"A cluster of Zika cases most likely transmitted by local mosquitoes has been identified in Miami Beach, a health official said Thursday. Health authorities are trying to decide whether to designate a section of the bustling tourist city as a zone of active Zika transmission, and whether to advise pregnant women to avoid the area."
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- Source: NY Times, 08/19/2016
"PROVIDENCE -- Construction of the first offshore wind farm in the nation is complete."Source: Providence Journal, 08/19/2016
"A groundswell of Native American activists has temporarily shut down construction on a major new oil pipeline with an ongoing protest that has drawn approximately 1,200 people to Cannon Ball, N.D."Source: InsideClimate News, 08/19/2016
"Residents of the coastal Alaska village with some of the worst erosion in the state voted this week to relocate rather than stay and protect the land they already have."Source: Alaska Dispatch News, 08/19/2016
New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman said in an interview that his fraud investigation of Exxon is less on the company's alleged past deceptions about climate than on its economic future.Source: NY Times, 08/19/2016
"The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has not properly analyzed the environmental effects of its ethanol mandate, a watchdog report found Thursday.
The 2005 law creating the renewable fuel standard requires the EPA to write reports on the environmental impacts of the requirement to blend ethanol and other biofuels with gasoline, and to determine whether measures are needed to blunt the effects.
But the EPA’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) found the agency’s compliance with those provisions lacking."Source: The Hill, 08/19/2016
"Dozens of law professors banded together this week to assail a federal court's recent decision striking down the Obama administration's hydraulic fracturing rule."Source: EnergyWire, 08/19/2016
"A state appeals court has struck down a plastic bag ban in Laredo in a high-profile fight over local control that could ultimately impact similar laws in other Texas cities."Source: Texas Tribune, 08/19/2016
"This year, carbon dioxide emissions from natural gas associated with the energy sector will exceed those from coal for the first time since 1972, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration."Source: Utility Dive, 08/19/2016
"Teamwork from Maryland environmentalists — from elementary schoolers to nonprofit workers — could result in new oyster habitat, and consequently cleaner water, for the Chesapeake Bay. Maryland Coastal Conservation Association members and partners dumped 70 concrete reef balls into the bay on Thursday, the first deployment for the organization's Living Reef Action Campaign."Source: Baltimore Sun, 08/19/2016
"Even as thousands of residents of southern Louisiana are returning to their flood-damaged homes, more danger could lie ahead as rain continues to fall and the full extent of the damage can't be known, according to state emergency response officials."Source: NPR, 08/18/2016
"To offset lost mining jobs, officials, business leaders and environmentalists are setting aside political feuds to try to create an entrepreneurial economy."Source: NY Times, 08/18/2016
"Marc Edwards took up the cause of water activists in Michigan a year ago — and earned their trust. Now he’s fighting to keep it."Source: NY Times, 08/18/2016
"On the night in early June 2008 when Barack Obama had finally won enough contests to secure the Democratic nomination for president, he marked the momentous occasion with a prediction."Source: Wash Post, 08/18/2016
"Corey Lequieu became the first defendant Tuesday to be sentenced in the federal conspiracy case stemming from the armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in January."Source: Portland Oregonian, 08/18/2016