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Feds to decide on listing ice seals as threatened

Maideline Sanchez

September 28, 2009

From the Associated Press: By Dan Joling ANCHORAGE, Alaska – A federal agency must decide within three weeks whether spotted seals, which depend on sea ice off Alaska's coast, should be listed as a threatened or endangered species. In addition, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrat...

Feds reviewing humpback whale endangered status

Maideline Sanchez

September 27, 2009

From the Associated Press- By AUDREY McAVOY HONOLULU – The federal government is considering taking the humpback whale off the endangered species list in response to data showing the population of the massive marine mammal has been steadily growing in recent decades. Known for their acrobatic le...

Federal survey finds coal ash sites in 35 states

Maideline Sanchez

September 8, 2009

From the Associated Press WASHINGTON – The toxic leftovers from burning coal for power are sitting in nearly 600 sites in 35 states, according to a federal survey released Tuesday. Spills have occurred at 34 of those sites over the last decade. Many of the spills were minor compared with the...

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