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Environmental Cleanup

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  • Environmental health specialists do battle against pollution, other hazards

    By Erinn Hutkin Program director of environmental health at Illinois State University, George Byrns calls the field a "discovery major." Many students don't even know it exists, then stumble upon it and end up switching to this intriguing field....
  • New levee system aims to prevent flooding in western Palm Beach County

    A bigger, wider levee system will be constructed in western Palm Beach County to protect neighborhoods that suffered catastrophic flooding two years ago in Tropical Storm Isaac. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection approved new berms that...
  • Farm manure threatens Lehigh watershed

    Jamie and Glenda Pini stood in the pasture of their small farm, among a herd of rambunctious goats, several large Angus cattle, and a pile of manure. The Pinis' farm, off Route 100, north of Interstate 78, where highways and warehouses transition to...
  • Peace Corps spars with its watchdog over volunteer protection law

    WASHINGTON Nearly three years after Congress passed a law named for a murdered Peace Corps volunteer from Georgia, the organization and its independent watchdog are sparring over how the law wants them to account for sexual assaults. The months-long...
  • Accelerate State's Brownfield Redevelopment

    Cities have been the centerpiece of Connecticut's economy for more than 150 years. All municipalities, however, contributed significantly to the state's growth. In recent decades, businesses in the heart of every municipality fell victim to hard times...
  • Return To The Rivers: Connecticut's Waterways Reflect The State's History

    Return To The Rivers: Connecticut's Waterways Reflect The State's History
    The widely held assumption that Connecticut was complete wilderness when the first European settlers arrived in the early 17th Century is belied by what archaeologists have found along the state's rivers. "It was not wilderness," said Nicholas...
  • Auditor general: DEP does not have manpower to properly oversee natural gas industry

    HARRISBURG — The state's natural gas industry has grown too fast, too soon, overwhelming the Department of Environmental Protection's ability to adequately inspect drilling sites, monitor drinking water and respond to citizens' complaints, according...
  • Florida gains with green policies taking root: Editorial

    Florida gains with green policies taking root: Editorial
    Environmental protection in Florida went into a deep freeze after the Great Recession pummeled the state's economy and voters then elected Gov. Rick "let's get to work" Scott. Funding for conservation programs took a nose dive, and environmental...
  • Lake Michigan safe from toxin that threatened Toledo

    Lake Michigan safe from toxin that threatened Toledo
    It didn't surprise experts that Chicago's water supply was not contaminated by an algae bloom toxin that forced officials in Toledo to issue a recent ban on drinking water from Lake Erie. Lake Michigan isn't Lake Erie. "Typically, you wouldn't see...
  • Police Identify Greenwich Teen Killed In Boating Accident

     Police Identify Greenwich Teen Killed In Boating Accident
    GREENWICH — The community remained in shock Thursday as more details emerged about the 16-year-old athlete and honor student who died in a boating accident a day earlier. Emily Fedorko, described by schools Superintendent William S. McKersie as a...
  • Power firm NRG to close plant, cut jobs, as part of pollution reduction plan

    Power firm NRG to close plant, cut jobs, as part of pollution reduction plan
    NRG Energy Inc. announced Thursday a pollution reduction plan for its four Illinois coal-fired generating plants that pushed the state more than halfway toward meeting new proposed federal limits for reducing carbon dioxide pollution. NRG Energy...