"A fast-growing wildfire on Thursday destroyed at least 80 homes near the riverside community of Lake Isabella in central California, as a threat to populated areas from five other major blazes across the state diminished, authorities said."
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- Source: Reuters, 06/24/2016
"First update in 40 years to key law regulating chemicals in the US greeted with cautious optimism."Source: Earth Island Journal, 06/24/2016
"Federal government should have more active role in preparing for natural disaster and cyberattack, report argues."Source: Circle of Blue, 06/24/2016
"New Mexico has filed a lawsuit against Colorado in the nation’s highest court alleging the state should be held responsible for the Gold King Mine spill and its handling of the contaminants that have leached from surrounding mines for decades."Source: Denver Post, 06/24/2016
"Every year, half a million babies die before they are one-month-old due to a lack of clean water and safe sanitation in hospitals".Source: Thomson Reuters Fdn, 06/24/2016
"Firefighters across Arizona and New Mexico battled 31 wildfires on Wednesday, their efforts complicated by a relentless heat wave and bone-dry conditions. And in the Angeles National Forest, on the northern edge of Los Angeles, two fires kept more than 300 families from their homes as the fires threatened to merge into one."
"Cities in six continents joined up to form the world's largest alliance to combat climate change on Wednesday, a move intended to help making ground-level changes to slow global warming."Source: Reuters, 06/23/2016
"President Obama signed into law [Wednesday] the first overhaul to the nation's chemical laws in nearly 40 years, a milestone in the history of environmental legislation and a feather in the caps of Democrats and Republicans alike."Source: Greenwire, 06/23/2016
"Emergency financing to fight the mosquito-borne Zika virus appeared likely to be delayed until after Congress returns from its Fourth of July recess, as Democrats on Wednesday sharply criticized a new Republican proposal to provide $1.1 billion, but with $750 million redirected from other federal programs."
"The ocean contains a vast number of living things, including many, many pathogens — from bacteria that thrive on coral to fungi that infect lobsters. A drop of seawater may hold 10 million viruses. Recently, a team of scientists revealed a frightening member of this menagerie: free-floating cancer cells that cause contagious tumors in shellfish."
"Nearly two dozen environmental groups on Wednesday urged senators not to work with the House on an energy policy reform bill this session."Source: The Hill, 06/23/2016
"How a $3.1 Billion Expansion Collided With Reality"
"An airplane powered solely by the sun landed safely in Seville in Spain early on Thursday after an almost three-day flight across the Atlantic from New York in one of the longest legs of the first ever fuel-less flight around the world."Source: Reuters, 06/23/2016
"A small plane with two sick U.S. workers arrived safely in Chile late Wednesday after leaving Antarctica in a daring rescue mission from a remote South Pole research station, officials said."Source: AP, 06/23/2016
"Believe it or not, we use more of this natural resource than any other except water and air. Sand is the thing modern cities are made of."