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Man charged with felony for releasing helium balloons

Posted February 24th, 2013 by phonon
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Anthony Brasfield saw romance when he released a dozen heart-shaped balloons into the sky over Dania Beach with his sweetie. A Florida Highway Patrol trooper saw a felony.

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Extinction of millions of species 'greatly exaggerated'

Posted January 26th, 2013 by iamodd999
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In the past scientists have warned that up to five per cent of species are at risk of dying-out as a result of climate change, deforestation and development.

But a new analysis by the University of New Zealand found that this figure was five times greater than reality because the number of animals living in the wild in the first place had been over estimated.

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Student arrested for illegal algae

Posted October 5th, 2012 by phonon
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The 20-year-old Jasmine Maxwell was caught importing marimo moss balls, likely from Iceland, Scotland, Japan or Estonia. The balls are a type of algae popular in fish tanks, but they are prohibited in New Zealand because if they get into the natural waterways they could destroy fish populations.

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5 Die in Protest Against Gold Mine Owned by U.S. Firm

Posted July 6th, 2012 by ecigarettes
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he Peruvian government has declared a state of emergency in the mountain region of Cajamarca where thousands have gathered in recent days to protest the expansion of a gold mine owned by the U.S.-based Newmont Mining that is already the largest in South America. Using live ammunition against the protesters, police have killed five people this week alone. In a dramatic video broadcast nationally on Peruvian television, police severely beat Marco Arana, a former Roman Catholic priest, who had rallied protesters despite emergency measures restricting freedom of assembly.

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NC Considers Making Sea LevelRise Illegal

North Carolina is considering a law to defeat scientific prediction of sea level rise.

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Tri-Cities Forced To Treat Acres Of Weeds–With Spray Bottles!

New restrictions force changes in weed control along rivers.

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Wind Turbines Cause Global Warming (Study Suggests)

Posted April 30th, 2012 by Tom Foppiano
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Wind farms can cause climate change, according to new research, that shows for the first time the new technology is already pushing up temperatures.

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Federal Indictment for Feeding Whales

Posted January 6th, 2012 by snappytype
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California marine biologist indicted for feeding whales -- faces possible prison time

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San Francisco Escalates the War on Bags

Posted November 15th, 2011 by EtotheRic
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Legislation sponsored by Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi and headed for likely passage by the Board of Supervisors would require San Francisco shoppers to pay 10 cents per bag provided by the store at checkout starting July 1. That charge would jump to 25 cents per bag two years later. The store providing the bag would pocket the money.

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US Energy Dept Says It Has Mandate to Force Market Transformation

Posted September 21st, 2010 by pmfalcon
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Assistant Energy Secretary Cathy Zoi said Thursday that the U.S. Department of Energy has a “mandate” to issue regulations to determine what household appliances are available to Americans in the future... The Obama administration intends to use to advance the “deployment of clean energy.” thru 4 "tactics": The first three include government subsidies for private-sector green energy projects; “The fourth one, which the secretary and I love,” said Zoi, “is where we have a mandate. Where we can actually just issue regulations and do market transformation.”

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