Twenty-two new National Recreational Trails, covering more than 525 miles, provide a good opportunity to cover outdoor recreation topics.
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"Legislation allowing more selenium to be released into Tennessee streams fell one vote short of passage Wednesday after lawmakers were told approval would mean poisoning the state's waters to help coal company win a lawsuit attacking its pollution."
"Just days before Christmas last year, an environmental disaster one hundred times the size of the Exxon Valdez (yes, you read that right) unfolded on a riverbank in eastern Tennessee. A wave of poisonous sludge buried a town…along with the myth of clean coal."
"Camp Lejeune, a sprawling Marine base on the North Carolina seaboard, is the site of what some scientists call the worst public drinking-water contamination in the nation's history."
A power struggle has erupted over a North Carolina river.
Touring the Everglades by airboat, Interior Secretary Salazar promised more federal funds to restore them.
Terry and Sandy Gupton are worried for the health of both their cattle and themselves. They live near the stretch of the Emory River clogged with coal ash sludge from a Dec. 22, 2008, spill from a TVA plant.
The South Florida Water Management District approved Gov. Charlie Crist's deal to buy 73,000 acres of farmland from U.S. Sugar Corp. for $536 million to restore the Everglades.
"An empty gasoline tank undergoing repairs exploded Tuesday at a fuel storage facility in rural north-central Arkansas, killing three workers, authorities said."