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  • California should set interim goal for cutting emissions, report says

    California should set interim goal for cutting emissions, report says
    California is on track to reach its target for reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 2020, but much tougher choices loom if the state is to meet its goal for the year 2050, state air quality officials say in a new report. The changes needed to slash...
  • Water safety threatened by North Carolina coal ash spill, group says

    EDEN, N.C. – An environmental group Thursday challenged Duke Energy’s assurances that drinking water from the Dan River in North Carolina and Virginia remained safe despite a massive spill of toxic coal ash that released a deluge of murky gray...
  • U.S. cold snap prompts warning for Californians to conserve power

    U.S. cold snap prompts warning for Californians to conserve power
    A shortage of natural gas triggered by the extreme cold weather across the nation prompted California’s power grid operator to issue a statewide flex alert Thursday, officials said. The cold snap in the rest of the country and Canada has...
  • Improving the business climate benefits universities [Commentary]

    Improving the business climate benefits universities [Commentary]
    About six months ago, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, speaking at the Maryland Competitiveness Coalition's Economic Summit, was asked how Maryland could position itself to compete in this fast-paced global economy. Mr. Freidman's view was that...
  • West Virginia spill criticism grows amid new fear over tainted water

    The top public health official in Charleston, W. Va., has added to widespread criticism of the decision to declare drinking water safe despite a critical lack of scientific data about the coal-washing chemical that spilled into the Elk River on Jan. 9....
  • Safety issue prompts Toyota to halt sales of models with seat heaters

    Safety issue prompts Toyota to halt sales of models with seat heaters
    Toyota Motor Corp. took the unusual step of halting sales of nearly its entire line up of cars and trucks that come with seat heaters because a portion of the seats in the vehicles -- including the top-selling Camry sedan -- were not manufactured with...
  • Toyota tells U.S. agency seat issue could lead to recall

    Toyota tells U.S. agency seat issue could lead to recall
    DETROIT (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp has alerted U.S. safety officials that seat material in several vehicles, including its top-selling Camry sedan, fails to meet fire retardation standards and could result in a recall. Toyota said on Thursday it had...
  • A menacing air in the Central Valley

    FRESNO — On bad-air days here in the Central Valley, school officials hoist red flags to warn parents and pupils that being outside is officially deemed “unhealthful for all groups.” This winter, though, the most polluted on record,...
  • One-third in state still live where air does not meet U.S. standards

    One-third in state still live where air does not meet U.S. standards
    Air pollution in California has dropped significantly over the last decade, yet about one-third of the population lives in communities where the air does not meet federal health standards, state officials reported Thursday. The evaluation of smog and...
  • Crude oil train accidents prompt NTSB safety recommendations

    After four major crashes involving North American trains transporting crude oil, the National Transportation Safety Board on Thursday issued three recommendations intended to protect the public in the event of future derailments, fires and spills. The...
  • Costly switch? Farm bill moves catfish inspections from FDA to USDA

    Costly switch? Farm bill moves catfish inspections from FDA to USDA
    Everyone knows the story of the fish that got away. Sean O'Scannlain is hoping to avoid such a fate for his pangasius, also known as swai, tra, basa or, erroneously, imported catfish. It might be in your fish and chips or fish tacos. His opponent isn't...