An environmental group plans to file a lawsuit against Fleischmann's Vinegar Co., accusing it of dumping pollutants into the Jones Falls, killing aquatic life. Blue Water Baltimore started to independently investigate after inspections by the Maryland Department of the Environment found acidic discharges from the plant in north Baltimore. Blue Water Baltimore on Tuesday said it filed a notice of intent to bring a lawsuit against the company in an effort to make them stop dumping acidic water into Jones Falls. Fleischmann's Vinegar plant is located next to the Jones Falls just off Cold Spring Lane. Dead fish were discovered twice in the past two years downstream. The plant has a discharge permit for one location, and it uses city water to cool its product.
This Montana man spends his days shooting at birds that land on a toxic lake to save them from burning inside out
The lake has become so acidic that if a bird lands there for more than a few hours it could be cooked from the inside out.
- FTW Outdoors
When a basket of raw octopuses was brought to the table of a hot pot restaurant, a diner turned to social media for help.
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“Wild animals are amazing and their various survival tactics are incredible,” one viewer wrote.
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Higher-than-normal rainfall during the past month has dramatically changed Lake Shasta, with the water level of California’s largest reservoir rising 60 feet since the end of December.
The influencer, identified by officials as Jin, and known as Tizi in her videos, shared videos of her buying, slice, and eating the protected animal.
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In the Coachella Valley, water continues flowing to lakes and golf courses, even as the Colorado River reaches new lows. Critics say it's time to limit heavy water use.
At the first National Forest site we visited in California’s remote Modoc Plateau, nearly every plant had been chewed on by cattle. The botanists, there to track down and collect seeds from rare plants, pointed out the soil erosion from stomping hooves. The cow pies were everywhere, unavoidable on the steep roadside slope, and they crunched or squished under our boots. The seeds we had come to collect, from a delphinium only known to exist in a handful of places in the state (though more common
Great white sharks are classed as an endangered species in China.
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Giorgio Cosulich/Getty ImagesWhat the fluff is going on over at the Dallas Zoo?First, the facility’s clouded leopard, Nova, escaped after what investigators called an “intentional” tear was made in the side of her enclosure. Then a second hole was found, this time at the langur monkey habitat, though no animals managed to escape before staff noticed the “similar cut.” Just over a week later came the “suspicious” and “unusual” death of one of their vultures.Then, on Monday, two monkeys vanished—a
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Six Western states that rely on water from the Colorado River have agreed on a model to dramatically cut water use in the basin, months after the federal government called for action and an initial deadline passed. California — with the largest allocation of water from the river — is the lone holdout. States missed a mid-August deadline to heed the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation's call to propose ways to conserve 2 million to 4 million acre feet of water.
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The TRISO-X facility proposed for Oak Ridge would make new, safer fuel for next generation of nuclear power plants.
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This story was originally published by Energy News Network . A Minnesota gas utility says it is successfully blending "green" hydrogen into its natural-gas pipeline system in one of the first such tests in the country.
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When President Joe Biden signed the $369 billion Inflation Reduction Act in August, supporters hailed the measure as the largest climate investment in the nation's history -- but questions remained about what the spending would ultimately achieve. The majority of the funding took the form of tax credits meant to incentivize private investment in clean energy, such as wind and solar, and in theory, boost U.S. production of renewables as the nation pursues ambitious carbon emissions goals and a supply chain less dependent on China. The success of the strategy, however, in a large part hinged on the willingness of companies to pursue those tax credits.
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A display questioning humans' role in climate change, at the Ark Encounter in Williamstown, Ky. Stefani Reynolds/AFP via Getty ImagesWhite conservative evangelicals, who make up most of the religious right movement, largely oppose government regulation to protect the environmental initiatives, including efforts to curb human-caused climate change. Multiple social scientific studies, for example, consistently reveal that this group maintains a significant level of climate skepticism. Contrary to
- Tri-City Herald
Here are the online links to watch or you can attend a live event organized by Benton County.
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Vultures scavenge for dead animals along a river turned sewer conduit in Kenya's capital Nairobi. Its waters turn from clear to black as it traverses informal settlements and industrial hubs. Many have been accused by environmentalists of discharging raw sewage and other pollutants like oil, plastic and glass into the water.
Since December, at least nine whales have been stranded on beaches in New Jersey and New York.
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A set of billboards on I-95 are paid for by the same nonprofit suing the Florida, accusing the state of failing to enforce clean water regulations by allowing too many septic tanks and sewage spills …
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