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State-of-the-art environmental center to open in Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH (AP) - A more than 15,000-square foot center is set to open in Pittsburgh where visitors can learn about the environment in a newly constructed, state-of-the-art facility. The Frick Environmental Center - a project of the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy and the city - will open to the public Saturday ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Natural environment Environment Geothermal power Environmentalism
The plot sickens: Oil lobbyist MDEQ chief disappoints
Heidi Grether says she loves nature. But she also lives in the real world, she says, and that means "we have to think about economic prosperity and jobs."        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | Drinking water Water crisis Water treatment Michigan Water resources Environment Water pollution Water supply
Vermont sues Volkswagen over emissions-rigging scandal
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont is suing Volkswagen, saying the automaker's diesel emissions-rigging scandal violated the state's consumer and environmental laws. Attorney General William Sorrell said Thursday that the state has rejected as inadequate a proposed settlement by Volkswagen that would have paid $1,000 per vehicle for violating consumer protection ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Volkswagen Group Volkswagen Audi Porsche Consumer protection Automotive industry Vermont Environment
Indonesia Alleges Forest-Fire Investigators Were Threatened
Indonesia’s Forestry Ministry said it would take legal action against a palm-oil company that allegedly cleared land through illegal burning and took environmental investigators hostage.
87 points by The Wall Street Journal | Southeast Asia Indonesia Pleading Environment
DEQ appointee defends environmental credentials
Democrats criticize former oil lobbyist tapped by Gov. Rick Snyder to lead the Department of Environmental Quality        
-1 points by The Detroit News | United States Senate Petroleum Environment Natural environment Environmentalism Water Water supply network Water supply
For Earth Hour — don't turn off, plug in. Here's why
There are plenty of ways to support the planet, like calling lawmakers and donating to causes.        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | Las Vegas Strip Empire State Building Sydney Opera House Climate change Donation Environment United States Opera Australia
Trump transition team limits EPA at environmental forum
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency halved the number of staffers attending an annual Anchorage forum on issues like climate change in response to a request from President Donald Trump's transition team.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Environmentalism United States Environmental Protection Agency White House Donald Trump Environment President of the United States The Apprentice Natural environment
LETTER: Donald Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court pick, Neil Gorsuch, would be a disaster for the environment
The world — nor future generations — cannot afford such immoral people on the bench of a court that impacts the whole planet.
54 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Environmentalism United States Judge Supreme Court of the United States Jury Environment Pacific Ocean United States Environmental Protection Agency
Assembly votes to delay controversial 5-cent ‘bag tax’
ALBANY – The Assembly on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a one-year delay of New York City’s 5-cent bag tax. With the state Senate already on board, the measure now goes to Gov. Cuomo, who has yet to take a public position on the measure. The bill also requires the Council to take another vote on the...
4 points by New York Post | New York City United States Environment New York Natural environment Democracy Recycling Environmentalism
Destroying the planet isn't the EPA chief's job
To the editor: I have nothing to say but thank you for your editorial on Oklahoma Atty. Gen. Scott Pruitt’s inappropriate nomination to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. You’ve made a completely airtight case. (“Putting Scott Pruitt in charge of the EPA risks irreversible damage to...
18 points by Los Angeles Times | Earth Environmentalism United States Environmental Protection Agency Natural environment Air pollution Global warming Human Environment
How Leo DiCaprio helped Carter Thicke through his father’s death
"To take his time to come out and share his respects and spend time with the family — he was really, really incredible through all of this,” Carter Thicke said.
69 points by New York Post | Family English-language films Marriage Father American films Environment Love Coming out
Melissa McCarthy hilariously tries to save the world in Kia Super Bowl commercial
Melissa McCarthy is down with the cause in Kia's new Super Bowl commercial pushing its eco-friendly 2017 Niro crossover.       
13286 points by USA Today | Super Bowl Comedy National Football League English-language films Super Bowl advertising Bud Bowl Ice Environment
Melissa McCarthy tries to save the world in new Kia ad
Melissa McCarthy is down with the cause in Kia's new Super Bowl commercial pushing its eco-friendly 2017 Niro crossover.       
-2 points by USA Today | Super Bowl Comedy National Football League English-language films Super Bowl advertising Bud Bowl Ice Environment
Cancer burger? Fast food wrappers contain carcinogenic chemicals, study says
The next time you get a craving for a greasy burger from the drive-thru, you may want to reconsider. A new study has found that fast food packaging contains cancer-causing chemicals – showing that the risk of quick meals goes beyond trans fats and calories. Read Full Article at RT.com
2590 points by Russia Today | Food contact materials Nutrition Water Take-out Packaging and labeling Fast food Environment Food safety