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  • Lots of cooks in Amendment 1 conservation kitchen

    Lots of cooks in Amendment 1 conservation kitchen
    TALLAHASSEE – Florida environmentalists want lawmakers to steer $80 million a year into protecting Florida’s springs and $150 million into buying new environmentally threatened landscapes. But dividing $757.7 million next year between...
  • Environmental Group Files Notice It Will Sue to Stop Plum Island Sale

    A Connecticut-based environmental group has decided to go to court in an attempt to block the federal sale of Plum Island, claiming the property in Long Island Sound is critical to the welfare of endangered and threatened species. Save the Sound, a...
  • Lawsuit targets shale gas-drilling industry over emissions reporting

    Lawsuit targets shale gas-drilling industry over emissions reporting
    Chemical plants, coal mines, power plants, steel mills and oil refineries, and even the maple syrup industry must disclose their releases of hazardous pollutants on the federal Toxic Release Inventory. But the rapidly expanding natural gas-drilling...
  • Florida water credits would fight pollution

    Florida water credits would fight pollution
    An essential cure for Florida's ailing rivers and lakes is to prevent pollution related to sewage, storm water and other sources that make harmful algae grow wild. The task is painstaking and expensive, which is why Florida wants to go statewide with...
  • Restoration work approved for Mead Grove

    Restoration work approved for Mead Grove
    The City Commission has approved two grant agreements funding improvements at the Mead Grove wetlands area, clearing the way for a restoration of Lake Lillian. On Monday, the commission approved use of a $400,000 grant from the Florida Department of...
  • DEP says 'little potential for harm' to public from oil, gas development in Pa.

    The state Department of Environmental Protection released what it says is the most thorough study conducted of radioactive materials associated with oil and gas extraction on Thursday. In January 2013, the DEP announced it would take a close look at...
  • Toomey, Casey agree: Exempt waste coal power plants from pollution rules

    Pennsylvania's two U.S. senators are pushing to exempt waste coal power plants — like those in Northampton, Carbon and Schuylkill counties — from a pair of recent federal pollution rules. The proposal from Republican Pat Toomey and...
  • Trickle down effect: Program trains volunteers to help preserve Valley's watershed

    Ross McLennan is old enough to remember when the Lehigh River was a cesspool of a waterway. Before the Clean Water Act of 1972 was passed, the Lehigh was a repository for everything from coal silt to industrial waste to raw sewage, which deprived the...
  • Gov. Malloy Overly Harsh

    Gov. Malloy Overly Harsh
    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy was unnecessarily harsh this week in telling commissioners of the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority that they could resign if they can't accept his reorganization of the state's environmental protection and energy agencies....
  • Crews work to remove diesel fuel from New River after fire that destroyed two yachts

    Crews work to remove diesel fuel from New River after fire that destroyed two yachts
    The day after two million-dollar yachts burned at a dock in the heart of Fort Lauderdale's Marina Mile, crews were working Monday to contain diesel fuel that spilled from the vessels into the New River. "Today's focus is on the environmental aspects...
  • Republicans begin casting critical eye on Wolf's nominees

    Republicans begin casting critical eye on Wolf's nominees
    HARRISBURG — The pleasantries are over at the state Capitol. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and the Republican-controlled Senate locked horns Thursday — two days into his first term — after Wolf fired a last-minute appointee by his...