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ERROR: Missing Story Title 2.7.2015 Boston Globe: Latest
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18 beautiful hiking trails in Massachusetts 2.7.2015 Boston Globe: Latest
Massachusetts is full of beautiful and historic hiking trails, so go take a hike at one of these spots this ...
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Marsh advances Ashes case with another ton 2.7.2015 Yahoo: Politics
Australia all-rounder Mitchell Marsh strengthened his bid for selection in the Ashes-holders' side to face England in next week's first Test by making his second successive hundred of the tour on Wednesday. Marsh, competing with the more experienced Shane Watson for the role of seam-bowling all-rounder, struck an unbeaten 136 against Essex at Chelmsford on the first day of four following his 101 against Kent at Canterbury last week. Marsh brought up his latest hundred with a big hit over the River Stand boundary as Australia, sent into bat, reached stumps on 440 for ...
U.S. Supreme Court Rejects BP, Anadarko Bids To Avoid Gulf Oil Spill Penalties 29.6.2015 Green on
(Adds background on case, paragraphs 3-11) By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, June 29 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected bids by BP Plc and Anadarko Petroleum Corp to avoid penalties under federal pollution law in connection with the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The high court left in place a June 2014 ruling by the New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which said the companies were liable for civil penalties under the federal Clean Water Act. The April 20, 2010, Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion and Macondo oil well rupture killed 11 workers and caused the largest offshore environmental disaster in U.S. history, polluting large parts of the Gulf, killing marine wildlife and harming businesses. BP could face a maximum penalty of $13.7 billion under the Clean Water Act. Anadarko says it could be required to pay more than $1 billion. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier in New Orleans has not yet imposed penalties, but has ruled that BP was grossly negligent and that 3.19 ...
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Afternoon on the Bayou, Seeing Restoration Firsthand 26.6.2015 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
By Matthew Phillips, Outreach Assistant, Mississippi River Delta Restoration Coalition, National Wildlife Federation Last Thursday, the Mississippi River Delta Restoration Coalition team traveled south to Plaquemines Parish to tour some of Louisiana’s disappearing wetlands. Andy Buchsbaum, National Wildlife Federation’s Vice President of Conservation Action, was in town to see our work firsthand. We packed the cars and drove to Buras, La to meet Ryan Lambert, owner of Cajun Fishing Adventures . We piled into two bay boats and set off through the marshes of Fort St. Philip. He explained how this natural opening on the east side of the Mississippi River was loading sediment into the marshes, building ground for plants to grow on. He has seen how rich and diverse the vegetation has become, and how wildlife has returned in droves in the last few years. The team sets out for our tour through the marshes near Buras, LA. Credit: kdwNWF The new sediment is rich in nutrients, allowing small trees to grow. Trees ...
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Village at Wolf Creek faces hurdle 25.6.2015 Durango Herald
DENVER – Environmental groups are again aiming to halt a proposed development for the Village at Wolf Creek after federal officials approved a land exchange related to the project.A coalition of conservation groups filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday after the U.S. Forest Service gave the land swap the go-ahead in May. Developers...
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SciCheck: Muddying the Clean Water Act 25.6.2015 News
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ArcelorMittal fined for fouling wetlands with mining waste 25.6.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Mining waste mixed with water and road debris made its way into 15.3 acres of wetlands, roughly the size of 11 football fields.
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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: June 24, 2015 24.6.2015 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
USDA seeks partner proposals to protect and restore critical wetlands in Louisiana KLFY. June 23, 2015 "Kevin Norton, state conservationist in Louisiana for USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced today the availability of $17.5 million in financial and technical assistance nationwide to help eligible conservation partners voluntarily protect, restore and enhance critical wetlands on private and tribal agricultural lands.” (Read ...
Colorado's lottery pays $15.6 million for GOCO land-saving projects 24.6.2015 Denver Post: Local
Colorado's lottery-revenue-for-open-space program is paying $15.6 million this year for preservation projects statewide — with an emphasis on habitat for the imperiled greater sage ...
