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Hercules begins clean-up of contaminants along southern, eastern boundaries

36 hours ago From WDAM-TV   View Original Article

Moselle, MISSISSIPPI - Hercules, Inc. has begun a clean-up of on and off-site contamination that the Environmental Protection Agency said will protect public health and the environment.

Last Monday, work was initiated to clean-up chemicals called, Volatile O ...

Team finds sea level rise in western tropical Pacific anthropogenic

37 hours ago From Phys.org  View Original Article

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - A new study led by Old Dominion University and the University of Colorado Boulder indicates sea levels likely will continue to rise in the tropical Pacific Ocean off the coasts of the Philippines and northeastern Australia as humans continue to alter ...

Costa Concordia oil spill 'nothing to worry about'

37 hours ago From The Guardian  View Original Article

London, U K - The operation to remove the Costa Concordia from the island of Giglio in Italy has caused a small oil spill, officials say.

The removal operation team said "a small amount of hydrocarbons" had been spotted late on Saturday. Salvage wor ...

Sainsbury’s store to be powered solely by food waste

37 hours ago From The Guardian  View Original Article

London, U K - A Sainsbury’s store in the West Midlands will be the first retail outlet in the UK to come off the National Grid and be powered by food waste alone in a groundbreaking project being unveiled on Monday.

Sainsbury’s and waste recycling c ...

Dutch govt to assist in comprehensive plan for Yamuna

37 hours ago From Times of India  View Original Article

New Delhi, INDIA - The Centre plans to create mega reservoirs by dredging the bed of the Yamuna for which the Dutch government has agreed to facilitate an action plan.

"To rejuvenate the river and meet the water requirements, a scheme has been worked out ...

Environment group says public 'mislead' to think Dan River is clean

41 hours ago From WNCN  View Original Article

Raleigh, NORTH CAROLINA - An environment group provided photos Friday that it says show deposits of coal ash still in the Dan River despite claims by the Environmental Protection Agency that Duke Energy had completed clean-up of the waterway.

The EPA's on-scene ...

WWF awards Tanzania for conservation of wildlife resources

41 hours ago From Shanghai Daily  View Original Article

Shanghai, CHINA - The WWF International President Yolanda Kakabadse on Saturday awarded Tanzania's 19 Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) the "WWF Leaders for a Living Planet" award in recognition to their wildlife conservation efforts.

The 19 WMAs were re ...

Kilmer urges EPA to seek end to Victoria dumping untreated sewage into Strait of Juan de Fuca

Archived, 2 days ago From Peninsula Daily  

Port Angeles, WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer has urged the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to stress with the Canadian government the importance of a quick solution to the continued dumping of untreated sewage near Victoria into the Strait of Juan de ...

EPA to take hard look at impacts of proposed open pit mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay

Archived, 3 days ago From Winston's Wish  

Summit County, COLORADO - A proposed mine in coastal Alaskan waters would spread across an area larger than Manhattan and jeopardize the health and sustainability of one of the world’s great salmon fisheries, the EPA said this week, releasing a draft version of its plan for p ...

Tony Abbott hails demise of 'useless, destructive' carbon tax

Archived, 3 days ago From The Guardian 

London, U K - Australia’s carbon price has been repealed, leaving the nation with no legislated policy to achieve even the minimum 5% greenhouse emissions reduction target it has inscribed in international agreements.

Tony Abbott told “the Australia ...

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