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Environmental Protection Agency has a Clean-Up Plan for Portland Harbor

Environmental Protection Agency has a Clean-Up Plan for Portland Harbor

On Wednesday, after a long wait finally the federal government released its plans for cleaning up the soil in Lower Willamette River which has been contaminated with cancer-causing substances from years of industrialization.

Department of Conservation and Transpower Partnership focus on Fiordland National Park

Department of Conservation and Transpower Partnership focus on Fiordland National ParkMaggie Barry, New Zealand's Conservation Minister said that a new partnership between the Departme

Critics Question Pope’s Competence to Meddle in Climate issues, urge Limitation to Religion

Pope-FrancisNot all that Pope pronounces is welcomed, as the recent comment on environment issues, released on Thursday has been received critically by several ind

Bulgaria and Belgium in the Dock, to be Tried for Flouting Pollution Norms

Bulgaria and Belgium in the Dock, to be Tried for Flouting Pollution Norms

Belgium and Bulgaria have troubling brewing, with the European Union regulators trying them in the bloc's top court, for flouting the legal limits on air pollution.

The European Commission on Thursday held that Bulgaria had terribly failed to live up to the legal limits on levels for PM10, or particulate matter, which was produced by traffic and industry. These tiny particles, if inhaled, could enter the lungs and bloodstream and lead to respiratory diseases and some forms of cancer as well.

Restrictions on Massive Alaskan Mine Proposed

Restrictions on Massive Alaskan Mine ProposedOn Friday the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Agency said that it proposes to issue restrictions which would actually block the development of a huge gold and copper mine that has been planned close to the headwaters of a leading salmon fishery located in Bristol Bay watershed, Alaska.

This will strike a big blow to the project which could rank among the largest of the open-pit mines in the world.

Britain calls on EU to adopt target to cut emissions by 50% by 2030

Britain calls on EU to adopt target to cut emissions by 50% by 2030

Britain has called on the fellow EU governments to adopt a legally binding ambitious target of slashing greenhouse gas emissions by 50 per cent by the year 2030.
 

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