Pressure Mounts On MPCA To Address Mercury Pollution

October 31, 2014- Minnesota activists are pushing the state to move faster to reduce mercury pollution in the St. Louis River. More than 100 people attended a citizen’s forum last month.

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Cap-and-Trade, And The Cost Of Living

October 30, 2014- A cap-and-trade provision of California's Assembly Bill 32, also known as AB 32 or the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, has become a hot button issue for the state. 

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Energy Companies Develop Plan To Ship Power From Wyoming To L.A.

October 27, 2014- Four energy companies are collaborating on an $8-billion plan to ship electric power produced in Wyoming to Southern California via transmission lines, with help from an energy-storage and generation system to be built in Utah.

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Goodyear To Use Rice Husks As Silica Source for Tires

October 22, 2014- Goodyear said it will begin using the ash from burned rice husks as a source of silica for its tires. The rice husk waste, burned to produce electricity, is normally sent to landfills.

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New Battery Invention Could Smooth Power Supply From Renewable Energy

October 20, 2014- U.S. engineers invented a new battery made of three molten metals that aims to help store energy on the scale of a national power grid.

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In Australia, Principal Resigns After Students Exposed to Asbestos

October 17, 2014- A former principal at an Australian primary school in Thornbury relinquished his position after an investigation into the exposure of children to asbestos found him negligent. 

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Coastal Cleanup Day Targets Billions of Cigarettes

October 16, 2014- A discarded cigarette is easy to overlook, but tobacco litter can be a big problem in areas around San Francisco Bay.

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Milwaukee River Clean-Up Falls Two Years Behind Schedule

October 13, 2014- A plan for municipalities and some businesses to make potentially expensive reductions in water pollution in the Milwaukee River basin is two years behind schedule.

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Montana Addresses Climate Pollution Without Closing Coal Plants

October 10, 2014- Montana is working on ways to reduce climate pollution by improving energy efficiency and increasing other forms of cleaner renewable resources -- without closing coal plants. Gov. Steve Bullock recently outlined a list of options that could diversify and clean the state’s energy landscape.

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The Downlow On Radon Testing In The Home

October 8, 2014- As the health hazards of radon become better understood by the general public, home testing for the invisible, odorless gas has become more common.

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Improved Methods Reveal More Than Twice As Much Environmental Mercury

October 6, 2014- The preponderance of mercury is making news as scientists conclude the most comprehensive estimate of mercury in the environment.

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Tuberculosis Threatens More Than 700 Babies and 40 Health Workers In Texas Hospital

October 2, 2014- The El Paso, Texas Department of Health has announced that more than 700 babies and 40 health workers have been exposed to tuberculosis in a local hospital. 

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