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“A company filed a report Sunday about three of its staff going missing two days ago. They are American contractors. We are looking into this report”


No specific threat to Boston-area, FBI says


A local affiliate of the extremist Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) claimed it “brought down” the Airbus A321-200 that crashed Saturday in Egypt with 224 on board

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Brian Williams Suspended Six Months in Wake of Investigation


Ohio man plotted attack on U.S. Capitol, FBI says


1. Tulane biologist asks: How does lead affect New Orleans’ birds?

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2. ‘Green burials’ are on the rise as baby boomers plan for their future, and funerals

3. Don’t drink the water

Portland’s fluoridation battle shows how tricky it is to integrate science into debates that have as much to do with values as policy.

4. Drought leads to contamination in Duncan’s water supply

Officials in Duncan, Oklahoma, notified residents that the city’s drinking water had violated federal purity standards. City officials say the problem is the result of a prolonged drought that has left city reservoirs several feet below normal.
Photo - Duncan public works director Scott Vaughn talks about the drought and the effect on the city's water quality, Tuesday, September 30, 2014. Photo by David McDaniel

5. California water officials aren’t following own call for conservation

drought honchos - Mike Soubirous

6. NC coal ash spill provokes state regulation, but activists criticize law

While the state’s coal ash management law is unprecedented, environmentalists say it should be stricter

7. U.S. farmers latest to sue Syngenta over GMO corn rejected by China

The logo of Swiss agrochemicals maker Syngenta is seen in front of a cornfield near the company's plant in Stein near Basel September 18, 2012.  REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

8. South Sudan: children bear brunt of man-made disaster

Despite aid agencies’ efforts, the world’s newest nation is on the brink as its leaders fight for the spoils of power

Women carry sacks of maize flour at a food distribution point in Juba, South Sudan

9. Islamic State jihadists are using water as a weapon in Iraq

10. Clean Coal Era Begins

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11. Methane emissions soar in drilling boom

Study finds big rise in emissions of methane

Flares like this one at an oil production facility in North Dakota burn off methane that is produced along with oil but is too costly to process and transport.(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

12. Under Pressure, Texas to Install Air Monitor in Heavily Fracked County

Investigation by ICN and the Center for Public Integrity helped spur Karnes County commissioners to think seriously about fracking’s toxic air emissions.

13. Facing Threat From Pot Farms, West Coast Fisher Proposed For Endangered Species Protection

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed listing the fisher as “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act. Its populations were first damaged by trapping and logging, and now face a threat from rat poison used by illegal marijuana farms. | credit: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

14. Manure fertilizer increases antibiotic resistance

Faeces from antibiotic-free cows helps resistant bacteria to flourish in soil, puzzling researchers.

15. Study: Extra $22.5B a year in environmental gains for Chesapeake region if cleanup proceeds.

16. U.S. foods labeled ‘natural’ often contain GMOs, group reports

17. BPA Exposure During Pregnancy Linked to Lung Problems in Children

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Obama announces he is sending nearly 500 more U.S. troops to Iraq

Obama statement on ISIS and Ukraine