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Fracking: Methane levels 1000 higher than EPA stats at some wells

West Lafayette - The furor over fracking took a further twist this week as levels of the greenhouse gas methane were found above drilling wells, in some cases, 1,000 times greater than previous Environmental Protection Agency estimates.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 5 comments

Alpha Natural water pollution settlement largest of its kind

Alpha Natural Resources Inc., one of the largest coal producers in the US, will pay a $2.75 million fine for violating water pollution limits. The EPA celebrates the settlement as the largest of its kind.
In the Media by Katie Ryalen

WY ignores EPA ruling to make Wind River Reservation into a state Special

The EPA ruled Dec. 19, 2013, that Wyoming towns of Riverton, Kinnear and Pavillion are now within the boundaries of the Wind River Reservation. The EPA also approved a tribal application for "State Status" for the reservation, which includes the towns.
Digital Journal Report by Nancy Houser - 7 comments

Op-Ed: House GOP pressures EPA on carbon emissions proposal

On Friday, Republican leaders on the House Energy and Commerce Committee called for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to withdraw a proposal to impose carbon dioxide emission limits on new coal-fired power plants.
In the Media by Karen Graham

Op-Ed: Shocking raise in nuclear radiation 'safety levels' announced

Washington - Shocking is not only that the White House is significantly raising so-termed 'safety levels' for nuclear radiation in drinking water and soil, but also that mainstream media are all too quiet about this assault on people's health.
In the Media by R. C. Camphausen - 7 comments

National Sustainable Design Expo gets set to kick off in D.C. Special

Washington - The annual National Sustainable Design Expo is scheduled to take place this week. Yesterday, work could be observed in downtown Washington to prepare for the 2-day event.
Digital Journal Report by Leigh Goessl - 5 comments

EPA audit exposes major problems in radiation monitoring system Special

A recently released report by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Inspector General's Office has revealed perilous failures in the operation of RadNet, the nationwide radiation monitoring network, in the midst of the Fukushima nuclear crisis.
Digital Journal Report by Elliott Freeman - 2 comments

Coalition demands probe on Dow & Monsanto GMOs & pesticides

Farmers and food industry representatives are demanding a probe into the potential outcome of a new genetically modified crop in combination with the usage of the 2,4-D pesticide.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Global warming happened in Medieval times with no CO2 emissions

A team of scientists have raised questions about current scientific theories about global warming. They showed there was a similar pattern of "global warming" during medieval times and that the planet cooled down after that leading to a "mini ice age."
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 6 comments

Op-Ed: Keystone XL pipeline protesters rally in North America (Part 1)

Calgary - The controversial Canada-U.S. collaboration of the TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline project provokes protesters to rally in Canada and the U.S. It doesn’t look as if it’s calming down any time soon.
In the Media by Grace C. Visconti
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