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1 hr ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Beekeepers search for answers as colonies show up damaged after almond farm pollination

As many as 80,000 bee colonies have died or been damaged this year after pollinating almond trees in the San Joaquin Valley, and some beekeepers are pointing to pesticides used on almond orchards as a possible cause.


Related Topix: Apiculture, Science, Agriculture, Newcastle, CA, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Law

5 hrs ago | Grist Magazine

Wanna know what's happened to the Gulf Coast since the BP spill? Read this blog, now

On the fourth anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster, the big question is whether the oil spill recovery is finally over.


Related Topix: Oil Spill, Activism, Law

9 hrs ago | The Columbian

Portland reservoir case spotlights coming EPA rule

The Mount Tabor number 1 reservoir in Portland in 2011. Portland officials said Wednesday that they are flushing away millions of gallons of treated water for the second time in less than three years because someone urinated into a city reservoir.


Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Law, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Kansas City InfoZine

Check the Health of Waterways Anywhere in the US, There's an APP for that

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released an enhanced version of "How's My Waterway," an app and website to help people find information on the condition of thousands of lakes, rivers and streams across the United States from their smart phone, tablet or desktop computer.


Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Law, Computers

The News-Review

DeFazio views Superfund site, Formosa Mine

U.S. Congressman Peter DeFazio tours an area near one of the former openings to the Formosa Mine outside Riddle Thursday.


Related Topix: Peter DeFazio, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Daily Dispatch

Officials watching for coal ash in Kerr Lake

In this Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, photo, Amy Adams, North Carolina campaign coordinator with Appalachian Voices dips her hand into the Dan River in Danville, Va., as signs of coal ash appear in the river.


Related Topix: Eden, NC, Law

County DA Plans to Beef Up Enforcement of Environmental and Workplace Safety

Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced Thursday a program aimed at beefing up enforcement of environmental and workplace safety laws.


Related Topix: Los Angeles County, CA, Law, OSHA

Fine Homebuilding

EPA Steps Up Enforcement of Lead-Paint Rule in Connecticut

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is stepping up enforcement of its lead-paint rule in the New Haven, Conn., area, a city the EPA says has one of the highest rates of childhood lead exposure in New England.


Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Law, New Haven, CT

Fri Apr 18, 2014

NBC Los Angeles

Criminal Charges Filed in Tree Trimming Death

Five months after a man was killed trimming trees, his employer is facing criminal charges.


Related Topix: Law, OSHA, Criminal Defense Law

KTRE-TV Lufkin

East Texans could see 12 to 14 percent price increase for new tractors due to new EPA regs

It won't be long at all before you start seeing tractors in fields. They'll be used for everything from cutting hay to planting crops.


Related Topix: Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environment, Science

East Bay Express

Friday Must Reads: Cal-OSHA Fines BART for Worker Deaths During...

Cal-OSHA noted that a BART manager who was training another non-union employee to drive trains during the strike was seated in a passenger car and could not even see the track when the train struck and killed the two workers.


Related Topix: Law, OSHA, Train Disaster

Largest US solar farm on Superfund site now online

Sunlight streams onto the 43-acre Maywood Solar Farm in Indianapolis on Tuesday, April 15, 2013.


Related Topix: Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

ABC News

Appeals Court Rejects Challenge on Cement Plants

A federal appeals court has turned aside a challenge by environmental groups to an air pollution standard for cement plants.


Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Law

CBS Local

Environmental Groups Sue To Stop Illiana Tollway

Chicago environmental groups filed a lawsuit Thursday to stop the proposed $1.3 billion Illiana Expressway linking northern Illinois and northwestern Indiana, claiming the Illinois Department of Transportation doesn't have authority to develop it.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mike Pence, Law, Cook County, IL, Will County, IL, Pat Quinn, US Governors

Free Republic

Republican Killers: Blaming Republicans for deaths could be a sign of a tactics to come

As the 2014 midterm elections ramp up, liberal media have are pinning the death of a Florida woman on Republicans.


Related Topix: US News, Law

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Herald Star Online

City warning trespassers to stay away from former landfill

City officials are working with the Cross Creek Township Police to catch people driving their four-wheeler vehicles through the former 88-acre city landfill and damaging the recently constructed wetlands.


Related Topix: Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Bart Fined $210K For Safety Violations That Led To Worker Deaths Last Year

By Bay City News Service: BART has been fined $210,000 by the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health for three safety violations that resulted in the deaths of two track workers during a strike last year, Cal/OSHA officials announced Thursday.


Related Topix: Bay City News, Media, IT Services, Law, OSHA, Train Disaster, Walnut Creek, CA


Lowe's agrees to minimize lead dust

The Justice Department says Lowe's Home Centers has agreed to pay $500,000 to settle violations of federal rules that require contractors to minimize lead dust from home renovations.


Related Topix: Home Improvement, Home, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Law


California rail line fined for worker deaths

Workplace safety officials fined a San Francisco Bay Area commuter rail line $210,000 on Thursday over the deaths of two of its workers on tracks.


Related Topix: California Government, California, OSHA, Law


Lowe's to pay $500,000 in EPA lead paint settlement

Lowe's Home Centers , the No. 2 U.S. home improvement retail chain, has agreed to pay a $500,000 penalty for violating federal rules governing lead paint exposure, U.S. authorities said on Thursday.


Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Law, Home Improvement, Home