July

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Illegal marijuana farms killing wildlife

Researchers have found that commercial anti-rodent chemicals present in illegal pot farms are poisoning and killing animals.

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California water issues make headlines again

Gov. Jerry Brown and U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar unveiled the latest plan to shift more water from the northern part of the state to the south.

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Grocery prices soar as drought intensifies

One hundred miles south of the Aldi's supermarket last Saturday, as far as you could see in the cornfields, the plants were wilting under a blazing sun.

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Eisenberg, Humane Society on mistreatment of exotic birds

The exotic pet trade is a blossoming, corrupt business that inadvertently creates a large percentage of mistreated parrots.

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Study suggests fracking wastes could poison drinking water

According to a new scientific study, salty fluids rich with minerals in parts of Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale are seeping thousands of feet upward, right into drinking water.

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Watsonville teachers, students challenge methyl iodide

A giant Japanese chemical company announced on March 20 that it would no longer sell methyl iodide in the U.S. for use as a pesticide.

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Shell's Arctic drilling: The environmental battle of our time

On July 27, two Shell vessels departed from Seattle, en route to the Arctic's Beaufort and Chukchi seas -- and the fragile ecosystems that lay within.