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Environmental Pollution

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  • John Devens, mayor of Valdez at time of oil spill, dies at 74

    On the eve of March 24, 1989, John Devens was living what was, for him, a near-perfect life. He was serving as the mayor of Valdez, Alaska, and as the president of a community college he'd expanded. He also had a license to operate a charter boat, and was...
  • Sugar industry accused of dodging Everglades clean-up costs

    Sugar industry accused of dodging Everglades clean-up costs
    Florida taxpayers have been left shouldering most of the $2 billion Everglades water pollution cleanup cost, despite a constitutional amendment passed by nearly 70 percent of voters that calls for the sugar industry to pick up its share of the tab....
  • Phosphorus reduction in bay losing steam in places

    Phosphorus reduction in bay losing steam in places
    Despite early progress reducing Chesapeake Bay pollution, levels of a key pollutant, phosphorus, have not come down in many rivers in the past decade — and are actually rising in several, officials say. Phosphorus is one of two pollutants blamed...
  • Floating gardens seen as way to help reinvigorate Magothy River

    Floating gardens seen as way to help reinvigorate Magothy River
    Paul Spadaro walked along the edges of his backyard along the Magothy River and pointed to the shallow waters, clouded by a brown, murky mass. There was a time, the Severna Park resident said, that the waters were teeming with bay grasses that filtered...
  • Jay Holcomb, longtime leader in seabird rescue and rehab, dies at 63

    When Susan Kaveggia first met Jay Holcomb, it was in December 1998 and she had spent a long day volunteering to care for seabirds that had been caught in oil spills around Huntington Beach. Late in the day she saw an unassuming man walking into the...
  • Reducing carbon emissions has practical benefits [Commentary]

    Reducing carbon emissions has practical benefits [Commentary]
    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy earlier this month announced plans to lower the carbon emissions from our antiquated coal-fired power plants 30 percent by 2030. Much of the justification for this has been focused on the need to...
  • Alan Weisman on 'Countdown'

    Alan Weisman on 'Countdown'
    In his best-selling "The World Without Us" (2007), the veteran journalist Alan Weisman painted a startling portrait of what might happen on Earth if human beings suddenly vanished from the planet. In Weisman's exhaustively researched vision of a...
  • Fee on oil transported by rail a key issue in state budget debate

    Fee on oil transported by rail a key issue in state budget debate
    With a Sunday deadline for a state budget agreement, a proposed fee on oil transported by rail cars across California has emerged as a major target for opposition by oil companies and business lobbyists. The controversial fee was proposed by the Brown...
  • Events: Grab the Pots pops up at Lock & Key, Smog City at Pitfire, a new Dog Haus

    Events: Grab the Pots pops up at Lock & Key, Smog City at Pitfire, a new Dog Haus
    Koreatown bar Lock & Key will be hosting a series of pop-up dining events throughout the summer season called “Grab the Pots!”. Lock & Key is collaborating with chef Nigel P. Henderson, co-founder of New Orleans-based the Nola Truck and...
  • Fox pulls low-rated 'I Wanna Marry 'Harry'' from schedule

    Fox pulls low-rated 'I Wanna Marry 'Harry'' from schedule
    Bad news for aspiring royals: Fox has pulled the reality show "I Wanna Marry 'Harry'" from its schedule after just four episodes.  In the series, a gaggle of attractive and gullible twentysomething ladies compete for the affections of a young man who...
  • EPA unveils sweeping rules to cut carbon emissions

    EPA unveils sweeping rules to cut carbon emissions
    The U.S. power sector must cut carbon dioxide emissions 30 percent by 2030 from 2005 levels, according to federal regulations unveiled on Monday that form the centerpiece of the Obama administration's climate change strategy. The Environmental...