UN weather agency: 2017 set to be among top 3 hottest years
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UN weather agency: 2017 set to be among top 3 hottest years

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.’s weather and climate agency says 2017 is set to become the hottest year on record aside from those impacted by the El Nino phenomenon. The World Meteorological Organization says this year is already on track to be one of the three hottest years of all time, after 2015 and 2016, … Continue reading

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NSU gets private tour of Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise
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NSU gets private tour of Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise

by Kaitlyn M. Wolodkewitsch On Friday, Oct. 20, crew members from the Greenpeace Ship Arctic Sunrise gave a group of Norfolk State University students and faculty a private tour of the ship explaining their mission and their goals, as well as showing what everyday life is like on the Arctic Sunrise. Greenpeace ships travel the world peacefully … Continue reading

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Environmental group finds coal ash contamination in Chester

CHESTER, Va. (AP) — About a week before officials vote on a permit governing the drainage of coal ash ponds at the Chesterfield Power Station, an environmental group says local water samples contain elevated levels of lead and arsenic. The Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/2cryiJC ) reports the James River Association and the Southern Environmental Law Center … Continue reading