"ANDREWS, Tex. — Standing at the lip of what might be America’s most valuable hole in the ground, Rodney A. Baltzer cataloged the features that he said would isolate the radioactive waste to be buried here for thousands of years."
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- Source: NY Times, 01/21/2014
"West Virginia's governor on Monday proposed legislation to regulate above-ground storage tanks, a move that comes after a spill of coal-processing chemicals shut off drinking water to about 300,000 people."Source: Reuters, 01/21/2014
"WASHINGTON — More crude oil was spilled in U.S. rail incidents last year than was spilled in the nearly four decades since the federal government began collecting data on such spills, an analysis of the data shows."Source: McClatchy, 01/21/2014
"BEIJING — Filthy emissions from China’s export industries are carried across the Pacific Ocean and contribute to air pollution in the Western United States, according to a paper published Monday by a prominent American science journal."Source: NY Times, 01/21/2014
"A federal appeals court today tossed out a U.S. EPA air pollution rule for some Native American territories."Source: Greenwire, 01/21/2014
"Russian courts sentence Evgeny Vitishko, a critic of the Sochi Olympics construction developments, to three years."Source: Aljazeera, 01/21/2014
"An explosion and fire flattened part of an animal feed plant in Omaha, Nebraska, on Monday, killing at least two people and injuring at least 10 others, authorities said."Source: Chicago Tribune, 01/21/2014
"California Governor Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency on Friday, a move that will allow the parched state to seek federal aid as it grapples with what could turn out to be the driest year in recorded state history for many areas."
"CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Freedom Industries, the company that fouled thousands of West Virginians' water with a chemical leak into the Elk River last week, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Friday."Source: Charleston Gazette, 01/20/2014
"There are more than 80,000 chemicals in the United States catalogued by government regulators, and the health risks of most of them are unknown."Source: Wash Post, 01/20/2014
"Much of the U.S. is about to get pretty cold again."Source: LA Times, 01/20/2014
"The state Department of Fish and Game last month hired a trapper to eliminate the pair of wolf packs from the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness in central Idaho, where wolves were imported from Canada in the mid-1990s in a bid to reintroduce the species to the Northern Rockies."
"As builders worked feverishly to get the Black Sea resort ready for winter games so closely tied to President Vladimir Putin's legacy, they failed to notice the effects their work was having on the village below."
"The groups are objecting to the approval granted Northern Gateway last month by the Joint Review Panel. The panel, which held 18 months of hearings into Northern Gateway, concluded the project posed little risk to the environment provided Enbridge complied with 209 conditions attached to the approval."
"The neat, modest homes of Cannon's Campground and Bellview Acres conceal tales of frustration and heartbreak."Source: Spartansburg Herald Journal, 01/20/2014