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Extreme Weather Events Predicted for Warming North America

Extreme Weather Events Predicted for Warming North America

WASHINGTON, DC, July 1, 2008 (ENS) – Atlanta is thirsty, New York is sizzling, Des Moines is flooded – all these situations have happened this year, and a new federal government report predicts an increasing frequency of the same kinds of extremes across North America as the planet warms. Droughts, heavy downpours, excessive heat, and…

Most of Gulf Dead Zone Nutrients Come from Just Nine States

Most of Gulf Dead Zone Nutrients Come from Just Nine States

RESTON, Virginia, January 30, 2008 (ENS) – Nine states in the Mississippi River Basin contribute the majority of nutrients to the northern Gulf of Mexico, threatening the economic and ecological health of one of the nation’s largest and most productive fisheries, according to a federal government report released Wednesday. The states of Illinois, Iowa, Indiana,…

U.S. Clean Fuel Programs Have Helped to Clear the Air

U.S. Clean Fuel Programs Have Helped to Clear the Air

WASHINGTON, DC, January 4, 2008 (ENS) – Toxic emissions from gas-burning motor vehicles have been reduced over the past 12 years due to federal clean fuel programs and reformulated gasoline, a new federal government report shows. Changes in gasoline composition to comply with federal clean fuel programs between 1995 and 2005 resulted in emission reductions…