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UN: Annual cost of environmental damage tops $6.6 trillion

BusinessGreen.com Staff, BusinessGreen , Tuesday 5 October 2010 at 10:52:00 New study reckons environmental damage carried out during 2008 resulted in financial costs equivalent to 11 per cent of GDP Global environmental damage resulting from human activity resulted in an economic cost of $6.6 trillion during 2008, equivalent to 11 per cent of global GDP, and is set to cost $28 trillion a year …
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GoToGoGo.com Goes Live – Free Online Advertising Portal for Discounts and Coupons in the U.S. – YAHOO!

com , the first being the fact that businesses will now have access to premium advertising space without having to spend their hard earned money during this economic enviroment. The second thing is that there will be a very well defined marketplace for our …
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Government Withholding Key Data on Gulf Seafood Testing

Now that’s hard to believe, our government not telling us everything?

Gulf states not following consistent protocol, despite government claims

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and FDA officials maintain they’ve provided results of ongoing Gulf seafood safety tests with the utmost transparency. But outside scientists, eager to perform independent evaluations of the government’s findings, complain the information released contains far too many unknown variables that preclude peer review.

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Hungarian toxic sludge boss arrested over environmental disaster

Zoltan Bakonyi was arrested on suspicion of public endangerment and environmental damage.
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Understanding a Lock-Out – CBS Sports

when they can and they are just a product of the enviroment at that point. I think there is too much money at stake, and after seeing how baseball fared after their last work stoppage (thinking the fans would come storming back once they took the field) I …
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Mining the Future of the Planet

Each of my keystrokes makes use of electricity and that electricity is generated by a power plant.  Where I live some of it is generated by a Nuclear  Power Plant but unfortunately much of it is produced by coal fired power plants as it is done throughout the entire United States.  We need and demand power but in that process we create a monster that will do anything to get us what we need.  That monster doesn’t care about anything else except delivering to us all the energy we demand.  Electricity has a hidden cost that we seem to be ignoring and it will only become an issue when it is in our own backyard.  If you don’t live in Kentucky then don’t worry, for now…

A coalition of environmental advocates took the first step today toward bringing a lawsuit against three mining operations in Kentucky for a staggering number of alleged violations of the Clean Water Act, more than 20,000 in all.

The companies targeted are ICG Hazard and ICG Knott, subsidiaries of West Virginia-based International Coal Group, and Frasure Creek Mining, a subsidiary of West Virginia-based Trinity Coal, which was recently purchased by India’s Essar Group. These are the largest producers of mountaintop removal-mined coal in Kentucky.

The companies have been sent intent-to-sue letters charging that they exceeded pollution discharge limits set by their state-issued operating permits, consistently failed to conduct the required monitoring of their discharges, and submitted false monitoring data to state agencies.

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UN: Annual cost of environmental damage tops $6.6tn

BusinessGreen.com Staff, BusinessGreen , Tuesday 5 October 2010 at 10:52:00 New study reckons environmental damage carried out during 2008 resulted in financial costs equivalent to 11 per cent of GDP Global environmental damage resulting from human activity resulted in an economic cost of $6.6tn (£4.2tn) during 2008, equivalent to 11 per cent of global GDP, and is set to cost $28tn a year by …
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Morristown Airport providing hands-on training for local firemen – NJ.com

except in this type of enviroment.” Using life-like simulators of the interior and exterior of corporate jets, firefighters last week practiced entering jets from emergency exits, blindly navigating smoky interiors and rescuing passengers. The type of …
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Save The World’s Largest Living Thing

No it’s not an elephant even though they too are endangered it’s a tree or better yet a cloned tree spanning 106 acres.

LOGAN — Utah scientists are trying to organize an emergency rescue effort to save the largest living thing ever discovered, anywhere on Earth. It’s known as Pando, a single organism living in central Utah, that some scientists say could also be the world’s oldest living thing.

But Pando is dying and may have only a few more years of glory.

It’s a grove of quaking aspen trees spanning 106 acres near Fish Lake. Scientists call it an aspen clone, which is essentially a single plant comprised of thousands of trees connected by underground roots. When Pando was discovered a few decades ago, scientists named it with a Latin word that means “I spread.”

Source: Central Utah’s Pando, world’s largest living thing, is threatened, scientists say

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