By TALK RADIO NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – The Environmental Protection Agency rolled out new regulations Friday to reduce the level of sulfur in gasoline. Beginning in 2017, the level of sulfur in gasoline will be required to be cut from approximately 60 percent. Sulfur in fuel is a key contributor to smog and other airborne [...]
A possible meteor has been spotted streaking through the sky over the East Coast, The American Meteor Society and Twitter users are reporting. “It basically looked like a super bright shooting star,” said Robert Lunsford, fireball coordinator for the society, based on the reports coming in to the organization’s website. “I saw some people mentioning [...]
Federal and state officials say six underground tanks holding a brew of radioactive and toxic waste are leaking at the country’s most contaminated nuclear site in south-central Washington, raising concerns about delays for emptying the aging tanks. The leaking materials at Hanford Nuclear Reservation pose no immediate risk to public safety or the environment because [...]
He’s already targeted cigarette smoking and Big Gulp sodas. Now New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says, in his final State of the City Address, he wants to outlaw Styrofoam. A mainstay of the omnipresent carryout restaurants in the Big Apple.
A stretch of Australia’s Sunshine Coast has been blanketed in sea foam, swept ashore by the remnants of a tropical cyclone that struck Australia last week.
Jan 29 2013 | Posted in Environment
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By TALK RADIO NEWS SERVICE UNITED NATIONS – Following a disappointing year for progress on international climate issues, the U.N. Secretary General has called on member states to reach consensus on an international climate change pact by 2015. Speaking before the U.N. General Assembly Tuesday, Ban Ki-moon pledged to individually reach out to world leaders [...]
By GEOFF HOLTZMAN Talk Radio News Service WASHINGTON – The areas where these photos were taken were actually fairly clean compared to say, Independence Avenue from 7th Street to 15th Street. There, the streets appeared to be flooded ankle-high with trash. Now obviously, when roughly 800,000 people descend on a city for a day, there [...]
By HELEN JACCARD and GERRY CONDON In November we traveled to Guatemala to study Spanish and learn about the lives of the indigenous Maya people. Guatemala is an amazingly beautiful country, with countless mountains and valleys, and 22 volcanoes, the most in Central America. The people are very friendly and good humored. Traditional Mayan culture, [...]
Jan 7 2013 | Posted in Environment
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