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1 year 8 months ago

Experts: Some fracking critics use bad science

PITTSBURGH (AP) - In the debate over natural gas drilling, the companies are often the ones accused of twisting the facts. But scientists say opponents sometimes mislead the public, too. Critics of fracking often raise alarms about groundwater pollution, air pollution and cancer risks, and there are still many uncertainties....

3 years 7 months ago

$900k available to protect water in fire zones

The state will provide up to $900,000 to help protect water supplies because of damage from two major wildfires. Gov. Bill Ritter issued an executive order Thursday making the money available through grants to Larimer and Boulder counties and non-profits working with them. The fires destroyed nearly 170 homes...

3 years 11 months ago

Researchers: pesticides linked to ADHD in children

A new study suggests a link between children's attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and exposure to common pesticides used on fruits and vegetables. The study found detectable levels of pesticide compounds in the urine of almost all the children studied. The kids with higher levels had increased chances of having ADHD,...

4 years 3 weeks ago

Floods recede in Fargo, but other hazards linger

Fargo, North Dakota, residents must deal with another problem now that the Red River's flood waters are starting to recede - environmental hazards that linger long after the river's waters decline. Floodwaters can be noxious brews of pesticides, sewage, garbage and animal carcasses that foul drinking water, spread disease...

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