Two New Jersey companies fined for selling pesticides as COVID-19 killers

Regulators have fined two New Jersey companies a total of $325,000 over false claims that a pesticide spray can prevent COVID-19. The Environmental Protection Agency announced a settlement Wednesday with two companies that make Zoono Microbe Shield, a pesticide spray. The spray was sold with “false and misleading claims” and with statements that were “significantly … Read more

The US Has Been Hit by Dramatic Floods and It Could Get Worse

Floods this summer have destroyed homes, washed away bridges and left dozens dead in US NOAA research hydrometeorologist Dr. Jonathan Gourley explains the factors that cause these devastating events and why they can get worse. Photo: Kentucky National Guard/EPA/Shutterstock

EPA says Detroit River diesel leak contained

TRENTON, Michigan (CBS DETROIT) – The Environmental Protection Agency says it has repaired a leak from an underground storage tank that spilled diesel oil into the Detroit River near Trenton. According to an EPA press release, a local resident noticed a slight oil shine from a storm sewer after heavy rain fell Monday. The next … Read more

Scientists find a simple, safe method to destroy ‘chemicals forever’

“Forever chemicals” used in everyday items such as non-stick pans have long been associated with serious health problems – due to their toxicity and extreme resistance to degradation as waste products. Chemists in the United States and China said Thursday they had finally found a breakthrough method to break down these contaminating compounds, called PFAS, … Read more

Feds offers a $5K reward for information on the destruction of Queens and Long Island Shorebird – NBC New York

The National Park Service (NPS) and the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) are looking for the person or persons responsible for destroying at least one protected shorebird egg off Breezy Point in Queens, NY — offering up to $ 5,000 to anyone with information about the incidents. “Our response is one of anger and … Read more

Supreme Court EPA decision is a step backwards in the fight against climate change, experts warn

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson makes Supreme Court history 02:16 The Supreme Court ruled: on Thursday to limit the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to strictly regulate emissions from power plants, a move that represents a major setback in the fight against the climate crisis. In a 6-3 opinion along ideological lines, the nation’s highest court in … Read more

US Supreme Court limits government powers to contain greenhouse gases

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that the government’s main environmental agency cannot set broad limits on greenhouse gases, severely curtailing the power of President Joe Biden’s administration to fight climate change. By a 6-3 majority, the Supreme Court ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency lacked the authority to set sweeping limits on emissions … Read more

End of controversial Supreme Court term threatens

End of controversial Supreme Court term threatens – CBS News Watch CBS News There are 18 cases remaining on the Supreme Court’s docket before the current term ends. Several highly-anticipated rulings may determine the future of abortion and gun rights in the U.S. Deborah Pearlstein, professor at Cardozo School of Law and co-director of the … Read more

$500K clearance grant for the Federal Boulevard corridor

DENVER (KDVR) — The Environmental Protection Agency will announce a $500.00 grant from the city and county of Denver to clean up and revive properties along the Federal Boulevard corridor. The EPA said priority sites include South Federal Boulevard, a former college campus, a vacant commercial building and a former gas station site. “With this … Read more

LGA files lawsuit over herbicide use in Lake George

LAKE GEORGE, NY (NEWS10) – The Lake George Association, a stewardship group involved in protecting the water body and communities of Lake George, has filed a lawsuit against the Adirondack Park Agency, the Lake George Park Commission and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. The subject of the suit: a new herbicide that … Read more