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Dallas-based Breast Cancer Group Drops Support of Planned Parenthood
KUT NewsFebruary 1, 2012

Planned Parenthood clinical assistant Nicki Bailey discusses the new abortion laws with a patient in Austin. Photo by Eric Schlegel, Texas Tribune by Emily Ramshaw, The Texas Tribune The Dallas-based breast cancer prevention group Susan G. Komen for ...more »

Palike to reclaim Clarence School playground
Deccan HeraldFebruary 1, 2012

The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike will take legal measures to reclaim the Clarence School playground. Commissioner M K Shankaralinge Gowda, while replying to a discussion on the issue in the Council meeting on Tuesday, said the lease of the ground ...more »

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Alternative Energy
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Optimistic UN nuclear team plans new Iran trip
CBS NewsFebruary 1, 2012

Herman Nackaerts, Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Safeguards of the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, is interviewed as he arrives after his flight from Iran at Vienna's Schwechat airport, Austria, Feb. 1, 2012.more »

Nanotechnology Law
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Facebook valuation: $100 billion for what?
SpikedFebruary 15, 2012

Keep in mind this is a document it has to produce by law to be transparent to potential investors. Facebook argues, for example, that if it fails to retain existing users or add new users, or if its users decrease their level of engagement, ...more »

Dumping & Disposing
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Shining a Light on US-China Clean Energy Cooperation
Center For American ProgressFebruary 9, 2012

The seven companies support subsidy and dumping petitions filed by SolarWorld Industries America Inc. against Chinese solar imports in October that ask the Commerce Department to levy triple-digit tariffs on solar cells and modules imported from China.more »

Natural Resources
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Patrols address drunken recreational driving in Wisconsin
Milwaukee Journal SentinelFebruary 1, 2012

A snowmobiler leads his group on the trail near Eagle River after receiving a warning for failing to obey a stop sign Friday by Department of Natural Resources warden supervisor Tyler Strelow. The incident gave the wardens probable cause to check for ...more »

Park & Historic Preservation Law
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Anderson Law Firm Celebrates 22 Years at Historic Office Building
SBWire (press release)February 14, 2012

In 1990, it was acquired by Attorney Timothy Anderson who converted it to office space to house his law firm. Most of the building's architectural elements, like its oak floors, working fireplaces, and 12' ceilings have been preserved or restored to ...more »

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Environmental cases: 'Tribunal head can't be appointed sans new law'
The Express TribuneFebruary 1, 2012

By Our Correspondent A new head cannot be appointed to the Punjab environment tribunal until the Punjab Assembly passes new legislation to replace the Punjab Environment Protection Act of 1997, said Environment Protection Department Director General ...more »

Pest Control Law
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Poughkeepsie Pest Control Company Earns Service Award
PCT MagazineFebruary 7, 2012

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY — The Hitman Pest Control, a Dutchess County-based pest control company serving the Mid Hudson Valley, announced that that it has been awarded the 2011 Angie's List Super Service Award, an honor bestowed annually on approximately five ...more »

Forest Preservation
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Mayor's agent to make call on firehouses
The Georgetown DishFebruary 1, 2012

The red-brick station at 4811 MacArthur Blvd. is the latest in a string of historic — and sometimes outmoded — fire stations caught in a clash between the fire department's modern needs and the city's strict preservation law.more »

FirstEnergy, Citing Impact of Environmental Regulations, Will Retire Three ...
Sacramento BeeFebruary 8, 2012

Since the Clean Air Act became law in 1970, FirstEnergy and its predecessor companies have invested more than $10 billion in environmental protection efforts. Since 1990, FirstEnergy has reduced emissions of nitrogen oxides by more than 76 percent, ...more »

Hazardous Waste
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Hoarding becomes crime under new Orange village home-safety law
Plain DealerFebruary 23, 2012

By Faith Boone, Sun News ORANGE VILLAGE -- Village Council has approved legislation making it possible for those inhabiting unsafe dwellings and structures to be charged criminally. The ordinance, approved, 5-2, alters village regulations relating to ...more »

Public Utilities
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Bipartisan agreement on energy conservation has disappeared at the state capitol
Minnesota Public RadioFebruary 2, 2012

When Minnesota Senate Republicans ousted Ellen Anderson as chairman of the Public Utilities Commission this week, it was the latest sign that bipartisan support for renewable energy sources has largely disappeared at the state capitol.more »

Minerals & Mining
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Smash Minerals Corp. and Prosperity Goldfields Corp. Execute Definitive ...
MarketWatch (press release)February 2, 2012

The parties to the Transaction act at arm's length. Assuming completion of the Transaction, which will be completed by the amalgamation (the "Amalgamation") of the parties, the amalgamated entity will own rights to 100% of the interests in two ...more »


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