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Coal industry disputes EPA water quality findings

A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency measure that relies on mayflies to determine water quality in headwater streams in Central Appalachia's coalfields should be re-evaluated based on the results of a new industry study, the National Mining Association said Friday. Full story

Rahall asks White House to change mining curbs

U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall says he's asking the Obama administration to reconsider tighter water quality standards adopted last year to curb Appalachian surface coal mining. Full story

Slip a Banana Peel in Your Drink For Purity

Brazilian researchers have found an unexpected helper in the struggle against contaminated drinking water: Bananas. Full story

Philadelphia tops list of U.S. most toxic cities

Philadelphia, Bakersfield and Fresno, California, are the most toxic cities in America, according to a new study that looked at air and water quality in metropolitan areas. Full story

6 places germs breed in a plane

Flu season is in full swing, so it's more important than ever to protect yourself against illness. Full story

China oil spill doubles in size, is deemed 'severe threat'

China's largest reported oil spill emptied beaches along the Yellow Sea as its size doubled Wednesday. Full story

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