Ron Arnold details the story of how industry, environmentalists, and regulators are working together to overcome a paradoxical EPA rule that allows PCBs in products but bans the disposal of wastewater containing PCB residues. This story, sadly, is atypical of today's EPA, especially as it applies to energy and water issues.
No one likes seeing cigarette butts on the ground. But one creative artist in Hollywood decided to do something about it and made some interesting apparel from the butts he collected.
You've heard about microwaving a frozen dinner or popcorn, but how about an airplane? Well just such a contraption was recently developed in Norway and promises both safety and environmental benefits.
You've heard of designer jeans, but how about designer islands? Well according to the publication More Greener Pastures, such designer islands are now a reality.
Is America’s air quality getting cleaner, or dirtier? Well while many believe it is getting dirtier because of more factories, people and cars, a new report by Steven Hayward of the American Enterprise Institute indicates otherwise.
Are the new EPA regulations requiring a reduction in the amount of sulfur in gasoline worth the economic cost? Nicolas Loris from the Heritage Foundation says ‘no,’ and here explains why. . . .
Bacteria are known to be able to clean up toxic metals and even nuclear waste. But now, researchers at Michigan State University have unraveled the mystery of how these small micro-organisms pull off this helpful feat.
Opponents of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, also known as “fracking,” have long claimed that it contaminants drinking water. Unfortunately for them, they have been unable to find such contamination . . .
By purchasing solar panels for their homes, a growing number of folks are opting for what they think is the Green-friendly option. But according to the Associated Press, there is a dirty side to solar...
Pine bark beetles continue to kill millions of acres of trees in Western states. But now, a new study shows the epidemic in Colorado could lead to the contamination of drinking water supplies, as well.
A suit filed in federal court charges the Environmental Protection Agency with conducting illegal and potentially lethal experiments on hundreds of financially needy people who were paid $12/hour without even informing them of risks. Based upon thousands of documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, procedures undertaken since 2004 and continuing through the Obama administration exposed subjects at the University of North Carolina’s School of Medicine to very high levels of toxic air pollutants.
For years, charges have been made that a common chemical found in plastics, known as BPA, is responsible for birth defects, obesity and even cancer. And while activists have been successful getting their message into the media, they’ve been less successful in getting it validated by peer-reviewed science.
Many Americans can remember episodes like Times Beach and Love Canal where toxic chemicals were improperly disposed of. And while those instances involved private companies, little scrutiny has been focused on the federal government’s own cleanup record.
You've heard about trash piling up on the beaches and in some neighborhoods, but how about in outer space? Well as strange as that might sound, a number of NASA officials are beginning to take a look at the growing problem of space garbage. . .
Freedom 21, of which CFACT was a co-founding organization, is a coalition of groups that came together, quite literally, in the waning days of the last century, to build a domestic and international movement that could promote freedom as the guiding principle for the 21st Century and beyond.