Environment

As oil leak is isolated to 10-mile radius, Montana Governor calls out Exxon

July 4, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source “Exxon said the spill, which occurred early Saturday near Billings, Montana, released into the river between 750 and 1,000 barrels of oil, which equals up to 42,000 gallons. The company also has said the spill appeared to be concentrated within a 10-mile stretch of the river between Billings and the nearby town [...]

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Exxon-Mobil Pipeline in Montana bursts, causing evacuation around Yellowstone River

July 2, 2011

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Floodwaters surround nuclear plant in Nebraska

June 26, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source “A tear on Sunday in a temporary berm allowed Missouri River flood waters to surround containment buildings and other vital areas of a Nebraska nuclear plant, but reactor systems were not affected. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said the breach in the 2,000-foot inflatable berm around the Fort Calhoun station occurred around [...]

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Scientists warn of deadly shellfish in Alaska

June 11, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source “Public health officials warned Alaskans to avoid eating shellfish they harvest from the southeastern tip of the state after high concentrations of a poison than can kill humans was found. State officials said scientists monitoring algae blooms near Ketchikan discovered some of the world’s highest-ever recorded levels of toxins that cause paralytic [...]

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Heat wave still crisping East Coast, Midwest

June 9, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source Record heat wave across the East with temperatures in the 100s. Source 2 Heat wave in Detroit leads to major power outage downtown. Source 3 Sweltering 102 degree temperature in Washington D.C. ties record. Source 4 Wichita, Kansas experiences ultra-rare heat burst when, at Midnight, the temperature jumped 17 degrees to [...]

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EPA tests of air outside of schools find problems

June 9, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source ”   The federal government’s first attempt to assess the dangers from air pollution around schools is nearing completion, and the findings underscore the need for more extensive air monitoring, especially in pollution hot spots, the head of the EPA says. Most of the air monitoring completed so far has not found [...]

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Transocean challenges Coast Guard Report on Gulf Oil Spill

June 9, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source Transocean called the report “flawed” and said it should be corrected. Source 2 Transocean “urged the Coast Guard to revise a recent draft investigation report that said the company was partly to blame for last year’s Gulf of Mexico disaster. On the final day of a comment period on the draft report, [...]

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