"An explosion and fire flattened part of an animal feed plant in Omaha, Nebraska, on Monday, killing at least two people and injuring at least 10 others, authorities said."
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- Source: Chicago Tribune, 01/21/2014
"California Governor Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency on Friday, a move that will allow the parched state to seek federal aid as it grapples with what could turn out to be the driest year in recorded state history for many areas."
"CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Freedom Industries, the company that fouled thousands of West Virginians' water with a chemical leak into the Elk River last week, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Friday."Source: Charleston Gazette, 01/20/2014
"There are more than 80,000 chemicals in the United States catalogued by government regulators, and the health risks of most of them are unknown."Source: Wash Post, 01/20/2014
"Much of the U.S. is about to get pretty cold again."Source: LA Times, 01/20/2014
"The state Department of Fish and Game last month hired a trapper to eliminate the pair of wolf packs from the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness in central Idaho, where wolves were imported from Canada in the mid-1990s in a bid to reintroduce the species to the Northern Rockies."
"As builders worked feverishly to get the Black Sea resort ready for winter games so closely tied to President Vladimir Putin's legacy, they failed to notice the effects their work was having on the village below."
"The groups are objecting to the approval granted Northern Gateway last month by the Joint Review Panel. The panel, which held 18 months of hearings into Northern Gateway, concluded the project posed little risk to the environment provided Enbridge complied with 209 conditions attached to the approval."
"The neat, modest homes of Cannon's Campground and Bellview Acres conceal tales of frustration and heartbreak."Source: Spartansburg Herald Journal, 01/20/2014
"Climate change will play havoc with farming, and policy makers and researchers aren’t fully aware of the significance on food supply, according to the World Bank."Source: Bloomberg, 01/20/2014
"Tensions between the Gogebic Taconite mining company and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources rose to new heights last week in a public dispute over how much regulatory authority remains in the agency’s hands under a 2013 law that rolled back environmental restrictions to make iron mining easier."Source: Wisconsin State Journal, 01/20/2014
"A group of the nation’s leading environmental organizations is breaking with the administration over its energy policy, arguing that the White House needs to apply a strict climate test to all of its energy decisions or risk undermining one of the president’s top second-term priorities."Source: Wash Post, 01/17/2014
"A former democratic senator and governor from Florida, Bob Graham, visited Cuba this week to discuss oil spill prevention and preparedness during a trip that has caused a stir among exiles and Cuba watchers due to his traditional support for tough sanctions against the Communist-ruled Caribbean island."Source: Reuters, 01/17/2014
"The latest data are out on the prevalence of global warming denial among the US public. And they aren't pretty."Source: Mother Jones, 01/17/2014
"Whipping winds look set to hinder a wildfire that forced thousands of people to evacuate their homes on the outskirts of Los Angeles."Source: LA Times, 01/17/2014