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Soaring Mercury And Growing Wildfires Heat Up The Pacific Northwest
Published ClimateProgress.org  7/14/2014
Heat records are falling and wildfires are growing as temperatures soar far above average in several parts of the Pacific Northwest. The post Soaring Mercury And Growing Wildfires Heat Up The Pacific Northwest appeared first on ThinkProgress.
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Fracking Companies Used 45 Million Pounds Of Toxic Chemicals In Los Angeles Last Year
Published ClimateProgress.org  6/12/2014
Chemicals used by the oil and gas industry can be toxic and even carcinogenic. The post Fracking Companies Used 45 Million Pounds Of Toxic Chemicals In Los Angeles Last Year appeared first on ThinkProgress.
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High Levels Of Mercury Found In Fish In Remote National Parks
Published ClimateProgress.org  4/18/2014
“This is a wake-up call,” one Park Service researcher said.The post High Levels Of Mercury Found In Fish In Remote National Parks appeared first on ThinkProgress.
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Appeals Court Ruling Means Americans Will Breathe Less Toxic Pollutants
Published ClimateProgress.org  4/16/2014
Though the rules that cover large electric power plants will mean a $9.6 billion per year hit to the economy, the economic benefits total as much as $90 billion a year.The post Appeals Court Ruling Means Americans Will Breathe Less Toxic Pollutants appeared first on ThinkProgress.
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North Dakota Finds Itself Unprepared To Handle The Radioactive Burden Of Its Fracking Boom
Published ClimateProgress.org  4/16/2014
North Dakota recently discovered piles of garbage bags containing radioactive waste dumped by oil drillers in abandoned buildings. Now, the state is trying to catch up to an oil industry that produces an estimated 27 tons of radioactive debris from wells daily. The post North Dakota Finds Itself
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Infamous Dirty Coke Plant Fined And Manager Given Jail Time
Published ClimateProgress.org  3/20/2014
After years of illegally discharging hundreds of tons of carcinogens into the air, Tonawanda Coke just outside of Buffalo, NY was sentenced on Wednesday to pay a $12.5 million fine.The post Infamous Dirty Coke Plant Fined And Manager Given Jail Time appeared first on ThinkProgress.
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Add Newly Discovered Ancient Giant Viruses To List Of Pathogens Benefiting From Climate Change
Published ClimateProgress.org  3/5/2014
With climate change warming the planet and taking the “perma” out of permafrost in many polar regions, scientists may begin to unearth more previously undiscovered viruses, not all of which will be as benign as this new one.The post Add Newly Discovered Ancient Giant Viruses To List Of Pathogens
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After Coal Ash Spill, North Carolina Warns Residents To ‘Avoid Prolonged Direct Contact’ With River
Published ClimateProgress.org  2/10/2014
The agency is revising earlier reports that the water in the Dan River contained safe levels of arsenic after a coal ash spill.The post After Coal Ash Spill, North Carolina Warns Residents To ‘Avoid Prolonged Direct Contact’ With River appeared first on ThinkProgress.
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Report: River Contaminated With High Levels Of Lead, Arsenic, Mercury After NC Coal Ash Spill
Published ClimateProgress.org  2/6/2014
Waterkeeper reported that lead concentration alone at the location is 50 times greater than the Environmental Protection Agency's recommendation for wildlife and 1000 times the maximum for drinking water. The post Report: River Contaminated With High Levels Of Lead, Arsenic, Mercury After NC Coal
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Scientists Find 7,300-Mile Mercury Contamination ‘Bullseye’ Around Canadian Tar Sands
Published ClimateProgress.org  12/30/2013
The contamination was revealed just one week after regulatory responsibility for the controversial tar sands was handed over to a fossil-fuel funded corporation.The post Scientists Find 7,300-Mile Mercury Contamination ‘Bullseye’ Around Canadian Tar Sands appeared first on ThinkProgress.
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