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    AT least 21 people have been killed and more than 40 injured in fighting between security forces and ISIS gunmen following a raid on a prison in Afghanistan. The attack on the facility, in the eastern city of Jalalabad, began late on Sunday when a suicide bomber drove a vehicle packed with explosives into...
    AUSTRALIA’s worst coronavirus-hit region has declared a state of disaster, with cops and soldiers enforcing a curfew in the country’s second biggest city. The state of Victoria has been rocked by a wave of infections in recent weeks, and sweeping new restrictions were yesterday announced in a bid to stem the tide. ⚠️ Read our...
    Although the EPA is supposed to protect the environment and thus, the people and animals within it, they have taken many steps that puts the environment and many of its inhabitants in danger. Towards the beginning of the pandemic’s arrival in America, the EPA decided to loosen their enforcement of rules that are intended to...
    TWO people have died and dozens left injured after a high speed train crash in central Portugal. The train, travelling north from Lisbon to Braga, derailed before smashing into a railway maintenance machine near the town of Soure. 7Two people have died and dozens were left injured after a high speed train crash...
    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is immediately canceling its paid subscription to one of the largest environmental trade publications, E&E News. The move takes effect Aug. 1 and will end EPA employees’ free access to the Washington-based publication, which provides in-depth coverage of the agency and related government agencies alongside a wide variety of environmental issues. “EPA...
    CENTREVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Residents in Illinois’ Metro East region are facing a major public health crisis because of persistent flooding and sewage problems, the state’s two U.S. senators said in a letter sent Wednesday to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Democrats Tammy Duckworth and Dick Durbin asked the federal agency to enforce environmental laws,...
    Impression copyright EPA Image caption The mock-up of a US provider Iran has released missiles at a mock-up of a US aircraft carrier in the strategic Strait of Hormuz. The drill involved fire so major that the US armed forces briefly put two regional bases on warn. The US navy condemned...
    Fighting chronic inflammation is one of the leading health concerns that’s triggered widespread study, research, and the onslaught of inflammation-fighting products. Chronic inflammation takes place “when [the natural inflammatory response] lingers, leaving your body in a constant state of alert.” Recent research has found that “chronic inflammation may have a negative impact on your tissues...
    More than 50 facilities across the country that have faced enforcement actions for alleged Clean Water Act violations are among those taking advantage of an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) policy that lets companies forgo pollution monitoring during the pandemic, an analysis by The Hill found. The temporary EPA policy, announced in March, says industrial, municipal...
    Sen. Joni Ernst is demanding the Environmental Protection Agency remove barriers to selling higher blend ethanol, which she says the agency has delayed despite President Trump’s promises to corn farmers in her state. That includes eliminating warning labels on the higher ethanol blend, known as E15, as EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler previously promised to do,...
    The Environmental Protection Agency’s Inspector General has opened an investigation into its own agency’s role in the Trump administration’s replacement of an Obama-era rule that curbed greenhouse gas emissions in cars. The Inspector General’s office will examine whether there were any “irregularities” during the process of crafting the new rule — dubbed the Safer Affordable...
    (CNN)The overhaul of vehicle emission standards that the Trump administration called its "largest deregulatory initiative" is now under review by the Environmental Protection Agency inspector general. The IG said Monday its review would determine whether the agency's rule followed requirements for "transparency, record-keeping, and docketing, and followed the EPA's process for developing final regulatory actions."...
    THE body of congressman and civil rights leader John Lewis has crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama for the final time. The bridge became a landmark for the civil rights movement after Lewis and other demonstrators were beaten by police while crossing it during a march in 1965. 9John Lewis's body...
    CHESTERTON, Ind. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking the public’s feedback on a proposed cleanup of coal ash buried along Lake Michigan that the agency believes is threatening wildlife at the Indiana Dunes National Park. The EPA has drafted a cleanup plan for the eastern part of Northern Indiana Public Service Co.’s...
    Felicia Chase July 25, 2020 1:29PM (UTC) Though COVID-19 cases are rising, Trump's U.S. Environmental Protection Agency management is forcing its workers to return to unsafe offices — disproportionately exposing our Black and brown scientists and engineers to serious risk, as well as the communities we serve, with no real justification. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) workforce...
    (CNN)A controversial gold and copper mine proposed in Alaska was given a major push forward Friday as the Trump administration issued a final report concluding the Pebble Mine project would not cause long-term harm to one of the world's largest remaining salmon runs.The new report, by the Army Corps of Engineers, is a sharp reversal...
