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Helping the environment, one small sensor at a time

New York City nonprofits are using a cloud-based service from the start-up Temboo that helps monitor storm-water runoff and other environmental factors.
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Cambodian "bat man" bolsters the fight against dengue fever

Climate change puts over half the world's population at risk of mosquito-borne diseases like dengue fever, and bats may be able to help.

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Can dirt save the Earth?

Agriculture could pull carbon out of the air and into the soil — but it would mean a whole new way of thinking about how to tend the land.
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UNEA mercury control plan blow to coal plant

Kenya may find it difficult attracting support for the planned coal plants following a raft of resolutions made at the just ended United Nations Environment Assembly.

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EPA admits PCB in Minden.

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will host open public meetings at Glen Jean later this month to discuss results of PCB soil and water samples taken around Minden and Fayetteville in May and June, Acting Regional EPA Director Cecil Rodrigues said Thursday.

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Former US military base sites in South Korea heavy with contamination.

Almost 2/3 of environmental surveys since 2008 have revealed high pollution in water and soil

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Carbon emissions from warming soils could trigger disastrous feedback loop.

Warming soils are releasing more carbon into the atmosphere than previously thought, suggesting a potentially disastrous feedback mechanism whereby increases in global temperatures will trigger massive new carbon releases in a cycle that may be impossible to break.

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'Oil Lake' in Meadowlands to get $24 million EPA cleanup.

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Trust fund plan proposed to deal with PCB issue.

Charleston attorney and former Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Michael Callaghan plans to establish a trust fund and to sue insurance companies of entities responsible for dumping PCB in Fayette County illegally, including at Minden and Fayetteville, Fayette Prosecuting Attorney Larry Harrah said Tuesday.

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Debacle goes down like a lead balloon.

COMMUNITY activists say they predicted more than two years ago a “strong probability” of a “major debacle” over authorities’ “inaction” on lead contamination in north Lake Macquarie.

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Fighting the toxic nightmare next door.

It was practical considerations that led Dawn and Brian Chapman to Maryland Heights, a modest suburb of St. Louis bound by two interstate highways, several strip malls, an international airport, and the Missouri River. They found a three-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1,000-square-foot home near good public schools and parks, and a reasonable drive to her parents, for $146,000. By 2012, after seven years there, the Chapmans had three kids with special needs, and Dawn had given up teaching preschool to stay home with them.

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EPA threatens to stop funding Justice Dept. environmental work.

WASHINGTON — Scott Pruitt, the Environmental Protection Agency administrator who has aggressively pushed to dismantle regulations and downsize the organization, is threatening to reach outside his agency and undermine the Justice Department’s work enforcing antipollution laws, documents and interviews show.

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Minden PCB report shows samples 10 times the actionable standard set by EPA.

Samples taken along Arbuckle Creek in Minden show elevated levels of PCB contamination, a report by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) shows.

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Fishtown residents, city halt smelter demolition until safeguards in place.

Fishtown residents, city halt smelter demolition until safeguards in place

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