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  • Blue Springs, High Springs Florida
    Fighting for the future of Florida's most precious resource
    Florida springs are a "crystal flood," "almost as transparent as the air we breathe," "so extremely clear as to be absolutely diaphanous or transparent as the ether," an "enchanting and amazing crystal fountain,...
  • Chemists devise BPA degradation with visible light
    Chemists devise BPA degradation with visible light
    Bisphenol A has become an increasing concern for human and animal health due to research that indicates BPA can interfere with the endocrine system in people and animals and produce hormonal changes and birth defects. BPA is extremely stable under...
  • Intracoastal Waterway
    EPP 1,000,000 gallon petroleum solvent barge burns in Texas waterway
    According to a Reuters report today, two tugboats towing four large barges collided in the Houston Ship Channel headed towards the Intracoastal Waterway and erupted into a fire that burned for nearly 4 hours early this morning. At 1:30 AM, an...
  • Lake Erie warning sign
    NOAA, U-M predict even larger Lake Erie algae bloom in 2015
    Last year, 400,000 residents in and around Toledo had their water supply shut down for three days during August because of a bloom of toxic blue-green algae in Lake Erie. This year's algal bloom is predicted to be even more severe, according...
  • Supreme Court blocks EPA mercury rule with surreal overestimated tech costs
    Supreme Court blocks EPA mercury rule with surreal overestimated tech costs
    According to a Forbes article written today by Public Utilities Fortnightly Magazine Editor-In-Chief, Ken Silverstein, Monday's Supreme Court decision in favor of 23 states that challenged the EPA Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) for...
  • Coal-burning power plants not subjected to proposed regulations
    Supreme Court shuts down EPA's proposed mercury emission regulations
    On Monday, June 29, the US Supreme Court voted in a 5 to 4 decision (Michigan vs. EPA) not to enact proposed regulations to limit power plants’ emissions of mercury and other dangerous pollutants. Justice Antonin Scalia claimed that the EPA,...
  • A black rhino
    New study confirms that humans have started the Sixth Mass Extinction
    The Sixth Extinction may sound like a cool name for a band, or maybe a zombie flick, but the truth is even scarier: It’s the sixth major die out of species on the planet since life began, and a study released this weekend has confirmed it....
  • The Ocean Cleanup array
    20 year old to launch first ocean cleaning system
    Boyan Slat is the CEO of The Ocean Cleanup, an organization with the aim of, you guessed it, cleaning up the oceans. Slat, who is only 20 years old, has designed the world’s first passive system of removing trash from the seas. Not only will...
  • Reports find that pollution and climate change hit poor the hardest
    Reports find that pollution and climate change hit poor the hardest
    A new report by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) finds that he impacts of pollution often hit the poor the hardest. A new Michigan study came to the same conclusion. Dirty fossil fuels are currently wreaking havoc on some of our most...
  • European automakers look to delay harsher emissions testing rules
    European automakers look to delay harsher emissions testing rules
    The European Union maybe looking to clean up vehicle testing loopholes involving fuel efficiency (such as taping windows and doors and driving over exaggerated smooth surfaces, but European automakers are reportedly campaigning for a 3-year delay...
  • ParisSmog2015
    Paris sees spike in pollution, officials react with traffic ban
    After a brief stint on the top of the chart for global cities with the worst pollution, officials in Paris announced a traffic ban on half of the vehicles in metro Paris. The traffic ban, requested by Mayor Anne Hidalgo, would prevent one in two...
  • Paris to impose traffic bans as pollution levels climb
    Paris to impose traffic bans as pollution levels climb
    The City of Lights has become so dimmed by smog that Parisian authorities are being forced to impose emergency limits on traffic tomorrow, as a great deal of northern France continues to be blanketed by a choking blanket of smog.According to Paris...
  • This green vegetable reduces toxic effects of air pollution
    This green vegetable reduces toxic effects of air pollution
    Houston is one of the nation's most polluted cities. Due mainly to heavy automobile traffic, the ship channel's petrochemical complex, and a hot, humid climate, we are literally breathing in dirty air. This should be disturbing to Houston...
  • School bus filtration system cuts pollution by 88%
    School bus filtration system cuts pollution by 88%
    Los Angeles freeways are a benefit to Angelenos, but they are also often congested and smoggy. Children riding school buses on LA roads and freeways are exposed to high levels of pollution, resulting in respiratory problems such as asthma and...
  • Plastic bag nest made by Mute Swan
    Trash Free Maryland: no more plastic bags
    On February 12th a bill was introduced to the Maryland General Assembly that would ban plastic bags in Maryland, according to TrashFreeMaryland.org. If this bill is passed retailers will only distribute plastic bags for certain items, such as...
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