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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: June 22, 2015 22.6.2015 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Coastal restoration focus of UNO grant By Maria Clark, New Orleans City Business. June 19, 2015 "A grant awarded to the University of New Orleans will be used to continue studying changes to Louisiana’s coastline. The $225,000 grant from the U.S. Geological Survey will assist in the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority’s barrier Island Comprehensive Monitoring Program, which provides long-term data on the state’s barrier islands, beaches and shorelines.” (Read More) CITGO Supports America’s WETLAND Foundation with Lafourche Parish Shoreline Restoration PRNewswire. June 19, 2015 "To support America's WETLAND Foundation and its upcoming work, CITGO has donated $250,000. This funding will support a shoreline restoration effort along the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway in Lafourche Parish that seeks to end coastal erosion through the use of green technology.” (Read ...
Fact Checker: Rand Paul’s ridiculous story of an elderly man imprisoned for ‘dirt on his land’ 22.6.2015 Washington Post
“Over 40 years, we now define pollutants as dirt and your back yard as a navigable stream. It wouldn’t be funny if we weren’t putting people in jail for it. Guy named Robert Lucas, down at the southern part of Mississippi, 10 years ago was 70 years old. He was put in prison for 10 years. He just got out. Ten years without parole. Ten years without early release. He was convicted of a RICO conspiracy. RICO’s something you’re supposed to be going after gangsters for. You know what his conspiracy was? Conspiracy to put dirt on his own land. We’ve gone crazy. We’ve run amok.”Read full article ...
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Hungry crabs snacking on mangrove seeds may foil reforestation 22.6.2015 New Scientist: Health
Mangrove swamps are disappearing and attempts to replant them keep failing. It seems that crabs munching on the mangrove seeds could be to ...
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It's Hot: Stone Harbor Bird Sanctuary 20.6.2015 News
STONE HARBOR, N.J. - Less than 50 years ago, there were more herons than vacationers in southern Stone Harbor. Southern Seven Mile Island was recognized as a "veritable paradise for birds" as early as the late 19th century. As many as 9,000 herons nested at the Stone Harbor Bird Sanctuary in the 1960s and early 1970s - an incredible number for a 21-acre site, according to Wetlands Institute executive director Lenore Tedesco.
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Minneapolis is playing hardball on reducing the cost of Southwest LRT 19.6.2015 MinnPost
The ongoing attempts to get control of the ballooning budget of Southwest LRT isn’t really a battle between Minneapolis and Eden Prairie. It just seems that way sometimes. The two cities bookend the 16-mile extension of the Green Line, a $1.66 billion project that turned into a $2 billion project in April, when new cost estimates were released. To save the project — which faces other challenges in addition to the budget — officials in the cities along the route pledged to cut $341 million in spending, which would get the cost down to the previous level. While there are options to cut services and amenities to save money all along the line, including in St. Louis Park, Edina, Hopkins and Minnetonka, most of the public conversation about how to reduce cost has involved Eden Prairie and Minneapolis. Eden Prairie, sitting at the southwest terminus of the planned route, could lose two or more stations, along with parking and other facilities as part of the budget cutting. If the proposed stations at Mitchell ...
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Seahawks’ Cassius Marsh gets a look at outside linebacker in minicamp 19.6.2015 Seattle Times: Top stories
Cassius Marsh is getting a shot at outside linebacker this offseason. Marsh, a second-year player, has been a defensive end, but coach Pete Carroll said the Seahawks want to test Marsh’s versatility at outside linebacker.
Environmental groups press for review of iron ore expansion 18.6.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Three environmental groups want a court to order the DNR to conduct an environmental impact statement of the proposed expansion of Northshore Mining's Peter Mitchell pit.
Aid Donors' Flagship Investment Deal Causing Hardship and Displacement in Tanzania 18.6.2015 Newswire
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Lawsuit: Curbside cuss-out ended in police brutality 17.6.2015 News
Frederick Smith accused a bicycle officer of smashing his car windshield — with Smith’s head — during an argument over a parking ticket.
Sun to rain by tonight; tropical storm swamps Texas 16.6.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Rain chances creep into the metro forecast this evening, but the best chance of rain rolls in overnight into Wednesday.
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