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10 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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AP NewsBreak: Environmentalists sue over reactor

The lawsuit contends the permit violates the Clean Water Act by allowing water pollution at levels that violate state standards designed to protect public health, along with fish and other aquatic species. In a series of letters, the Fisheries Service urged state and federal regulators to require modern water intake structures to protect threatened salmon from death or injury. "State ...

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11 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Glance: New Jersey's open space ballot question

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 amendment requires that money received from leases ...

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12 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Vatican admits Sistine Chapel frescoes 'whitened'

The damage wasn't visible from the ground, but close inspection showed pockets of frescoes covered with a powdery patina that caked them like cracked sugar icing. While the exact origin is still unknown, officials told an academic conference that the powder consisted of calcium carbonate and calcium bicarbonate deposits, believed to have formed from the increasing levels of carbon dioxide ...

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14 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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APNewsBreak: Enviros sue over reactor

(AP) — Three environmental groups are suing a state agency over the impacts of the Northwest's only commercial nuclear power plant on the water quality of the Columbia River. The lawsuit contends that the permit violates the Clean Water Act by allowing water pollution at levels that violate state standards designed to protect public health, fish, and other aquatic species. ...

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OCT 29, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Temporary hold placed on Arkansas hog farm permits

The moratorium stems from a permit the state's environmental quality department issued for the C&H Hog Farm to operate, the Baxter Bulletin (http://bit.ly/1wEVqG3 ) reported. Having the temporary suspension in place gives time for the Legislature to review future animal feeding operations in the Buffalo River Watershed. The first moratorium was issued May 6 and set to expire Oct. 22, ...

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