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U.S. Flood Insurance Endangers Puget Sound Salmon, Orcas

U.S. Flood Insurance Endangers Puget Sound Salmon, Orcas

SEATTLE, Washington, September 29, 2008 (ENS) – The National Flood Insurance Program is pushing orcas and several runs of salmon towards extinction, in violation of the Endangered Species Act, according to a regulatory finding issued today by scientists at the National Marine Fisheries Service. The National Flood Insurance Program is implemented by the Federal Emergency…

Midwest Floodwaters Tainted With Sewage, Chemicals

Midwest Floodwaters Tainted With Sewage, Chemicals

DES MOINES, Iowa, June 17, 2008 (ENS) – Raw sewage is flowing into rivers and streams across central and eastern Iowa as one after another wastewater facilities are inundated by the record floods that have swept the state during the past two weeks. Livestock manure is also part of the nasty mix, along with spilled…