EPA Says Yes to More Crop Chemicals

The Enlist Duo herbicide—Dow Agrosciences’ cousin to Agent Orange—has been approved for crop use in six states. Is yours one of them?

EPA Opens Comments Period for Proposed Atrazine Ban

Photo courtesy of Tom Brakefield/Stockbyte/Thinkstock The EPA is taking steps toward banning the popular herbicide atrazine, a known endocrine disruptor. Spurred by a petition beefed up with more than 60,000 signatures and emails, the EPA opened a Notice of Availability on September 14 for a possible ban on the popular herbicide atrazine. The Notice of […]

7 Summer Energy-savings Tips

Courtesy Brand X Pictures/Thinkstock Use a ceiling fan to keep cool and cut down on energy costs. While you’re at it, switch out the incandescent light bulbs for extra energy savings. As Memorial Day weekend approaches, it feels like summer is just around the corner. Once temperatures rise, the average home spends almost 20 percent of […]

Bulbs to Receive Energy Star Label

Courtesy Jeffrey Hamilton/Digital Vision/Thinkstock Light bulbs carrying the Energy Star label will be 30 percent more energy efficient starting in October 2011. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently updated its standards for light fixtures to qualify for the Energy Star label. To qualify for the Energy Star label, light fixtures will need to increase energy efficiency 30 […]