"Agency says it will re-examine the formulas it uses, based on data provided by industry, and people near oil and gas sites hope that means cleaner air."
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- Source: InsideClimate News, 10/13/2016
"Washington residents will have the chance to vote on a carbon tax at the polls this November. The proposed tax, which is the first of its kind in the nation, could set a precedent for how other states handle greenhouse gas emissions."Source: Christian Science Monitor, 10/13/2016
"Hurricanes could start flooding New York City's coastline as often as every 20 years due to the effects of climate change on sea-level rise and hurricane activity, scientists said on Monday."Source: Reuters, 10/13/2016
"Urban farming received a legitimizing nod last month when Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Michigan) introduced the Urban Agriculture Act of 2016 in hopes of getting it included in the next Farm Bill."Source: Civil Eats, 10/13/2016
"Relentless poaching is decimating Africa’s elephants. But the world’s largest land mammal could have a powerful, new champion if Hillary Clinton becomes president of the U.S."Source: Guardian, 10/13/2016
"Florida's east coast ranks as the region most vulnerable to sea-level rise in the U.S. Former Vice President Al Gore praised Hillary Clinton’s credentials on climate change at a Florida rally Tuesday that brought the presidential campaign to the front lines of the fight against global warming in the U.S. and laid out a clear contrast with Donald Trump’s denial of the science."Source: TIME, 10/12/2016
"CLEVELAND, Ohio – Almost 45 percent of the service pipes Cleveland Water is responsible for, the ones that carry drinking, cooking and bathing water to customers across Northeast Ohio are likely to contain lead.
But what does that mean?
Concern about the toxin has been on the rise across the the country, though its danger to young children and pregnant women have long been known."Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer, 10/12/2016
"Governments should tax sugary drinks to fight the global epidemics of obesity and diabetes, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday, Oct. 11."Source: Reuters, 10/12/2016
"Climate-change activists on Tuesday disrupted the flow of millions of barrels of crude from Canada to the United States in rare, coordinated action that targeted several key pipelines simultaneously."Source: Reuters, 10/12/2016
"The exhaustive global study found emissions from oil, gas and coal sites are between 20 and 60 percent higher than many earlier estimates."Source: InsideClimate News, 10/12/2016
"The trial for the militants who seized the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon this year is close to wrapping up. The standoff traumatized the rural ranching communities around Burns, Ore."Source: NPR, 10/12/2016
"Shark-fishing houses are banding together to fight a bipartisan bill that would ban the trade of shark fins."Source: The Hill, 10/12/2016
"At least tens of thousands of chickens, hogs and other livestock are feared dead in floodwaters that washed over factory farms and towns in eastern North Carolina following Hurricane Matthew."Source: Wash Post, 10/12/2016
"Trenton Public Schools have found elevated levels of lead in more than three-quarters of its buildings."Source: Trenton Times, 10/12/2016
"A remote village on Alaska's northwest coast has begun a reverse tourism campaign. Residents want visitors to stay away. Pacific walrus by the thousands in recent years have come ashore in early fall near the Inupiat village of Point Lay, including about 6,000 last week, and people have dropped in, hoping to see a marine mammal phenomenon brought on by climate change and disappearing summer sea ice in the Chukchi Sea."Source: AP, 10/12/2016