Federal regulators, environmental groups, even manufacturers agree - the Toxic Substances Control Act, a 34 year old law governing industrial chemicals, urgently needs to be overhauled. And there's a bill in Congress to do just that.
40 years ago scientists developed a soybean seed able to grown in Brazil's vast tropical savannah. The crop has transformed the landscape and soon Brazil will be the world's largest producer of soybeans. Now a new generation of soy seed is being introduce
President Obama has big plans for the future of commercial nuclear energy but the industry still has no disposal plans for the radioactive waste generated over the past 50 years. And storing it at power plants across the country is costing taxpayers and r
President Obama's decision to cut funds for the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository leaves operators of the nation's reactors stuck with more than 120 million pounds of high-level waste. Much of it is housed in huge pools that environmentalists call v
At talks in Bonn, Germany the U.S. and Japan offer little to further greenhouse gas emission reductions, with less than six months left to hammer out a new treaty on climate change to replace or update the Kyoto Protocol.
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