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2 hrs ago | NEWS.com.au

Orica fined more than $750,000

CHEMICAL giant Orica has been hit with more than $750,000 in penalties for a series of pollution incidents, including the 2011 leakage of toxic hexavalent chromium near Newcastle.

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6 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

Mississippi falls in beach ratings, MDEQ could lose funding

The state fell to 28th of 30 coastal states last year - down from 19th in 2012 - in rankings by the National Resource Defense Council, one of the largest environmental advocacy groups in the country.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Northern Michigan News

Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution.

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Related Topix: Global Warming, George Bush, W.

SanLuisObispo.com

5 things to know about coal trade, global warming

ADVANCE FOR MONDAY, JULY 28, 2014, AT 12:01 A.M. AND THEREAFTER - In this May 22, 2014, photo, sunlight reflects off of a chunk of coal at Dominion Terminal Associates' coal terminal in Newport News, Va.

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Related Topix: Global Warming

Northern Michigan News

Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

Coal from Appalachia rumbles into this port city, 150 railroad cars at a time, bound for the belly of the massive cargo ship Prime Lily.

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Related Topix: Global Warming, George Bush, W., Activism

Caribbean News Now!

EarthTalk: Ocean debris

Charles Moore, the captain who discovered an ocean trash gyre roughly the size of Texas swirling around in the ocean between Hawaii and California, told the Associated Press: "It's like a toilet bowl that swirls but doesn't flush."

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Related Topix: John Schneider, Country, Philadelphia, PA

Sunherald.com

UMass Amherst awarded $700k to study tribal health

The project will focus on health risks associated with climate change, indoor wood smoke exposure, environmental asthma and other tribal concerns.

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Related Topix: UMass Amherst, Environmental Law, Law

Salon

Underwater: Why the EPA is struggling to combat pollution

For years, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has been frustrated in its efforts to pursue hundreds of cases of water pollution - repeatedly tied up in legal fights about exactly what bodies of water it has the authority to monitor and protect.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law

Samoa News

Video: EPA sending help to HNL...

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it is sending two on-scene coordinators to Oahu to assist the State in its response to the spill of an estimated 224,000 gallons of molasses on Monday.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law

WBNS

Up to $4.5M available to improve Great Lakes water

Grants totaling up to $4.5 million to improve Great Lakes water quality are available to cities on the lakes' shorelines.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law

Sat Jul 26, 2014

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Iowa governor repeats support for renewable fuel

Gov. Terry Branstad is renewing a call to maintain the amount of ethanol in the nation's fuel supply, after a report that the Environmental Protection Agency may scale back proposed cuts to renewable fuel production.

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Related Topix: Terry Branstad, US Governors, Environmental Law, Law, Entertainment

The Daily Democrat

Mercury-contaminated Cache Creek fish pose dangers if eaten

It's dangerous eating fish from Cache Creek, state health officials recently reported, but considering the types of fish listed it's unlikely anyone would eat them at all.

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The Brad Blog

Bi-Partisan U.S. House Vote Directs President to Remove U.S. Forces From Iraq in 30 Days

Overwhelming, if largely symbolic vote in the U.S. House, directs the President to pull U.S. troops back out of Iraq.

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ThinkProgress

EPA Is Failing To Stop Methane Leaks From Pipelines, Inspector General Says

The Environmental Protection Agency isn't doing enough to prevent methane from escaping from natural gas pipelines, according to a new report from the agency's internal watchdog.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, US News, Liberal Political News

Government Executive

EPA Doesn't Know How Much It Uses the Cloud, IG Finds

The Environmental Protection Agency doesn't know how many cloud computing contracts it has nor how secure they are, an audit has found.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, Science / Technology, Cloud Computing

Denver Post

EPA on right course in shrinking carbon footprint

In this Feb. 11, 2014 photo, steam rises from the stacks of Basin Electric's Laramie River Station coal-fired power plant near Wheatland, Wyo.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, The Clean, Alternative, Opinion

Fri Jul 25, 2014

School Bus Fleet

EPA offers $3M in school bus purchase rebates

During a presentation at the National School Transportation Association's annual meeting here this week, Karl Simon, director of the Environmental Protection Agency Air Office's Transportation and Climate Division, announced that EPA would provide another $3 million in rebates for the purchase of new school buses.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, Environment, Science

NewsOK.com

North Dakota industrial fire cleanup to take weeks

Cleanup efforts at the still-smoking site of an oil field supply company in North Dakota that caught fire earlier this week could take weeks, an Environmental Protection Agency Official said Friday.

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Bryan County News

EPA rules good for business, economy

Some national business organizations have hammered the Environmental Protection Agency for proposing new rules on carbon pollution from existing power plants, cutting carbon emissions by 30 percent by 2030, using 2005 levels as a baseline.

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Fox News

EPA under fire for preemptive strike against massive Alaska gold mine

The Environmental Protection Agency is under fire for a preemptive strike against a massive copper and gold mine in Alaska, where hundreds of billions of dollars and thousands of jobs are at stake.

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Related Topix: US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Darrell Issa

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