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U.N. to track U.S. recycled cellphones, TVs

A new international project will try to track discarded U.S. cellphones, TVs and other electronic waste to help recycle everything from gold to rare earths and protect human health, U.S. and U.N. officials said on Sunday. Full story

Court rejects challenge to Calif.'s clean car regs

A federal appeals court rejected a legal challenge Friday that sought to bar implementation of a California regulation meant to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by forcing automakers to make and sell less polluting cars in the state. Full story

Obama proposes broadening EPA's power over water

The Obama administration proposed new guidelines Wednesday that would boost the government's ability to protect streams, wetlands and other sensitive waterways from pollution. Full story

ARCO pays EPA nearly $1M for Nevada mine cleanup

The Atlantic Richfield Co. has agreed to pay the federal government nearly $1 million to help cover cleanup costs at an abandoned polluted mine in northern Nevada. Full story

EPA puts out global call for environment photos

Got a camera? The Environmental Protection Agency wants you. Full story

US judge says EPA, not Fla., must lead Glades fix

The state of Florida has failed to protect the threatened Everglades and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency must step in to enforce anti-pollution rules, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. Full story

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EPA, Monsanto settle phosphate mine violations

Critics blast Texas easing of rules on polluters

CF Industries settles emissions case at 9 plants

US court has doubts on states' global warming suit

EPA threatens Utah with air quality sanctions

Vilsack, EPA administrator to tour Iowa farms

EPA, eco groups at odds in climate change case

New EPA rules could trigger Ind. emission testing

Former EPA official says new rules could be costly


  Shuler: 'Riders are blocking progress' for US

Rep. Heath Shuler, D-N.C., and financier Steve Rattner join Morning Joe to discuss the looming budget deadline, the 2012 budget, and whether the controversial riders of PBS, Planned Parenthood, and the EPA are simply PR. House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer also joins the conversation.

  Scarborough: Don't shut down over Planned Parenthood

Top Talkers: The Morning Joe panel – including Time's Mark Halperin, New York Magazine's John Heilemann, and Random House's Jon Meacham – discuss the day's big issues including Friday's midnight deadline for Congress to agree on the 2011 budget. The Senate Democrats and the House GOP remain divided

  Is the GOP making unreasonable demands?

Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va., shares his view of the GOP tying social issues such as Planned Parenthood, NPR and the EPA to the budget bill.

  Guthrie: Threat of a shutdown is real

NBC's Savannah Guthrie joins Morning Joe to discuss why any deal on the budget between the GOP and Democrats could break down over issues like defunding Planned Parenthood or limiting the EPA.

  Trace levels of radiation found in US milk

The Environmental Protection Agency says very tiny amounts of radiation have been found in milk samples from California and Washington State as a result of the nuclear disaster in Japan, but so far experts say there’s little cause for concern. NBC’s George Lewis reports.

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