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Ninth Circuit rules that owners of storm water systems (e.g., cities, counties, districts) are liable for discharges of polluted stormwater into rivers and ocean

It is well known that stormwater gathers a variety of pollutants as it flows across the landscape and even through stormwater drainage systems. See, for example, http://cfpub.epa.gov/npdes/home.cfm?program_id=6 and http://www.epa.gov/owow_keep/NPS/index.html . In NRDC v. County of Los Angeles, Ninth...

Mycoremediation shows promise in breaking down "disposable" diapers

Despite their name, disposable diapers are difficult to break down in a landfill; studies suggest they may take centuries to rot away. The reason they are so persistent is that the main ingredient of disposable diapers is cellulose, a rather persistent material. Researchers therefore took a look at Pleurotus...