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12 min ago | Reuters

Dupont fined $1.275 million in West Virginia toxic pollution case

DuPont will pay a fine of $1.275 million and spend an estimated $2.3 million more to settle claims by U.S. officials that the global chemical conglomerate failed to prevent toxic releases of hazardous substances in West Virginia that killed at least one man, environmental regulators said on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Rubber-Plastics, Manufacturing, Dupont E I Nemours , Chemicals, Science, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Law, Law, US News, Belle, WV

12 min ago | Summit County Voice

Environment: Feds list 20 coral species as 'threatened under the Endangered Species Act

Twenty types of coral in the Pacific and Caribbean will be listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, federal officials announced this week , citing declines of up to 90 percent in some species.

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1 hr ago | ECNmag

NOAA's Marine Debris Program reports on the national issue of derelict fishing traps

Thousands of fishing traps are lost or abandoned each year in U.S. waters and become what are known as derelict traps, which continue to catch fish, crabs, and other species such as turtles.

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Related Topix: Science

3 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

Obama pursuing climate accord in lieu of treaty

In preparation for this agreement, to be signed at a U.N. summit meeting in 2015 in Paris, the negotiators are meeting with diplomats from other countries to broker a deal to commit some of the world's largest economies to enact laws to reduce their carbon pollution.

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Related Topix: US News, Science, US Politics, Barack Obama, Global Warming

3 hrs ago | Fairfax Times

Step up the fight against carbon pollution

Recently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency held public hearings in Washington, D.C., on the agency's proposed Clean Power Plan, a set of standards that would regulate and reduce carbon pollution from existing, mostly coal-fired, power plants.

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Related Topix: Science, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Law, Law, Global Warming, Virginia, Virginia Government, Opinion

5 hrs ago | Science Daily

How parents can help their children succeed, stay in school

Students are back in school -- or soon to be -- and now is the time for parents to develop routines to help their children succeed academically.

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Related Topix: Iowa State University, Science

5 hrs ago | BroadwayWorld.com

LG Electronics, UL Environment Announce First GREENGUARD Certified Television

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ UL Environment, a business unit of UL , and LG Electronics USA today announced the landmark achievement of GREENGUARD Certification for LG's newest OLED TV, model 55EC9300.

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Related Topix: TV, Science, Electronics, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Technical Services, Underwriters Laboratories

9 hrs ago | The Globe and Mail

Global warming risks being irreversible, draft UN report says

This Aug. 19, 2014 file photo shows flash flood waters from the overrun Skunk Creek flood I-10 in northwestern Phoenix.

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Related Topix: Global Warming, Science, Weather, Natural Disasters, Flood

14 hrs ago | IcNetwork

Why you should be worried about what loom bands are doing to the environment

It's a question that has been bothering me for a while as I watch my son Neru gleefully produce another bracelet for his already covered arm.

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Related Topix: Science

Tue Aug 26, 2014

InsideHalton.com

Trudeau's Arctic policy sparked friction: CIA

Pierre Trudeau's bid to enhance Canadian sovereignty and promote economic development in the Arctic created some "friction" with the United States, says a declassified CIA report.

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News, Science

UnionLeader.com

White House honors Nashua teen for environmental stewardship

White House Council on Environmental Quality Acting Chair Michael Boots, former President's Environmental Youth Award winner and current EPA intern Apoorva Rangan, Administrator Gina McCarthy, new PEYA winner May Wang, new PEYA award winner Deepika Kurup, and White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Director John Holdren before the PEYA ... (more)

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Related Topix: Nashua, NH, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Law, Law, Science, Inventions, Science / Technology

Science Daily

An inconvenient truth: Does responsible consumption benefit corporations more than society?

Are environmental and social problems such as global warming and poverty the result of inadequate governmental regulations or does the burden fall on our failure as consumers to make better consumption choices? According to a new study, responsible consumption shifts the burden for solving global problems from governments to consumers and ... (more)

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Orlando Weekly

Gov. Rick Scott touts environmental record

"I'm very appreciative of these scientists. They came forward. They're like a lot of people.

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Related Topix: Rick Scott, US Governors, Charlie Crist, Science, Florida, Florida Government, Natural Disasters, Flood

WBAY-TV Green Bay

UN panel: Global warming human-caused, dangerous

An experiment of sorts is taking place in the Appalachian foothills of eastern Tennessee, where two towns with a common heritage and a common problem are taking two very different approaches.

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Related Topix: Global Warming, Science, Air Accidents, Immigration Reform

ABC News

UN Panel: Global Warming Human-Caused, Dangerous

A new international draft report says global warming is here, human-caused and can already be considered dangerous.

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Related Topix: Science, Global Warming

National Geographic

Atop Food Chain, Ospreys Ingest Many Poisons, Revealing Environmental Dangers

PITT MEADOWS, British Columbia-On an early spring morning, the Pitt River flows so calmly that the peaks of the Coast Range seem to admire themselves in its glassy waters.

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Related Topix: Canada, Science, Life, Food, Corvallis, OR, Local Food

Digital Post Production

TOTO Enhances Distributor Network Through Strategic Alliance With Blackman Plumbing Supply

Starting today, TOTO's full line of residential and commercial fittings and fixtures will be available at all of Blackman's 19 branch locations throughout "Blackman Plumbing is proud to deepen our partnership with TOTO, an industry leader known for anticipating and creating the next generation of fixtures," said , President and CEO of Blackman ... (more)

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Medical News

EVERYAWARE develops AirProbe and Widenoise apps to increase awareness of environment

Air and noise pollution are among the most insidious threats to our health. But what if we could monitor both from our smartphones? The AirProbe and Widenoise apps, developed by an EU-funded research project called EVERYAWARE, have made this possible.

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Related Topix: Science, Computers, Health

Triple Pundit

Big 'Beyond Coal' Victory for Indianapolis Grassroots Coalition

Persistence and grassroots political activism finally won out in Indianapolis recently: On August 15, Indianapolis Power & Light announced it will stop burning coal at its 1,094-megawatt Harding Street power plant - the only coal-fired power plant remaining within the limits of a major Midwestern city - and switch to natural gas-fired electricity ... (more)

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Related Topix: Activism, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Indiana, Science, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Common Dreams

A Teacher in Kabul

Here in Kabul, one of my finest friends is Zekerullah, who has gone back to school in the 8th grade although he is an18-year old young man who has already had to learn far too many of life's harsh lessons.

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Related Topix: World News, Afghanistan, Science, Asia, US News, Liberal Political News

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