Environment
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Obama caps power plant emissions with new EPA rules

Environment
by Daniel James Devine
Posted 6/02/14, 01:44 pm

The Obama administration announced a 645-page environmental plan today that would set the first national limits on carbon dioxide. Under rules proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency and scheduled to be finalized next year, power plants will have to cut carbon dioxide emissions 30 percent by 2030. All 50 states will be responsible for tackling their own emissions under customized plans that will have to be approved by the EPA.

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'Charge rage' shocks Silicon Valley enviros

Environment
by David Sonju
Posted 1/31/14, 09:30 am

In California’s Silicon Valley, drivers of electric cars are finding it increasingly difficult to access car-charging stations at work. The growing popularity of electric vehicles (EVs) is in many cases outpacing the number of charging ports that companies are willing to install for their employees. The soaring demand for charging ports is leading to incidents of “charge rage” at some companies, and giving rise to a new sphere of  workplace etiquette issues.

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West Virginia spill fallout turns to regulation questions

Environment
by David Sonju
Posted 1/15/14, 02:35 pm

A chemical spill in West Virginia on Thursday left more than 300,000 people without clean tap water for at least five days. Often going without showers, residents in and near Charleston, W.Va., had to use bottled water for essential hygiene and cooking needs during the ban on tap water.

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