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WATERS: a Workflow for the Alignment, Taxonomy, and Ecology of Ribosomal Sequences – BioMed Central

For more than two decades microbiologists have used a highly conserved microbial gene as a phylogenetic marker for bacteria and archaea. The small-subunit ribosomal RNA gene, also known as 16S rRNA, is encoded by …
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Arizona man is living ‘off the grid’ – Zanesville Times Recorder

TUCSON, Ariz. — He grew up off Bear Canyon Road, catching fish and crawdads in Sabino Creek. “We’d spend all day there, swim in the pools, hike to Seven Falls. We would hardly see anyone,” said Jonathan Hanson. We are …
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CA community garden yields life lessons – MPNnow

Canandaigua Academy students in teacher Eric Cosman’s ecology class this spring spent part of their days getting hands-on training — and getting their hands dirty. The teens take part in a community garden — and by …
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Group makes its case for clean Rayonier mill site – Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES — The theme of the meeting was how the remaining structures on the Rayonier’s former mill site can influence the cleanup of Puget Sound. But the Thursday meeting was not another information session held by …
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Artists use found items to create pieces for ‘Ecology Art at the Gardens’ – Palm Beach Daily News

When a planned Earth Day exhibition at the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens fell through, Managing Director Cynthia Palmieri didn’t have far to look for inspiration. All around her were the gardens that founder Ann Norton …
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GREEN Companies; Four Of Ontario, Canada’s Leeding Green Companies: Abcott Construction, Restoration Environmental REC …

1888PressRelease GREEN Companies; Leeding the Way in Canada; Four of Ontario, Canada’s Leeding Green Companies: Abcott Construction, Restoration Environmental – REC Demolition – REC Disaster Recovery Emergency ResponseAbcott Construction, a Butler Builder of Green LEED Buildings across Ontario including Brantford, Cambridge, Hamilton, Ancaster, Milton, Unionville, Markham, Stoney Creek, London,…
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Obama to address nation on oil disaster Tuesday night

President Barack Obama will visit the Gulf states affected by the oil spill on Monday and Tuesday and then address the nation on Tuesday night from the White House on the next steps in responding to the environmental catastrophe, his senior adviser said Sunday.
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Is The Blame Carousel a One Trick Pony?

As far as I can tell we are all responsible for the Gulf oil disaster.   Our oil gluttony paved the way for this “leak” and many more since and still to come.  Until we can wean ourselves off of oil there is no one to blame but ourselves.  Of course it’s fun to point a waging finger at those in power.

In an interview with POLITICO, the president said: “I think it’s fair to say, if six months ago, before this spill had happened, I had gone up to Congress and I had said we need to crack down a lot harder on oil companies and we need to spend more money on technology to respond in case of a catastrophic spill, there are folks up there, who will not be named, who would have said this is classic, big-government overregulation and wasteful spending.”

Chevron’s Nine Hour Oil Leak

A leak from an underground oil pipeline apparently went unaddressed for nearly nine hours late Friday and early Saturday, spilling 50 gallons of crude per minute into Red Butte Creek.

The oil blackened the east Salt Lake City creek, stained scores of birds, prompted the closure of Liberty Park and sent oil as far west as the Jordan River.
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