Environmental

Oklahoma Tornado Loss Estimate between $3 Billion to $5 Billion

    Oklahoma Tornado Loss Estimate between $3 Billion to $5 Billion
The string of brutal tornadoes that ripped through the center of the United States last week brought forth at least $3 billion in damage, according to estimates from a catastrophe
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President Obama: “The Jersey Shore is Back in Business”

  Today, President Barack Obama took a trip to the Jersey Shore, where he visited with local business owners and families who are preparing for the 2013 beach season.  President
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Caught in the Act: WalMart Fined $110 Million for Flouting Environmental Laws

  The world’s largest retailer has been fined for flouting the United States’ Clean Water Act; WalMart has been issued this fine by U.S. authorities on several accounts, a report
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Sean Parker Slapped with $2.5 Million Fine for Dream Wedding

  Napster co-founder and Internet bad boy Sean Parker dished out $10 million for his fantasy wedding in Big Sur, and now, he is being slapped with $2.5 million in
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1.3 Million Cubic Yards Dredged from Hudson River

On November 13, 2012, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reported that the third consecutive season of dredging on the Hudson
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Fugitive Surrenders in Largest Eco-Terrorism Case

On November 29, 2012, the US Attorney’s Office for the District of Oregon announced that Rebecca Jeanette Rubin from Canada
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Idaho Man Charged with Killing Protected Patas Monkey

  On November 19, 2012, the Boise Police announced the arrest of Michael J. Watkins.  He is currently in custody
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New Study Raises Concern over Illegal Python Skins

  A new report, called Trade in South-East Asian Python Skins, was published by the International Trade Centre (ITC) with
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Annual List of Endangered Species Candidates Published

  On November 20, 2012, the US Fish & Wildlife Service published its annual appraisal of plants and animals for
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Climate Change Talks Begin at Doha Conference

  The 18th Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) began on November 26, 2012.  The United Nations has warned that strict policies
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