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Lawmakers push bill to axe Conowingo Dam deal

Maryland lawmakers have introduced an emergency bill that seeks to break off Gov. Larry Hogan's proposed deal with Exelon Corp. - a deal, they say, would box out the state from overseeing the Conowingo Dam's water quality impacts to Chesapeake Bay waterways.

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Over 5,000 pounds of debris removed from Lānaʻi shores

Scores of volunteers, as well as dozens of local non profits and businesses banded together to clean up "hard-to-reach" beaches on Lānaʻi.

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Canal trash bigger problem in SW Idaho canals as population grows

More yard waste, trash and debris are showing up in southwestern Idaho canals and ditches as the population in the region grows, irrigation entities report.

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EPA chief will focus on ocean trash, not climate change, at upcoming global summit

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler said in an interview that he will emphasize the importance of curbing marine debris during an upcoming summit with his Group of 20 counterparts in Japan, rather than seeking new action on climate change.
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There needs to be an international approach regarding the management and disposal of space junk.
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The Lake George Association recently reminded people who live near that lake to take actions to protect the valuable body of water. It's good advice for people around Lake Champlain and other waterways, as well.

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Most Illinois debris sites high in toxics

SPRINGFIELD — Four in five Illinois quarries that backfill with concrete and other demolition waste show higher-than-acceptable levels of toxins, according to state sampling results obtained by The Associated Press.
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Corals eat plastic because we’ve made it tasty, study suggests

Plastic trash contains chemicals that trick animals into thinking junk is food, laboratory trials reveal.
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