A number of organizations are suing the EPA over lack of action regarding factory farms, and fortunately for them, a new study backs up their claims.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]