s skippy the bush kangaroo: environmental news stories sunday

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Sunday, September 23, 2012

environmental news stories sunday

a sneak peek at those stories you probably haven't heard about on the talking head shows.

criminal investigation at chevron refinery. - federal authorities have opened a criminal investigation of chevron after discovering that the company detoured pollutants around monitoring equipment at its richmond refinery for four years and burned them off into the atmosphere, in possible violation of a federal court order - sfgate

senate votes to shield u.s. airlines from eu's carbon emissions plan. - the senate unanimously passed a bill on saturday that would shield u.s. airlines from paying for their carbon emissions on european flights, pressuring the european union to back down from applying its emissions law to foreign carriers - reuters

arsenic in rice: pediatricians offer advice for parents. - new reports that rice products may contain "worrisome levels" of carcinogenic arsenic — especially from rice grown in certain states — have american pediatricians offering new advice for parents feeding children - chicago tribune

cleaning up oil spills with peanut butter, chocolate and whipped cream. the chemicals we pumped into the gulf to clean up the deepwater spill were almost as bad as the oil itself. after the next oil spill, we might be able to clean up with dessert - fast company

the dilbit disaster: inside the biggest oil spill you've never heard of, part 1. the july 2010 spill happened in marshall, a community of 7,400 in southwestern michigan. at least 1 million gallons of diluted bitumen - dilbit - blackened more than two miles of talmadge creek and almost 36 miles of the kalamazoo river, and oil is still showing up 23 months later - inside climate news

fire retardants in food. fire retardant chemicals are commonly found in household items like furniture and electronics. but a new study found them in a place you probably wouldn’t expect: food - living on earth

flame retardant chemical found in food. - a common flame retardant showed up in a variety of store-bought foods including meat, peanut butter and fish, researchers report today in the journal environmental health perspectives. the discovery of the chemical hbcd adds to growing evidence that our food supply is full of unwanted chemicals, including flame retardants. - discovery channel

how the world's oceans could be running out of fish. - global fish stocks are exploited or depleted to such an extent that without urgent measures we may be the last generation to catch food from the oceans - bbc

finding a remedy for burger smog. - sandwiched between paved-road dust and diesel truck emissions is the second-biggest producer of particle pollution in southern california: the char-broiled burger - riverside press enterprise

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