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  • High levels of benzene found in fracking waste water

    High levels of benzene found in fracking waste water
    Hoping to better understand the health effects of oil fracking, the state in 2013 ordered oil companies to test the chemical-laden waste water extracted from wells. Data culled from the first year of those tests found significant concentrations of the...
  • Let's get Amendment 1 spending right: My Word

    Let's get Amendment 1 spending right: My Word
    While Florida's political leaders differ on many key issues, all agree on protecting Florida's environment. More than 2.5 million acres have been protected in the three decades since Govs. Bob Martinez and Jeb Bush created the land-buying programs...
  • Bay ice challenges commerce, navigation and fishing

    Bay ice challenges commerce, navigation and fishing
    Sheets of ice up to a foot thick in the Chesapeake Bay have beached small boats and fishermen, hampered operations at the port of Baltimore and kept one Coast Guard cutter busy tending to stranded islanders for more than a week amid the worst freeze in...
  • Stafford edition community news

    Spring book sale ASHFORD - Friends of Babcock Library will hold a spring book sale at Knowlton Hall, 25 Pompey Hollow Road, Ashford, on March 25-28. Sale items include books, DVDs, videos, and CDs. Bring in this article for $1 off your purchase. The...
  • Vernon edition community news

    Corned Beef and Cabbage dinner VERNON - Trinity Lutheran Church, 20 Meadowlark Road, will hold a Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner Saturday, March 14, from 5-7 p.m. Cost is $13 for adults, $6 for children under 12. Corned beef Reubens available for take-...
  • Hundreds of illicit oil wastewater pits found in Kern County

    Hundreds of illicit oil wastewater pits found in Kern County
    Water officials in Kern County discovered that oil producers have been dumping chemical-laden wastewater into hundreds of unlined pits that are operating without proper permits. Inspections completed this week by the Central Valley Regional Water Quality...
  • President Barack Obama's budget is mixed for Chesapeake Bay

    President Barack Obama's budget is mixed for Chesapeake Bay
    Funding for the Chesapeake Bay watershed is a mixed bag under President Barack Obama's proposed $4 trillion budget for fiscal year 2016. On the one hand, nonprofits and state leaders are applauding nearly $38 million proposed for conservation projects...
  • Hunting guides fined for baiting black bears in Garrett Co.

    Two hunting guides who pleaded guilty to illegally baiting black bears in Garrett County were fined thousands of dollars and ordered to do 25 hours of community service on Thursday, prosecutors said. Larry Eugene Harding, 57, of Friendsville, and Wallace...
  • Home and garden briefs for Feb. 5: Bus trip to flower show, free tickets to garden show, pruning clinics scheduled

    The Daily Press has a limited number of free tickets available for readers to attend the Coastal Virginia Home & Garden show this weekend. The tickets are available beginning Thursday, Feb. 5 at 8 a.m. Tickets must be picked up in person at the Daily...
  • Community weighs in on highway 53/120 improvements

    Community weighs in on highway 53/120 improvements
    Land use planners for the proposed Illinois Highway 53 extension and Highway 120 bypass are keying in on community concerns as they work to develop a plan for the corridor that will minimize the road's impact on the area's environment, aesthetics and...
  • Bacon's Castle in Surry County benefits from $260K state grant

    Bacon's Castle in Surry County benefits from $260K state grant
    The state is giving nearly $260,000 to help purchase a conservation easement on 1,260 acres of private farmland around historic Bacon's Castle in Surry County and remove it permanently from residential and commercial development. The grant is part of...