"CAMPOBASSO, Italy - Pope Francis called for more respect for nature on Saturday, branding the destruction of South America's rain forests and other forms of environmental exploitation a sin of modern times."
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- Source: AP, 07/07/2014
"DENVER — An obscure, chicken-sized bird best known for its mating dance could help determine whether Democrats or Republicans control the U.S. Senate in November."Source: AP, 07/07/2014
"A coalition of Alaska Native tribes will intervene to support the Environmental Protection Agency in a lawsuit that challenges its authority to halt a major copper and gold mine near Bristol Bay."Source: The Hill, 07/07/2014
"The U.S. will remain the world’s biggest oil producer this year after overtaking Saudi Arabia and Russia as extraction of energy from shale rock spurs the nation’s economic recovery, Bank of America Corp. said."Source: Bloomberg, 07/07/2014
"Lack of land for endangered puma has US officials preparing payment plan to ranchers, many of whom resent the cats."Source: Reuters, 07/07/2014
"TransCanada Corp. provided an Ontario town along the proposed Energy East pipeline route with cash to buy a rescue truck on conditions that include the municipality not comment on the company’s operations."Source: Bloomberg, 07/04/2014
"Gasoline prices are drifting lower just in time for the Fourth of July weekend, although they remain at the highest levels for this time of year since 2008 mainly because of the crisis in Iraq."Source: NY Times, 07/04/2014
"A dramatic jump in the number of earthquakes in Oklahoma to a rate never seen there by scientists before, appears to be caused by a small number of wells where wastewater associated with oil and gas production is injected into the ground, a study released on Thursday said."
"Fish seem like chummy enough creatures, often schooling with fish they're familiar with to avoid predators and increase the chances of finding a mate. But as carbon dioxide levels rise worldwide, they could lose their ability to recognize each other, in effect becoming "friendless" wanderers who will hang out with just about anybody."Source: CityLab, 07/04/2014
"Scientists found intersex fish in three river basins in Pennsylvania, a sign that the water may be tainted with chemicals from human activity."Source: LiveScience, 07/04/2014
"South Florida's coastal real estate may become uninsurable as the sea level rises unless Miami's county government takes urgent action, a task force said on Tuesday."
"The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a challenge to California's landmark low-carbon fuel standard, in a blow to out-of-state ethanol and gasoline producers that say the rule unfairly discriminates against their products."
"As a federal decision looms over whether to approve Dow AgroSciences' proposed Enlist Duo herbicide -- a mix of 2,4-D and glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup weedkiller -- challenges from critics across the country have poured in. And children's health advocates are among the most vocal."Source: Huffington Post, 07/04/2014
"ASHEVILLE, N.C. — North Carolina's environmental agency has ordered Duke Energy to install monitoring wells in a residential neighborhood outside Asheville to determine whether toxic chemicals from the company's coal ash pits are contaminating homeowners' drinking water."Source: AP, 07/04/2014
Rare dolphins on the Mekong River may soon be gone if Laos proceeds with its plant to build the Don Sahong Dam.Source: NPR, 07/04/2014