    Pledges to buy homes and help residents move The Environmental Protection Agency intends to move residents and destroy as many as 10 arsenic-contaminated homes in Kent — 33 years after the hazard was discovered. The federal plan focuses on properties on Gipsy Trail Road where the soil has elevated arsenic levels from abandoned mines. The...
    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Two U.S. government agencies agreed Thursday to keep state regulators primarily in charge of regulating groundwater pollution from uranium mining in the latest move by President Donald Trump’s administration to prop up the ailing industry. The agreement signed in Wyoming, the top uranium-producing state, says the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency won’t...
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey beaches exceeded EPA levels for fecal bacteria more than 70 times in 2019, according to a study released Thursday. The study by Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center found that two beaches, Beachwood Beach West in Beachwood and the 25th Street Bay Front Beach in Barnegat Light, each...
    By Tom Polansek CHICAGO (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday ruled that Corteva Inc can continue to sell an agricultural weed killer that environmentalists said was threatening to plants and wildlife. The decision to allow sales of Enlist Duo boosts Corteva's advantage in the farm sector a month after the same court...
    The Environmental Protection Agency is finalizing major changes to how an internal agency body reviews permitting disputes, in an effort to speed development that environmentalists say will jeopardize the public’s ability to challenge projects that could harm their health. The regulations will make changes to how the EPA’s Environmental Appeals Board hears disputes over air,...
    By ELLEN KNICKMEYER and DAVID KOENIG, Associated Press The Trump administration said Wednesday that it plans to adopt aircraft emissions standards modeled on international ones, a move it says will not further reduce climate-damaging emissions from planes. Andrew Wheeler, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, said the change “strikes the right regulatory balance” and would...
    The Trump administration said Wednesday that it plans to adopt aircraft emissions standards modeled on international ones, a move it says will not further reduce climate-damaging emissions from planes. Andrew Wheeler, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, said the change “strikes the right regulatory balance” and would ensure that U.S.-made airliners and large business jets...
    The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing first-time carbon emissions standards for aircraft engines, adopting international climate limits negotiated during the Obama administration. “We are reducing our [carbon dioxide] emissions, but we are doing it in a thoughtful manner that preserves our manufacturing base, and we are doing it faster and better than our international partners,”...
    A coalition of 20 states, several cities, and a county are suing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over changes that undermine certain clean air standards. The states sued over changes to the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) rule, which regulates pollution from power plants. MATS was the first-ever national policy to reduce hazardous pollutants such as mercury, arsenic,...
    By David Shepardson WASHINGTON, July 22 (Reuters) – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is set to announce on Wednesday the first proposed U.S. emissions standards for commercial aircraft, officials briefed on the matter said. In 2016, the U.N. International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) agreed on global airplane emissions standards aimed at makers of small and...
    HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has designated the waters of two remote beaches in Hawaii as being contaminated by trash, forcing the state to address the persistent problem of plastic deposited on its coastlines by swirling Pacific Ocean currents. The decision will require authorities to establish a daily limit for the...
    By AUDREY McAVOY, Associated Press HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has designated the waters of two remote beaches in Hawaii as being contaminated by trash, forcing the state to address the persistent problem of plastic deposited on its coastlines by swirling Pacific Ocean currents. The decision will require authorities to establish a...
    Swimming in ponds and lakes is such a great way to stay cool over the summer. Being outside in nature and moving around is so good for your mental and physical health. Unfortunately, there are some dangers that can be life-threatening when engaging in this seemingly harmless summer activity. Last summer, two women in North...
    EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants to remove hundreds of once-contaminated East Chicago properties from its National Priorities List to spur development in the northwestern Indiana city that could potentially qualify homes for interior lead abatement. The National Priorities List, which is part of the federal agency's Superfund program, tracks...
    ‘Holy Sh**, We Can’t Do Four More Years’: EPA Employees Are Desperate To Oust Trump
    Yuri Gripas/CNP via ZUMA For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters.On Wednesday, President Trump achieved a longstanding goal in weakening environmental protection: The administration significantly narrowed the 50-year-old National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), a law that requires the government to study the impact of federal projects on the...
    AT least 77 people have died and over two million have been impacted after monsoon floods hit villages already tackling coronavirus in India. Heavy rains have reportedly left thousands of villages across the northeastern state of Assam submerged by water. 10Up to two million people have been impacted by flooding in Assam, IndiaCredit:...
