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Concord, Massachusetts Bans the Sale of Individual Water Bottles

Posted January 4th, 2013 by Erin Jane
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"what I'm trying to do with this Bylaw is to increase the barriers to buying single-serve bottled water because in order to help people change, you need to put policies in place that steer them away from buying bottled water and toward considering the many other good alternatives... I hope that other towns will consider taking action too."

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How the Feds Let Energy and Mining Companies Pollute Underground Water

Posted December 12th, 2012 by Jking8767
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Federal officials have given energy and mining companies permission to pollute aquifers in more than 1,500 places across the country, releasing toxic material into underground reservoirs that help supply more than half of the nation's drinking water.

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US Air Force fuel leak goes unnoticed for 40 years.

Posted July 22nd, 2012 by ddpaulbell
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Here in Albuquerque we may not have water for much longer.

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Salt Lake City: Mayor to outlaw idling vehicles

The evidence is shocking when viewed from the Salt Lake Valley’s canyons: A brown stew of stagnant air swallowing clean air and stealing views like a suffocating shroud. That gunky blanket, seen especially during steamy summer months and winter inversions, is nearly as visible from the valley floor. And it has persuaded Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker to fight back. He wants to outlaw vehicle idling (beyond two minutes) as a means to cleanse the air.

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Radioactive tritium from Vermont Yankee found on CT River Shoreline.

VERNON, Vt. - The latest news to come out of the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant is that a soil sample from the shore of the Connecticut River has tested positive for a radioactive isotope of hydrogen, health officials in that state said Wednesday.

The samples, reportedly taken on two dates in July, tested positive for small amounts of tritium, according to Dr. Harry Chen, the commissioner of Vermont's Health Department.

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Malawi's Controversial Ban on Public Farting

Posted February 5th, 2011 by pmfalcon
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The law will be enforced in a similar way to that banning public urination, with local chiefs tasked with bringing noxious gasbags to justice. However, the minister has been challenged by the solicitor general, who says that the justice minister's interpretation of the offending Local Courts Bill clause is taking the piss. Said clause declares: "Any person who vitiates the atmosphere in any place so as to make it noxious to the public to the health of persons in general dwelling or carrying on business in the neighbourhood or passing along a public way shall be guilty of a misdemeanour."

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EPA Classifies Milk as Oil, Forcing Costly Rules on Farmers

Posted June 15th, 2010 by Renniks
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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is classifying milk as oil because it contains a percentage of animal fat, which is a non-petroleum oil.
The Hesperia farmer and others would be required to develop and implement spill prevention plans for milk storage tanks. The rules are set to take effect in November, though that date might be pushed back.

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