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3 hrs ago | WMDT

Pipeline breach renews call for more monitoring

In this July 10, 2014, photo, bird flies over North Dakota's Badlands near the site of a saltwater pipeline spill near Mandaree, N.D. .


Related Topix: Mandaree, ND, North Dakota, Berthold, ND, Science, Environmental Law, Law

7 hrs ago |

Appeals court upholds EPA's mining restraints

In a 3-0 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said the Environmental Protection Agency acted within its authority when it instituted two measures under the Clean Water Act that address damage from surface mining.


Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Science, District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals

8 hrs ago | The Cary News

Feds clear algae-fighting pumps for Jordan Lake

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approved the hotly debated SolarBee project, finding that the weighty floating devices won't significantly impact the lake's "human or natural environment."


Related Topix: Science, North Carolina

13 hrs ago | TreeHugger

Bee-killing pesticides kill birds too

Peer-reviewed research, published in the leading journal Nature this Wednesday, has revealed data from the Netherlands showing that bird populations fell most sharply in those areas where neonicotinoid pollution was highest.


Related Topix: Science, Agriculture, Entomology

17 hrs ago |

Fisheries fight 'strip mining' bid

The seafood industry has weighed in with a strong submission against Golden Bay-based Chatham Rock Phosphate's application to suction-mine the Chatham Rise.


Related Topix: Science, Oceania, New Zealand, World News

21 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Election View: Guillot would change tax structure, cut debt, protect environment

Let's face it. Many have been hurt by the lack of jobs, college debt and too much government red tape.


Related Topix: Science, Healthcare Law, Law, US News, Patriot Act, Immigration Reform, Social Security, Personal Finance, Environmental Law

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Science Daily

Leading scientists express rising concern about 'microplastics' in the ocean

Microplastics -- microscopic particles of plastic debris -- are of increasing concern because of their widespread presence in the oceans and the potential physical and toxicological risks they pose to organisms.


Related Topix: US Politics, John Kerry, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Woods Hole, MA, Science

Juan Cole

Kentucky Fried Brain Senator: No Global Warming b/c Mars' temp. like Earth's

Last week the denial of climate change continued. This time in the form of Kentucky State Sen. Brandon Smith .


Related Topix: Science, Science / Technology, NASA, US News, Liberal Political News


Rolling Coal: America's political divide reaches the roads [w/videos]

Jason Mendelson was driving his Toyota Prius in the right lane of Interstate 64 near Richmond, Virginia, when a white pickup truck with two protruding smokestacks cut into the lane ahead.


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

The Leaf-Chronicle

Scientists are watching polar bears from space

Researchers at the U.S. Geological Survey, along with their Canadian collaborators, have begun testing high-resolution satellites to observe, track and count polar bears in the cold recesses of the Arctic.


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

Ag Professional

4R Research Fund awards second round of grants

The 4R Research Fund announced it has awarded more than $2 million in grants for four research and demonstration projects that will add to current knowledge and fill existing research gaps regarding fertilizer best management practices.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Life, Food, Nutrition

Science Daily

Shark teeth analysis provides detailed new look at Arctic climate change

A new study shows that some shark species may be able to cope with the rising salinity of Arctic waters that may come with rising temperatures.


Wed Jul 09, 2014


Wichita chemical leak leads to fish kill

A chemical used in the water treatment process leaked into the Arkansas River early Wednesday morning near downtown.


Related Topix: Science


GOP Congressman Wants To Halt Every Single New Environmental Regulation

One member of Congress is so angry at the Environmental Protection Agency that he introduced a bill Wednesday that would prevent it from working on any new regulations until it conducts an extensive review of every single existing rule, The Hill is reporting.


Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, US News, Science, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Sam Graves

Globe and Mail

Ontario failing in climate-change fight, environment watchdog says

The third of four smokestacks, known as the Four Sisters, at a the defunct coal-fired plant in Mississauga crumbles during a controlled demolition June 12, 2006.


Related Topix: Science, Global Warming


engineer hleps figure out how to make more efficient fuel cells

Miniaturized fuel cells are probed with high brilliance X-rays at the Advanced Light Source at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.


Related Topix: Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Science, Santa Clara County, CA, Stanford, CA

The Heartland Institute

More taxpayer dollars for green energy?

There is an intentional tension in Washington. Our founding fathers planned that opposing views would balance each other out-a push-pull takes place.


Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Science, Wind Power, US Politics, Charles Schumer, US News, US Senate, Democrat

Colorado Daily

University of Colorado discovers tiny hedgehog

A new study led by CU-Boulder describes the fossils of a tiny hedgehog previously unknown to science living in a British Columbia rainforest some 50 million years ago near the height of a global warming stretch during the early Eocene Epoch.


Related Topix: Boulder, CO, Science, Entomology

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Science Daily

Low doses of arsenic cause cancer in male mice

Mice exposed to low doses of arsenic in drinking water, similar to what some people might consume, developed lung cancer, researchers have found.


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

WTOC-TV Savannah

Scientists and teachers gather to learn about environmental effects of microbeads

Is your face wash polluting the water? That's what local scientists are trying to figure out along the Georgia coast.


Related Topix: Oceanography, Science, Chatham County, GA, Tybee Island, GA, Savannah, GA