"The top state prosecutors in New York and Massachusetts said on Tuesday they will refuse to comply with a subpoena from U.S. congressmen for details on their investigations into whether Exxon Mobil misled investors on climate change risks."
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- Source: Reuters, 07/27/2016
"Husky Energy issued a release on Tuesday afternoon as a "clarification" of the timeline surrounding the leak of 200-250 cubic meters of oil into the North Saskatchewan River."Source: CBC News, 07/27/2016
"The oil-train boom is waning almost as quickly as it began."Source: Wall St. Journal, 07/27/2016
"Long before wind and solar, water was the nation’s top renewable energy source. Going back some 100 years, the United States built enormous dams — like the Depression-era Hoover Dam in Nevada — to produce tremendous amounts of energy."Source: Wash Post, 07/27/2016
"Health experts in Brazil have a word of advice for the Olympic marathon swimmers, sailors and windsurfers competing in Rio de Janeiro’s picture-postcard waters next month: Keep your mouth closed."Source: NY Times, 07/27/2016
"A new study finds that a commonly used insecticide kills much of the sperm created by male drone honey bees, one reason why the bees are dwindling."Source: AP, 07/27/2016
"Environmental groups won a partial victory last week in their campaign to make sure Peabody Energy cleans up its coal mines, a growing concern as the company is going through Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings."Source: Midwest Energy News, 07/27/2016
"A mysterious green residue started coating golfers’ shoes last spring at Rye Golf Club. Players joked about wiping the gunk off, but angry questions mounted as the lush course transformed into a field of dustbowls."Source: Gannett, 07/27/2016
"Rising sea levels due to hurricanes and tidal flooding intensified by climate change will put military bases along the U.S. East Coast and Gulf Coast at risk, according to a report released on Wednesday."Source: Reuters, 07/27/2016
"ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. -- Visitors at the Beaver Meadows entrance here marvel over their first glimpse of thick ponderosa pine stands rolling out like a welcome mat to the snow-capped Rocky Mountains. But the meadows that should be filled with native bunchgrasses and flowers instead are covered with cheatgrass."Source: Greenwire, 07/27/2016
"The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday finalized its determination that greenhouse gases from airplanes endanger public health, a decision that requires the agency to regulate emissions from U.S. aircraft."
"The environmental community's reviews of Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine (D) as presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's pick for vice president are in, and they range from 'awesome' to 'meh.'"Source: ClimateWire, 07/26/2016
"A solar-powered aircraft successfully completed the first fuel-free flight around the world on Tuesday, returning to Abu Dhabi after an epic 16-month voyage that demonstrated the potential of renewable energy.
"The Obama administration has just announced that it will be making $4.5 billion in US Energy Department loan guarantees available for the support of a commercial-scale electric vehicle charging station buildout."Source: Clean Technica, 07/26/2016
"Firefighters in drought-hit California who are battling a 50-square-mile wildfire could be hampered by triple-digit heat, wind gusts up to 30 mph and low humidity on Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service."