    THE Wendy's where Rayshard Brooks was killed by police officers has been demolished days after an eight-year-old girl was shot dead by armed civilians in front of the building. Brooks was killed by police during an altercation in the Atlanta Wendy's parking lot, and it has since become the home of many demonstrations - some...
    Image(s) by Sara Lynn Paige New research from EWG found traces of the weed-killing chemical glyphosate in multiple samples of non-organic hummus. Glyphosate has been linked to cancer previously, though experts are conflicted on how much glyphosate in food is dangerous to human health. EWG and EPA have different recommendations for how much...
    BILLIONAIRE inventor Elon Musk may have injured Amber Heard, it was suggested at the Depp trial yesterday. It was claimed Ms Heard left her penthouse in 2016 with cuts and bruises — moments after the Tesla founder left the building. 4Tesla boss Elon Musk may have injured Amber Heard, a concierge suggested during the Johnny...
    The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to retain national ozone standards at current levels, rejecting calls from environmentalists, scientists, and some states to strengthen the Obama-era limits. It’s the second time in recent months the Trump administration has spurned tighter air quality limits despite fierce outcry that scientific evidence is growing that people are exposed...
    By Siddharth Cavale and Richa Naidu (Reuters) - Lonza Group AG is in the “last step” of discussions with U.S. regulators for approval to claim that its formulation is effective in killing the novel Coronavirus on surfaces, an executive at the pharmaceutical and chemical giant told Reuters. Earlier this week, Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc became...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A recycling plant known for causing a blue haze in the neighborhood is now under fire. An EPA investigation says the Rosemount company called Spectro Alloys Corporation is releasing hazardous chemicals — even possibly causing health problems. WCCO’s Erin Hassanzadeh first reported on concerns in the area last fall and says neighbors...
    RICHARLISON thumped Southampton's point-saver as VAR rescued Southampton late on. Danny Ings had rewarded Southampton's strong start with a 31st minute opener. 7Richarlison rises to the challenge as he celebrates his leveller in a tight-mid-table clash at GoodisonCredit: EPA 7Everton frontman Richarlison shows devastating technique to fire a 42rd minute levellerCredit: EPA 7In-form Southampton striker Danny Ings...
    Two Lysol disinfectants have received federal approval as being effective against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Lysol Disinfectant Spray and Lysol Disinfectant Max Cover Mist are the first products approved by the Environmental Protection Agency for effectiveness against the virus. Both kill the virus within two minutes after contact, the EPA said. "The EPA is committed to...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — It has been a summertime gathering spot in Hegewisch for more than half a century, but beginning Tuesday, the Little League field in the neighborhood became an active Environmental Protection Agency cleanup site. It is all because of dangerous amounts of arsenic and lead in the soil. And as CBS 2 Investigator...
    (CNN) — The US Environmental Protection Agency has approved two Lysol products as effective against the novel coronavirus when used on hard, non-porous surfaces. Lysol Disinfectant Spray and Lysol Disinfectant Max Cover Mist meet the EPA’s criteria for use against the SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for the ongoing pandemic, based on laboratory testing that found both...
    THE EPA has approved two Lysol products which kill the coronavirus when used on hard, non-porous surfaces, two minutes after contact. The US Environmental Protection Agency announced the approval of the products, which are the first two cleaning products that have been tested directly against SARS-CoV-2 and proved to be effective in killing it, on...
    The US Environmental Protection Agency has approved two Lysol products as effective against the novel coronavirus when used on hard, non-porous surfaces.Lysol Disinfectant Spray and Lysol Disinfectant Max Cover Mist meet the EPA's criteria for use against the SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for the ongoing pandemic, based on laboratory testing that found both products kill...
    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Monday that it has approved the first two surface disinfectant products, both made by Lysol, against the novel coronavirus. The products – Lysol Disinfectant Spray and Lysol Disinfectant Max Cover Mist — were approved by the agency based on laboratory testing that showed they were “effective against” COVID-19,...
    Getty Lysol can kill coronavirus. Two specific Lysol disinfectant spray products have now been approved by the U.S. government as effective measures to kill COVID-19 (coronavirus). The United States Environmental Protection Agency has now approved these two products for use against COVID-19: Lysol Disinfectant Spray and Lysol Disinfectant Max Cover Mist. “Throughout...