| Dec 13, 2013
| 11:56 AM
Almost 40 years ago, the Food and Drug Administration found that the practice of routinely feeding antibiotics to livestock that are not sick posed a risk to human health. This week, after decades of delay, the FDA issued a weak, partial and voluntary...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 4:44 AM
(John Kemp is a Reuters market analyst. The views expressed are
By John Kemp
LONDON, Dec 5 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has
directed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to
finalise regulations on the amount of carbon dioxide...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 1:10 PM
WASHINGTON — Dan Utech, a long-time Washington insider, has been named as President Obama’s new advisor on energy and climate change, a White House official said.
Utech came to the Obama administration in 2010 and currently serves as the...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 3:20 PM
WASHINGTON The Obama administration is weighing whether to allow Shell to resume drilling in Arctic waters after a series of mishaps halted its controversial oil exploration effort last year.
The decision is among the toughest issues faced by new...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 1:05 AM
WASHINGTON - Parts of the nation's $500 billion farm bill that Congress is considering would prohibit the government from disclosing some information about farmers or their employees, possibly preventing people from learning about nearby agricultural...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 1:05 AM
NEW YORK (AP) - The first trickle of fuels made from agricultural waste is finally winding its way into the nation's energy supply, after years of broken promises and hype promoting a next-generation fuel source cleaner than oil.
But as refineries churn...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 6:09 AM
With more dusty petroleum coke piling up on the Southeast Side, Mayor Rahm Emanuel suggested Tuesday that the city might require the black mountains of refinery waste to be enclosed for the first time.
In an email response to questions from the Tribune,...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 2:09 PM
WASHINGTON – Frances Beinecke, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, announced Friday that she will be stepping down by the end of 2014.
Starting as an intern in 1973 three years after the group’s inception, Beinecke, 64, was...
| Sep 29, 2013
Expo Chicago, the International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art, attracted more than 3,000 people to Vernissage, an opening-night preview party Sept. 19 at Navy Pier's Festival Hall benefiting the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Attendees...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
My relationship with the Natural Resources Defense Council began the same time my marriage did, because my ex-husband was on the board. Well, my marriage ended, but my relationship with NRDC endures - mostly because my ex and I never asked NRDC who it...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 5:12 PM
Indiana regulators will require BP to cut its Whiting refinery's mercury discharge into Lake Michigan by more than half under a final permit issued Wednesday.
The five-year permit will allow the refinery, about 20 miles southeast of downtown Chicago, to...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 8:39 AM
Two German diesel sedans and three Japanese cars are the finalists for the Green Car of the Year Award to be handed out at the Los Angeles Auto Show next month.
The finalists for the Green Car Journal award include the Audi A6 TDI, BMW 328d, Honda...