It’s Time to Really Focus on Combating Plastic Pollution

It’s no secret that plastic pollution is a serious environmental threat, but a recent study underlined the need to get this issue under control — and fast. If things don’t change, a study recently published in Science revealed that 13 billion tons of plastic waste...

Things Are Heating Up at the South Pole

Global warming is raising temperatures around the world, but nowhere is this more evident than the south pole. A study published June 29 in the Nature Climate Change journal revealed warming at the Amundsen-Scott station — located at the south pole — was three times...

EPA Orders Amazon and eBay to Stop Selling Unsafe Pesticides

When many consumers need pesticides, they head to sites like Amazon and eBay — especially due to the convenience of online shopping during the COVID-19 pandemic. The only problem is, until recently, some sellers were marketing unregistered, misbranded, or...

3 EPA Accomplishments in the Heartland to Celebrate

Established on Dec. 2, 1970, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency turns 50 this year. In honor of this landmark anniversary, the Region 7 team — serving Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Nine tribal nations — shared some of its recent accomplishments to...