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Environmental groups' lawsuit challenges DEQ-issued permit for Montanore mine

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Environmental groups' lawsuit challenges DEQ-issued permit for Montanore mine

- A new lawsuit filed against the Montana Department of Environmental Quality challenges a wastewater discharge permit the agency issued for a proposed mine near Libby. Three environmental groups — the Montana Environmental Information Center, Save Our Cabinets and Earthworks — filed the suit Tuesday in Lewis and Clark County District Court in Helena, asking the judge to declare the permit invalid
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App gives Gila National Forest visitors new experience

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App gives Gila National Forest visitors new experience

- ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – There’s a new way to experience the Gila National Forest. Forest Officials recently launched a mobile app. It allows visitors to take a self-guided tour through the natural and heritage sites in the forest. The app is also a way for forest staff to get information, like safety alerts, to visitors. You can also see forest facts, trail information and even go off trail with a GPS feature
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LA County's fight over environmental, seismic reviews of Aliso Canyon heads to state Supreme Court

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LA County's fight over environmental, seismic reviews of Aliso Canyon heads to state Supreme Court

- Los Angeles County has now taken the fight over Southern California Gas Co.’s Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility to the state’s highest court. “It’s potentially a ticking time bomb out there,” attorney Skip Miller, who is helping represent the county in the case, said Tuesday of the seismic risks. “The county is concerned with one thing: the health and safety” of residents in the area
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'You can't hoodwink the EPA': Drinking-water protection a problem for cash-strapped Pa.

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'You can't hoodwink the EPA': Drinking-water protection a problem for cash-strapped Pa.

- Pennsylvania has hired two new drinking water inspectors since federal regulators warned that its short staffing risked serious public health implications. That warning came in December after nearly a decade of budget cuts decimated the Department of Environmental Protection, the state agency tasked with ensuring drinking water quality at 8,500 utilities that serve 10 million residents. In February, the DEP had 43 fully trained inspectors on staff and another 11 trainees attending classes and working under close supervision
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Accidental deaths of endangered whale threatens its survival

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Accidental deaths of endangered whale threatens its survival

- By PATRICK WHITTLE / The Associated Press PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A high number of accidental deaths this year among the endangered North Atlantic right whale threaten the survival of the species, according to conservation groups and marine scientists. The right whales, which summer off of New England and Canada, are among the most imperiled marine mammals on Earth. There are thought to be no more than 500 of the giant animals left, and there could be fewer than 460, as populations have only slightly rebounded from the whaling era, when they nearly became extinct
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DNR shouldn't be aiding Foxconn deal -- Linda Eisele

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DNR shouldn't be aiding Foxconn deal -- Linda Eisele

- It's jumping the gun for the Department of Natural Resources to have already brought on board a project manager to expedite the environmental permitting for Foxconn, as reported in Thursday's State Journal story "DNR hires project manager to speed permits for plant." I see this as an effort to bypass environmental regulations that protect our air and water. I found three comments in the story to be particularly troubling
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63 million Americans exposed to unsafe drinking water

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63 million Americans exposed to unsafe drinking water

- As many as 63 million people – nearly a fifth of the country – from rural central California to the boroughs of New York City, were exposed to potentially unsafe water more than once during the past decade, according to a News21 investigation of 680,000 water quality and monitoring violations from the Environmental Protection Agency. The findings highlight how six decades of industrial dumping, farming pollution, and water plant and distribution pipe deterioration have taken a toll on local water systems
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Carbon Offsets Really Do Help Lower Emissions

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Carbon Offsets Really Do Help Lower Emissions

- A new study examining the efficacy of paying to preserve forests finds that carbon offsets do produce genuine emissions reductions. The study, published in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment by three Stanford University researchers, examines California's carbon offset program. It allows businesses to fund forest preservation in lieu of turning in some of their allowances under the state's cap-and-trade system for greenhouse gases
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Rare crocodile eggs hatched at Cambodian conservation center

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Rare crocodile eggs hatched at Cambodian conservation center

- PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Nine eggs of an endangered crocodile species found in the wild in June and taken to a conservation center in southern Cambodia have hatched, conservationists announced Tuesday. The New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society and Cambodia’s Fisheries Administration said the eggs of nine Siamese crocodiles have hatched at the Koh Kong Reptile Conservation Center after being retrieved from the wild to protect them from poachers and predators
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Rare crocodile eggs hatched at Cambodian conservation center

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Rare crocodile eggs hatched at Cambodian conservation center

- PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Nine eggs of an endangered crocodile species found in the wild in June and taken to a conservation center in southern Cambodia have hatched. The New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society and Cambodia's Fisheries Administration announced Tuesday that the eggs of nine Siamese crocodiles have hatched at the Koh Kong Reptile Conservation Center. The WCS says the crocodile, with an estimated global population of around 410, is found only in Cambodia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam, with the greatest number in Cambodia
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Be on the front lines of conservation with new app

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Be on the front lines of conservation with new app

- SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) — Another animal added to the endangered species lists, habitat loss, oceans filling with plastic pollution... it's easy to feel hopeless when it comes to conservation. A group is putting hope in a new app to create awareness and action. Megan Cromp Director of Key Conservation stopped by Morning Extra to share how the app works and how you can join in the campaign
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China overall water quality improves in H1, but some regions worsen

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China overall water quality improves in H1, but some regions worsen

- SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Overall water quality in China improved in the first six months of this year, though five regions saw an increase in substandard samples over the period, the environment ministry said on Monday. The Ministry of Environmental Protection said in a notice that 70 percent of surface water samples tested in the first six months of 2017 qualified as grade I to III, meaning it was clean enough for direct human use - up 1
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Environmental activists end anti-pipeline ride with concert

