Ex-TV anchor named environment minister – YAHOO!

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Prime Minister Stephen Harper named former television journalist Peter Kent as environment minister on Tuesday but opted to keep other cabinet changes minimal because of the wobbly economic recovery. Harper was forced to fill a vacancy …
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Environmental Defenders to host recycling collection

McHENRY – The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County will hold their January recycling collection from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Metra train station parking lot, 4005 Main St. in downtown McHenry.
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Peter Kent named Environment minister in cabinet shuffle – Calgary Herald

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Stephen Harper has appointed Peter Kent to the key environment portfolio and brought recently elected MP Julian Fantino into the inner circle as a junior minister responsible for seniors. Both MPs are from Toronto-area ridings and …
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ECOLOGY EXTENDS BURN BANS IN CHELAN, DOUGLAS COUNTIES; BANS EXPIRE IN SEVERAL … – FireEngineering.com

The following information was released by the Washington State Department of Ecology: 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 …
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Environmental Questions Persist in Post-Spill Gulf

Listen to the Audio RAY SUAREZ: As the year comes to a close, we get the latest now on one of the year’s major stories — the massive oil spill along the Gulf Coast. It began with a blast. BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig, about 41 miles off Louisiana’s coast, exploded April 20th, killing eleven and injuring seventeen. At first, BP and U.S. government officials said they didn’t know the extent of the …
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Noble Corp. joins the parade for high specification harsh environment jackups – Gerson Lehrman Group

Noble Corporation has contracted with Sembcorp Marine to build 2 high-specification, heavy duty, harsh environment jackups at the Jurong shipyard in Singapore. First delivery will be Q-4 of 2012 and second delivery will be during Q-2 of 2013. The price for …
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Christians in Egypt clash with police, Muslims after suicide bomb attack on church – Baltimore Sun

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt (AP) — Christians clashed with Egyptian police in the northern city of Alexandria on Saturday, furious over an apparent suicide bombing against worshippers leaving a New Year’s Mass at a church that killed at least 21 people. It was the …
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Challenging Cleanup Ahead for Gulf Coast

Listen to the Audio RAY SUAREZ: And for more about those questions, we turn to one of the administration’s leading voices on the environmental impact. Jane Lubchenco, is head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA. Welcome back to the program. JANE LUBCHENCO , head, NOAA: Thank you, Ray. RAY SUAREZ: When the well was finally capped, the two big unknowns were, where is …
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Ivernia Reports on Order Received From the Minister for Environment of the Government of … – msnbc.com

TORONTO, ONTARIO — Ivernia Inc. (“Ivernia” or the “Company”) (TSX: IVW) reports that the Company has received a Stop Order (the “Order”) from the Minister for Environment of the Government of Western Australia relating to the transport of lead …
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The Meek Are Reconciled with the Earth: The Basis for Christian Ecology – Huffingtonpost.com

Jesus says “blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.” I think one of the most moving stories in the Old Testament is the story of Joseph. He is an example of someone who is meek and who inherited much. Remember he is the scapegoat who is …
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