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No more babies? The hormone-altering chemicals threatening human procreation

Sperm counts are set to reach zero in 2045, leading scholar Shanna Swan says. March 10, 2021 – By Eline Schaart in Politico There’s a looming solution to all of humanity’s problems — by 2045 most men may no longer … Continue reading

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Australian State bans “Killer” single use plastics

March 16, 2021 – By Graham Readfearn in The Guardian Queensland has become the second Australian state to pass laws banning single-use plastics including straws and cutlery that are blighting the state’s waterways and beaches and endangering wildlife. Environmental groups congratulated … Continue reading

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Ten years later, Fukushima disaster still a disaster in the making

March 11, 2021 – by John Blair, valleywatch.net editor Wow, it was 10 years ago today that the disaster in Fukushima, Japan began. Sadly, it continues, dumping millions of gallons of radioactive contaminated water into the Pacific Ocean, endangering aquatic … Continue reading

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Good News for southern Indiana. Duke to shut down New Albany coal plant ahead of schedule.

February 24, 2021 – By John Blair, valleywatch.net editor  Duke Energy Indiana has decided to shut down its dirty, economically unjustified coal fired plant in New Albany by June 1, a year earlier than they originally planned in their 2018 … Continue reading

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Wildfire smoke may carry ‘mind-bending’ amounts of fungi and bacteria, scientists say

February 8, 2021 – By Joseph Serna in the Los Angeles Times    Cars drive along the Golden Gate Bridge under an orange, smoke-filled sky in the middle of the day as massive wildfires burned in Northern California on Sept. … Continue reading

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Plastics Recycling is obviously not working. What remains to be done to make it work.

January 21, 2021, By Paul Goettlich, valleywatch.net contributor We’re told that a world without plastics is impossible to imagine. But 70 years ago, I lived with almost none of it. Modern humans lived without it for almost 200-thousand years. Now it’s … Continue reading

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UPDATE: It is time for Spencer County officials to demand action from Riverview Energy.

October 10, 2020 – by John Blair, valleywatch.net editor Valley Watch and Southwest Indiana Citizens For Quality of Life (NOC2D) have remained active during 2020 in our efforts to keep the ridiculous proposal for a Coal to Diesel plant from being … Continue reading

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Riverview Energy/Merle accused of fraud in NY suit

July 7, 2020 – by John Blair. valleywatch.net editor Of course anyone can file a complaint in court against anyone. But I find it interesting that recently a complaint was filed alleging fraud on the part of Riverview Energy and its President, … Continue reading

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This is the way we like it.

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Two years of secrecy shows Riverview Energy to be an unqualified, unsafe, unfit neighbor

March 24, 2020 – By John Blair, valleywatch.net editor It’s been nearly two years since then head of LincolnLand Economic Development Corp., Tom Utter promised citizens of Dale that Riverview Energy would conduct an “open forum” where residents could ask questions … Continue reading

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Nature photography is faltering in the Valley Watch garden

September 19, 2019 – by John Blair, valleywatch.net editor Issues with my personal mobility have kept me from posting nature pix from the Valley Watch garden the last couple of years. But something did catch my eye today and I thought … Continue reading

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SE Indiana Power Plant bailed out by Ohio Legislation

July 30, 2019 – by John Blair, valleywatch.net editor Clifty Creek, built in the middle 1950s may continue operating until 2040 after Ohio legislature gives them giant subsidy. Madison, Indiana is a beautiful town. It even had a large production movie made … Continue reading

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Earthjustice to represent Valley Watch and SW Indiana Citizens for Quality of Life in Challenge of Riverview air/construction permit.

The coal-to-diesel plant would emit millions of tons of dangerous pollution using a technology that has never been employed in the U.S. July 11, 2019 – Press Release from Earthjustice Community groups appealed an air quality permit issued to Riverview Energy Corporation … Continue reading

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ORSANCO votes to relax Pollution Control Standards for the Ohio River basin.

June 6, 2019 – by John Blair, valleywatch.net editor Evansville and Mt. Vernon both get drinking water from the Ohio River. In fact, more than five million US citizens acquire their drinking water from our River.  We are near the … Continue reading

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This Town Didn’t Want to Be a Radioactive Waste Dump. The Government Is Giving Them No Choice.

May 16, 2019 – By Yessenia Funes in Earther PIKETON, OHIO—David and Pam Mills have grown tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, and okra on their secluded Appalachian property for about 18 years now. This will be the first year the retired couple … Continue reading

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