"Accusing US President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton of destroying millions of jobs through their anti-energy regulations, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump promised to unleash an energy revolution that will bring vast new wealth to the US."
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- Source: Press Trust of India, 08/09/2016
"A Southern California wildfire has surged in size and put thousands of homes in potential peril. Smoke plumes roiling from flaming ridges of the San Bernardino Mountains blew all the way across the Mojave Desert to Las Vegas as the blaze on Monday forced the evacuation of hundreds of homes."Source: AP, 08/09/2016
"One year ago — on Aug. 5, 2015 — an EPA crew at the Gold King Mine in southwest Colorado accidentally unleashed 3 million gallons of orange water filled with mercury and arsenic."Source: NPR, 08/09/2016
"Rising global temperatures are clearly linked to increasing waterborne food poisoning, particularly from eating raw oysters, along with other nasty infections, a new study shows."Source: AP, 08/09/2016
"Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signed a new energy law on Monday that could give a huge boost to the country’s offshore wind industry. The legislation, which was overwhelmingly passed last week by the state legislature, includes the nation’s biggest commitment to offshore wind energy, requiring utilities to procure a combined 1,600 megawatts of electricity from offshore wind farms in a little over 10 years."Source: Wash Post, 08/09/2016
"The Ogallala aquifer turned the region into America's breadbasket. Now it, and a way of life, are being drained away."Source: National Geographic, 08/09/2016
"When a pipeline break in North Dakota spilled salty, toxic drilling wastewater into a tributary of the Missouri River last year, it was national news. But it was only one of more than 640 oil and gas spills that affected groundwater or surface water in some way in 2015, according to a review of state and federal records by EnergyWire. Such spills can contaminate water with oil, salt, metals and even radiation."Source: EnergyWire, 08/09/2016
"In an effort to halt the advance of the oil industry in Colorado, environmental activists said they submitted enough signatures on Monday to place on November’s ballot two initiatives aimed at severely limiting hydraulic fracturing."Source: NY Times, 08/09/2016
"The world’s longest-studied wolf pack may have been wiped out, wildlife officials fear amid an escalating battle between federal and state authorities in Alaska over the aggressive hunting of predators such as wolves and bears."Source: Guardian, 08/09/2016
"The newspaper industry is suffering. That’s bad news for journalists — both real and fictional."
SEE ALSO:Source: Last Week Tonight, 08/09/2016
"Amid the pomp and circumstance of the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games on Friday, in between the fireworks and musical acts,...came a more somber message. In primetime, with the world watching, Brazil showed a video focused on the problem of global warming and climate change."Source: Wash Post, 08/08/2016
"The soup of bright-green algae that is currently blanketing Florida's Treasure Coast is a reminder for many residents of the re-plumbing of the lower half of the state over the past century, when hundreds of canals, reservoirs and other public works were built to control the flow of water as cities blossomed there."Source: Greenwire, 08/08/2016
"US Food and Drug Administration finds ‘no significant’ environmental impact of experimental release of insects after 15 Zika infections were reported in Miami".Source: Guardian, 08/08/2016
"Scientific survey found all reefs had been affected by high sea surface temperatures, with up to 90% of coral colonies bleached in some areas".
"More than 60% of coral in reefs in the Maldives has been hit by “bleaching” as the world is gripped by record temperatures in 2016, a scientific survey suggests.
Bleaching happens when algae that lives in the coral is expelled due to stress caused by extreme and sustained changes in temperatures, turning the coral white and putting it at risk of dying if conditions do not return to normal.Source: UK Press Association, 08/08/2016
"What would happen if the federal government ended its subsidies to companies that drill for oil and gas?"Source: NY Times, 08/08/2016