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  By Thomas Fuller © The New York Times Co. SALEM, ORE. » A giant earthquake. A huge flood. Wildfires followed by choking smoke. An ice storm that knocks out power for days. Four years ago, a group of employees at the Oregon State Treasury sat down and compiled a list of every conceivable d...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By John Aguilar The Denver Post LYONS » Just 30 feet beyond Linda Hubbard’s kitchen window is the river that upended her life nearly a decade ago. It was 2013 and the North St. Vrain River — swollen angry with too much water in too little time — hurled boulders, propane tanks and tree limbs into ...
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Posted by on in Water Conservation
  REUTERS/Danny Moloshok A broken water main spilled 20 million gallons of water onto the streets near the University of California, Los Angeles, Tuesday. To put that into perspective, here are some other things the water could have been used for:   20 million gallo...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
Congress was unable to pass the funding bill before the deadline, and as of midnight tonight the US government has begun shutting down. The US government is headed for a shutdown after members of Congress were unable to reach a compromise on the federal budget. They have until midnight tonight...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
  By Red Emma Greenwashing—[a compound word modeled on "whitewash"] a form of spin in which green PR or green marketing is deceptively used to promote the perception that a company’s policies or products are environmentally friendly.   John Muir must be rolling over in his grave. Th...
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