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Residents warned of rabies threat after raccoon tests positive

...warned Wednesday to be on the lookout for odd animal behavior after a raccoon tested positive for rabies.Randy Wishard, an environmental health county manager for Richmond County, said the raccoon was picked up in the area Monday. Tests at a virology lab...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-10-01/residents-warned-rabies-thre
GRU tackles Ebola issues

...same time dampening the immune response that would defend the body, according to a review in the journal Biomedical and Environmental Sciences. While there is blood and fluid leaking in a fatal infection, the person actually dies of dehydration that leads...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-10-01/gru-tackles-ebola-issues
Neighborhood developer fined for erosion control violations

The developer of a Grovetown subdivision has been fined by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division for failing to control erosion and other water quality control violations.Pillon Communities, which builds...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-09-30/neighborhood-developer-fined
California becomes first state to ban single-use plastic bags at grocery, convenience stores

...that already have such bans.The law marks a milestone for environmental activists who have successfully pushed plastic bag bans in...San Diego were divided as they weighed the legislation's environmental benefits against its costs."With the amount of waste...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-30/california-becomes-first-s
EPA: Army must move faster on old base contamination testing

...danger to human health, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ordered the Army...Sept. 4 and state regulators at the Environmental Protection Division also urged quick action...Journal-Constitution began reporting on the environmental problems at the base last year...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-09-28/epa-army-must-move-faster-old
Georgia lawmaker describes a 'screwed-up mess'

...state's economy from proposed federal environmental rules."If you are not sufficiently...they'll be able to vote on. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army...a senior attorney with the Southern Environmental Law Center that advocates for ecological...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-09-26/georgia-lawmaker-describ
Businesses press for policy changes to help climate

...it more costly for businesses and ordinary people to pollute.The idea, long advocated by policymakers, economists and environmental activists, is that the world can't hope to slow the heating of the planet until its cost is incorporated into the everyday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-22/businesses-press-policy-ch
U.S. Energy Department disputes South Carolina's refusal to extend tank closure deadline

...for cleaning up Cold War-era nuclear waste storage tanks at Savannah River Site.The state's Department of Health and Environmental Control denied in late August a request to extend the closure date for two tanks. The Department of Energy said it is contesting...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-09-22/us-energy-department-dispute
Across South Carolina

...said Frank Holleman, staff attorney for the Southern Environmental Law Center, which has filed several lawsuits to force...activities" in the state, said Mike Ruhe, the company's environmental policy affairs director.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-09-23/across-south-carolina
Holiday Inn Express owners say 'sale' of hotel a 'mistake'

...percent of development costs, expected to be around $600,000, will be returned to Reddy for costs such as extensive environmental remediation needed at the site, Plunkett said.The payment depends on the total value of the 294-parcel TAD going up...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-09-25/holiday-inn-express-owners-sa