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Canada vs. the USA on Oil Train Standards

Sightline Daily

With what passes for chest beating in the world of railway regulation, US politicians this summer claimed that the Transportation Department’s newly-proposed crude oil, ethanol, and flammable materials train rules made the US Number One when it comes to tank car regulation—and that we are doing better than Canada. billion.

Israeli Environment Ministry Implements New Green Building Standards

Green Prophet

New and renovated buildings in Israel will now have to comply with a newly launched “Israel Standard for Green Building&#. Jerusalem Post.

Arsenic In Your Food? Consumers Push Regulation

Green Prophet

The FDA has standardized safe levels of arsenic in drinking water. So is much of our rice. And so are some of our chickens. Health

Carbon Regulation Watch

Environmental Economics

"So the EPA, probably in the next few weeks, is probably going to set standards that any new power plant that's built in the U.S.

Merv says living standards may never recover from crisis

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The Governor of the Bank of England warned just recently that living standards may never recover from the financial crisis and that households were only just starting to feel the full impact of bankers' mistakes. So what happened to the recovery and the “we are our of the Great Recession”? Think about it.

Benefit-cost analysis of the renewable fuel standard

Environmental Economics

Tim Devaney: The Obama administration set new standards Monday for ethanol levels in fuel, enraging competing industries that had battled for months to influence the contentious regulations. via thehill.com. I was a discussant for a paper, "Retrospective Benefit-Cost Analysis of EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standard" (by Sofie E.

Proposed climate regulations might not be too bad

Environmental Economics

The administration’s thinking appears to have been influenced by a proposal from an environmental group, the Natural Resources Defense Council.

Professor Urges Regulations to Prevent Further Fatal Building Collapses in Beirut

Green Prophet

At least 19 people have died following the collapse of a 1940s apartment building in Beirut, Lebanon on Sunday. Built in the 1940s.

One problem with fuel efficiency standards

Environmental Economics

Broken record time, incentive-based environmental policy can be superior to environmental standards: In the race to claim ever-higher fuel-economy numbers and keep up with government regulations, automakers are rolling out hybrids and electric cars aplenty at this week’s Detroit auto show. percent of the market from 2.4

Arab Gulf super highrise lifestyle is killing kids

Green Prophet

The municipality in Abu Dhabi doesn’t track lethal falls and so cannot determine whether new building regulations have decreased accidents.

New Mexico Chooses More Solar Power - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

Recently the New Mexico Public Regulatory Commission chose to continue the state’s leadership on clean energy investments when it approved a measure on solar power : The Public Regulation Commission (last month) approved a new way.for utilities to calculate renewable energy costs but kept the current price caps that limit the impact on consumers.

Why Price Carbon—Can’t We Just Regulate It?

Sightline Daily

Most Americans—including most Republicans —want to regulate carbon pollution. Can’t we just regulate it?”

Better Organic Standards for Cosmetics

Green Blog

To view a list of companies with products that meet the USDA Organic Standard visit the follow this link.

California May Get Its Emission Standard Afterall

Eco Friendly Daily

The EPA made the rejection – they alleged – on the grounds that a streamlined, national regulation would be easier to enforce.

European Union And California Proposing Television Standards

Eco Friendly Daily

With this knowledge, the European Union wants television standards to enforce low energy usage. Coast To Coast Green News

Benefits and costs of EPA's mercury rule

Environmental Economics

She said that households could expect to see their electric bills rise by $3 to $4 a month when the regulation was fully in force after 2015.

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Cruise Ships Graded On Environmental Standards

Eco Friendly Daily

California and Alaska has much more strict regulations. Friends of the Earth graded the cruise lines on three different categories. Environmen

Automakers Back Call for Fuel Economy Standards - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

Angry in Indy: Activists Take On Big Coals Plan to Raise Rates » Automakers Back Call for Fuel Economy Standards. Compass. TrackBack.

New Soot Standard Will Protect Public Health, Environment - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

» New Soot Standard Will Protect Public Health, Environment. Compass. « COP18: Dithering in Doha | Main. click image to enlarge).

