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Obama Vows to Attack Climate Change: What Will The Next Four Years Bring?

In his inaugural address, President Obama promised to respond to the growing threat of climate change. With a divided Congress, what can the president actually do in the next four years to bring down the level of carbon dioxide and other heat trapping gases?

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News Analysis: EPA Has Mixed Success With Regulation Of Power Plant Emissions

The US Environmental protection Agency didn't get everything it wanted for Christmas.

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High Court Rules With EPA On Regulation of CO2

The US Supreme Court has come down on the side of the Obama administration in a case that pitted the states and federal government over t

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News Analysis: EPA Rethinks the Dangers of Dioxins

Health effects of one the most toxic types of chemicals are being reevaluated by federal scientists.

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News Analysis: Shaking Up the EPA

With the election of Barack Obama, speculation begins in earnest about a shift in the way the US Environmental Protection Agency will fun

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News Analysis: EPA Delays Pesticide/Hormone Disrupter Tests

Ten years ago, the US EPA agreed to test for the possibility that pesticides alter human's hormones.

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News Analysis: Investigators Look at High Risk Superfund Sites

It's been 27 years since the US Environmental Protection Agency set up the Superfund Program.

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News Analysis: Mixed Reviews on New EPA Smog Rule

The US EPA has set a new ozone standard. Ozone, a greenhouse gas, is a key component of smog.

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News Analysis: US EPA's First National Study on Coalbed Methane Extraction

Coalbed methane gas -once considered a mining waste product -is now extracted for use as a fuel.

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News Analysis: EPA May Loosen Lead Emissions Standard

Next week, public comments are due on EPA's new lead air pollution standard.

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