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2 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Thousands hit NJ beaches as part of annual cleanup

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Thousands of volunteers have swept across dozens of Jersey Shore beaches as part of an environmental group's annual cleanup program. The reports identify pollution problems, educate citizens on the types and quantities of debris and contribute to local and international efforts to combat marine pollution.

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6 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Baton Rouge ride-sharing program under development

The Capital Region Planning Commission has been awarded a grant from the state Department of Transportation and Development for a software program designed to help connect commuters to share rides to and from work. The Advocate reported (http://bit.ly/1rrmRPa) the GreenRide program uses an Internet-based approach that can be customized to let employees of a single company connect to share a ...

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10 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Glance: New Jersey's 2 statewide ballot questions

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT DEDICATING STATE FUNDS FOR OPEN SPACE, FARMLAND, AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION, AND CHANGING EXISTING DEDICATION FOR WATER PROGRAMS, UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS, AND HAZARDOUS SITE CLEANUPS [...] the amendment dedicates money received from leases and other uses of State open space lands to pay for open space, farmland, and historic preservation. The money from the new dedication would be used: ...

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OCT 24, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Wyoming officials question missile cleanup plan

(AP) — Environmental quality regulators in Wyoming say pollution levels have increased at a retired Atlas missile site east of Cheyenne. Officials say high concentrations of trichloroethylene, a toxic chemical, are threatening residential water wells less than one mile from the area.

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OCT 23, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Feds settle with NY slaughterhouse over pollution

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a New York slaughterhouse that supplies kosher chicken to Orthodox Jews discharged chicken parts and other waste into storm drains and sewers. The U.S. attorney's office announced a civil lawsuit and proposed settlement Thursday.

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