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Philippine Volcano Shoots Ash, Lava; Thousands Evacuated

Article: Philippine Volcano Shoots Ash, Lava; Thousands Evacuated

MANILA, Philippines, December 24, 2009 (ENS) – Mount Mayon, the Philippines’ most active volcano, is shooting columns of ash more than a kilometer above the summit and red hot lava is “fountaining” to a height of 500 meters – signs that an eruption is imminent, national volcano officials said today. Phivolcs, the Philippine Institute of…

New Jersey Residents Sue for Cancer-Risk Labels on Hot Dog Packages

Article: New Jersey Residents Sue for Cancer-Risk Labels on Hot Dog Packages

Three New Jersey residents are asking the courts to decide whether or not eating America’s favorite ball park food increases their risk of colorectal cancer.

EPA Petitioned to Revoke West Virgina's Clean Water Authority

Article: EPA Petitioned to Revoke West Virgina's Clean Water Authority

West Virgina officials have failed to abide by the federal Clean Water Act, instead deferring to the industries they are supposed to regulate, a coalition of environmental groups claims in a formal petition asking the federal government to take back control of discharge permitting and enforcement from the state.