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EPA Gives 9 NE Businesses Energy Star Awards

Nine New England businesses and organizations have been given “Energy Star” awards for their long-term commitment to greater energy efficiency.


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EPA Report Shows Declining Pollutant Levels In Mass.

A new report from federal environmental officials shows Massachusetts has reduced the amount of pollutants it releases into the environment.


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EPA Praises Boston Bruins For Food Donation & Recycling Efforts

The Environmental Protection Agency is praising the National Hockey League, the Boston Bruins and the New Jersey Devils for successful food recycling efforts.


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Curious About Boston Harbor Pollution And Clam Digging

As clean as the harbor is now, the problems aren’t completely fixed. A viewer’s husband digs clams on the harbor’s shores, and is curious about recent closures.


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Massport To Help Pay For New Energy-Efficient Trucks

The Massachusetts Port Authority is helping owners of old trucks buy newer, environmentally friendly vehicles.


Damage from the 2006 explosion of a Danvers chemical plant.

EPA Settles With Owners Of Danvers Plant

The owners of a Danvers chemical plant that exploded in 2006 have agreed to pay a projected $1.3 million to help pay for the cost of cleaning up.



Effort To Limit Motorcycle Noise Draws Opposition In NH

Proposal would cap the noise level on motorcycle exhaust systems at 84 decibels, the level recommended by the EPA. the current level is 106.


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MBTA Bars Ads Faulting Scott Brown’s Record

The Boston area public transit system is rejecting an advertisement from activists faulting U.S. Sen. Scott Brown’s environmental record.


3 Local Small Businesses Get $454,000 From EPA

Three small businesses in Massachusetts have received a combined $454,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to develop new technologies to promote clean air and drinking water.


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Mystic River Watershed Gets Poor Environment Grade

The Mystic River watershed has received a nearly failing environmental grade due to bacterial contamination.





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