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Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.
10th Cir. Court of Appeals finds New Mexico land was "Indian country" and thus subject to EPA CWA regulation even though the land itself was unoccupied and owned by company seeking to develop a mine thereon

Hydro Resources, Inc., a non-Indian mining corporation, sought to operate a uranium mine in McKinley County, New Mexico; it has secured a permit from the NRC for a uranium mine. HRI intends to mine within a 160-acre parcel that it owns within an area...

Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.
At least 271 million pounds of pharmaceutical-like compounds have been released into the nation's waterways over the last two decades

Prior posts have noted studies in Europe and the U.S. that show the release of pharmaceuticals (or their manufacturing components) into various waterways. Now, the results of an investigation by the Associated Press concludes that U.S. manufacturers,...

Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.
Why is so-called organic produce more nutritious? Stress

Why is organically farmed produce [fruits, vegetables] more nutritious that conventionally farmed produce? A recent study indicates that antioxidant vitamins, flavonoids, and other beneficial (for humans) trace nutrients are actually produced to help...

Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.
Prokaryotes and eukaryotes, are the terms still relevant? New research raises questions

This is the second in a series of posts related to the every growing knowledge about what drives evolution. In the first post, evidence for the presence of oxygen in the atmosphere a billion years earlier than previously believed was noted. If the evidence...

Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.
OMB signs off on EPA finding that CO2 poses a danger to the public's health and welfare

As noted in prior posts, EPA sent to OMB a report that concluded that CO2 poses a danger to the public's health and welfare, a prerequisite to regulating CO2 under the CAA. OMB has now signed off on the finding, which allows EPA to proceed with regulating...

Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.
The source of soot that is the Arctic haze is not what everyone thought

As noted at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arctic_haze , the "Arctic haze was first noticed in 1750 when the Industrial Revolution began. Explorers and whalers could not figure out where the foggy layer was coming from. 'Poo-jok' was the term...

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