Tag: Environmental Protection Agency

Sustainability & Climate Change Issue Update: The GOP, Sustainability and Climate Change

Coming into Iowa, candidates stumped on a range of issues, including sustainability and climate change. Here’s where the 2012 hopefuls stand on the issue.

Posted in Politics and Elections, Sustainability and Climate Change

NRDC Criticizes EPA For Ignoring Contaminated Drinking Water

A commonly used herbicide has been making the news lately because of spikes in the chemical’s levels found in the drinking water of Midwestern and Southern towns. The National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) released a report Monday documenting the levels of atrazine in the water and calling out the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for ignoring…

Posted in Sustainability and Climate Change, Food and Farm Policy

Hold That Fish Taco

Turns out that if you’re eating fish, you’re eating mercury. A U.S. Geological Survey recently sampled fish taken from 291 streams across the country and, reports the Associated Press, “[t]he toxic substance was found in every fish sampled.” And nearly a quarter of the samples had mercury levels exceeding what the Environmental Protection Agency has…