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Local Citizens Group Granted Voice in Coal Ash Pollution Cases Against Duke Energy’s Mayo and Hyco Lake Facilities

Oct 30, 2014

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. Oct. 30, 2014 - A North Carolina Superior Court has allowed the Roanoke River Basin Association, represented by the Southern Environmental Law Center, to participate as a full party in an enforcement action with respect to two Duke Energy coal ash sites near the Virginia border: Roxboro Steam Station in Person...

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Nestling birds struggle in noisy environments

Oct 29, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. Oct. 29, 2014 - Unable to fly, nestling birds depend on their parents for both food and protection: vocal communication between parents and offspring helps young birds to determine when they should beg for food and when they should crouch in the nest to avoid a predator seeking an easy meal.

A group...

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Anti-social behaviour a consequence, rather than a cause of homelessness

Oct 28, 2014

Oct. 28, 2014 - Anti-social behaviours such as drug and alcohol abuse are often the consequence, rather than the cause of homelessness, according to a series of studies from Northumbria University presented at the Economic and Social Research Council's 2014 Festival of Social Science. The studies suggest that contrary to common belief, unexpected life...

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Film with anti-semitic producer that challenges Copernican revelation that Earth is not at center of the universe premieres in Illinois

Oct 24, 2014

October 24, 2014 - A major “documentary” whose executive producer is a radical anti-Semite is set to premiere this Friday in an Illinois cinema complex owned by a firm that was started by a Polish-Jewish immigrant and is still run by his son and grandson.

The film, “The Principle,” has not yet been...

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Global boom in hydropower poses a serious threat to freshwater biodiversity

Oct 24, 2014
Global boom in hydropower poses a serious threat to freshwater biodiversity

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Hydro electric power station. Photo: Yonezawa-Shi, Yamagata, Japan
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Film Review–Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret

Oct 24, 2014

October 24, 2014 - It is often joked that even paranoids have real enemies and a case in point is the alarming new documentary Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret. It may be paranoid to suggest that environmental groups ignore the leading cause of deforestation, methane and ocean degradation --animal agriculture--for financial gain. But why...

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Obama administration delays critical action to protect bees until at least 2016

Oct 24, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. Oct. 22, 2014 — Today, at the 14th annual North American Pollinator Protection Campaign International Conference, the White House announced a several month delay in the release of its pollinator report. The Presidential Memorandum, issued by President Obama in June 2014, required this report and charged the EPA with assessing the effects...

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BOFFFFs (big, old, fat, fertile, female fish) sustain fisheries

Oct 22, 2014
BOFFFFs (big, old, fat, fertile, female fish) sustain fisheries

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What americans fear most — new poll from Chapman University

Oct 21, 2014

ORANGE, Calif. Oct. 21, 2014 – Chapman University has initiated the first comprehensive nationwide study on what strikes fear in Americans in the first of what is a planned annual study. According to the Chapman poll, the number one fear in America today is walking alone at night.

The Chapman Survey on American Fears included1,500...

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New tracers can identify frack fluids in the environment

Oct 20, 2014

DURHAM, N.C. Oct. 20, 2014 – Scientists have developed new geochemical tracers that can identify hydraulic fracturing flowback fluids that have been spilled or released into the environment.

The tracers, which were created by a team of U.S. and French researchers, have been field-tested at a spill site in West Virginia and downstream from an...

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