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"Louisiana Tribe Officially Becomes America's First Climate Refugees"

"French-speaking Indians who live deep in Louisiana bayou, some 50 miles south of New Orleans, became the United States' first official climate refugees last week when the federal government awarded them $48 million to relocate."

Source: Weather Channel, 02/29/2016

Fla.: "Senate Committee Kills Fracking Bill, But Measure Could Return"

"TALLAHASSEE -- Amid growing public opposition to the controversial practice of fracking for oil and gas, a divided Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday rejected a bill to regulate and authorize the technique in Florida beginning in 2017."

Source: Miami Herald, 02/29/2016

"Gulf Of Mexico Open For Fish-Farming Business"

"The Gulf of Mexico is now open for commercial fish farming.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced last month that, for the first time in the U.S., companies can apply to set up fish farms in federal waters.

The idea is to compete with hard-to-regulate foreign imports. But opening the Gulf to aquaculture won't be cheap, and it could pose environmental problems."

Source: NPR, 02/09/2016

"Rail Cars Laden With Coal Ash Rolling Into Virginia Landfill"

"Two years after one of the nation's worst coal ash spills, 1 ½ million tons of the potentially toxic waste byproduct from coal-fired power generation is being moved by rail from the banks of the Dan River in North Carolina to a landfill in central Virginia."

Source: AP, 02/01/2016

"Presidential Candidates Will Face Drilling Questions In S.C. Primary"

"The looming possibility of offshore drilling just 50 miles from South Carolina’s coastline could find more than one presidential candidate looking out of their depth as the state’s February primaries approach."

Source: McClatchy, 01/22/2016

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