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  • Duke Energy fined $102 million for polluting rivers with coal ash

    Duke Energy fined $102 million for polluting rivers with coal ash
    Duke Energy, the nation’s largest electrical utility, pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to nine criminal violations of the Clean Water Act for polluting four major rivers for several years with toxic coal ash from five power plants in North...
  • Man films Burger King employee dumping oil into storm drain

    Man films Burger King employee dumping oil into storm drain
    In the parking lot of a Burger King, an employee wheeled out a vat of hot oil and dumped it down a storm drain on Saturday. As the smoke and steam billowed out from the drain's grate, Joseph May, 23, happened to be driving by. He was headed toward the...
  • Consultants recommend Geneva spend $9M on wastewater treatment plant

    The city of Geneva might have to complete $9 million in upgrades to its wastewater treatment plant to comply with environmental rules about phosphorus discharge. CDM Smith, the consultants hired by the city to examine the plant's ability to decrease...
  • Why you need to know Vickie Venzen, Westminster Dog Show owner-handler

    Vickie Venzen is an environmental protection specialist at Aberdeen Proving Ground and the mother of three children, including twins. She and her dog, Face, a cane corso breed, competed in the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York in February. We...
  • Community News for Vernon edition

    Students honored at the 21st Annual Accounting Banquet VERNON - On April 21, more than 180 administrators, alumni, faculty, students and friends from several accounting firms took the time from their busy schedules to travel to Eastern Connecticut...
  • Environmental land money diverted by Legislature

    Environmental land money diverted by Legislature
    The directive from Florida voters was clear: By a 75 percent majority, they approved a proposal in November to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to buy and protect unspoiled land. So what does the state Legislature plan to do with the money? Wages...
  • How To Avoid Confrontations With Bears

    How To Avoid Confrontations With Bears
    The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection advises that if you see a bear: - Enjoy it from a distance - Make your presence known by shouting and waving your arms or slowly walk away - Don't try to feed it. - Report the sighting to...
  • Shout Out: David Segal, amateur cabinetmaker

    Shout Out: David Segal, amateur cabinetmaker
    David Segal, who lives in Highland Park, worked for the Environmental Protection Agency in Chicago for roughly 30 years before he retired. "I did it originally because I believed in what the EPA did, and it was a good job," he says. Q: What was your...
  • Central Florida's water agency roils with resignations

    Central Florida's water agency roils with resignations
    Simultaneous and unexplained departures by four executives from the agency that protects Central Florida's wetlands, rivers and aquifer triggered complaints Wednesday that the moves were orchestrated to weaken the region's environmental safeguards....
  • GAO: Gov't waste of natural gas costing taxpayers millions

    Significant amounts of natural gas on federal lands are being wasted, costing taxpayers tens of millions of dollars each year and adding to harmful greenhouse gas emissions, a congressional investigation has found. The nonpartisan Government...
  • State enacts tougher ozone rules

    State enacts tougher ozone rules
    Stiffer ozone pollution regulations approved by the state legislature last week won't affect the county's two coal-fired plants, but will force other area power plants to make changes to comply, officials said. The measure enacts some regulations...