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National Parks Need a Strategy

March 28, 2013, 6:00 am

The federal government is brainstorming ways to develop a steady stream of funding to support and preserve national parks. Sequestration cuts 5 percent from the already [...]

Keeping Maryland Waterways Healthy

March 27, 2013, 6:00 am

Maryland State EPA works with local communities to help streams and watersheds stay clean and have a healthy biological life.

Former Governor Dies of Parkinson’s: Booth Gardner’s Legacy

March 17, 2013, 6:55 am

Former governor dies: Booth Gardner, who served two terms as governor of Washington, died at the end of a nearly 20-year battle with Parkinson’s at the age of 76.

Nuclear Waste, Nuclear Recycling, and the US

March 12, 2013, 6:00 am

In terms of waste disposal, the nuclear waste situation in the United States is among the most serious of all industrial waste disposal situations

Japanese Armed Ship Joins Whalers in Face-off With Activists

February 25, 2013, 5:14 pm

An armed Japanese ship has entered the scene of tension between activists and whalers in the Antarctic Sea, according to the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.

New York and New Jersey to Get $1.4 Million to Protect Wetlands

February 11, 2013, 5:34 pm

New York and New Jersey will receive some $1.4 million from the U.S environmental department to better protect their wetlands, it was announced Monday.

Millions of Tons of Chinese Grain Poisoned by Heavy Metals

February 10, 2013, 10:41 pm

Large tracts of Chinese agricultural land, and rice and other grains, are contaminated with heavy metals like lead.

Public Comment for Gowanus Cleanup Extended

February 8, 2013, 1:22 pm

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it will extend the public comment period for cleaning up the Gowanus Canal, an environmental superfund site, for another month, [...]

Life of Pi’s Acidic Island a Warning for Our Warming World

February 7, 2013, 1:15 pm

The recently released film Life of Pi directed by Ang Lee and based on Yann Martel’s novel of the same name, is a fable for our climate change times.

Water Conservation Becomes Corporate Initiative

February 1, 2013, 8:00 am

Water shortages have been predicted for around 36 states in 2013, and lakes and rivers appear to be drying up. In response, some organizations are endorsing water conservation [...]


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