Water Issues
Polverino: Climate-change skeptics are spreading a hoax   
June 21, 2015
- The Roanoke Times - Public filings and the nonpartisan îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî reveal Exxon Mobile and Koch Industries paid organizations to deny climate change. From 1997 to 2011 they spent $22 million for...
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The dangers of radon gas in your home   
June 21, 2015
- Fosters Daily Democrat - The îEPAî recommends mitigation if radon levels exceed 4 pico cures ... Piotrowski said it is found in the air and in well îwaterî. âPeople on city îwaterî...
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Visions of Annapolis: A city trying to keep its head above water   
June 21, 2015
- capitalgazette.com - The trend will continue, with the îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî predicting in 2014 that the city will have the largest increase in nuisance flooding in the next 15 years. Scientists attribute...
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The FRESHER Act   
June 21, 2015
- Daily Kos - The Environmental Protection Agency (îEPAî) recently released a report Congress commissioned in 2010 to study the impact of fracking on drinking îwaterî, the conclusions of which are somewhat...
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The EPA Just Cracked Down On Carbon Emissions From Big Trucks   
June 20, 2015
- Think Progress - The îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî put out a report in March that argued that âthe average new truckâ could reduce its fuel use by 40 percent by using technologies that are already on the...
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Gujarat farmer paves way for a new, climate-smart cash crop - sunshine   
June 20, 2015
- Live Mint - A pilot project by Sri Lanka-based non-profit îInternational Water Management Instituteî (IWMI) offered farmers the opportunity to sell excess energy generated by solar panels that drive their water pumps,...
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Lew Janowsky, well-known produce industry attorney, was 64   
June 20, 2015
- The Produce News - Settling in Los Angeles, Mr. Janowsky passed the California Bar Exam in the summer of 1980, and shortly thereafter took a job as a staff attorney in Orange County for îWestern Growersî Association,...
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National Research Council Study Points to Success of Auto Standards   
June 20, 2015
- Union of Concerned Scientists - According to experts at the îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî (UCS), this report shows how smart policies are working to put more efficient cars on the road. The NRC committee that wrote...
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For The First Time in Decades, McDonald's Is Closing More Stores Than It's Opening   
June 20, 2015
- Vice News - This year, the îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî gave McDonald's a score of 24.4 out of 100 for its commitment to use deforestation-free palm oil. As poor as that score is, it's still one of the highest...
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Air pollution world's largest environmental health risk   
June 20, 2015
- Examiner - In the United States, the îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî notes two main areas where the citizens take a huge bite out of the world's limited resources and fuels, in transportation and their diet. Putting...
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