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Waukesha runs out of cheap water options (VIDEO)

By Sean Ryan As Dan Duchniak, general manager of the Waukesha Water Utility, explained the $164 million plan to build a pipeline to Lake Michigan, members of city government asked if he had any cheaper alternatives. After studying 14 alternatives ...

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Runoff rules worry highway builders

By Sean Ryan New federal runoff rules will unnecessarily increase road construction costs, according to a national road builder association. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s storm-water runoff rules for construction sites will apply to road expansion projects. Contractors working on ...

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EPA reports decrease in toxic chemical pollution (2:03 p.m. 12/8/09)

By DINA CAPPIELLO Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — When it comes to pollution, the economic downturn could have an upside. The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday reported that toxic chemical pollution from the nation’s industrial plants, mines and factories ...

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UN: 2000-2009 likely warmest decade on record (6:46 a.m. 12/8/09)

By CHARLES J. HANLEY AP Special Correspondent COPENHAGEN (AP) — This decade is very likely to be the warmest since record keeping began in 1850, and 2009 could rank among the top-five warmest years, the U.N. weather agency reported Tuesday ...

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