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  • Karen Reardon named 2020 Environmental Communicator of the Year

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    The Turf & Ornamental Communicators Association (TOCA) and Project EverGreen announce that Karen Reardon, vice president of public affairs for RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment) is the recipient of the 2020 TOCA Environmental Communicator of the Year Award. https://bit.ly/3bS24EL The award, which recognizes individuals for outstanding communications efforts ...
  • Conservation efforts prevented dozens of extinctions, says study

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    The world seems to be on the brink of a sixth major extinction event, largely thanks to human activity and the consequent climate change. The (absolute) least we could do is try to prevent some of them, and now a new study has quantified just how many species we may ...
  • Sierra Club Protests Air Toxics Exemption For Superfund Sites

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    Law360 (September 9, 2020, 9:25 PM EDT) — The Sierra Club on Tuesday asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reconsider its decision to exempt Superfund sites from air emissions standards for hazardous air pollutants. In a petition for reconsideration, the green group protested the EPA’s July final rule setting ...
  • WITF’s ‘Toward Racial Justice’ panel links environmental justice with health,

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    Rachel McDevitt September 9, 2020 | 4:47 AM Panelists on WITF’s Toward Racial Justice conversation on environmental justice were, top row left to right, moderator Charles Ellison,  executive producer and host of “Reality Check” on WURD in Philadelphia, entrepreneur Darral Addison, and former Obama Administration official Brandi Colander; middle row ...
  • FAR Chemical has history of environmental violations

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    Tuesday’s blast at Far Chemical Inc is the second time an explosion at the site has rocked the neighborhood, and comes after a litany of safety violations in recent years. Palm Bay Fire Rescue Assistant Chief Gaius Hall said no injuries were reported from Tuesday’s explosions at the company’s 220 Wilhelmina Court location off U.S. ...
  • COVID-19 Recovery Analysis: Paraffin Inhibitors Market 2020-2024 |

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    LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep 8, 2020– Technavio has been monitoring the paraffin inhibitors market and it is poised to grow by USD 89.64 million during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of over 3% during the forecast period. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, ...
  • Opinion | Protecting Forests From Climate Change

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    To the Editor: “Why California? A Recipe for Catastrophic Wildfires” (news article, Aug. 22) knits together current events with authoritative science to help remove any question whether climate change is fueling our wildfire crisis. We must accept this reality and move forward with urgency. For too long, voices on the ...
  • A breath of fresh air: Morgan County gets air-quality elevation from EPA | Local

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    MORGAN COUNTY — The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced this week that the air quality in Morgan County has been upgraded to federal “attainment” standards after years of nonattainment due to high levels of sulfer dioxide. EPA Region 5 Administrator Kurt Thiede was on hand at the Indiana ...
  • Inside Out | Adding structure and diversity to your garden | Environment

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    In June, I welcomed new gardeners and offered suggestions of some flowering native perennials for adding to your gardens. When times are tough, we need to add support to the foundations of our lives. We also need to add structure and support in our gardens. Fall is a good time ...
  • Extinction Rebellion calls move to class it as organised crime group

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    Extinction Rebellion has described government moves to treat the climate crisis protest movement as an organised crime group as “ridiculous”. The group said associating it with the state’s definition of a crime gang as “characterised by violence or the threat of violence and by the use of bribery and corruption” ...