Supreme Court Issues Setback to EPA’s Mercury Regulations

Supreme Court Issues Setback to EPA’s Mercury Regulations

The coal industry won a reprieve at the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday as the nation’s highest court refused to back the Environmental Protection Agency’s new power plant emissions standards. In a 5-4 ruling, the court argued that the Obama administration “unreasonably” interpreted its authority under the Clean Air Act by failing to account for…

Bees Dying Off in Record Numbers Continue Dire Trend
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Bees Dying Off in Record Numbers Continue Dire Trend

A nationwide survey of U.S. beekeepers released on Wednesday found that the pollinators have been hit by another massive population drop, with 42 percent of bee colonies nationwide dying in the last year — the second-largest annual recorded loss to date and a number that is too high to be sustainable, according to researchers. The…