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California Water Board makes misleading claim that only four water systems have lead lines 7.12.2018 Nanotechnology Notes
Tom Neltner, J.D., Chemicals Policy Director The California Water Board posted the results of its statewide inventory of lead service lines (LSLs) in community water systems (CWSs) yesterday. They also became the first in the nation to post the results in an interactive online map. We are pleased to see the state take this important step, […]
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Five gross things we used to dump in the Mississippi River -- and what we're dumping now 3.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
From raw sewage to industrial waste, the Mississippi was the dump for all sorts of pollution. A retired state regulator and history buff helps us compare past and current threats to the river.
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State officials issue permit for Minntac tailings basin 1.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
State officials plan to issue a water quality permit Saturday to U.S. Steel for a massive mining waste pit on the Iron Range.
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The challenges of global water supply and demand 22.11.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Research shows that inequities in watersheds have led to conflict — and that may be exacerbated by climate change.
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5 ways to realize aquaculture's full potential 21.11.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Investing in the revolution makes sense on so many levels.
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Senate OKs Coast Guard bill with ballast water compromise 15.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The U.S. Senate has approved a compromise policy on dumping ship ballast water in coastal ports and the Great Lakes, a practice blamed for spreading invasive species that damage the environment and the economy.
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As construction of Keystone XL is paused, tribes brace for what's next 10.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
This week a federal judge in Montana temporarily blocked TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline. Indigenous activist Angeline Cheek considers a temporary win — "but also," she says, "our fight is never over."
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PolyMet opponents ask state to suspend permits with legal case pending 9.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Environmental groups want their case before the Minnesota Court of Appeals to be considered before PolyMet can carry out any parts of its state permits.
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Lead from a new “lead-free” brass faucet? More common than you’d hope 6.11.2018 Nanotechnology Notes
Tom Neltner, J.D. is the Chemicals Policy Director and Lindsay McCormick is a Project Manager. During this past year, we undertook a pilot project to tackle the problem of lead in drinking water at child care facilities. As part of the effort, we collected 250 mL samples (about 8 ounces of water) from every drinking […]
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Puffins: Harbingers of Climate Change 5.11.2018 American Prospect
This article appears in the Fall 2018 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here .  Audrey Holstead watched a puffin rocket in from the ocean with a beak dripping with fish. It zoomed over boulders in front of her bird blind and dropped with pinpoint accuracy into a narrow, dark crevice. Holstead’s skin crawled with electricity. Puffins come ashore with fish for only one reason: to feed a chick. This was the first feeding of the season observed at this particular hole. It belonged to the 173rd breeding pair of Atlantic puffins on Eastern Egg Rock, an island six miles off Pemaquid Point on Maine’s midcoast. That set a new record for the National Audubon Society’s Project Puffin, one of the world’s most famous bird restoration efforts. The season finished with 178 breeding pairs. “I just wanted to jump up and down and scream to the world,” Holstead says. “I did a little wiggly dance.” Holstead’s victory jig was one of several in the 45th summer of the project founded by Steve Kress, National ...
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Mining, environmental concerns put Boundary Waters on the ballot -- and the airwaves 31.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Candidates and outside groups have spent nearly $100 million on political ads in Minnesota this year. Much of that has been spent on the usual topics, like health care and the economy. But this year there's also focus on the potential for copper-nickel mining in the state.
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Nov. 1 buffer deadline likely to come and go for many Minn. farmers 30.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The November deadline is the second phase of implementing the buffer law, which requires strips of perennial vegetation to help filter fertilizer and other contaminants from water that runs from farm fields into ditches.
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Aligning business to the U.N. Global Compact has benefits beyond the bottom line 30.10.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Sponsored: BASF has woven the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals into the solutions they provide — using chemistry to solve the challenges of tomorrow.
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Can we use start-up strategies to scale social impact? 27.10.2018 GreenBiz.com
Take the cases of mobile phone adoption and clean water access.
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Amendment 74’s multi-billion dollar threat to Colorado taxpayers and our environment 27.10.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Amendment 74’s multi-billion dollar threat to Colorado taxpayers and our environment
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A global ban on fishing on the high seas? The time is now 23.10.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Marine biologist Daniel Pauly is calling for a total ban on open-ocean fishing to rebuild depleted global fish stocks and prevent the demise of the fishing industry itself.
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'It will be years' before life at Florida air force base returns to normal 20.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Home to 11,000 airmen and their families, the base sustained catastrophic damage when Hurricane Michael swept across northern Florida earlier this month. Residents don't know if they will ever go back.
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Deep in the desert, a case pits immigration crackdown against religious freedom 18.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The Justice Department wants to get tough on illegal immigration and boost religious freedom. But a case involving aid to migrants has put the two on a collision course.
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DNR: Groundwater uses have minimal impact on White Bear Lake in long term 18.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A new ground water study shows residential irrigation have little impact on the lake level in long term.
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EPA Updates its 3Ts Guidance for Reducing Lead in Drinking Water 17.10.2018 Nanotechnology Notes
Lindsay McCormick, is a Project Manager. Tom Neltner, J.D., is the Chemicals Policy Director. Earlier this month, EPA released its updated 3Ts for Reducing Lead in Drinking Water Toolkit, which provides guidance for schools and child care facilities seeking to ensure children are safe from lead in water.  The new 3Ts – an update to the agency’s […]
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