Vegans who campaign against fur are upset that Aritzia is using fake fur but real down

Eccorazzi

They also think the Animal Welfare Code of Conduct means their down is better than the standard, too. It’s News Sticky

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New Shipping Regulations Considered For Arctic As Sea Ice Dwindles

Eco Friendly Daily

Due to these factors, the Arctic Council recently met in Tromsoe, Norway in order to discuss potential shipping rules and standards for the Arctic.

China Struggles to Regulate Unproven Stem-Cell Treatments

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Sugarcane ethanol already meets California low carbon fuel standard, says Brazilian Sugarcane Association

Green (Living) Review

CARB is scheduled to vote on the first-of-its-kind Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) on April 23-24. Sugarcane ethanol will easily meet the LCFS, not just in 2020 but today," said Marcos Jank, President & CEO of the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA), following submittal of a 25-page letter to the California regulator.

The Verdict is In: We Can Grow Safe Food and Conserve Nature at the Same Time

Nature Conservancy - Science

Large produce buyers also created their own farming standards and enforced them by sending auditors to farm fields. Cara Byington/TNC. farmland.

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Old and dirtier or new and cleanlier

Environmental Economics

They are expected to be revised to set a separate standard for coal-fired plants, as opposed to natural-gas-fired plants, the newspaper said.

Horse before cart

Environmental Economics

The updated estimate, in essence, increases the benefits of potential carbon regulations. via thehill.com.  

Heated Bottled Water Myth or Not?

Green Earth Journey

The FDA says “In the United States, plastic bottles of the type used for commercially marketed water are regulated by the FDA as "food contact substances" and held to the same safety standards as food additives.” There is another email floating around the internet about not drinking bottled water that has been warmed up in the car.

Can We Grow Safe Produce and Conserve Nature at the Same Time?

Nature Conservancy - Science

The public called for reform of food safety regulations. As FSMA extends food safety regulations across 4.5 In 2006, an E. coli outbreak.

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Ugly by Law

Sightline Daily

Less obvious to the casual observer is the impact that parking regulations have had on architectural forms. Photo sent by Derek Severson.

A Guide to Shopping Organic

Green Home Blog

A Guide to Shopping Organic. Recent years have seen an explosion in organic food and products. What does it mean for something to be organic?

A Cass Sunstein OIRA post-mortem

Environmental Economics

Mr. Sunstein views it as a tool to cut through knee-jerk reactions—Regulations kill jobs! No, they save lives!—and

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An Explainer: Coal Mine Cleanup and “Self-Bonds”

Sightline Daily

Why are citizens and regulators growing more concerned about self-bonding? What are state mining regulators doing about self-bonding?

3 Possible Outcomes of Governor Inslee’s Carbon Order

Sightline Daily

Unfortunately, the “just regulate them” approach is more complicated and more expensive than a policy with a price at its center.

5 Ways We Can Turn Paris Climate Commitments into Action

Conservancy Talk

Two out of three support regulating power plant emissions. Follow Mark on Twitter: @MarkTercek. in 2015. Kent Mason 4. Dave Lauridsen 5.

How Can We Make Energy Security Sustainable?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Meeting energy development needs will require that we convert land from current uses. Photo: Mark Godfrey/TNC.

The Conservative Bias in Economics?

Environmental Economics

In fact, the standard model used in [microeconomics] incorporates a particular market failure that plagues a broad swath of markets – [negative externalities] – into the basic theoretical framework. If government tries to help through regulation or more direct measures, it will undermine these forces and make things worse. 

Video Games Could Save the Environment

Green Home Blog

This 1972 debut was – by today’s standards – a primitive single-person shooting game. Video games are fun. Gaia would approve! Coincidence?

Abu Dhabi Flushes Out Inefficient Plumbing

Green Prophet

Methods of acquiring certification, application process, design standards and testing requirements are defined and transparent.

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Reforestation for Ozone Removal: An Attractive Option

Nature Conservancy - Science

So it’s those emissions that are regulated. Smog blankets Houston, Texas. Photo credit: Flickr user Rick Kimpel under a Creative Commons 2.0

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Is bottled water really better than tap?

Green (Living) Review

Because bottled water is considered a food, it is regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration. Tap water is regulated by the U.S.