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EPA chief Gina McCarthy vows to push major initiatives despite GOP threatsLast Updated on 2014-11-20 13:07:09 The Obama administration has no intention of backing down on major environmental initiatives to fight climate change and improve air and water quality, EPA chief Gina McCarthy said Monday, dismissing Republican threats to thwart proposed regulations by starving the agency of money.
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EPA Names 2014 Green Power LeadersLast Updated on 2014-11-20 12:54:08The agency recognizes leading organizations, businesses in Calif., Colo., Mich., Nev., N.J., N.H., Okla., Ore., Pa., Tenn., Texas, Va., Wash., Wis.
WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces its annual Green Power Leadership Awards, recognizing 19 Green Power Partners and four suppliers across the country—including the cities of Philadelphia and Las Vegas, Apple, Kohl’s, and Trek Bicycle Corporation--for achievements in advancing the nation’s renewable energy market and reducing greenhouse gas emissions fueling climate change
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Climate Change PerceptionsLast Updated on 2014-11-20 11:03:33
The Perception Factor: Climate Change Gets Personal
This article, written by Catherine M. Cooney, appeared first in Environmental Health Perspectives—the peer-reviewed, open access journal of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.
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Summer 2010 saw a new suite of climate change studies from the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) with the stark conclusion that “Climate change is occurring, is caused largely by human activities, and poses significant risks for—and in many cases is already affecting—a broad range of human and natural systems.”1 The NAS series received a boost from separate research... More »
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