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Manager at Japan's Fukushima plant admits radioactive water "embarrassing"

FukushimaThe manager of the Fukushima nuclear power plant admits to embarrassment that repeated efforts have failed to bring under control the problem of radioactive water, eight months after Japan's prime minister told the world the matter was resolved.

Tokyo Electric Power Co, the plant's operator, has been fighting a daily battle against contaminated water since Fukushima was wrecked by a March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government pledged half a billion dollars last year to tackle the issue, but progress has been limited.

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It's Earth Day today: Get your green on

Earth Day 2014Today's Google Doodle is home to a hummingbird, a puffer fish, a dung beetle and a moon jellyfish. It must be Earth Day!

With hundreds of events planned in cities all over the world, there is no shortage of ways to mark the 44th celebration of eco-friendliness.

This year's theme is something more than half the people on earth can relate to: green cities.

"For the first time in history, more than half of the people on earth live in urban areas," says Alex Standen, spokesman for Earth Day Network. "A lot of these cities are ripe for improvement. We are really emphasizing different parts of city infrastructure and how they can be transformed to be more sustainable and eco-friendly."

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Top court declines Exxon's appeal in NYC water pollution case

exxon fine upheldThe Supreme Court on Monday declined to review a ruling against Exxon Mobil Corp that ordered the company to pay $105 million in damages for polluting New York City's groundwater with a toxic gasoline additive.

The decision not to hear the case leaves intact a July 2 U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that upheld the judgment.

In 2009, a jury concluded that Exxon contaminated water supply wells when the additive, methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE), leaked from its underground storage tanks in the borough of Queens.

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Corn biofuels worse than gasoline on global warming in short term – study

Corn biofuelsBiofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a new study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change.

A $500,000 study – paid for by the federal government and released Sunday in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Climate Change – concludes that biofuels made with corn residue release 7% more greenhouse gases in the early years compared with conventional gasoline.

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Africa land grabs endanger elephants

endangered elephantsPolitical and military elites are seizing protected areas in one of Africa's last bastions for elephants, putting broad swaths of Zimbabwe at risk of becoming fronts for ivory poaching, according to a nonprofit research group's report that examines government collusion in wildlife trafficking.

Zimbabwe has maintained robust elephant populations compared with other countries on the continent. But economic penalties imposed by the United States and Europe have led Zimbabweans with ties to President Robert Mugabe's ruling party to find new methods of making money. The report, set for release Monday, says they may be turning to elephants' highly valued ivory tusks.

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States target tiny beads in facial cleansers that harm waterways, wildlife

cleansing beadsThe tiny plastic particles found in many facial cleansers and soaps promise a gentle scrubbing and luxuriously smooth skin.

But those little beads of grit are also piling up in waterways, where they can suck up toxins and harm wildlife, environmentalists say. Because of those concerns, Illinois is one of several states considering legislation to force manufacturers to drop products that use the particles, called microbeads.

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Telltale Rainbow Sheens Show Thousands Of Spills Across The Gulf

gulf spills revealedJonathan Henderson of New Orleans-based Gulf Restoration Network is flying Louisian

"I just noticed something out of the corner of my eye that looks like a sheen that had some form to it," he says. "We're going to go take a closer look and see if there's a rainbow sheen."

It's a target-rich environment for Henderson, because more than 54,000 wells were planted in and off this coast — part of the 300,000 wells in the state. They're connected by thousands of miles of pipelines, all vulnerable to leaks.

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