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1 min ago | Kirkland Reporter

Regional leaders unite in call to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in King County

A regional planning council chaired by King County Executive Dow Constantine today unanimously adopted targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in King County, an important step in the effort to confront climate change.

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4 hrs ago | The Age

Greenpeace Says China's Energy Plans Exacerbate Climate Change

China's plans for 50 coal gasification plants will produce an estimated 1.1 billion tons of carbon dioxide per year and contribute significantly to climate change, according to a report released by Greenpeace East Asia.

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8 hrs ago | Eastern Daily Press

A 148.5m Norwich Northern Distributor Road would be a...

Norwich Northern Distributor Road supporters John Timewell, Vice-Chairman, Toby Coke, Chairman of the Environment, Development & Transport Committee, Norfolk County Council, Andrew Proctor, Leader of Broadland District Council and Tom McCabe, Director of Environment, Transport & Development, Norfolk County Council at the media briefing before the ... (more)

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Related Topix: World News, Norfolk County, England, United Kingdom, Science,

Wed Jul 23, 2014

JD Supra

ML Strategies' Energy & Environment Update: July 2014 #3

The House Appropriations Committee approved July 15 a fiscal year 2015 spending bill for the Interior Department, the Environmental Protection Agency, and related agencies after Republicans opposed Democratic attempts to remove 24 legislative riders.

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

Ohio.com

ODNR comes under attack for fire at Monroe County well

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources was strangely absent in the wake of a major natural gas well fire on June 28 in southeast Ohio, critics say.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Monroe County, OH, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Science, Clarington, OH

Ledger-Enquirer.com

EPA chief defends power plant rule against GOP charges of overreach

In a hearing of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said the rule proposed last month will remove hundreds of millions of tons of carbon and hundreds of thousands of tons of other harmful air pollutants from the emissions of existing power plants that now taint the nation's skies, boosting the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Science, US News, US Politics, Senator John Barrasso, US Senate, Republican, Barack Obama

Forbes.com

Homeopathic Environmentalism Informs Opposition To Fracking

When my daughter was in elementary school, she asked me about a display of homeopathic medicine, and I explained that it was medicine without any actual medicine in it.

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Related Topix: Homeopathy, Medicine, Health, Science, Energy

Bournemouth Echo

An artist's impression of a turbine on Bournemouth beach

The proposed Navitus Bay off shore wind farm will have a negative impact on both the economy and environment of Bournemouth.

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Xinhuanet

U.S. environment agency working to push more Americans to recycle

Faced with an inadequate recycling rate, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is making efforts to boost its popularity among Americans.

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

Jamaica Observer

PM bats for ENVIRONMENT

SHE hasn't had a history of addressing environmental matters at home, but Prime Minister of Jamaica Portia Simpson Miller waxed eloquent on the subject at yesterday's special session to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the International Seabed Authority .

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Related Topix: Science, Jamaica, Central America, World News

Earth Times

Alberta Tar Sands pollution evidence is devastating

The tailings ponds, the atmosphere, the slash and burn approach to forests are all part of the problem, but what stands out in Northern Alberta is the attitude to local communities and the lack of study into the effects on their health; Tar sands image ; Credit: A© Shutterstock Close to the massive spread of tar sand extraction near Fort ... (more)

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Telegraph

Tribunal eye on Meghalaya pollution

Shillong, July 22: Meghalaya has come under the scanner of the National Green Tribunal again, just months after the tribunal had banned 'rat-hole' coal mining in the state.

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Related Topix: Science, World News, India, Scanners

Mother Jones

The Strange Relationship Between Global Warming Denial and...Speaking English

Here in the United States, we fret a lot about global warming denial. Not only is it a dangerous delusion, it's an incredibly prevalent one.

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Water Online

New Poultry Litter Applicator Can Cut Nutrient Runoff, Protect Water Quality

Researchers will demonstrate a prototype farm implement that slashes nutrient runoff and bacterial contamination from poultry litter at this year's Manure Science Review.

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Related Topix: Science, Agriculture, Ohio State University, E. Coli, Health, US News, United States Department of Agriculture

ThinkProgress

Just Before Hosting Major U.N. Climate Talks, Peru Slashes Environmental Regulation

In a move likely to receive heavy backlash at least up to the U.N. climate conference in Lima, Peru in December, Peru's government just rolled back environmental regulations in an effort to boost mining.

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Related Topix: World News, Peru, Science, US News, Liberal Political News

Customer Interaction Solutions

Canon Awarded Top Honors for Environmental Efforts

U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced two prestigious green rankings that Canon has been awarded for their environmental and sustainable efforts.

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Related Topix: Canon, Computers, Newsweek, Publishing, Media, Canon USA, Science, Environmental Law, Law

Iol.co.za

Opponents call for halt to fracking

A South African environmental group renewed its call for a moratorium on shale-gas fracking, as the government moves closer to a decision on whether to allow the process opponents say imperils water quality.

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Science Daily

Real price of steak: Comparing environmental costs of livestock-based foods

New research reveals the comparative environmental costs of livestock-based foods.

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Related Topix: Life, Beef, Food, Meat, Science, Agriculture, Marketing

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

More - ABC Environment

IT IS UNFORTUNATE THAT Mark Poynter , in his attempt to establish that politics rather than science has determined the World Heritage decision in favour of the Tasmanian forests, fails to focus on the science and instead attacks the people providing the science.

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Related Topix: Science, Papua New Guinea, Oceania, World News

Ag Professional

Lowering river nitrogen load requires major action

Assessing trends in nitrogen loss is much trickier than exploring how erosion and sediment transport in Iowa have been affected by changing precipitation regimes and extreme events.

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Related Topix: Weather, Science, Agriculture

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