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Occidental Must Pay for Multi-Billion Cleanup of Passaic at Newark

"A state Superior Court judge has ruled that the Occidental Chemical Corp. is liable for the $1 billion to $4 billion in costs associated with the cleanup of sediments in the lower Passaic River contaminated decades ago by Diamond Alkali/Diamond Shamrock Chemicals Corp., a now defunct Newark pesticide manufacturing plant."

Source: New Jersey Newsroom, 07/28/2011

NY Fracking Rules Could Allow Drilling Near NYC Water Supply Tunnels

"The latest draft of guidelines for hydraulic fracturing in New York could open the door to drilling within 1,000 feet of aging underground tunnels that carry water to New York City -- a far cry from the seven-mile buffer once sought by city officials."

Source: ProPublica, 07/15/2011

41 New Trails Span About 650 Miles

Just in time for summer, 41 new segments of the US National Recreation Trails system in AL, AR, CT, FL, IL, IN, KS, MA, MD, MI, MN, NJ, NM, OK, PA, TN, and WV, covering about 650 land and water miles in 17 states, are open for business. These are part of a much larger system of about 1,100 trails spanning 13,000 miles.

June 18, 2011

One Fish, Two Fish: New Technologies for Counting Fish

Assessing fish populations has always been an inexact science. But new technologies could help to more accurately “count” fish and know whether or not fisheries are indeed healthy. Join us on June 18, 2011, for an afternoon of talks by two innovators in the field, as well as an opportunity to tour the New Bedford Whaling Museum and a reception with New England Science Writers.

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