US EPA Will Try to Monitor Hormone-Like Substances

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The US EPA is initiating a new effort to see whether low doses of hormone-mimicking chemicals can harm human health and whether chemical testing should be changed.

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EPA Fighting Hard to Stop Mountaintop Mining

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Surface mining in the Appalachian Mountains is polluting waterways and killing wildlife, says the Environmental Protection Agency. Photo by M. Tama/Getty

The US Environmental Protection Agency is currently fighting hard to stop the destructive mining practices that threaten aquatic habitats and the wildlife of the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia.

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Natural Gas Mining Could Leak Enough Methane, No Longer Considered as Clean

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Natural gas, which is often perceived as a clean alternative to coal and oil, can be advantageous since it produces fewer greenhouse-gas emissions than other fossil fuels. This was one of the reasons why there was a large scale shift to natural gas in the 1990s. However, to release the gas, engineers must split rock by injecting a high-pressured fluid, a process which is called hydraulic fracking.

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