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Landfill Expert Always Let His Entrepreneurial Talent Go To 'Waste'

The advanced secure residue facility is an odd-looking contraption, a bathtub-shaped, clay-layered lining for landfills that made Lou Wagner's career. >> Read the Full Article

Enviro.BLR.com Survey Finds Most Environmental Pros Feel Unprepared for Disasters

In the midst of an active hurricane season and less than a year after the deadly tsunamis in Asia, a majority of EHS professionals feel that their facilities' emergency planning is not ready to handle a natural disaster, according to an online poll conducted by Enviro.BLR.com. >> Read the Full Article

New California Farm Trail: Sierra Oro Farm Trail Promises a Culinary Glimpse of Specialty Farms in Northern California

Food lovers who have fallen in love with the romance of life on a family farm will be inspired to venture a little bit further north to explore California's newest farm trail, the Sierra Oro Farm Trail. >> Read the Full Article

Smithfield Agrees To Stop Routine Feeding of Antibiotics to Healthy Hogs

Smithfield Foods Inc. will stop feeding antibiotics routinely to healthy hogs used for meat products sold to Compass Group North America Inc., a large food service company. >> Read the Full Article

$100 Million Settlement Reached To Remove Century-Old Montana Dam

Officials said they reached a $100 million settlement for removing a century-old dam built where the Clark Fork and Blackfoot rivers meet, along with some of the toxic mud behind it. >> Read the Full Article

Newmont Executive Confident about Winning Pollution Trial in Indonesia

An American who heads the Indonesian branch of the world's largest gold producer goes on trial Friday, insisting he and his company will be cleared of charges that they polluted a bay and sickened villagers. >> Read the Full Article

Weather Service Predicts Many More Hurricanes This Year

Note to the millions of people living near the Atlantic and Gulf coasts: Be prepared to batten down the hatches, it'll be a rougher than normal season for tropical storms. Hurricane forecaster Gerry Bell said a combination of warmer waters, low wind shear and low pressure, as well as the jet stream, favor storm formation. >> Read the Full Article

EPA Says Illegal Sodium Cyanide Sales Centered in North Dakota

Illegal sales of sodium cyanide to beekeepers across the country -- uncovered when three barrels of the deadly chemical tumbled off a truck -- have been traced to a single distributor in North Dakota, the Environmental Protection Agency said. >> Read the Full Article

Forest Fires in Indonesia Blanket Malaysian Cities with Unhealthy Haze

Forest fires in Indonesia's Sumatra province covered Malaysia's main city Kuala Lumpur and 32 other towns Tuesday with a smoky haze that reduced visibility to as low as one kilometer (half a mile). The Department of Environment said air quality in an area in central Perak state was "unhealthy," and it downgraded air quality in 32 other areas nationwide, including Kuala Lumpur, from "good" to "moderate." >> Read the Full Article

Green For Good Launches Website Featuring Nearly 1400 Green, Organic and Eco-Friendly Products

Addressing the growing popularity of ecologically friendly products in the marketplace, Green for Good, LLC has launched a new website, www.greenforgood.com. >> Read the Full Article