"Two U.S. farm-state Senators on Wednesday urged federal regulators to investigate allegations raised by a biofuel trade group that the oil industry uses "strong arm tactics" to prevent widespread use of higher blends of ethanol in gasoline."
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- Source: Reuters, 07/10/2014
"Republican leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday threatened to subpoena the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to obtain documents related to rules on carbon pollution from power plants."
"A study by the National Institutes of Health found that levels of arsenic similar to what some people consume in water caused cancer in male mice"Source: , 07/10/2014
"Pesticides don't just kill pests. New research out of the Netherlands provides compelling evidence linking a widely used class of insecticides to population declines across 14 species of birds."Source: National Geographic, 07/10/2014
"It didn’t smell when Brittney Willis closed on her Midtown condominium on Halloween of 2011."Source: Detroit Metro Times, 07/10/2014
"Two percent gets inspected at U.S. borders, within a wider regulatory net."
Source: FERN, 07/10/2014
"U.N. climate negotiations have made greater progress towards agreeing a 2015 deal to bind all nations to cut greenhouse gas emissions than the lead-up to the previous attempt in 2009, former U.N. climate chief Yvo de Boer told Reuters."
"Across 685 miles of beaches from North Carolina to Mississippi, loggerhead sea turtles now swim in federally protected waters."Source: McClatchy, 07/10/2014
"Oil that matches the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico has been found in the bodies of sickened fish, according to a team of Florida scientists who studied the oil's chemical composition."
"Coal has assumed out-sized importance in the upcoming election as a devastating sequence of mine shut downs and job losses in eastern Kentucky have put the region up for grabs"Source: Guardian, 07/10/2014
"Iraq's government has lost control of a former chemical weapons facility to 'armed terrorist groups' and is unable to fulfill its international obligations to destroy toxins kept there, the country's U.N. envoy told the United Nations."Source: Reuters, 07/09/2014
"Scientists said Tuesday that six glass vials found in a storeroom in a government laboratory outside Washington contained the smallpox virus. It was the second incident in a month that revealed government mishandling of potentially deadly infectious agents."Source: NY Times, 07/09/2014
"Guinea worm is about as close to a real-life Alien event as you can get — a parasitic worm mates inside a person's abdomen, grows up to 3-feet long and then exits (painfully) from a blister. But the worm's final chapter is near: The world is closer than ever to wiping the parasite off the face of the Earth."Source: NPR, 07/09/2014
"It was the state’s worst industrial accident in nearly 50 years."Source: KUOW/NPR, 07/09/2014
"A federal agency has fined the company that spilled chemicals into West Virginia's largest water supply $11,000 for a pair of violations."Source: AP, 07/09/2014