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Good News?

Given
that virtually every piece of environmental news is bad, we were pretty
surprised to see this one.

U.S.
Coastal Waters Less Toxic Than 20 Years Ago

SILVER SPRING, Maryland, May 12, 2008 (ENS) – U.S. environmental laws
enacted in the 1970s are reducing overall contaminant levels in coastal
waters of the United States, finds a 20 year study released today by scientists
with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA. But the
study shows continuing elevated levels of toxic metals and oils near urban
and industrial areas of the coast. Read the full
story
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