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1 hr ago | Star-Telegram.com

Most people yawn at global warming; dona t get intricacies

My July 27 column reviewing the progress made in improving our region's air quality and that of the entire state and country produced sharply different responses.

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Related Topix: Science, Global Warming, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Texas

4 hrs ago | Food Quality News

DuPont fined $1.3m for pollution violations

DuPont has been fined $1.275m for eight alleged releases of harmful levels of hazardous substances between May 2006 and January 2010 in West Virginia.

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

Fri Aug 29, 2014

The Globe and Mail

South Okanagan: When a national park is seen as a threat to a landscape

Protected grasslands near Osoyoos, B.C., would be part of the national park proposed by Parks Canada seven years ago.

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Related Topix: Canada, Science

Berkshire Eagle

Rest of River: Truck traffic, cleanup methods in focus at EPA session

Residents who voiced concerns about the planned Rest of River environmental cleanup of Housatonic River sites focused Thursday on truck traffic, cleanup methods and other aspects not yet finalized.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Science, Lenox, MA, Berkshire County, MA, Pittsfield, MA

KRMG-AM Tulsa

Inhofe called 'dirty denier' by environmental group

A leading environmental group has issued its list of the top twenty "dirty deniers," and an Oklahoma Senator is prominently featured on it.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Jim Inhofe, James Inhofe, US News, US Senate, Republican, Oil & Gas, Science

US News & World Report

A Carbon Tax Can Be Good for Capital, Business, Workers and the Environment

This summer, the Environmental Protection Agency took aim at coal-fired power plants , which pump out more than a third of America's heat-trapping carbon dioxide.

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Related Topix: Science, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Alternative Energy, Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Opinion

Science Daily

Global warming pioneer calls for carbon dioxide to be taken from atmosphere and stored underground

Wally Broeker, the first person to alert the world to global warming, has called for atmospheric carbon dioxide to be captured and stored underground.

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Related Topix: Global Warming, Columbia University, World News, Iceland

Examiner.com

Toxic burn pits: A story of wounded soldiers & environmental disaster

Something that is not really common knowledge is how important it is for the military to be able to quickly and safely dispose of hazardous waste and toxic chemicals - especially during a time of war.

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

Thu Aug 28, 2014

The Bennington Banner

Vilsack says up to $45M to available to help Lake Champlain

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced in Vermont on Thursday that his agency will double the pace of spending on efforts to reduce farm runoff entering Lake Champlain.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Patrick Leahy, US Senate, Democrat, Tom Vilsack, United States Department of Agriculture, Science, Agriculture

Los Angeles Times

EPA says proposed Delta water tunnel would harm environment

Relatively dry regions of California such as Southern California rely on fresh water imported from far-away sources like the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, pictured above.

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

This is Wiltshire

More smoke before blaze is finally out

THE fire service has warned that the Averies Recycling blaze will be burning for several weeks despite progress in their efforts to put it out.

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Related Topix: Fire, Science

CBS Local

Shellfish Harvesting Closed In Waterways

State environmental officials have closed parts of some waterways in Dorchester County to shellfish harvesting after unacceptable bacteria levels were detected.

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Related Topix: Dorchester County, MD, Science

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle

EPA charges SUNY Downstate with federal hazardous waste violations

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a legal complaint against SUNY Downstate Medical Center in East Flatbush, charging it with violating federal hazardous waste law.

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Related Topix: Science, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Law, Law, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, New York, NY

Examiner.com

5 ways going green improves your kids' health

Why is going green such a perfect fit for parents? It keeps kids healthy. A healthy kid is a happy kid, right? From healthy eating to a healthy environment, what could be better for kids than parents who adopt a green lifestyle? What makes children of green parents so healthy? Just about everything green you could imagine.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, Science, Home Gardening, Home

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle

EPA charges SUNY Downstate with federal hazardous waste violations

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a legal complaint against SUNY Downstate Medical Center in East Flatbush, charging it with violating federal hazardous waste law.

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Related Topix: Science, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Law, Law, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, New York, NY

CBS Local

Shellfish Harvesting Closed In Waterways

State environmental officials have closed parts of some waterways in Dorchester County to shellfish harvesting after unacceptable bacteria levels were detected.

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Related Topix: Dorchester County, MD, Science

Kansas City InfoZine

Dispersant Lingered in Gulf Four Years After Oil Spill

They found various concentrations of a Corexit surfactant, dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate , in deep-sea coral and sediments six months after the spill and in beached oiled sand patties 26-45 months later.

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Related Topix: Oil Spill, Science

RedOrbit

global warming ipcc

Bloomberg News has obtained a leaked copy of a United Nations report that predicts "severe, irreversible and unpredictable impacts for people and ecosystems" as a result of global warming .

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Related Topix: Science

LongIsland.com

Testing Well Water for Bacteria, Nitrate

August 27, 2014 - Bacteria and nitrate are widespread in the environment, so every household water well owner should regularly test the water to make sure no health risks exist, the National Ground Water Association recommended today.

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Related Topix: Science, E. Coli, Health

Wed Aug 27, 2014

This is Wiltshire

More smoke before blaze is finally out

THE fire service has warned that the Averies Recycling blaze will be burning for several weeks despite progress in their efforts to put it out.

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Related Topix: Fire, Science

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