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New Jersey’s chromium spill site to be torn down

Nearly 30 years after toxic chromium spilled from the E.C. Electroplating plant, the EPA announced that the building would be demolished.

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Community group will join probe of toxic Chevron fire

A community environmental organization will participate directly in investigating the disastrous Aug. 6 fire at Richmnd, Calif.'s Chevron refinery.

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Quakes rattle Texas: fracking disposal wells to blame?

Seismologists have concluded that wastewater disposal wells from fracking are causing the unpleasant phenomenon, adding new controversy.

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The aftermath of Aurora

In the wake of the chaos, everything from film violence to gun control is being talked about and looked at from different angles throughout the country.

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Shooting at “Dark Knight Rises” premiere leaves 12 dead, 50 wounded

The massacre occurred at the Century 16 Movie Theaters at the Aurora Town Center, just 10 miles east of downtown Denver.

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Colorado burning: This is what climate change looks like

This is what climate change looks like.

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In Western U.S., raging wildfires will get worse

A large wildfire - sparked by lightning on June 4, and growing out of control - is burning across the Colorado mountains.

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Ohio governor backs off his turndown of federal storm help

Ohio's right wing Republican governor John Kasich worked Monday to pull his foot out of his own mouth.

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Youngstown earthquake hearing reveals public anger, few answers

"This is a dog-and-pony show," said a dissatisfied resident, among hundreds at a public hearing to investigate the city's 4.0 earthquake on New Year's Eve.

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Labor calls for aid after Texas wildfires

The AFL-CIO of Texas is working with United Way organizations to set up a Union Wildfire Relief Fund and aid the victims of the Texas wilfire disaster.

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