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2013-07-24 08:25:24

MELBOURNE, Fla., July 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Goldfield Corporation (NYSE MKT: GV) today said it had received an inquiry from the United States Environmental Protection Agency involving a previously owned mining property. The EPA informed Goldfield of its current interest in the Sierra Zinc Site, in Stevens County, Washington, and asked whether Goldfield would take any responsibility for any necessary removal action at that Site. Goldfield sold the Sierra Zinc Site over...

2013-07-23 12:22:55

WASHINGTON, July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report released today by a coalition of environmental and clean water groups, highlights the critical need to clean up power plant water pollution. The report, "Closing the Floodgates: How the Coal Industry Is Poisoning Our Water and How We Can Stop It," found that: In the absence of any effective pollution limit, coal plants have become by far the largest source of toxic water pollution in the country, based on toxicity....

2013-07-23 12:22:39

Draft affirms that evidence is, at best, very weak WASHINGTON, July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Chemistry Council (ACC) today provided written and oral comments to the National Academy of Sciences peer review committee regarding the EPA's June 2013 "Draft State of the Science Evaluation: Nonmonotonic Dose Response as They Apply to Estrogen, Androgen and Thyroid Pathways and EPA Testing Assessment Procedures." ACC issued the following statement: "ACC welcomes...

2013-07-22 23:21:36

Available at Lowe’s, the new Wetherly bathroom faucet collection combines style and functionality. North Olmsted, Ohio (PRWEB) July 22, 2013 Moen, the number one faucet brand in North America, is increasing its bathroom offerings at Lowe’s with the new Wetherly™ bathroom collection. Whether replacing or remodeling, looking for style, functionality – or both – Moen’s thoughtfully designed new bathroom offering satisfies any homeowners’ needs. “In a recent Moen survey, 85...

2013-07-18 20:20:30

PITTSBURGH, Pa., July 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) released this statement today from International President Leo W. Gerard in response to Gina McCarthy winning Senate confirmation to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) "We are pleased that the Senate, after months of delay, finally confirmed Gina McCarthy as the next Administrator of the U.S. EPA. The USW worked...

2013-07-18 16:23:09

Encourages New Chief to Continue Working in Bipartisan Manner WASHINGTON, July 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) today congratulates Gina McCarthy on her confirmation by the U.S. Senate as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). "Gina McCarthy is well-qualified for her new role at EPA," said Lawrence D. Sloan, SOCMA's President and CEO. "During her 25 years of service, she has had success working with...

2013-07-18 12:22:24

First Poll on President Obama's Entire Climate Action Strategy Reveals Robust Bipartisan Support for Common-Sense Plan WASHINGTON, July 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To help battle climate change, 65 percent of Americans endorse setting limits on dangerous carbon pollution from the nation's power plants, according to new national poll conducted for the Natural Resources Defense Council. The poll finds that even 49 percent of Republicans favor the U.S....

2013-07-17 12:22:53

STOW, Ohio, July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With more and more industries becoming aware of EPA-mandated SPCC (Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure) plan requirements for their operations, Polystar Containment - formerly of Twinsburg, Ohio - announces their move "down the road" to Stow, Ohio and much larger facilities in order to meet the growing demand for secondary containment and spill prevention products and systems for multiple industries. In operation for 20 years,...

2013-07-16 23:29:59

A study by the city of Federal Way, WA reveals startling data regarding pollutants being washed down storm drains. As you wash cars, windows, boats and BBQ grills this summer, chances are you are exposing yourself (and the environment) to hidden toxins. (PRWEB) July 16, 2013 In an article released July 7 in the Idaho State Journal a study by the city of Federal Way, Washington, found that “residential car washing led to numerous pollutants being released each year into the city's...

2013-07-16 23:04:54

Leading EPA-driven compliance platform provides tools for oil handling organizations. Brentwood, TN (PRWEB) July 16, 2013 BLR, a leader in compliance content and software, today announced the addition of Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure solutions to its TRAC360 workflow tools. The new service, TRAC360 for SPCC, makes it easy for the 635,000+ SPCC-regulated work-sites to stay in compliance with EPA’s spill prevention rule by producing the required SPCC plans, inspection...


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Current Sea Level Rise
2013-04-01 10:39:21

The sea levels all around the world are rising. Current sea-level rise has the potential to affect human populations and the natural environment. Two key factors have contributed to the observed sea level rise. The first is thermal expansion: as the ocean water warms, it expands. The second is from the influence of land-based ice because of increased melting. The major store of water on land is found in the glaciers and the ice sheets. The rising of sea levels is one of several lines of...

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