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Chinese Water

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On April 24, 2014
Hard to see the problem: Beijing’s water authorities have defended their plan to ease the capital’s water shortage by processing seawater from the highly polluted Bohai Gulf, a mainland newspaper reported. The capital’s municipal government has announced a project to build a desalination plan in Tangshan in Hebei province to process one million tonnes of […]

Pipelines

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On March 27, 2014

Sure the Keystone XL Pipeline will be a terrible thing that will not only show the world that the United States is not serious about fighting climate change, but will probably cause significant local

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The Pro-Coal Waste Party

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On March 26, 2014
Republicans may hate national parks, but they love dumping coal waste into streams. The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a bill that would allow coal mining companies to return to an old practice of dumping mining waste into streams. House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, called it part of an effort […]

Smog Drones

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On March 8, 2014
I’m sure that dumping more chemicals in the air is the answer to the problem of Chinese smog: Government agencies are to test a new design of aerial drone to see whether it might help tackle the air pollution that often blankets much of the mainland, state media reported. The vehicle will spray chemicals that […]

BP: Class All the Way

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On February 24, 2014

As you recall, BP was responsible for a tiny little oil spill in 2010 called the Deepwater Horizon disaster. This only crushed tourism to New Orleans for several months, made people afraid to eat Gulf

Making Poultry Producers Pay Up

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On February 9, 2014
Maryland legislators have introduced a bill to make the state’s poultry producers pay a whole 5 cents a bird to protect the Chesapeake Bay watershed from runoff from these incredibly polluting facilities. Governor Carcetti O’Malley has backed away from such legislation in the past, afraid of angering big business in his desperation to become president. […]
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