WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY BURN BANS EXPIRE IN EASTERN WASHINGTON COUNTIES – FireEngineering.com

OLYMPIA, Wash., Jan. 7 — The Washington State Department of Ecology issued the following news release: Burn bans will expire today (Friday, Jan. 7, 2011) in several Eastern Washington counties because air quality is expected to improve there, according to …
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ThyssenKrupp steel plant in Rio fined over environmental damage

Sao Paulo – ThyssenKrupp’s Brazilian subsidiary CSA was fined Thursday for repeated violation of environmental regulations at its new steel plant in Rio de Janeiro.
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UPDATE: Canada PM Names New Environment Minister – NASDAQ

OTTAWA -(Dow Jones)- Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper named his fourth environment minister in five years in a minor cabinet shuffle which involved the promotion of four lawmakers, including a newly elected member of parliament. Peter Kent is the new …
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Population and Community Ecology – National Science Foundation (press release)

The Population and Community Ecology Cluster supports research that advances the conceptual or theoretical understanding of population ecology, species interactions and community dynamics in terrestrial, wetland and freshwater habitats. We encourage …
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China Rare Earths Leave Toxic Trail to Toyota Prius, Vestas Wind Turbines

Rare earth metals are key to global efforts to switch to cleaner energy — from batteries in hybrid cars to magnets in wind turbines. Mining and processing the metals causes environmental damage that China, the biggest producer, is no longer willing to bear.
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Purdue study: No-till farming may benefit environment – Wichita Eagle

Cropland that’s left unplowed between harvests releases significantly smaller amounts of a potent greenhouse gas than conventionally plowed fields, according to a new study that suggests no-till farming can combat climate change. Researchers said the …
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Global Ecology Corporation Announces Initial Sales of Mobile PureWater System – msnbc.com

Global Ecology Corporation (PINKSHEETS: GLEC) (OTCQB: GLEC) announced today the sale of its initial Mobile PureWater Systems (MPWS) to its South African joint venture, GEC Africa. The initial order is for three units. The first unit will be shipped this …
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Global news quiz: gas guzzlers and environmental damage

Test how well you’ve been following world events over the last week.
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Opinion: New environment minister will have his hands full – Calgary Herald

Stephen Harper fine-tuned his cabinet team Tuesday with a minor shuffle that bolstered his Ontario contingent and catapulted former TV anchor Peter Kent into the politically tricky job of environment minister. In a bid to prepare for a possible spring …
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USA: Ecology extends burn bans in Chelan, Douglas counties; bans expire in several other Eastern … – FireEngineering.com

OLYMPIA, Jan. 05 — The State Of Washington has issued following press release: The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) is extending burn bans now in effect in Chelan and Douglas counties. Ecology’s Stage 1 burn bans will continue until at least 10 …
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