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U.S. green groups sue EPA over stormwater regulations

WASHINGTON - Two environmental groups have sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for what the groups said was failing to comply with a court order requiring the agency to strengthen regulations preventing pollution from stormwater runoff.

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Coal ash is not hazardous waste under U.S. agency rules

- In a disappointment to environmentalists, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued rules on Friday labeling coal ash, a byproduct of coal-based power production containing toxic materials such as arsenic and lead, as non-hazardous waste.

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Harmful road traffic noise affects a quarter of Europeans: study

OSLO - Harmful levels of road traffic noise affect one in four people in Europe and raise health risks ranging from sleepless nights to heart disease, the European Environment Agency said on Friday.

19 Dec 2014

Songbirds fly coop long before tornadoes arrive in Tennessee

WASHINGTON - You might want to be careful about who you call a birdbrain. Some of our feathered friends exhibit powers of perception that put humans to shame.

Science, 18 Dec 2014

New York Mayor de Blasio named PETA's Person of the Year

NEW YORK - New York Mayor Bill de Blasio was named 2014 Person of the Year by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) for opposing horse-drawn carriages in Manhattan and advocating other animal-friendly causes, the group said on Thursday.

18 Dec 2014