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Environmental report at center of Whittier oil-drilling debate

WHITTIER – A report on a plan to drill for oil could lay the groundwork for the future prosperity of the city or it could show how neighborhoods would be ruined. The 824-page environmental impact report prepared by Ventura-based Marine Research Specialists – is at the center of the debate over Ventura-based Matrix Oil Co.’s proposal to drill for oil in the Whittier hills.
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Lavasa Corp moves Bombay high court against environment ministry’s notice – Daily News and Analysis

Lavasa Corporation has moved the Bombay high court against the show-cause notice served by the ministry of environment and forests. Lavasa’s representative said that the petition is likely to come up for hearing tomorrow or day after. Lavasa, a Hindustan …
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US Ecology CEO to Present at RBC Capital Markets Transportation and Industrials Conference – msnbc.com

US Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECOL) (“the Company”) today announced that James Baumgardner, President and Chief Executive Officer, is scheduled to present an overview of the Company’s operations at the RBC Capital Markets Transportation and Industrials …
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‘A Billion Chinese’ Describes Environmental Perils

Thousands of environmental groups have sprung up in China, hoping to protect its land and wildlife from the ravages of economic development. Journalist Jonathan Watts writes about them in a new book, When a Billion Chinese Jump.
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Separate panel to monitor environment clearances – Hindustan Times

After the Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi (IIT) hinted at “conflict of interest” in environment ministry’s presence in appraisal and environment approval process, a separate body would be set up to look into the matter. As a result, the environment …
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Ecology Matters by Duke Vasey – Marconews.com

Biodiversity, the variety of life, is the visible and invisible basis for human existence. Large segments of the increasingly urban human population are unaware of the benefits from a multitude of resources and processes that are supplied by natural …
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Hollow green credentials

Mepa should resort to the EU Environmental Liability Directive to exact the right penalty from the contractor responsible for the environmental damage at Dwejra.
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Sailor dogs settling into new environment – Shawnee News-Star

A pair of Iraqi-born German-shepherd mix dogs are slowly adjusting to their new home in Shawnee but the pair has picked up a strange new habit since they arrived in the U.S. U.S. Navy Petty Officer John Carter, who spearheaded the campaign to bring the …
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Yellowjacket invasion in Hawaii is wrecking havoc with ecology – Woodland Daily Democrat

Yellowjackets, which kill or scavenge insects and other protein-rich foods to feed their young, can wreak ecological havoc, says ecologist Erin Wilson of UC Davis. The Western yellowjacket, native to the western United States and first discovered in Hawaii …
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