Latest Environment Protection Agency Stories

2008-08-09 03:00:14

By Mokhiber, Russell FOR EIGHT DAYS, IBM could not get a contract with the United States government. On March 27, 2008, Robert Meunier, the debarring official at the Environment Protection Agency (EPA), suspended IBM. The issuance of an $84 million contract to IBM was imminent. Evidence of wrongdoing - IBM allegedly had secured protected source selection information from an EPA employee - was significant enough for Meunier to act. Many in the white-collar defense bar say that Meunier...

2006-01-27 12:28:50

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland, Europe's biggest per capita consumer of potatoes, is weighing a proposal by German chemicals group BASF to grow varieties that have been genetically modified to resist disease. BASF asked the Environment Protection Agency this week to approve a field trial of several strains of GMO potato that are resistant to blight, the cause of the Irish potato famine that killed one million people and forced two million to leave the island in 1845. Today, the Irish...

Word of the Day
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'