Monthly Archives: August 2005

9 States in Plan to Cut Emissions by Power Plants

Officials in New York and eight other Northeastern states have come to a preliminary agreement to freeze power plant emissions at their current levels and then reduce them by 10 percent by 2020, according to a confidential draft proposal. The …

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Onondaga Lake Water Quality Improves Significantly

The newly expanded Metropolitan Sewage Treatment Plant has resulted in sooner-than-expected improvements in Onondaga Lake water quality. Dramatic reductions in ammonia and phosphorus levels have been observed in only a few short months; ammonia levels now meet the 2012 federally …

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Environmental Economics

Here’s a useful blog bringing an economist’s perspective to natural resource and environmental issue. Go directly to it here.

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More Evidence of Global Warming Impacting the Great Lakes

The New Scientist reports that researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison have found further evidence that Global Warming is impacting the Great Lakes. Their analysis of ice break-ups dating back to 1846 concludes that spring thaw has shown an earlier …

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Global Warming may be affecting Great Lakes Water Levels

Toronto’s Globe and Mail reports on ebbing water levels in Lake Huron and the rest of the Great Lakes. There is evidence that this may be the result of dredging and subsequent erosion of the St. Clair and Detroit river …

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Eastwood streetscape to get $325,000 in improvements

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Clay Development stopped for Six Months

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Malone grants Wal-Mart more variances

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More Pockets of TCE, Freon found under IBM Campus

In an attempt to isolate the source of Freon 113 threatening ground water near the east side of the sprawling microelectronics campus, IBM workers took soil-gas samples beneath Building 57 between January and March. The results showed high levels of …

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Huge manure spill kills hundreds of thousands of fish

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