July 8, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Researchers warn of legacy mercury in the environment

Environmental researchers have published evidence that significant reductions in mercury emissions will be necessary just to stabilize current levels of the toxic element in the environment. So much mercury persists in surface reservoirs (soil, air, an… Continue reading

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August 21, 2012
by Ralph Cavanagh
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"Ratepayer," RIP

Ralph Cavanagh, Energy Program Co-Director, San Francisco, CA
This week, I asked the California Public Utilities Commission to banish the word “ratepayer” from its institutional vocabulary and instead use a better term to de… Continue reading

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January 20, 2012
by Reduce
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Oregon to Address Mercury in CFLs

Oregon’s legislature will once again consider a proposal to reduce mercury in compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs). The proposal – introduced on Wednesday by the Senate Environment and Natural Resources Committee – is less restrictive than a failed 2011 bill that would have made it illegal to dispose of the bulbs in landfills and required [...] Continue reading

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