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Scottish Whisky Distillers Get Greener As They Turn To Biomass For Energy (04/04/2014)
Scotch whisky distillers are burning their unwanted grain byproducts, wood chips and other types of biomass for a source of energy in remote areas of the Highlands, where gas links are scarce and fuel oil is pricey.
www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/04/scottish-whisky-biomass_n_5088731.html

Toxic coal ash poses persistent threat to US waters (03/31/2014)
In terms of volume, coal ash is the second largest form of waste generated in the United States (municipal garbage is No. 1). How are we cleaning it up?
www.csmonitor.com/USA/2014/0330/Toxic-coal-ash-poses-persistent-threat-to-US-wat
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Are fires the biggest source of air pollution in Puget Sound? (03/28/2014)
It's hard to believe a crackling fire and romantic hearth are a major source of carbon pollution in the Puget Sound, but fine particulates released by old non-certified wood burning stoves and fireplaces are the Clean Air Agency's biggest worry.
crosscut.com/2014/03/28/environment/119348/leave-your-old-flame-behind-martha-ba
skin/


Cambridge technology fights ship pollution threat (03/28/2014)
Technology from a Cambridge UK company could be deployed to prevent potentially lethal marine pollution.
www.businessweekly.co.uk/hi-tech/16716-cambridge-technology-fights-ship-pollutio
n-threat


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DEA Holds Its Eighth Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday April 26
National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 26th. Americans can take their pills to one of over 5,600 collection sites across the country.
www.justice.gov/dea/divisions/hq/2014/hq042114.shtml

In NZ, creative solutions to farm runoff problems
In the on-going battle for the dairy industry to control nutrient runoff into the country's waterways, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (Niwa) scientists are excited about a range of techniques they are developing for farmers.
www.stuff.co.nz/business/farming/dairy/9943598/Nutrient-run-off-solutions-found

Are fires the biggest source of air pollution in Puget Sound?
It's hard to believe a crackling fire and romantic hearth are a major source of carbon pollution in the Puget Sound, but fine particulates released by old non-certified wood burning stoves and fireplaces are the Clean Air Agency's biggest worry.
crosscut.com/2014/03/28/environment/119348/leave-your-old-flame-behind-martha-ba
skin/


Oregon State wants you to wear pollution on your wrist
Researchers at Oregon State University have unveiled a wearable device to detect environmental pollution in everyday life.
www.sustainablebusinessoregon.com/articles/2014/03/oregon-state-wants-you-to-wea
r.html?ana=RSS&s=article_search


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Soil as Carbon Storehouse: New Weapon in Climate Fight?
The degradation of soils from unsustainable agriculture and other development has released billions of tons of carbon into the atmosphere. But new research shows how effective land restoration could play a major role in sequestering CO2.
e360.yale.edu/feature/soil_as_carbon_storehouse_new_weapon_in_climate_fight/2744
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Are fires the biggest source of air pollution in Puget Sound?
It's hard to believe a crackling fire and romantic hearth are a major source of carbon pollution in the Puget Sound, but fine particulates released by old non-certified wood burning stoves and fireplaces are the Clean Air Agency's biggest worry.
crosscut.com/2014/03/28/environment/119348/leave-your-old-flame-behind-martha-ba
skin/


 

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