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2 hrs ago | Examiner.com
One does not have to look far from where this writer lives to understand that if what the good people of Porterville, California and the surrounding neighbors are going through concerning the severe natural disaster of the water drought , so if it is not climate change ; then what is it? It is so bad here that, "Volunteers deliver cases of water to homes in East Porterville on Friday. Nearly 1,000 people whose wells have gone dry due to drought received an emergency allotment of bottled water Friday."
7 hrs ago | GhanaWeb
The Ghana Chamber of Mines says government must deploy all strategies to combat the illegal mining menace affecting mining communities. The President of the Chamber, Johan Ferreira, made the appeal when he led a six-member delegation from the Chamber of Mines to officially pay a courtesy call on the Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Mr. Akwasi Opong-Fosu, in Accra to find ways of establishing partnerships between government and the chamber which will help improve the nation's mining industry.
11 hrs ago | HeraldNet
A sheep herder stands outside a coal power plant in northern China's Inner Mongolia province. Both day and night, the rumble of the power plant echoes across the ancient steppe and its acrid stench travels dozens of miles away.
15 hrs ago | Brandon Sun
In January of this year, the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers made a presentation to high-ranking officials in British Columbia's Environment Ministry, outlining changes they wanted to environmental review rules for natural gas projects. An outcry from First Nations organizations forced an about-face from Environment Minister Mary Polak, who rescinded the revisions two days after they were passed by order-in-council.
Residents in a southern Chinese town protested for a second day Sunday against a proposed garbage incinerator, according to witnesses, as police said ringleaders of the earlier demonstrations involving thousands that saw clashes with police should surrender. Hundreds of people gathered on a long street in front of the offices of the government in Guangdong province's Boluo county, with anti-riot police standing by, three residents said.
Terri Lynn Land and her allies say Gary Peters is profiting from the very pollutant he railed against being piled next to the Detroit River last year - petroleum coke. Peters and his supporters say it's Land and her allies who are linked not only to that three-story-high pile of pet coke, but also to high levels of pollution in a southwest Detroit neighborhood.
An Environmental Protection Agency inspector, during a tour of Mississippi Phosphates in 2009, walked through a puddle so acidic it ate leather off the inspector's steel-toed boots. The inspector's vivid account is one of dozens from an inspection that year that yielded a biting administrative order from the EPA to the company, using the words "imminent and substantial" danger when referring to the possible impact on human health or the environment.
In a single speech last week, Gov. Terry McAuliffe called climate change "a scientific fact" - and said rules to curtail emissions proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency go too far. The apparent contradiction highlights the increasingly narrow line Democrats in Virginia must walk to satisfy environmentalists and campaign donors without alienating business interests.
Looking to protect Marylanders from unsafe levels of smog, environmental regulators are moving to clamp down on pollution from the state's smaller coal-burning power plants, but plant owners warn that the rule could have economic consequences. The Maryland Department of the Environment recently unveiled a draft rule two years in the planning that would require coal-burning plants in the Baltimore and Washington areas to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides by 48 percent over the next four years.
One of Gauteng's most exclusive lifestyle estates is sinking millions into cleaning the dirtiest stretch of the Jukskei River in Alexandra to preserve the riverfront views it offers its wealthy residents. It's the first time in South Africa that a housing development - the upmarket Waterfall Country Estate in Midrand - has waded in to finance the sustained clean-up of a polluted river system to "keep the river clean for residents".
The company offers energy conservation, emission reduction and environment protection services in China. CECEP offers energy efficiency assessment for governmental departments at various levels and institutions and enterprises.
APPLAUSE broke out in a packed council chamber when plans to build a "chicken city" housing 160,000 birds in a Worcestershire village were rejected. The controversial application for the broiler farm on land north east of Froghall Bungalow, Naunton Road, in Upton Snodsbury, has always been opposed by both the planning committee and local residents.
Despite fears over loss of open space in Deptford and construction lasting three-and-a-half years, plans for a A 4.1bn 'super sewer' have been approved by the government. The Thames water project will deal with million of tonnes of sewage from the capital and include an access chamber in Deptford Church Street - which would see years of building work.
Brazilian presidential candidate Marina Silva, an icon of the green movement, is cozying up to old adversaries in the sugar and ethanol industry as she seeks to win over the powerful farm lobby ahead of next month's election. Since entering the race in mid-August, Silva has picked a pro-agriculture congressman as her running mate, met repeatedly with agribusiness leaders and campaigned in the farm belt, eager to make allies in an industry that accounts for a quarter of Brazil's economy.
A strange thing happened on the way to dealing with climate change: Advances in hydraulic fracturing put trillions of dollars' worth of previously unreachable oil and natural gas within humanity's grasp. The environmental costs - and benefits - from "fracking," which requires blasting huge amounts of water, sand and chemicals deep into underground rock formations, are the subject of new research that synthesizes 165 academic studies and government databases.
SRINAGAR: Authorities in Pakistan and India are struggling to cope with the raging monsoon floods that have affected over 1.8 million people and killed more than 460, of which 220 were in Srinagar city alone in Indian-held Kashmir. Heavy rains lashed Kashmir for four days in the first week of September and although the downpours have stopped, many cities remain inundated by the flash flooding in the region.
CORVALLIS, Ore. The world's oceans are vast and deep, yet rapidly advancing technology and the quest for extracting resources from previously unreachable depths is beginning to put the deep seas on the cusp of peril, an international team of scientists warned this week.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 04:16 pm
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