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Water Pollution

Washington dairies challenge EPA groundwater pollution study

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A dispute between Washington state dairies and the Environmental Protection Agency over groundwater contamination is being argued in federal court.The Yakima Herald-Republic reported Sunday that a 2012 EPA study linked a handful of dairies near Granger and Sunnyside to groundwater pollution.The dairy industry says the study…
bubmag
September 14, 2020
Water Pollution

Factory managers in Sg Gong case remanded another 5 days

Updated 2 days ago · Published on 10 Sep 2020 3:58PM · The sealed entrance to Yip Chee Seng & Sons Sdn Bhd/AAY Construction Sdn Bhd's maintenance yard. Four brothers, who are factory managers here, have their remand orders extended. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Nazir Sufari, September 10,…
bubmag
September 10, 2020
Water Pollution

Australia Floats Plan to Better Protect Great Barrier Reef

Australian officials plan to redouble their efforts to save the Great Barrier Reef from the effects of global warming. The world’s largest coral reef system is under threat from rising ocean temperatures, ocean acidification and violent tropical weather. Scientists also have struggled to contain outbreaks of the crown-of-thorns starfish, a…
bubmag
August 25, 2020
Water Pollution

How to Write About Climate Change

Just as the physics of our atmosphere is no longer only the concern of atmospheric physicists, so has climate change become a dominating theme for writers of otherwise different concerns. From Jeff Vandermeer’s Annihilation to Nathaniel Rich’s Odds Against Tomorrow, the last decade has seen such a steep rise in…
bubmag
August 7, 2020
Water Pollution

Trump administration agreement gives more help to US uranium

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Two U.S. government agencies agreed Thursday to keep state regulators primarily in charge of regulating groundwater pollution from uranium mining in the latest move by President Donald Trump’s administration to prop up the ailing industry.The agreement signed in Wyoming, the top uranium-producing state, says the U.S.…
bubmag
July 24, 2020
Water Pollution

EPA sets date to end reduced enforcement; Democrats are unmoved

House Democrats say the EPA’s agreement to end its controversial decision to relax enforcement of air and water pollution regulations during the coronavirus pandemic doesn’t absolve the agency of other transgressions. The agency said in a memo to lawmakers it will end its modified enforcement policy on Aug. 31.Still, House Energy and Commerce…
bubmag
July 1, 2020
Water Pollution

France pulls plug on country’s oldest nuclear plant

France’s oldest nuclear power plant will shut down on Tuesday after four decades in operation, to the delight of environmental activists who have long warned of contamination risks, but stoking worry for the local economy. The Fessenheim plant, opened in 1977 and already three years over its projected 40-year life…
bubmag
June 28, 2020
Water Pollution

What Is THAT?! (21 pics)

Noticed this strange drain in middle of Dutch bus lane. Is it to stop cars using lane?A: It’s a bussluis. These are combinations of bus traps (stops narrower vehicles) and sump busters. This was found with a glass pipe and lighterA: Those are glass ‘screens’ they sit in the pipes…
bubmag
June 19, 2020