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  1. Decision looms over captive orca, but fate of Lolita unclearRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Vallejo Times-Herald

    For years, animal activists have campaigned to free a killer whale that was captured from Puget Sound waters in 1970 and has been performing at Miami Seaquarium in Florida for over four decades. They say the orca known as Lolita belongs to a small population of endangered killer whales and should receive the same federal protection as those wild animals.

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  2. Health informatics professionals working to ensure positive patient outcomesRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Times-Tribune

    As the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act enters its second year, the effects of the new law and the federal government's response to reining in rising health care costs are shifting into high gear. Take the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act or HITECH, for example.

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  3. EPA's methane crackdown to come slow and easyRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | McClatchy

    The Obama administration on Jan. 14 announced its long-awaited plan to control the oil and gas industry's emissions of methane, saying it would in the next decade cut in half leaks of the potent global-warming pollutant. The White House called its approach a crucial step to achieving the greenhouse-gas emissions targets President Barack Obama announced in November in Beijing, but some environmental advocates said the plan, which relies heavily on voluntary efforts, does not go far enough.

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  4. $entry.nameRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Times-Tribune

    Gambling losses are among the items people can claim on a tax return, but they likely won't see a tax reduction, said Barry Williams, an accounting professor and dean of William G. McGowan School of Business at King's College. Gambling losses are tax-deductible, but only to the extent of someone's winnings.

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  5. Working with OSHA in the new yearRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Professional Carwashing/Detail

    Safety hazards are almost inevitable in a carwash environment. Wet surfaces and mechanical equipment present a constant need for employee training and awareness while on the job.

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  6. Uncertainty over polluted area puts Marengo well project, annexations on holdRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Northwest Herald

    MARENGO – The uncertain direction of a pollution plume near Marengo's border is disrupting a city plan years in the making to expand its western boundaries and build a water well within the new territory. Aldermen earlier this week effectively postponed two annexations that span nearly 1 square mile west of the city limits and cover land primarily within Marengo Township.

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  7. Duke Energy's coal ash leaks persist across NCRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | WBTV

    ... permitting chief Jeff Poupart. Duke is supposed to report new seeps as they're found. The Southern Environmental Law Center, which has sued Duke over ash pollution, says it will challenge the legality of such permits. "Duke has been openly leaking ...

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  8. Local auto parts maker says EPA standards hurting salesRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | SouthCoastToday.com

    Davico Manufacturing President Ray Surprenant grimaced as he pointed to a pile of catalytic converters that he said represented about $4,000 worth of inventory in the company's North End plant. “I can't sell any of that to California,” Surprenant said.

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  9. Voice of the people: A vile and boggy odorRead the original story

    11 hrs ago | Commercial Dispatch

    Some mornings I go outside to meet the morning freshness and am greeted by a vile and boggy odor. It seems to creep over Columbus before sunrise, from one of the industrial presences south of town.

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  10. DEEP backs off proposed storm water-management regsRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Connecticut Post

    The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is backing away from proposed stormwater management regulations that towns and cities have criticized as being too costly. After a month of opposition over its estimated $100-million price tag, the latest version of the proposal would cut down on the frequency of catch basin inspections and cleanups and allow towns and cities to develop leaf-management plans, rather than mandate curbside pickup in 169 municipalities.

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  11. Environmental group fears for South Walton coastal dune lakesRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

    South Walton County residents are protective of they like to refer to as "the jewels of 30A."

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  12. Ban on Employee Salary Discussion Violates NLRARead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | JD Supra

    Despite years of legal decisions to the contrary, a surprising number of employers still attempt to prohibit employees from discussing their compensation among themselves. The National Labor Relations Board has repeatedly held that non-supervisory employee discussions of compensation are protected concerted activity under Section 7 of the NLRA.

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  13. Green and Virtual Data Center: Productive Economical Efficient Effective FlexibleRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Sys-Con Media

    Processes, procedures, best-practices, work-flows and templates Click here to learn about "The Green and Virtual Data Center" book for enabling efficient, productive IT data centers. This book covers cloud, virtualization, servers, storage, networks, software, facilities and associated management topics, technologies and techniques including metrics that matter.

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  14. OSHA Increases Emphasis on Temporary Worker Training; Succeed...Read the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | PRWeb

    OSHA's focus on temporary workers leads a staffing firm to develop a custom training program in safety practices and risk management for its workers The Risk Management Center allows me to sleep a lot better at night. And it allows us to separate and define ourselves a bit differently from others in our industry In the month of April in 2013, OSHA announced an initiative to improve workplace safety and health for temporary workers .

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  15. TVA Identifies Preferred Route for Mississippi Transmission LineRead the original story

    Friday | Electric Energy Online

    The Tennessee Valley Authority has identified a preferred route for a new transmission line that would increase power reliability and allow for growth in the area served by Tallahatchie Valley Electric Power Association. Tallahatchie Valley EPA plans to build the West Charleston 161-kV Substation in Charleston, Mississippi.

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  16. EPA Sued by Environmental Groups over Hog FarmsRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | WHO-TV Des Moines

    Eight environmental groups - including the Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement - filed a lawsuit earlier this week against the Environmental Protection Agency in an attempt to see stricter regulations on air pollution for hog, cattle, and dairy livestock facilities across the state. "I was part of a farming operation for 10 years in Story County," said Cherie Mortice with ICCI.

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  17. Upending EPA's science on pollution and asthmaRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | The Hill

    For years, environmentalists and regulators have cited childhood asthma as an excuse for ever-stricter pollution rules. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency , for instance, uses asthma as a pretext for nearly every "clean air" regulation issued since the 1970s.

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  18. Awesomer Passer RatingRead the original story

    19 hrs ago | Field Gulls

    This is a short follow up to my previous post concerning QBR. A quick summary of that post for those that do not want to wade through that lengthy and somewhat dry argument: QBR is driven by EPA.

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  19. Trial date sent in Montana grizzly bear poaching caseRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | KXLY-TV Spokane

    A Montana man has pleaded not guilty to charges that he killed three protected grizzly bears. Dan Calvert Wallen, of Bigfork, entered his pleas to three counts of knowingly and unlawfully taking a grizzly bear this past week during a hearing in U.S. District Court in Missoula.

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  20. System LCOE and minimizing GHG avoidance costsRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Seeker Blog

    This paper examines five different low and no-carbon electricity technologies and presents the net benefits of each under a range of assumptions. It estimates the costs per megawatt per year for wind, solar, hydroelectric, nuclear, and gas combined cycle electricity plants.

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