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Pa. fines driller $25K over oil tank explosion

State regulators have fined a gas drilling company $25,000 for environmental damage from an explosion that killed two people at a western Pennsylvania drilling site.
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The Brumby Dump: V/Line quizzed over environmental damage

V/Line was involved in five serious incidents of environmental damage in 2007-2009, including killing critically endangered plants and spilling over 80,000 litres of diesel into the Geelong sewerage system, writes Swinburne journalism student Katherine McGowan .
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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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Tanzania: Environmental Groups Appeal to Kikwete Over Serengeti Highway

Heads of three global environmental conservation organisations have officially appealed to President Jakaya Kikwete to re-examine his decision to construct a highway through the Serengeti National Park (Senapa), in a desperate attempt to save the world heritage site from losing its outstanding universal value.
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China raises alarm over Yangtze environmental damage

China will spend billions of dollars treating sewage and planting forests to arrest massive environmental degradation along the Yangtze river and its Three Gorges reservoir, officials said Tuesday.
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Medvedev Breaks With Putin Over Highway After Ecology Protests – San Francisco Gate

Aug. 27 (Bloomberg) — Russian President Dmitry Medvedev halted a highway construction project championed by his prime minister, Vladimir Putin, in a rare public collision between the country’s ruling tandem …
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Dry weather can’t dampen Seashore scientist’s excitement over toads – Abington Mariner

Report from the National Seashore’s North Atlantic Coastal Laboratory: The prolonged dry spell has done nothing to diminish the kettle ponds or dampen the excitement surrounding this past spring’s unprecedented spike …
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Environmental groups sue Caltrans over Richardson Grove; suit claims road-widening project will pose risks to state park

A coalition of environmental groups and local citizens filed suit Thursday in San Francisco Superior Court against Caltrans in protest of the Richardson Grove project.
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