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2014-06-02 12:24:00

President Obama has "accepted the moral imperative to act on climate" HARRISBURG, Pa., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today proposed a rule to cut carbon pollution from existing U.S. power plants by 30 percent from 2005 levels by 2030. The rule, once enacted, has the potential to effect meaningful reductions in harmful greenhouse gases as the country transforms how it generates power....

2014-06-02 12:23:20

PROVIDE OPTION FOR CLEAN WATER ACT COMPLIANCE NEW ORLEANS, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hydrolox® traveling water screens meet the standards of Section 316(b) of the Clean Water Act, recently finalized by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. The rule regulates the mortality rates from impingement for fish and aquatic life that encounter cooling water intake structures at power plants, industrial and manufacturing facilities. The EPA developed regulations under Section 316(b) of...

EPA Fighting Against Climate Change With New Clean Power Plan
2014-06-02 11:31:06

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Monday, the Environmental Protection Agency, at the direction of the Obama Administration, unveiled the Clean Power Plan, which would cut carbon emissions from exiting power plants. The move, framed as an attempt to fight climate change, would cost between $7.3 billion and $8.8 billion, according to the Wall Street Journal. The EPA said the plan would eventually save between $55 billion and $93 billion in pollution-related costs....

2014-06-02 08:24:42

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In anticipation of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed guidelines under Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act, set to be released today, The Brattle Group has released a compendium of prior studies examining the effects of a potential carbon emissions rulemaking. These studies cover a range of possible rulemaking options pertaining to carbon emissions in a wide variety of power markets across the United States. Many features...

2014-05-30 16:22:11

WASHINGTON, May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With today's announcement that the production of deadly rodent baits will stop by year's end, a national public health and environmental group is renewing its request of the nation's retailers to immediately stop the sale of d-CON® anticoagulant rodent bait products, citing the poisoning of children, pets, and wildlife. This call comes as the manufacturer of d-CON®, Reckitt Benckiser LLC, announced an agreement today with the U.S....

2014-05-29 12:22:52

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) sent a communication to the Pennsylvania State Senate to express its opposition to the recently introduced Senate Bill 1378 (P.N. 2053). Paul King, President and CEO of PEC, made the following statement in association with the communication: "Senate Bill 1378 is a step in the wrong direction. At a time when we are still waiting for promulgation of new natural gas regulations from a...

2014-05-28 12:23:13

WASHINGTON, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- EPA's proposed rule for new coal plants has been called a "war on coal". The "war on coal" occurs because the standard in the proposed rule can only be achieved by the installation of a costly technology called CCS, carbon capture and sequestration, which virtually no utility can neither afford nor implement and will result in a ban on the construction of new coal plants. The CCS technology has been denigrated by a panel of EPA...

2014-05-28 08:24:06

BRISTOL, Va., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alex Energy, an affiliate of leading U.S. coal supplier Alpha Natural Resources (NYSE: ANR), was recognized by the Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative (ARRI) for reforestation activities at the Whitman Surface Mine, also known as Trace Fork Surface Mine. An award was presented by the U.S. Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement and the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection during a ceremony on May 23 in...

2014-05-27 12:24:31

Company expresses disappointment with decision OKLAHOMA CITY, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Supreme Court today denied a petition filed by Oklahoma Gas and Electric and Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt asking the nation's highest court to review a 10(th) Circuit Court of Appeals decision on Regional Haze. The question that the Supreme Court declined to review is whether the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) acted appropriately in rejecting Oklahoma's plan to...

2014-05-22 08:23:23

VANCOUVER, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. (TSX: NDM; NYSE MKT: NAK) ("Northern Dynasty" or the "Company") announces that the Pebble Limited Partnership ("Pebble Partnership" or "PLP") has filed suit in U.S. District Court for Alaska to halt a regulatory process initiated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") under the Clean Water Act ("CWA"). PLP's complaint asserts that, in the absence of a permit application, EPA's Section 404(c)...


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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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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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