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1 hr ago | Science Daily

New system to detect mercury in water systems

A new ultra-sensitive, low-cost and portable system for detecting mercury in environmental water has been developed by researchers.

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5 hrs ago | Summit County Voice

Environment: USGS study shows neonicotinoid pesticide pollution common in Midwest streams

Scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey studying streams in the Midwest have found levels of neonicotinoid insecticides at up to 20 times the concentrations deemed toxic to aquatic organisms.

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Related Topix: Science, US Geological Survey, Technical Services, Geology, Agriculture

6 hrs ago | The Raw Story

Giant anteaters kill two hunters in Brazil

Giant anteaters in Brazil have killed two hunters in separate incidents, raising concerns about the animals' loss of habitat and the growing risk of dangerous encounters with people, researchers said.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

Myrtle Beach Online

Murrells Inlet 2020 executive director transitioning well to new position

The newest addition to a Murrells Inlet organization is adjusting nicely to the salt marsh, fishing boats and friendly faces on the creek.

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Related Topix: Murrells Inlet, SC, Science, Georgetown County, SC, Marketing, Pawleys Island, SC, Education

Free Republic

Most Of The Earth's Species Are About To Be Destroyed In A Giant Mass Extinction

Approximately 65 million years ago, when the dinosaurs went extinct, 75% of the planet's many species went with them.

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Related Topix: Dinosaur, Science, Paleontology, Global Warming

Live Science

Roasting? 7 Scientific Ways to Beat the Heat

With the hottest June on record behind us, and a quadrupling of extreme heat events predicted by the end of this century, humans are facing a heat-adaptation challenge.

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Related Topix: Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Weather, Science

EKathimerini

Sifis the crocodile becomes Environment Ministry's problem

The task of trapping and relocating a 3-meter crocodile living in a lake in Rethymno, Crete, belongs under Greek law to the Environment Ministry, the islandA's Deputy Regional Director Maria Lioni said Friday.

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Patch.com

Household Hazardous Waste and Paint Collection Day Saturday

A Household Hazardous Waste and Paint Collection Day is scheduled for the towns of Beacon Falls, Bethlehem, Middlebury, Naugatuck, Oxford, Southbury, Thomaston, Waterbury, Watertown, and Woodbury for Saturday, April 12 from 8:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. The event will be held at City Hill Middle School in Naugatuck.

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Related Topix: Science, Beacon Falls, CT, Naugatuck, CT, Southbury, CT, Watertown, CT

LongIsland.com

EPA Grant Funding Opportunity - Air Pollution Monitoring for Communities Request for Applications

July 24, 2014 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency , as part of its Science to Achieve Results program, announces the posting of the Request for Applications , Air Pollution Monitoring for Communities.

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

Bury Times

Will brand new 'smog stoppers' help Prestwich, Whitefield and Simister residents breath easy?

The Highways Agency is set to spend A 2.5 million putting up the special 4ft walls by the side of the road near Simister Island - junction 18 of the M62 - in September in the hope that they disperse vehicle emissions.

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Related Topix: Science

Thu Jul 24, 2014

NewsTarget.com

Australia scraps carbon tax in major defeat for global warming alarmism

The misguided war on carbon, which has erroneously become the scapegoat for so-called "global warming," is showing signs of retreat in Australia, where a proposed carbon cap scheme was recently abandoned.

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Related Topix: Global Warming, Science, US Politics, US News, Al Gore

Science Daily

How to power California with wind, water and sun

New research outlines the path to a possible future for California in which renewable energy creates a healthier environment, generates jobs and stabilizes energy prices.

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Related Topix: California, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Science, Global Warming

Science Daily

Corn and soy insecticides similar to nicotine found widespread in midwest U.S. rivers

Insecticides similar to nicotine, known as neonicotinoids, were found commonly in streams throughout the Midwest, according to a new study.

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Related Topix: Entomology, Agriculture

UTV

Major fish kill in Co Armagh

A spokesperson for the Northern Ireland Environment Agency said that they received a report of pollution in the Bessbrook River, Co.

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Related Topix: Science, Armagh County, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

The Coastal Courier

Yet another Georgia river in peril

As far back as 2010, the Ogeechee River has been called one of the most threatened rivers in the country by environmental groups such as the Southeast Environmental Law Center.

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Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Kirkland Reporter

Regional leaders unite in call to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in King County

A regional planning council chaired by King County Executive Dow Constantine today unanimously adopted targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in King County, an important step in the effort to confront climate change.

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The Age

Greenpeace Says China's Energy Plans Exacerbate Climate Change

China's plans for 50 coal gasification plants will produce an estimated 1.1 billion tons of carbon dioxide per year and contribute significantly to climate change, according to a report released by Greenpeace East Asia.

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Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Science,

Eastern Daily Press

A 148.5m Norwich Northern Distributor Road would be a...

Norwich Northern Distributor Road supporters John Timewell, Vice-Chairman, Toby Coke, Chairman of the Environment, Development & Transport Committee, Norfolk County Council, Andrew Proctor, Leader of Broadland District Council and Tom McCabe, Director of Environment, Transport & Development, Norfolk County Council at the media briefing before the ... (more)

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Related Topix: World News, Norfolk County, England, United Kingdom, Science,

Wed Jul 23, 2014

JD Supra

ML Strategies' Energy & Environment Update: July 2014 #3

The House Appropriations Committee approved July 15 a fiscal year 2015 spending bill for the Interior Department, the Environmental Protection Agency, and related agencies after Republicans opposed Democratic attempts to remove 24 legislative riders.

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

Ohio.com

ODNR comes under attack for fire at Monroe County well

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources was strangely absent in the wake of a major natural gas well fire on June 28 in southeast Ohio, critics say.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Monroe County, OH, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Science, Clarington, OH

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