"A quixotic historian tries to hold oil and gas companies responsible for Louisiana’s disappearing coast."
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- Source: NY Times Magazine, 10/06/2014
"A half-century ago, the owner and operator of a Pasadena paper mill sent its waste for burial to a site along the San Jacinto River. The black bisque of cancer-causing chemicals eventually leaked from the pits, turning these murky waters into one of the nation's most polluted places."Source: Houston Chronicle, 10/06/2014
"[Pennsylvania] State regulators did not consider available water chemistry test results and had limited knowledge of past spills and leaks at Range Resources’ Yeager Farm shale gas development site in Washington County before deciding the operation did not contaminate the nearby private water supply of Loren Kiskadden, according to testimony last week in the ongoing case before the state Environmental Hearing Board in Pittsburgh."Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 10/06/2014
"On his farm in Iowa, Matt Peters worked from dawn to dusk planting his 1,500 acres of fields with pesticide-treated seeds. 'Every spring I worried about him,' said his wife, Ginnie. 'Every spring I was glad when we were done.'"Source: EHN, 10/06/2014
"Construction crews are wading into chest high pools of muck in a race against time to install pumps Miami Beach officials hope will help control an annual super-high tide threatening to flood south Florida's popular seaside city next week."
"LOS ANGELES - The fall season has brought a wave of hot, dry weather to California, with parts of the state baking this weekend in triple-digit temperatures and officials expressing concern the summer-like heat could spark a massive wildfire."
"Scientists have devised a new map of the Earth's seafloor using satellite data, revealing massive underwater scars and thousands of previously uncharted sea mountains residing in some of the deepest, most remote reaches of the world's oceans."
"MANILA - Hundreds of activists led by the Philippine climate change commissioner kicked off a 38-day walk of more than 1,000 km from Manila to the typhoon-hit city of Tacloban to raise awareness of rising risks from higher seas and extreme weather."
"Northwest tribes urge US and Canada to revise Columbia River Treaty to allow safe passage for salmon crossing dams."Source: Aljazeera America, 10/06/2014
"The waters surrounding Antarctica have been recently undergoing changes that were similar to what occurred 14,000 years ago, which led to a rapid melting of the Antarctic Ice Sheet and a sudden 10-13 foot rise in global sea level."Source: Accuweather, 10/03/2014
"The federal agency tasked with regulating the safety of offshore oil-and-gas drilling does not consistently enforce rules for permit review on its regional offices, according to the Interior Department’s Office of Inspector General (OIG)."Source: The Hill, 10/03/2014
"A 20-year ban on uranium mining near the Grand Canyon will remain in place after the U.S. District Court in Arizona ruled Tuesday against mining groups that sued the federal government."Source: Arizona Republic, 10/03/2014
"The U.S. Energy Department expects to resume operations at its shuttered nuclear waste dump in New Mexico by early 2016, about two years after two serious accidents released radioactive materials and soot throughout the 2,150-foot-deep repository."Source: LA Times, 10/03/2014
"MEXICO CITY — Deforestation is down in the Mexican forest that is the winter home of Monarch butterflies, and scientists also hope to see a rebound in the annual migration after it fell to historic lows last year, an expert said Thursday."Source: AP, 10/03/2014
"Oil could continue its deep slide, possibly dipping into bear market territory, under new pressure from Saudi Arabia's decision to defend market share, as opposed to cutting production to battle falling prices."Source: CNBC, 10/03/2014