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EPA Fines Grocery Outlet $392,000 for Sale of Products Claiming to Be “Sterilizing” But Not Tested or Registered

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced a settlement with Grocery Outlet Inc. resolving claims that the company violated federal law for the sale and distribution in California of four kinds of wet wipes and a cleaning product that were not registered with EPA. The agency will not register a disinfectant or sterilizer until it is determined to be effective and not posing an unreasonable risk to consumers when used according to the label directions. Products not registered with EPA can be harmful to human health, cause adverse effects, and may not be effective against the spread of germs. (epa.gov)

Consumers have yet to develop a taste for Kernza, the environmental wonder grain

Excerpt:  Dan Coffman took a break Friday from harvesting his crop and walked to the back of the lean-to on his machine shed. He opened one of the huge white totes stacked there marked “Lane Ridge Farm.” They’re filled with an innovative wheatgrass called Kernza, backed up and waiting to go somewhere. Large metal grain bins of it stand outside too.

“I still have half of my 2021 crop in storage, I have all of my 2022 crop in storage, and at this point I will have all of my 2023 crop in storage with no market available to me,” Coffman said. He decided to plant only 10 acres of Kernza next year, down from 30. (ChicagoTribune.com)

Singapore to expand ocean CO2 removal project as scientists call for more research

Singapore is planning to expand a pilot project that boosts the ocean’s capacity to absorb carbon dioxide emissions, using one of several emerging technologies that supporters hope can play a decisive role in the global battle against climate change.

As scientists call for more research into ocean carbon dioxide removal (OCDR), Singapore’s Public Utilities Board (PUB) has built a plant that uses electricity to extract CO2 from seawater, allowing it to absorb more greenhouse gas from the atmosphere when it is pumped back out into the ocean. (MSN.com)

Cuban scientists hunt for clues to save coral reefs as ocean temperatures soar

Cuban marine biologist Ariandy Gonzalez emerges uneasy from the sun-speckled Caribbean sea off a remote stretch of Cuba’s south coast. Something is not right.

The sea floor, once a mosaic of colorful corals, is now marred by patchy white splotches. That is evidence of heat-related coral bleaching, where stressed corals expel their colorful algae symbionts, leaving them pale and vulnerable.

“I think this is the worst bleaching we’ve seen yet,” Gonzalez told five fellow scientists, hoisting himself into a small diveboat that heaved in churning seas. (MSN.com)

Facts About Our Environment

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