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Thursday, August 27,2015

eco-briefs

Scientists at North Carolina State University conducted the as-yet unpublished research. They tested 20 rivers and streams throughout North Carolina for contaminants known to disrupt hormones finding 43 of the 135 contaminants they were looking for.
Thursday, August 20,2015

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Governor Hickenlooper signed House Bill 13-1044 into effect in 2013 and with it legalized the use of graywater for certain plumbing and agricultural uses. Currently, the State Plumbing Board is proposing to allow use of graywater only for outdoor irrigation and not toilet flushing.
Thursday, August 13,2015

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From Capitol Hill lawmakers to state governors and Native America tribes, groups across the West are demanding the EPA be held accountable for damage to the environment. The EPA is taking heat for waiting a day to notify states that the spill had occurred and for grossly underestimating their initial estimate of spilled wastewater.
Thursday, July 30,2015

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President Obama gave Shell Oil approval to begin drilling offshore this summer in the Chukchi Sea near Alaska on Wednesday, July 22. The permit only allows the company to drill into the top layer of seabed until a capping stack, able to cap oil wells in an emergency, is repaired.
Thursday, July 2,2015

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The U.S. Geological Survey long ago established that fluid injection causes earthquakes by pressurizing and lubricating faults.
Thursday, June 18,2015

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Researchers from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee tested treatment plants to see what happens to medications after they’re flushed, either by passing through peoples’ systems or dumping of unwanted pills. They found that two drugs — anti-epileptic carbamazepine and antibiotic ofloxacin — came out at higher concentrations than they went in.
Thursday, June 11,2015

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The researchers predicted that earlier studies failed to consider other kinds of contributing factors such as extreme weather, water levels and animals. From 1969 to 2012, the university team measured plant productivity at a U.S. Forest Service meadow just outside Bozeman, Montana.
Thursday, May 21,2015

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The groups argue that the predictions for Grand Junction and White River BLM districts are grossly underestimating the amount of water that will be required. The new estimate is that each well would require 250,005 gallons of water. However, groups claim water use for horizontal drilling between 2011 and 2014 averaged 3.
Thursday, May 7,2015

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This new figure comes from Mark C. Urban of the University of Connecticut, who analyzed 131 published studies on how climate change will affect biodiversity. His investigation showed species in Australia, New Zealand and South America would be worst affected, primarily because there are organisms there found nowhere else on Earth.
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