual Latin America and the Caribbean Climate Week with a pledge to increase the country’s climate ambition by reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 27 percent and maintaining progress towards climate neutrality according to the goals of the Paris Agreement. “For us, climate action is not just about mitigation. […]
What former EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler last year lauded as a generational shift in administrative procedures for guidance documents has been revoked only eight months later by his successor.