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Environmental Cleanup

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  • Baltimore AmeriCorps program gets $200K EPA job-training grant

    Baltimore AmeriCorps program gets $200K EPA job-training grant
    A Baltimore nonprofit AmeriCorps program will receive $200,000 in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant money to train 72 city residents for careers in environmental cleanup work. The nonprofit, Civic Works, was one of 18 groups nationwide that...
  • Rat poison maker agrees to stop selling formula that harmed kids, pets

    Rat poison maker agrees to stop selling formula that harmed kids, pets
    After years of challenges to federal environmental officials, the maker of d-Con rat traps has agreed to discontinue a consumer line of poison-laced baits that have accidentally harmed children, wildlife and pets. The rodent-control products will be...
  • New EPA rule would seek to cut carbon emissions 30% by 2030

    New EPA rule would seek to cut carbon emissions 30% by 2030
    The Obama administration will seek to cut greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants 30% from 2005 levels by 2030, potentially one of the biggest steps any country has taken to confront climate change, people familiar with the plan said Sunday....
  • U.S. electricity prices may be going up for good

    U.S. electricity prices may be going up for good
    As temperatures plunged to 16 below zero in Chicago in early January and set record lows across the eastern U.S., electrical system managers implored the public to turn off stoves, dryers and even lights or risk blackouts. A fifth of all power-...
  • Arsenic, chromium 6 levels in Glendale water above state goals

    Arsenic, chromium 6 levels in Glendale water above state goals
    The levels of arsenic and chromium 6 in Glendale’s drinking water are above recommended goals set by the state, giving local H20 a toxicity score in the 62nd percentile compared to other Los Angeles County cities, according to a report released by...
  • Scenic Rivers Land Trust celebrates 25 years [Russett]

    adrnews@aol.com 301-648-5410 Spring has finally sprung and Earth Day may be over but protecting our environment and preserving our land is an ongoing process. On Saturday, May 3 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Scenic Rivers Land Trust will be celebrating...
  • EPA defends enforcement plan, as critics see retreat

    EPA defends enforcement plan, as critics see retreat
    Can the Chesapeake Bay get cleaned up faster if the environmental cops spend less time on the beat, but focus on the worst polluters and count on the rest to get the message? That's essentially what the Environmental Protection Agency proposes to do...
  • Oil drilling near Everglades prompts worries about fracking, water

    The Florida Everglades has become the latest region to react against oil drillers and fracking, a technique that has spurred worries about earthquakes and water contamination across the country. Concerns about an “enhanced extraction procedure&...
  • Urban farmers urge city to update compost law

    Urban farmers urge city to update compost law
    Once a week, Alex Poltorak roams the alleyways of Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood hunting for white buckets stashed here and there crammed with banana peels, avocado shells, bits of onions and other colorful vegetable scraps from his customers'...
  • Attention urged to improve Buffalo Creek-area pollution

     Attention urged to improve Buffalo Creek-area pollution
    Representatives of communities in the Buffalo Creek area were told of water quality tests that showed contamination and urged to take steps to protect the water and fish and wildlife habitat as plans move forward to expand the storage capacity of...
  • Rob McCord slings gaseous mud ball at Tom Wolf and 'the others'

     
    As predicted by political insiders, state Treasurer Rob McCord was the first Democrat to run a television attack ad against another Democrats running for governor in the May 20 primary. It started Thursday. In the 30-second ad, McCord (to the......