Archive for May, 2011

NY attorney general suing feds over gas drilling
The federal government should conduct a full environmental review that weighs potential damage to the welfare of people in the Delaware River watershed and the drinking water quality for millions of New Yorkers before allowing natural gas drilling in the region, the state’s attorney general said in a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday.

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Water Released by Dam Killing 100,000 Fish a Day
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At the foot of the Grand Coulee Dam, fish are dying by the hundreds of thousands. In an effort to make room for the higher than average snow melt-off, state officials have been releasing a massive amount of water — but the consequences have been alarmingly deadly to farm-raised steelhead trout. As water falls from the spill-gates it churns up gases toxic which have reportedly killed some 100,000 of the fish each day in the Columbia River, and some fear that it could make the region a killing field for protected aquatic wildlife….
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PV Micro Inverters and Optimizers: Not Just for Lazy Designers
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Republicans question healthier eating proposals
The bill, approved by the House Appropriations Committee late Tuesday, also questions a government proposal to curb marketing of unhealthy foods to children and urges the Food and Drug Administration to limit rules requiring calorie counts be posted on menus.
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Del. pediatrician faces trial in sex abuse case
For years, they say, Bradley used his office to sexually abuse scores of mostly female patients, videotaping some of the abuse in exam rooms decorated with images of “Pinocchio” and “The Little Mermaid.”
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CONTEST ALERT: Win 5 Quarts of Biodegradable G-Oil!
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U. of Wisconsin RCCI combustion work progressing; modeled 53% gross indicated efficiency in a light-duty engine could result in 2x fuel savings compared to SI gasoline
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ALTe Powertrain establishes advisory board
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What High Gas Prices Mean for Renewable Energy
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My New Favorite Trend: Farming Apprenticeships
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Govt cuts rates for hard-to-insure patients
The move Tuesday comes as enrollment in the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan continues to lag far behind expectations, often because people can’t afford the premiums or find it too hard to meet enrollment requirements.
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Former Skeptic Denounces GOP’s "Ideologically Driven Magical Thinking" on Climate
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With Fox New spreading anti-climate talking points, and GOP candidates falling over themselves to deny climate change exists, ecoAmerica‘s new blog couldn’t launch at a more important time. Promising to “start with people”, the blog intends to make the case for why environmental protection is central to prosperity, health and happiness. And what better way t…
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Stern: Pistons sale approved, could close soon
Stern said Tuesday night before Game 1 of the NBA finals he expects the sale to close officially at some point this week. The Pistons announced in April that Gores had agreed to buy the team, following a drawn-out sale by owner Karen Davidson that stretched back before the season.
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Va-based food distributor using DNA to track beef
The technology – which allows meat to be traced from the farm to the fridge – has been used in Europe and other countries for decades, but has been slow to catch on in America.
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