Billy Wolfe, of the Clarksburg Exponent Telegram, learns more about the chemicals in the hydraulic fracturing fluid used by gas-drilling companies.
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The Supreme Court of Canada will consider this week a request by the National Post, civil liberties and media groups to overturn an Appeal ruling that police investigations override the Charter guarantee of free expression.Region:
The browsable report lists the date the request was received, the date a response is due, and the status.Topics on the Beat:
Use this free software tool, downloadable from EPA, to calculate how much injury a chemical spill could cause.
After an appeals court ruling against them, and running out of funds, conservationists dropped their suit against the Forest Service for escorting them from a press conference on a Bitterroot National Forest timber sale.
Watchdog groups and the Associated Press report on federal agency foot-dragging in making a reality of Obama administration declarations that it would foster government transparency.
One result of increased EPA grant money going to state and local governments will be uptick in activity on many local environmental projects — which will translate into news.Topics on the Beat:
The National Interagency Fire Center maintains an ongoing set of wildfire forecasts, covering time periods ranging from daily to the full wildfire season.
About 200 million animals, from more than 190 countries, are imported into the United States every year, according to a team of investigators that published its findings in the May 1, 2009, issue of the journal Science. Many can spread serious diseases.Topics on the Beat:
Accidents and criminal actions at private and government facilities continue to threaten millions of people. Find the accident history in counties you cover.