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Environmental Concerns

Officials making plan to reduce San Juan river pollution

FARMINGTON, N.M. — Officials are working on a plan to reduce pollution in San Juan County rivers after a study found they contain significant levels of bacteria indicating the presence of human feces.

July 04, 2015 1:12 pmLoading…

EPA investigating source of contaminated Kokomo groundwater

KOKOMO, Ind. — Officials with the federal Environmental Protection Agency have begun investigating the source of a potentially toxic chemical that's been leaking into Kokomo's groundwater.

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You can't fight climate change with denial

You can't fight climate change with denial

Conservatives can choose their policy reaction, but not their own reality.

June 27, 2015 5:00 pmLoading…

Wildlife officials find rusty crayfish in SD waters

PIERRE, S.D. — State wildlife officials have discovered a new aquatic invasive species in South Dakota waters.

June 26, 2015 2:31 pmLoading…

Low-level radioactive contamination found along creek

HAZELWOOD, Mo. — The Army Corps of Engineers said low-level radiological contamination has been found at three sites along Coldwater Creek in St. Louis County, including two municipal parks and Archdiocese of St. Louis property.

June 25, 2015 1:35 pmLoading…

Wisconsin agency seeks to educate public about invasive worm

MILWAUKEE — An invasive worm that's turned up in several parts of the state since being seen for the first time in Madison in 2013 is the target of a new public education campaign by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

June 24, 2015 12:43 pmLoading…

Pope's plans on abuse, environment shape US bishops' meeting

ST. LOUIS — The U.S. bishops' point-person on the environment defended Pope Francis' plan to issue a high-level teaching document next week on ecology and climate change, saying Wednesday that global warming was the result of moral failings that the Roman Catholic Church has a duty to address.

June 10, 2015 2:52 pmLoading…

Scientists targeted for cuts have studied GOP issues

MADISON, Wis. — The group of state Department of Natural Resources scientists that Republican lawmakers targeted for cuts has been working on a number of politically charged issues in recent years, including climate change, pollution and mining.

June 07, 2015 6:39 amLoading…

Where They Stand: Rick Perry on issues of 2016 campaign

AUSTIN, Texas — Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry is seeking the 2016 Republican nomination for president. Here's a snapshot of where Perry stands on issues likely to be debated in the campaign.

June 04, 2015 12:28 pmLoading…

Wildlife managers win appeal on Michigan's exotic pig ban

MARQUETTE, Mich. — Michigan's ban on Russian boars and similar pig breeds is constitutional, the state appeals court said Wednesday, overturning an order that had prevented officials from taking action against animal owners in the Upper Peninsula.

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Grasshopper population could decrease in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The grasshopper population could be decreasing this year. It's the latest data point in a trend that a researcher says has been thrown out of whack by climate change.

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Wolf numbers up across most of N. Rockies except Montana

Wolf numbers up across most of N. Rockies except Montana

BILLINGS, Mont. — Gray wolf numbers rose across most of the Northern Rockies last year but dropped in Montana after a concerted effort by officials there to drive down the population and curb livestock attacks.

April 03, 2015 2:25 pmLoading…
Just add water: AZ pushes for 'bioreactor landfills'

Just add water: AZ pushes for 'bioreactor landfills'

Chad Hancock, a technician with Engineering and Environmental Consultants Inc., uses a device to monitor the amount, concentration, temperature and percentage of methane gases from a well at the Los Reales Landfill. Wells are connected to vertical perforated piping that runs throughout the l…

December 29, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Just add water: AZ pushes for 'bioreactor landfills'

Just add water: AZ pushes for 'bioreactor landfills'

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality is seeking federal permits to convert landfills like Los Reales to bioreactors. The addition of water to the landfill is expected to accelerate the rate of waste degradation, creating more methane.

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Just add water: AZ pushes for 'bioreactor landfills'

Just add water: AZ pushes for 'bioreactor landfills'

More liquids - and, critics fear, some illegal hazardous wastes - could be coming to Arizona's 39 garbage landfills if a new technology for treating landfill liquids wins federal approval.

December 29, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Just add water: AZ pushes for 'bioreactor landfills'

Just add water: AZ pushes for 'bioreactor landfills'

This is the existing methane-capture system and part of the Los Reales Landfill gas-to-energy project. Bioreactor opponents are worried about additional water use and the threat of groundwater contamination.

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