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Your Environment Update for July 2, 2015

In this week’s Environment Update, we check out the Supreme Court’s rebuke of the EPA’s mercury rules and what’s being done to curb algae blooms in Lake Erie.

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Supreme Court Rebukes EPA on Mercury Rules

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled the EPA didn't consider costs to power plants when it instituted limits on mercury pollution. 

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Loons Sound Alarm on Mercury Poisoning

Loons have enjoyed unprecedented population growth over the last 30 years. They outlived DDT and a time when people used to shoot loons for sport. But they face another threat: mercury.

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There's a New Bulb in Town

The incandescent light bulb is on its way out. It's famously inefficient.

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The Allegheny Front for the Week of March 23, 2011

This week on The Allegheny Front: Spring is in the air. The Signs of Spring Abound, Unless You're South of the Border.

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Ohio River Fish Show Higher Mercury Levels

A recent survey of recreation on the Ohio River shows fishing is a popular activity.

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Officials say West Virginians' Low Fish Consumption Justifies High Mercury Levels

West Virginians don't eat very much fish - that's according to a new study by the state Department of Environmental Protection.

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Groups Ask Court to Reinstate Mercury Rule

Pennsylvania's Supreme Court will decide whether a lower court was correct in throwing out the state's mercury rule.

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News Analysis: Under Pressure, EPA Looks At New Kiln Emission Law

For years, some state governments and environmental and health groups have challenged EPA regulations for cement kiln emissions.

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News Analysis: Judicial Review of the Clean Air Act

In the past six years, the Bush administration has tried to re-shape the Clean Air Act, one of the country's most important anti-pol

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