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PPRC's monthly news bulletin "What's New in P2?" has been published for over seven years. News items are frequently added to this page, and old stories are removed from the page after several weeks, or the event has been held, respectively. PPRC is pleased to make news headlines available in RSS .

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California's Drought May Be Worst in a Millennium (12/05/2014)
The record in trees suggests this drought is the worst to hit the Golden State in as much as 1,200 years
www.scientificamerican.com/article/california-s-drought-may-be-worst-in-a-millen
nium/


London Mayor's Office Promises Massive Investment in Public Transport (12/05/2014)
Plans unveiled for 2,400 more hybrid buses on London's roads by 2020, as well as new measures to deliver greener taxis
www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2385211/mayors-office-promises-gbp330m-green-bus-s
pree-will-prove-game-changing-for-air-quality


Milkweed touted as oil-spill super-sucker -- with butterfly benefits (12/02/2014)
A Quebec company is taking a unique approach to cleaning up oil spills by producing the world's only industrial crop of milkweed, which will be used as new kind of absorbent.
www.cbc.ca/news/politics/milkweed-touted-as-oil-spill-super-sucker-with-butterfl
y-benefits-1.2856029


Building a Community on Polluted Land (11/20/2014)
Ex-Shipyard in Amsterdam Houses Shops and Offices
www.nytimes.com/2014/11/20/business/energy-environment/ex-shipyard-in-amsterdam-
houses-shops-and-offices.html?_r=0


Other P2 Tidbits

Wood-fired stoves fuel city pollution
In Britain, wood fire stoves are a major culprit of spikes in air pollution.
http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/uk_news/Environment/article1495684.ece

EPA Inundated with Comments About Clean Power Plan
1.6 million comments submitted to the EPA about the Clean Power Plan are going to take a while to read.
powersource.post-gazette.com/powersource/policy-powersource/2014/12/02/EPA-s-com
ment-dilemma-so-many-voices-so-little-time/stories/201412020013


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What's your company's chemical risk?
The case for an active strategy of chemical management.
www.greenbiz.com/article/whats-your-chemical-risk

 

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