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July 11, 2014 at 7:04 AM

Water-quality standards: Public has important duty to stay informed

Lynda Mapes gives a thorough assessment of proposed new water-quality thresholds [“Getting tougher on water pollution standards ... but will the water really be cleaner?” Local News, July 7]. Contamination measured in the fish we eat turns out to be the canary in this political coal mine. More fish in our diet contributes unhealthful…

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Comments | More in Environment | Topics: Art James, environment, pollution

March 9, 2014 at 12:01 PM

Short-sea shipping: Don’t forget about other environmental impacts

This reader is relieved to find out that air pollution and therefore climate change doesn’t exist beyond 50 nautical miles [”New EPA emission standards would hurt short-sea shipping”, Opinion, March 3]. All this talk of biological interdependence that connects us and all other life in an ecological web must be overzealous science. The old way, out-of-sight…

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