National (U.S.)

"Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Bill, The Third Veto Of His Presidency"

"President Barack Obama formally vetoed legislation authorizing the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline on Tuesday, the latest development in what has become an ongoing standoff between him and congressional Republicans over approval of the controversial pipeline."

Source: Huffington Post, 02/25/2015

Lobbyist aka 'Dr. Evil' Behind Front Groups Attacking Obama Power Rules

"To Washington insiders he is Dr Evil: the hidden orchestrator of industry campaigns against the Humane Society, Mothers against Drunk Driving, and other seemingly uncontroversial groups. Now Richard Berman, a one-time lobbyist turned industry strategist, has zeroed in on another target: Barack Obama’s new power plant rules."

Source: Guardian, 02/24/2015

Senator Calls For Investigation Into Climate 'Denial-For-Hire Scheme'

"Recently released documents show that fossil fuel interests paid more than $1.2 million to fund the research of a prominent climate change-denying scientist affiliated with the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Now, a Democratic senator is calling for an investigation into whether other coal and oil companies are funding climate deniers."

Source: Huffington Post, 02/24/2015

"Park Service Surveys The Environment's Accoustical Health"

The National Park Service has been documenting the acoustic environment in National Parks for years. But in addition to the sounds of nature --  Coyotes in Colorado, a hummingbird in Washington State, elk from Sand Dunes National Park -- the microphones also capture the sounds of civilization -- such as sirens.

Source: NPR, 02/23/2015


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