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Environmental Politics

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  • Study of PCBs in the James River continues

    Study of PCBs in the James River continues
    The lower James River is a draw for recreational fishermen, but with one important caveat: Don't eat what you catch. Or rather, the Virginia Department of Health advises against eating a few select species, especially the bigger ones, and against eating...
  • Environmental group says pesticides hurt bees and don't help farmers

    The pesticides that are synonymous with the demise of honeybees don't do much for the farmers that use them, according to a new analysis by a national environmental group. The Center for Food Safety said Monday that a growing body of independent...
  • Across from Harbor Point, an unofficial air-monitoring effort

    Across from Harbor Point, an unofficial air-monitoring effort
    Ana Rule stepped onto a balcony outside the Inn at the Black Olive Sunday morning to check the first results of an unusual air-monitoring effort — one intended to make sure official monitoring across the street is accurate. The hotel in Baltimore'...
  • Pesticide Compliance: Hundreds of Complaints, Few Fines

    Over the past three years, Connecticut regulators issued fines or other penalties 20 times against people and companies found to have violated pesticide laws, despite receiving more than 430 complaints. State records obtained by The Courant show those...
  • N.C. wants to nix Duke Energy's $99,000 settlement for coal ash leaks

    The nation's largest electricity provider could soon be back on the hook for a once-settled lawsuit alleging that it illegally contaminated groundwater through leaky coal ash dumps near Charlotte and Asheville in North Carolina. State regulators had...
  • Electric cars can go only half as far in freezing weather, AAA finds

    Electric cars can go only half as far in freezing weather, AAA finds
    Testing by AAA has found that how far an electric vehicle can travel on one charge varies widely depending on the weather. Frigid temperatures can reduce that distance by 57%. The research is important to the Automobile Club of Southern California...
  • Duke Energy cited for illegally pumping coal-ash water into Cape Fear River

    RALEIGH, N.C. Duke Energy's pumping of two coal-ash ponds for maintenance work at its Chatham County plant discovered last week by environmentalists and regulators illegally put 61 million gallons of wastewater into the Cape Fear River over the past...
  • Court clears way for Newhall Ranch project to proceed

    Court clears way for Newhall Ranch project to proceed
    A state appellate court on Thursday cleared away a legal obstacle standing in the way of plans to build a community of 60,000 residents about 35 miles north of Los Angeles. The court essentially restored a permit issued by the California Department of...
  • City street-sweeping expansion to rely on cooperation, not enforcement

    City street-sweeping expansion to rely on cooperation, not enforcement
    Neighborhood streets far from downtown will receive regular street sweeping for the first time starting next month. But residents won't see signs telling them when to move their cars off the street. They also won't face fines or towing for failure to do...
  • A drop here, a drop there adds up to water savings for MillerCoors

    MILWAUKEE Crack open a beer and what ripples out is 95 percent water. Water quality determines taste. Water is why beer ads tend to mythologize springs, glaciers and aquifers. It's why the MillerCoors brewery in Milwaukee ranks as the biggest user of...
  • Berkeley hires first Wikipedian-in-residence

    BERKELEY, Calif. Citing Wikipedia in a research paper may still be a huge faux pas, but for a growing number of college students, the online encyclopedia is now the assignment. Enter 24-year-old Kevin Gorman, the new Wikipedian-in-residence at the...