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Duke Energy to appeal record coal ash fine.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 19:30
Duke Energy plans to fight the record $25.1 million fine that state environmental regulators imposed recently for coal ash pollution at the Sutton Steam Electric Plant near Wilmington.
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Meeting produces more questions than answers on Freedom Industries cleanup.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 19:30
A public meeting produced more questions than answers about how Freedom Industries plans to clean up the site of the January 2014 chemical spill that contaminated drinking water supplies for hundreds of thousands of people in the Kanawha Valley.
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Ontario drinking water threats to be studied further.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 19:30
Potential threats, such as fuel spills, to drinking water in Owen Sound and other local communities that draw water from the Great Lakes will be examined further before any new rules come into effect.
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MPCA wild rice, clean water approach walks political tightrope.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 19:30
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Tuesday called for a "new approach" to regulate sulfate discharges in wild rice waters, shifting from a single rule to calculating safe sulfate levels for each of 1,300 bodies of water.
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US coal sector in 'terminal decline', financial analysts say.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 19:30
The U.S. coal sector is in a “terminal decline” which has sent 26 companies bust in the last three years, according to financial analysts.
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Biggest polluters to miss climate deadline.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 19:30
Less than a week before the United Nations deadline for countries to file greenhouse-gas pledges necessary to keep a global climate change deal on track, it looks like most of the world is missing in action.
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One surprising downside of marijuana legalization: Major energy use.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 19:30
Indoor marijuana growth, a cultivation method often favored in the industry for many reasons, uses a surprising amount of energy.
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Scientists urge museums to sever Koch ties.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 19:30
Dozens of scientists have signed an open letter to museums urging them to cut ties with donors and board members who deny climate change, singling out billionaire political donor David Koch, who sits on the boards of the two of the nation's largest natural history museums.
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Chinese city prepares to pump almost $800M into electric car incentives.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 19:30
Shenzhen city, which is home to Warren Buffett-backed Chinese electric-car maker BYD Auto, will provide as much as 5 billion yuan ($799 million) in government funding to spur demand for green vehicles, according to an official statement released recently.
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Virginia has become the first state to secure a wind energy research lease in federal waters.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 19:30
Virginia is the first state in the country to secure a wind energy research lease to build and operate turbines in federal waters, Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Tuesday.
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Chile declares forest fires alert.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 19:30
Chile has declared a national alert because of wildfires in three national parks and reserves threatening trees, some a thousand years old. Firefighters have been fighting the flames for more than a week in the southern region of Araucania hit by years of drought.
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Is climate change denial immoral? US Episcopal Church says yes.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 19:30
The head of the Episcopal Church in the United States says that addressing climate change is on a moral par with the civil rights movement. How many more religious organizations will follow suit?
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UK's coastal railways vulnerable to climate threat, expert warns.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 19:30
Hundreds of miles of railway lines around Britain’s coast are becoming increasingly vulnerable to waves, landslides and storms triggered by climate pollution, an expert has warned.
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Obama mercury air pollution rule faces test at US top court.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 19:30
The latest legal test of President Barack Obama's environmental agenda reaches the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday as the justices consider a challenge to a regulation intended to limit emissions of mercury and other hazardous pollutants mainly from coal-fired power plants.
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Stop making us guinea pigs.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 19:30
We don’t need better, smarter chemicals along with crops that can tolerate them; we need fewer chemicals. Meanwhile, how about getting glyphosate off the market until Monsanto can prove that it’s safe to use?
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Risks of the unregulated market in human breast milk.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 19:30
At present milk bought online is far from ideal, exposing infants and other consumers to microbiological and chemical agents. Urgent action is required to make this market safer.
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Profits before whales! To know why TTIP would be a nightmare, look to Canada

The Ecologist Magazine - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 18:50
A series of judgments against Canada in secret corporate tribunals costing taxpayers $100s of millions show that 'free trade' agreements really do restrict governments' right to protect health, environment and endangered species, writes Nick Dearden.
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Climate Scientists Are for Real—Video Project Shows They’re Parents, Neighbors, Just Like You

Yes! Magazine - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 18:30
The project offers climate scientists a chance to speak to the public for themselves.
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EU turns fire on invasive species already costing €12 billion a year

The Ecologist Magazine - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 17:09
A new EU Regulation aims to limit the spread of invasive species through 'pathway controls' and bans on possession, transport and trade, writes Yannic Rack. But will it be up to the most important task - keeping the most hazardous aliens out, before they ever get the chance to become a nuisance?
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Fighting invasive species with EU regulations - slamming the stable door?

The Ecologist Magazine - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 17:09
A new EU Regulation aims to limit the spread of invasive species through 'pathway controls' and bans on possession, transport and trade, writes Yannic Rack. But will it be up to the most important task - keeping the most hazardous aliens out, before they ever get the chance to become a nuisance?
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