Archives For Oil Spill


1. Hong Kong woman critically ill with bird flu, raising concerns of epidemic.Health officials outside a poultry market in Hong Kong after and earlier case of H7N0 bird flu

2. In West Virginia, fear about safety of drinking water persists.

3. Race to build on river could block Pacific oil route.

4. U.S. Forest Service set to allow oil, gas drilling in – not on – Pawnee National Grassland in Weld County.

5. Nicaragua defies canal protests.

6. Chemicals’ phaseout a ‘success story’ for S.F. Bay wildlife

USGS biologist Jarred Barr comes ashore to the island where the birds nest to inspect tern and American avocet nests and eggs. Photo: Katy Raddatz / Special To The Chronicle / ONLINE_YES

7. Mary Nichols has ‘rock star’ influence as top air quality regulator.

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8. Vietnamese farmers’ overuse of pesticide harms fertile soil.

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9. Pope Francis’s edict on climate change will anger deniers and US churches.

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10. Water source for almonds in California may run dry.

11. Study: All-electric car may not be so green.

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12. Dengue app allows Costa Rica to report mosquito hatcheries.

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13. Doubts as China project’s water reaches capital.

Xi Jinping praises Hong Kong authorities for not giving in to protesters

14. Thieves fry Kenya’s power grid to cook fast food.

15. Study: Sundarbans food chain broken by oil spill.


1. Environment as influential as genes in autism, study says

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2. Long-Awaited DEP Study Says PFC Contamination Widespread in State’s Water

3. Dangerous Chemical Invades West Wichita Drinking Water

4. East Antarctica more at risk than thought to long-term thaw

An ice shelf previously thought to be resilient to climate change is being held in place by a relatively small plug of ice.

Penguins congregate near Wilkes Land, Antarctica

5. BP cries foul in massive oil spill settlement

Is BP backpedaling on a settlement with oil spill victims, or are some Gulf Coast businesses exploiting BP to the tune of more than $500 million?

  6. ‘Sewer assets’: Use of sludge as fertilizer leads to rich-tasting foods

7. Food Fights

To address online consumer activism, food makers are advised to embrace openness
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8. Kentucky tops U.S. for ADHD

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9. Poverty, environment are interconnected

10. Did Michigan agency lobby to bend rules on pollutants at Dearborn steel mill?

The state DEQ is proposing to revise the emissions permit for Severstal Steel in Dearborn to allow for some toxic pollutants such as lead, carbon monoxide, and PM10 (fine dust) to be doubled, tripled, quadrupled, even increased by more than 7200 percent.


1. Great Lakes brace for more toxic algae

Climate change, agricultural runoff are factors in a resurgent plague

2. Antibiotic resistance now ‘global threat’, WHO warns

Lab research into new antibiotics

3. Tanker spills, pipelines raise questions about crude oil transport

4. Train Derails NTSB investigating derailment, oil spill in Lynchburg

Fire, oil spill into James River highlight growing concern over rail transport of crude

5. Fast facts on bike commuting

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6. Building bike commuters one bike lane at a time

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1. S.F. firefighter’s new battle: proving cancer is job-related

Retired firefighter Denise Elarms is fighting cancer. Photo: Genevieve Ross, Special To The Chronicle

2. BP confirms oil spill into Lake Michigan from Whiting refinery

3. Toxic Lead Widespread In World’s Largest Paint Market

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4. Region lags in green funeral offerings

Shannon Mullins, of Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Services, performs a cremation in Cape Coral, Fla. (AP Photo/The News-Press, Jack Hardman)

5. Toxic Chemical  Detected In More Water Supplies

6. Is the rise in preventable diseases tied to the anti-vaccination movement?


1. BP oil spill linked to heart defects in tuna and amberjack, new study says

2. The Future of Fracking in California

Billions of barrels of oil lie in the Monterey Shale. The windfall from tapping into that deeply buried cache could be mind-blowing – so could the damage.

3. Little evidence of high cancer rates in oilsands community: government study By Bob Weber

4. EPA and Army Corps bring clarity to Clean Water Act Expansion proposal

5. Closing Clean Water Act Loophole Will Protect Drinking Water and Benefit Bathers and Breweries Alike (Op-Ed)

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6. Colorful Sunset Paintings Reveal Climate Change Secrets

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7. Sensing gravity with acid: Scientists discover role for protons in neurotransmission

8. Murray Targets EPA In Lawsuit

‘Radical’ agency is killing coal industry, company contends

 


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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:

1. CHEMICAL WEAPONS WATCHDOG WINS NOBEL PEACE PRIZE

The OPCW, the group overseeing the destruction of Syria’s arsenal, receives the coveted award.

2. WHY SOME NATIONAL PARKS MAY REOPEN

Under pressure from governors, the Obama administration says it would allow parks to reopen during the shutdown – as long as states use their own money.

3. AID FREEZE FUELS ANTI-US SENTIMENT IN EGYPT

Still, the nation’s military-backed government is unlikely to pull back from doing things the U.S. favors – such as holding parliamentary and presidential elections in 2014.

4. FARMER SAYS CRUDE WAS BUBBLING 6 INCHES HIGH

The North Dakota man who found a 20,600-barrel oil spill in his field smelled it for days before his tires and combines were coated in it.

5. SECOND US ASTRONAUT TO ORBIT EARTH DIES AT 88

Beyond exploring the heights of space, Scott Carpenter also adventured to the deepest depths of the ocean.

6. VAN GOGH WORKS ON DISPLAY IN DC

The exhibit featuring the artist’s various versions of some of his well-known paintings is a bright spot for museum visitors during the government shutdown.

7. WHO STARTED THE RECYCLING PHENOMENON

There is mounting evidence that our prehistoric ancestors learned to reuse everyday objects.

8. CLEVELAND KIDNAPPER’S DEATH MAY NOT HAVE BEEN SUICIDE

Authorities say Ariel Castro may have died in his prison cell attempting to choke himself for a sexual thrill, and that guards falsified logs.

9. ABANDONED PRISON COMES TO LIFE AT HALLOWEEN

“Terror Behind the Walls” at the historic Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia bills itself as the nation’s largest haunted house outside an amusement park.

10. VERLANDER PITCHES TIGERS BACK TO AL CHAMPIONSHIP

Detroit will face Boston after blanking Oakland 3-0 in Game 5 of the division series.