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Environmental activists end anti-pipeline ride with concert

- BEMIDJI, Minn.—As Minnesota regulators work to determine the fate of Enbridge Energy's Line 3 replacement project, environmental activists wrapped up an anti-pipeline horseback ride in Bemidji Thursday, Aug. 10.
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Groups move to ban cyanide traps that kill predator animals

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Groups move to ban cyanide traps that kill predator animals

- BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Predator-killing cyanide traps such as one that sickened a boy in Idaho and killed his dog should be banned, environmental groups told the federal government Thursday. The Center for Biological Diversity and other conservation groups petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency to outlaw the spring-activated devices called M-44s. The traps look like water sprinkler heads embedded in the ground and spray cyanide when triggered by animals attracted by bait
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Trump EPA lags behind in environmental enforcement: report

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Trump EPA lags behind in environmental enforcement: report

- WASHINGTON (Reuters) - During the first six months of the Trump presidency, the Environmental Protection Agency has lagged behind three previous administrations in environmental enforcement, collecting 60 percent less in civil penalties from polluters, a report released on Thursday said. During President Donald Trump's first six months in office, the Justice Department collected $12 million in civil penalties as part of 26 civil lawsuits
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Why you should be forest bathing (and we don't mean shampoo)

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Why you should be forest bathing (and we don't mean shampoo)

- Forest bathing, from the Japanese word shirin-yoku, means immersing yourself in nature San Francisco's Forest Bathing Club promotes the health benefits of the outdoors How often do you get outside into nature, to smell the fresh air, walk among trees or kick up some dirt? If you're like most Americans, the answer is: almost never. In the US, we spend a depressing 93% of each week indoors, a survey sponsored by the EPA shows
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  • App gives Gila National Forest visitors new experience
    App gives Gila National Forest visitors new experience

    , koat.com

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – There’s a new way to experience the Gila National Forest. Forest Officials recently launched a mobile app. It allows visitors to take a self-guided tour through the natural and heritage sites in the forest. The app is also a way for forest staff to get information, like safety alerts, to visitors. You can also see forest facts, trail information and even go off trail with a GPS feature
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Water

  • 'You can't hoodwink the EPA': Drinking-water protection a problem for cash-strapped Pa.
    'You can't hoodwink the EPA': Drinking-water protection a problem for cash-strapped Pa.

    , pennlive.com

    Pennsylvania has hired two new drinking water inspectors since federal regulators warned that its short staffing risked serious public health implications. That warning came in December after nearly a decade of budget cuts decimated the Department of Environmental Protection, the state agency tasked with ensuring drinking water quality at 8,500 utilities that serve 10 million residents. In February, the DEP had 43 fully trained inspectors on staff and another 11 trainees attending classes and working under close supervision
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  • Nestle told to review pumping impact on Michigan wetlands
    Nestle told to review pumping impact on Michigan wetlands

    , freep.com

    LANSING, Mich. — Michigan environmental regulators have told a bottled water company to re-evaluate how its proposal to withdraw 210 million gallons of water annually from the state would impact local wetlands, streams and natural springs. MLive reports the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality requested more information from Nestle Waters North America in June about groundwater replenishment around the company's White Pine Springs well northwest of Evart
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Conservation

  • Conservation groups protest state’s secrecy on managing, killing wolves
    Conservation groups protest state’s secrecy on managing, killing wolves

    , seattletimes.com

    They are divided over the best strategy to recover wolves in Washington. But 14 conservation groups joined together Friday to send a letter to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, protesting secrecy in its management of wolves. The letter, signed by wildlife conservation groups across Washington, was issued after the department released a five-word account of its ongoing kill operation of the Smackout Pack in northeastern Washington, to protect ranchers’ cattle
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Pollution

  • Trump’s EPA could derail tougher pollution rule at Georgia power plant
    Trump’s EPA could derail tougher pollution rule at Georgia power plant

    , ajc.com

    The Trump administration has decided to delay Obama-era wastewater rules for coal-fired power plants, possibly scuttling environmental groups’ efforts to get tougher water quality standards for a Georgia Power plant near Rome. Last week, Scott Pruitt, head of the federal Environmental Protection Agency, said it was “in the public interest to reconsider” a rule finalized in 2015 that would require power plants to use the most up-to-date technology to remove lead, arsenic and other toxic metals from their wastewater
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Drinking Water

  • 'You can't hoodwink the EPA': Drinking-water protection a problem for cash-strapped Pa.
    'You can't hoodwink the EPA': Drinking-water protection a problem for cash-strapped Pa.

    , pennlive.com

    Pennsylvania has hired two new drinking water inspectors since federal regulators warned that its short staffing risked serious public health implications. That warning came in December after nearly a decade of budget cuts decimated the Department of Environmental Protection, the state agency tasked with ensuring drinking water quality at 8,500 utilities that serve 10 million residents. In February, the DEP had 43 fully trained inspectors on staff and another 11 trainees attending classes and working under close supervision
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Forestry

  • App gives Gila National Forest visitors new experience
    App gives Gila National Forest visitors new experience

    , koat.com

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – There’s a new way to experience the Gila National Forest. Forest Officials recently launched a mobile app. It allows visitors to take a self-guided tour through the natural and heritage sites in the forest. The app is also a way for forest staff to get information, like safety alerts, to visitors. You can also see forest facts, trail information and even go off trail with a GPS feature
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