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1 hr ago | CBS Local

Goose Droppings Fuel Fish-Choking Algae In Local Ponds

Upper Merion Township cancelled this year's annual Trout Rodeo fishing event for kids because the pond at the township park was too polluted by goose droppings and algae.

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Related Topix: Science

5 hrs ago | The Spokesman-Review

Spokane River flow rule sought - Fri, 18 Apr 2014 PST

Keeping enough water in the Spokane River at critical times for fish and recreation is the focus of the state's new effort to adopt instream flows for the river.

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Related Topix: Science, Spokane County, WA, Stevens County, WA, Spokane, WA

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Fort Morgan Times

Test plots needed for industrial hemp

Commercial farmers will have to wait before they can cultivate hemp in Colorado - but they might make money off creating new varieties of hemp plants.

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Related Topix: Colorado, Agriculture, Science, Fort Morgan, CO, Marijuana, Fort Collins, CO

IndyMedia

Ecotrust Props Up Clear-Cutting/Herbicide Operations in Oregon's Biodiversity Hotspot

Portland based Ecotrust garners $4 million in funding to prop up the wealthiest, largest, most ecologically destructive and reckless clear-cutting and herbicide spraying operations in southwest Oregon's Klamath-Siskiyou Mountains.

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Related Topix: Oregon, Cave Junction, OR, Science, Josephine County, OR

The Stranger

Governor Inslee Is About to Decide Whether to Increase Cancer Rates Or Kill Washington's Economy

Washington State has two choices: a ten times higher rate of cancer among its population, particularly those who eat a lot of fish, or a bedraggled economy.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Jay Inslee, Science

The Otago Daily Times

Will road harm harbour life?

Save The Otago Peninsula spokeswoman Lala Frazer inspects culverts at Macandrew Bay, beside recent cycleway widening work.

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Related Topix: Science

Seattle Times

An almost-united front on the fish-consumption issue

Looks like newspapers across the state are chiming in on the fish-consumption issue, and nearly all of them see the same danger The Seattle Times observed in an editorial last week .

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Washington, US Governors, Environment, Science, Environmental Law, Law, Opinion

Nothing To Do With Arbroath

Council enlists poo-sniffing dog in fight to save koalas

A highly specialised detection dog trained to sniff out koala droppings is on the case in Logan, south of Brisbane, Australia, in a bid to boost protection for the vulnerable species.

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Related Topix: Australia, World News, Science

Athens Banner-Herald

Athens photographers, film festival win environmental awards

This year's Alec Little Environmental Awards have a decidedly visual focus - the winners are a film festival and a husband-wife team of nature photographers.

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Related Topix: Athens, GA, University of Georgia, Science

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Scoop

Wellington Zoo welcomes conservation superstar

Daniela Biaggio is Wellington Zoo's new Conservation Manager - a brand new full-time role created to integrate conservation and sustainability across all areas of the Zoo.

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Related Topix: Science

Cleveland Daily Banner

Will the Earth survive?

More than a billion people of all nationalities around the globe are expected to plant trees, clean up their communities, contact their elected officials, and more, on Earth Day, April 22 - all on behalf of the environment.

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

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Realistic Fasting Does Not Affect Stable Isotope Levels of a Metabolically Efficient Salamander

Milanovich, J. AND J. Maerz. Realistic Fasting Does Not Affect Stable Isotope Levels of a Metabolically Efficient Salamander.

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Related Topix: Fasting, Health, Salt Lake City, UT, Science

Seven Days

Activist Author Mike Bond Talks Elephants and Energy

An Earth Day talk in Burlington by author and environmental activist Mike Bond, sponsored by the Vermont Council on World Affairs , is likely to elicit a mixed response.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Science

Scientific American

When It Comes to Conservation, Tropical Grasslands Have an Identity Problem [Slide Show]

This savanna, in South Africa's Kruger National Park, is part of a long-term experiment in the effects of burning.

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Related Topix: Science, Agriculture

CNN

The Construction of Miaoli County Sanyi Bypass Route, Fu Lu Shou...

In recent years, plans for the construction of Miaoli County Sanyi bypass route, Fu Lu Shou Cemetary and Luxgen Motor's Second Warehouse have been met with controversy as these projects will most definitely lead to the extinction of leopard cats which currently only have a population of less than 500 in Taiwan.

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Related Topix: Environment, Science

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Comparison of four species-delimitation methods applied to a DNA...

Comparison of four species-delimitation methods applied to a DNA barcode data set of insect larvae for use in routine bioassessment for use in routine bioassessment White, B., E. Pilgrim, L. Boykin, E. Stein, AND R. Mazor.

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Related Topix: Science

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Indy Media

Threat to lakaswadeep islands ecology

A study on lakashwadeep conducted by kerala state council for science and technology has revealed that coral reefs face the greatest threat from pollution,dredging of navigation channels coral mining and destructive practices like blast fishing.The study warns that sea level rise triggered by global warmings could also be indirectly impacting on ... (more)

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Kent Reporter

Kent city officials voice concerns about state's cleanup plan for Landsburg Mine hazardous waste site

Kent city officials continue to be concerned about how the state Department of Ecology plans to handle hazardous waste in a trench above an old coal mine.

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Related Topix: Environment, Science, Kent, WA, Ravensdale, WA

The News

Efficiency offers excellent value

The point has been made many times: energy conservation has the same kind of value as energy production.

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Related Topix: Science, Opinion

Tri-cityherald.com

Watch Hanford State of the Site in Seattle online

The Department of Energy, Washington State Department of Ecology and the Environmental Protection Agency will give an update on environmental cleanup at the Hanford nuclear reservation and then open the meeting for questions and discussion.

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

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