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‘Massive’ alligator weighing about 700 pounds found in ditch

Wildlife biologist Brent Howze encountered a “massive” alligator weighing an estimated 700 pounds and measuring 13 ft. 4 inches in length, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Photo: Photo courtesy Georgia Department of Natural Resources) A wildlife biologist in Georgia recently encountered a “massive” alligator weighing an estimated 700 pounds and measuring 13 feet…

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EPA to keep Obama-era mercury rules, but make it harder to tighten them

Enlarge / Smokestacks at Pacificorp’s 1,000MW coal-fired power plant on October 9, 2017 outside Huntington, Utah. According to a report from Bloomberg, the Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is not considering a roll back of Obama-era rules regulating industrial emissions of mercury. When the rules were codified in 2015, they required coal plants to add…

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