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Environmental Pollution

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  • 'Nanobionics' aims to give plants superpowers

    'Nanobionics' aims to give plants superpowers
    Plants are an engineering marvel of nature. Fueled by sunlight, they recycle our carbon dioxide waste into fresh oxygen for us to breathe. Plus, they make the world prettier. But, with a little help from us humans, can they be coaxed to do even more?...
  • Court ruling could block pumping pollutants into Lake O

    Court ruling could block pumping pollutants into Lake O
    Lake Okeechobee may no longer be the dumping ground for polluted water that washes off South Florida sugar cane fields and other farmland, after a federal judge's decision Friday. Environmentalists are declaring a key win in their long-standing legal...
  • Vast reservoir expected to prevent Everglades pollution

    Vast reservoir expected to prevent Everglades pollution
    A gigantic above-ground reservoir — the largest in Florida at 24 square miles — is rising above sugar cane fields in southwest Palm Beach County to help cleanse polluted water before it rushes into the Everglades. More than 100...
  • Officials kept in dark about crude oil transfers at California rail facility

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. Since at least last September, trains carrying tank cars filled with crude oil have rolled into the former McClellan Air Force base. Workers have transferred the oil, including some volatile Bakken crude, from trains to tanker trucks,...
  • House should join effort to restore springs

     House should join effort to restore springs
    A bipartisan proposal to restore Florida's natural springs has been advancing through the state Senate during this year's legislative session. But it hasn't left the dock in the House. The House version of the Senate bill hasn't even been vetted yet...
  • Steve Paul: Oil spills heighten our tough relationship with fossil fuels

    Two more oil spills this week should give Americans pause, especially in the ongoing, fractious debate over the Keystone XL pipeline. A BP refinery near Chicago, expanded just a year ago to handle the thick tar-sand crude oil coming from Canada the oil...
  • Drought puts spotlight on water theft

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. It's amazingly easy to steal water from a California stream. Even in this epic drought, the state has no way of monitoring exactly who is tapping into its freshwater supplies and how much they take. And those who do get caught taking...
  • Santa Monica moves to close all or part of city's airport

    Santa Monica moves to close all or part of city's airport
    The Santa Monica City Council this week launched an effort to close all or part of the city's airport after July 2015 — a move that could result in years of additional court battles with the federal government. Council members voted 6 to 0 late...
  • Supervisors eye storm water control

    GLOUCESTER — A deadline looms for the Board of Supervisors to determine whether the county will cede control of management of storm water to the state Department of Environmental Quality. Scott Rae, the Gloucester County environmental programs...
  • Will EPA's proposed water rule help Chesapeake Bay, hurt farmers?

    Will EPA's proposed water rule help Chesapeake Bay, hurt farmers?
    A federal move to clarify protections for seasonal upland streams and riparian wetlands would reap benefits for Hampton Roads and the Chesapeake Bay, environmentalists say. But home-builder and agriculture groups counter the measure constitutes a...
  • Santa Monica launches effort to shut down all or part of city airport

    Santa Monica launches effort to shut down all or part of city airport
    The Santa Monica City Council late Tuesday took a major step toward closing all or part of the city's airport after July 2015 -- a controversial move that could result in years of additional court battles with the federal government. On a 6-0 vote,...