USDA and EPA Release New Report on Honey Bee Health
Monday, 06 May 2013 07:38

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released a comprehensive scientific report on honey bee health. The report states that there are multiple factors playing a role in honey bee colony declines, including parasites and disease, genetics, poor nutrition and pesticide exposure.

EPA to Recognize St. Louis Cardinals for Reducing Food Waste at Busch Stadium on Monday, April 29
Monday, 29 April 2013 08:07

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(Lenexa, Kan., April 26, 2013) - EPA Region 7 will recognize the St. Louis Cardinals baseball club for efforts to divert, donate and compost food waste around Busch Stadium, in an on-field ceremony prior to the Cardinals-Reds game on Monday, April 29.

Worrisome Levels of Lead Found In Imported Rice
Friday, 12 April 2013 08:39

An analysis of imported brands found surprising levels of the metal

By Alexandra Sifferlin | – Thu, Apr 11, 2013

Reporting at the annual meeting of the American Chemical Society, a group of researchers lead by Tsanangurayi Tongesayi, an associate professor of chemistry at Monmouth University in New Jersey announced the results of their analysis of rice from Asia, Europe and South America. The imports, which currently make up about 7% of rice consumed in America, contained higher than acceptable levels of lead.

EPA Announces U.S. Organizations Using the Most Green Power
Monday, 22 April 2013 08:24
Release Date: 04/17/2013

WASHINGTON –– Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s Green Power Partnership released an updated list of the Top 50 organizations that are choosing to use electricity from clean, renewable sources.

“We applaud the leadership demonstrated by organizations that are helping reduce carbon pollution and spur the growth of clean, American-made energy sources by increasing their use of renewable energy,” said EPA Acting Administrator Bob Perciasepe. “As President Obama has made clear, clean energy is critical to our health, our economy, our security, and our ability to effectively address climate change.”

EPA’s Science Advisory Board Announces Independent Panel to Peer Review Agency’s Hydraulic Fracturing Research
Monday, 01 April 2013 11:38

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) independent Science Advisory Board (SAB) today announced the formation of its Hydraulic Fracturing Research Advisory panel. This panel of independent experts will peer review EPA’s 2014 draft report of results for its national study on any potential health and environmental impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water resources. Leading up to the peer review, the SAB panel will provide scientific feedback on EPA’s research in an open and transparent manner.

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