Environment

 
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  In Perspective: Jon Meacham on America’s regulatory history

Jon Meacham examines the effect that programs initiated by Nixon, FDR and LBJ continue to have on Americans, despite unawareness of the role government plays in our everyday lives.

  Is the EPA regulating too much?

Matt Kibbe of FreedomWorks argues that the EPA rushes to regulation, imposing high costs on the economy with few gains for environmental quality.

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Poll: The role of the EPA

Is the EPA doing enough to protect us? Or is it doing too much, burdening us with regulations?

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  Toxic law? Chemical pollution and the EPA

Need to Know takes a look at a small town plagued by chemical pollution and disease, and the regulatory system some say has failed its residents.

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  It’s not easy being green: Creating a green economy in Michigan

Can green companies in the U.S. succeed against global competition? Need to Know visits one Michigan town that is trying to reinvent itself as a green community.

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After Solyndra, the future of green jobs

What does the case of Solyndra indicate for the future of green jobs? We rounded up opinions from around the web.

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  Hurricanes, tornadoes, droughts, floods: A preview of life under global warming?

As Hurricane Irene, first major hurricane of the season, threatens the Eastern seaboard, Need to Know investigates the links between extreme weather and climate change.

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  Removing horses from the wild

Filmmaker and wildlife activist Ginger Kathrens discusses the Bureau of Land Management’s controversial removal of horses from the wild in the western U.S.

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  The price of gold: Illegal gold mining in the Amazon

With the price of gold at an all-time high, veteran war photographer Ron Haviv documents the environmental destruction illegal gold mining has caused in the Peruvian Amazon.