Company faces fines for contaminated soil spill

...14,000 fine for letting contaminated soil spill from large shipping sacks at a facility...shipment without proper planning.The soil came by barge from military cleanup sites...solid waste disposal facility.Some of the soil also contained PCBs.Ecology inspectors...
France IDs top Paris attacks figure

...home turf."Friday's acts of war were decided and planned in Syria. They were organized in Belgium and perpetrated on our soil with French complicity with one specific goal: to sow fear and to divide us," Hollande told Parliament in a rare joint session...
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Eiffel Tower goes dark as France mourns

...The Eiffel Tower stood dark in a symbol of mourning Saturday night as France struggled to absorb the deadliest violence on its soil since World War II: coordinated gun-and-suicide bombing attacks across Paris that left at least 129 people dead and 352...
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On the Trails: Mutual bonds

...and other nutrients from the soil to the plants. These are the...foraging for nutrients in the poor soils that then prevailed. So they...plants themselves and providing soil nutrients in exchange. If those...draws such sustenance from the soil or other plants. The two-sided...
Senegal's islands on frontline of climate change

...levels in the nearby water, poisoning the soil and killing crops.Bineta Fall, 72...of fish meal to take the salt from the soil. Rice is now growing in that 15-foot-by-15-foot...rain water, and grow table gardens with soil made from peanut shells and other material...
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2 Americans among 5 killed in rare Jordan police shooting

...shooting as a crime.The shooting coincided with the 10th anniversary of the bloodiest attack by Islamic militants on Jordanian soil - triple hotel bombings in Amman that killed 60 people and wounded more than 100. But with the attacker's motives unknown...
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Saving Jordan Creek

...They've begun constructing a rain garden - an 80-foot long and 20-foot wide slightly sunken garden with a rocky bottom, a soil top, and indigenous plants that do well in watery places. (It's a bit delayed because of complications with equipment and...
Face of northern Alaska pitted by tundra fire

...Much of northern Alaska has a foundation of frozen ground hundreds of feet deep. The warm air of summer thaws the top foot of soil each year. Moss, grass and other ground cover keeps the heat from reaching deeper.But much of that insulation disappeared...
In 2015, nearly 3 dozen Alaska villages lack basic plumbing

...everything has to be flown or barged in, and some communities don't have a way to barge things there, he said. Also, difficult soils, including permafrost, sometimes are part of the task, adding to the expense. Other complications could include having to...
Southeast Alaska's invisible (and invasive) war

...are highly invasive, but only in some areas. The Southeast Soil and Water Conservation District is a big component of eradication...mustard infestation in the state is in Juneau, said Southeast Soil and Water Conservation District Regional Invasive Plant Coordinator...


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