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20 min ago | Berkshire Eagle

Rest of River: Truck traffic, cleanup methods in focus at EPA session

Residents who voiced concerns about the planned Rest of River environmental cleanup of Housatonic River sites focused Thursday on truck traffic, cleanup methods and other aspects not yet finalized.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Science, Lenox, MA, Berkshire County, MA, Pittsfield, MA

4 hrs ago | KRMG-AM Tulsa

Inhofe called 'dirty denier' by environmental group

A leading environmental group has issued its list of the top twenty "dirty deniers," and an Oklahoma Senator is prominently featured on it.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Jim Inhofe, James Inhofe, US News, US Senate, Republican, Oil & Gas, Science

8 hrs ago | US News & World Report

A Carbon Tax Can Be Good for Capital, Business, Workers and the Environment

This summer, the Environmental Protection Agency took aim at coal-fired power plants , which pump out more than a third of America's heat-trapping carbon dioxide.

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Related Topix: Science, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Alternative Energy, Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Opinion

11 hrs ago | Science Daily

Global warming pioneer calls for carbon dioxide to be taken from atmosphere and stored underground

Wally Broeker, the first person to alert the world to global warming, has called for atmospheric carbon dioxide to be captured and stored underground.

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Related Topix: Global Warming, Columbia University, World News, Iceland

15 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Toxic burn pits: A story of wounded soldiers & environmental disaster

Something that is not really common knowledge is how important it is for the military to be able to quickly and safely dispose of hazardous waste and toxic chemicals - especially during a time of war.

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

Thu Aug 28, 2014

The Bennington Banner

Vilsack says up to $45M to available to help Lake Champlain

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced in Vermont on Thursday that his agency will double the pace of spending on efforts to reduce farm runoff entering Lake Champlain.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Patrick Leahy, US Senate, Democrat, Tom Vilsack, United States Department of Agriculture, Science, Agriculture

Los Angeles Times

EPA says proposed Delta water tunnel would harm environment

Relatively dry regions of California such as Southern California rely on fresh water imported from far-away sources like the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, pictured above.

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

This is Wiltshire

More smoke before blaze is finally out

THE fire service has warned that the Averies Recycling blaze will be burning for several weeks despite progress in their efforts to put it out.

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Related Topix: Fire, Science

CBS Local

Shellfish Harvesting Closed In Waterways

State environmental officials have closed parts of some waterways in Dorchester County to shellfish harvesting after unacceptable bacteria levels were detected.

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Related Topix: Dorchester County, MD, Science

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle

EPA charges SUNY Downstate with federal hazardous waste violations

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a legal complaint against SUNY Downstate Medical Center in East Flatbush, charging it with violating federal hazardous waste law.

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Related Topix: Science, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Law, Law, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, New York, NY

Examiner.com

5 ways going green improves your kids' health

Why is going green such a perfect fit for parents? It keeps kids healthy. A healthy kid is a happy kid, right? From healthy eating to a healthy environment, what could be better for kids than parents who adopt a green lifestyle? What makes children of green parents so healthy? Just about everything green you could imagine.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, Science, Home Gardening, Home

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle

EPA charges SUNY Downstate with federal hazardous waste violations

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a legal complaint against SUNY Downstate Medical Center in East Flatbush, charging it with violating federal hazardous waste law.

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Related Topix: Science, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Law, Law, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, New York, NY

CBS Local

Shellfish Harvesting Closed In Waterways

State environmental officials have closed parts of some waterways in Dorchester County to shellfish harvesting after unacceptable bacteria levels were detected.

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Related Topix: Dorchester County, MD, Science

Kansas City InfoZine

Dispersant Lingered in Gulf Four Years After Oil Spill

They found various concentrations of a Corexit surfactant, dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate , in deep-sea coral and sediments six months after the spill and in beached oiled sand patties 26-45 months later.

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Related Topix: Oil Spill, Science

RedOrbit

global warming ipcc

Bloomberg News has obtained a leaked copy of a United Nations report that predicts "severe, irreversible and unpredictable impacts for people and ecosystems" as a result of global warming .

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LongIsland.com

Testing Well Water for Bacteria, Nitrate

August 27, 2014 - Bacteria and nitrate are widespread in the environment, so every household water well owner should regularly test the water to make sure no health risks exist, the National Ground Water Association recommended today.

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Related Topix: Science, E. Coli, Health

Wed Aug 27, 2014

This is Wiltshire

More smoke before blaze is finally out

THE fire service has warned that the Averies Recycling blaze will be burning for several weeks despite progress in their efforts to put it out.

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Related Topix: Fire, Science

Thetelegraphand Argus

Efficiency campaign marks start of Yorkshire Water's blueprint to meet challenges of next 25 years

YORKSHIRE Water has unveiled a 25-year blueprint for managing resources in the face of climate change and population growth.

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Related Topix: Science, Weather

Science Daily

Walking fish reveal how our ancestors evolved onto land

About 400 million years ago a group of fish began exploring land and evolved into tetrapods - today's amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals.

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Related Topix: Science

Reuters

Dupont fined $1.275 million in West Virginia toxic pollution case

DuPont will pay a fine of $1.275 million and spend an estimated $2.3 million more to settle claims by U.S. officials that the global chemical conglomerate failed to prevent toxic releases of hazardous substances in West Virginia that killed at least one man, environmental regulators said on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Rubber-Plastics, Manufacturing, Dupont E I Nemours , Chemicals, Science, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Law, Law, US News, Belle, WV

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